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Jon Mello

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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 02:22:54 PM »
At the Detroit Auto Show the car was displayed with the optional Rally Wheels with white wall tires but in Chicago the car appears to be wearing American Racing “Daisy” wheels with red line tires.

American Racing did not come out with the "Daisy" mag until 1969 so I'm sure these must be the more traditional 5-spoke mags but the angle of the shot is playing tricks.
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 04:40:19 PM »

Remember Mike, this is a SHOW CAR.  Lots of stuff on these cars was not available on production cars.
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Interesting "GLOSS" level on the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Show Car
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2019, 04:52:03 PM »
Love the white interior; probably my favorite interior color.  I know it would probably be a pain keeping it clean, but I wish manufacturers still offered white interiors today.  Even bright red, bright blue, and gold. 

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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2019, 04:58:52 PM »
At the Detroit Auto Show the car was displayed with the optional Rally Wheels with white wall tires but in Chicago the car appears to be wearing American Racing “Daisy” wheels with red line tires.

American Racing did not come out with the "Daisy" mag until 1969 so I'm sure these must be the more traditional 5-spoke mags but the angle of the shot is playing tricks.

American Racing did not come out with the "Daisy" mag until 1969 so I'm sure these must be the more traditional 5-spoke mags but the angle of the shot is playing tricks.
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Thanks for that info Jon, I did not realize that.
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »
To me they look more like the Libre American wheels. The spoke are a little different then the 200s. But I don't know when they came out. I bought new 200s  in '72.
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2019, 09:40:16 PM »
....pictures of this car with the door open that this car has no vin#
However the pilot assembly cars had vin#.....Anybody have any idea why that is?
It's almost for sure a production car. My guess is that it got painted when they reshot the car with the custom blue.
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2019, 02:38:53 AM »
A close up view of the original high resolution picture confirms that it does have a VIN tag that was painted over. The actual VIN is not readable.

Troy thinks that the color MIGHT be a 1967 Cadillac Firemist color - Atlantis Blue. 

It almost certainly has a show quality paint job on it, thus the higher gloss of the blue. Also note the matte finish of the tail pan.
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2019, 03:30:32 AM »
Improving the contrast makes the VIN tag show up better. Doesn't look like a typical VIN though. Looks like large numbers that might say BA 538 or something to that effect.  Maybe 34538?
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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 10:34:25 AM »
Jon I will try to look again later today and try some different enhancements and filters on the door jamb area.

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Tag does not look like a normal VIN tag, but it is not readable from the pics I have.
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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 Camaro RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: The First Camaro SS 396
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2023, 01:35:53 PM »
Found evidence of another documented appearance of this car at a public showing between August 4th and the 13th 1967.  It appears in a blurb announcing the appearance of the 1967 Waikiki show Camaro at the Grand Opening of the Cincinnati Convention Hall.   It states, "the Chevrolet Cabriolet, a campion unit, will also be featured for the first time in Greater Cincinnati."

Clipping from the July 30, 1967 edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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