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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2007, 09:36:26 AM »

So if I am following this correctly...., the original owner who bought #40 was born before World War #1 and 7 years after the Wright Bothers made their flight down in Kitty Hawk ?  Man that is pretty cool.

Jerry, I thought the selling dealer was Sport and they had got it from Lustine after it was returned from Gibb. One of the guys at Sport who still works there today was there back then and I thought I understood from him that was the case.


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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2007, 10:49:50 AM »

Tom,

Not so, I have the MSO and original title work on the car.  Was shipped to Sport on June 25, 1969, it was transferred to Lustine on August 7, and sold on Nov 25, 1969.  It appears that at least two cars were shipped to Sport and another delivered to Lowe was sold at Sport.

In reference to the car sold at Govans Chevrolet (earlier dealer name), actually it was called "Jerry's Govans Chevrolet" to be technically correct during this time period, this car sat around until at least 1970 or so.  I was a regular visitor there during 68 and 69.  Many, many HP cars sold through that dealership!!! 

All this makes for a good soap opera.

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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2007, 11:20:31 AM »

Thanks for the info Jerry. I had not seen the paperwork and docs. I'll pass that info along to Robert so he can get his facts correct.

You're right about the soap opera aspect. It's going to be interesting to see what happens next.

Do you know why the original motor was pulled and left behind when the car changed hands?
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2007, 11:25:52 AM »

Who's Robert?Huh

Don't know all the facts.  Only that the oem engine was taken to a very well known machine shop in the Baltimore suberbs and exchanged or something.  Too many years have gone by to know for sure but this engine has been in one place for the past 36 or 37 years.

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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2007, 12:02:29 PM »

Jerry, sent you a PM.

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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2007, 01:26:55 AM »

Back on ebay, with pics of the block VIN stamp:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-ZL-1-427-Chevrolet-Camaro-Factory-Aluminum-engine_W0QQitemZ230207541552QQihZ013QQcategoryZ6161QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2007, 10:44:45 PM »

The car  no# 40 went into Gladding Chevrolet in Glen Burnie MD. for warranty work on the motor that spun a bearing ,the motor was pulled and sent to the machine shop and was tradded for a built 327 small block thats the story i've heard for years
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« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2007, 11:14:54 PM »

Coleman Brothers was the machine shop.  They were the state of the art machine shop during that period in the Baltimore Wash DC region.

What's interesting is the engine stamping photo is real to the car but I don't think that HBC ever purchsed the block from my buddy who bought it from Bill Coleman.  Interesting.

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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2008, 02:17:00 PM »

Wow!  Talk about a mid-life crisis, 59 years old with 500 horsepower!!   Grin

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