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bcmiller

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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2019, 04:04:37 PM »
Those are some fantastic color photos of the Caribe that I have never seen before.  Do you happen to know where photos 2 through 12 were taken?  Very cool. 


I don't know where pics 2 to 12 were taken, and I don't know if they are earlier or later than the publicity pics.

Two guesses on where.
1. At the location/shop it was being worked on during development.
2. At a storage location at a later date. Notice the seats look dirty. (This is probably not as likely as #1 though, since the car may have been destroyed soon after they finished showing it. And to me it looks like an earlier version than the publicity pics)
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2019, 04:41:48 AM »
Hmmm,
 Seems the 1969 Ford copied the 1967 Chevrolet.....
68 05C LA RS/SS U2 712 L34 M21 BR
68 08E LA RS Y2 749 L30 M35
67 11B LA  RS/SS M-1 797-Z L48 M21  Convertible

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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2019, 12:38:02 PM »
Didnít GM keep some of these show cars in there historical archive building....does anybody know?

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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 02:31:27 PM »
Hmmm,
 Seems the 1969 Ford copied the 1967 Chevrolet.....



Actually you have it backwards. In 1966, Ford had a show car called Mach-1 with a similar grille (the Mach-1 made production in '69). In fact, many cars during this era used this type of 'styling' exercise.
Not that I am taking anything away from the Camaro Caribe, its still a beautiful design.
Just another T/A fanatic. A new project in the works.

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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2019, 02:11:24 AM »
Didnít GM keep some of these show cars in there historical archive building....does anybody know?
No. GM kept very few cars. Only relatively recently did they create the GM Heritage Collection. Most vehicles in it have been acquired from outside of GM. https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-vehicle-collection/
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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2019, 12:31:57 PM »
There is a photo of this car in Lamm's book 'The Great Camaro', pg37.  The caption states the tire sidewalls are reflective.  Interesting design idea that never saw the light of day?

Regarding the other new related design threads there is a lot of info in this book.  I really like the quarter-scale transparent body model !
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Re: 1968 design study car - Camaro Caribe
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2019, 05:42:41 PM »
Rob, everything I am getting for information is direct from GM.  So that way there is no need to get information (and have to verify accuracy) from the book you mentioned.  And yes I do have a copy of that book too. :)
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016