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bcmiller

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1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« on: May 07, 2019, 11:21:37 PM »
Here are some pics. I can try to do some zoomed in crops later.  Enjoy. I am not sure if there was more than one of these, but I imagine there was.

I will try to do the 68 maybe next week.

Credit for photos to GM.
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 04:33:00 AM »
I will try to post some closer up details soon.
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 09:35:28 AM »
Thanks for posting Bryon, interesting display car. Reminds me of the famous 1959 longitudinal cutaway Mini used to show off the compact packaging of Issigonis's design.
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 03:15:17 PM »
I have multiple photos of this 1967 Camaro Cutaway being displayed at multiple Auto Shows and traveling General Motors reviews that I will add to this thread when I get the time but for now....

According to the Camaro Pilot Prototype Car Registry web site, Pilot Car # N100017 was turned into a Camaro Cutaway car for use in Chevrolet displays.  “’The Cut-Away Car’”, as it has been named, “was delivered on June 2, 1966 from Fisher Body as coach #DD24D.  Like all F-Body Pilot Prototypes at Norwood, it started its hand built assembly in consecutive VIN number order as the seventeenth build of the engineering study.  One of eleven on Fleet and Special Order # 5-11 made by Sales Mechanical Exhibit, it carried model # 12637.  This yellow on black coupe was the twelfth coupe ever built.  With a 350 cubic inch power plant and a standard 4-speed transmission, its extensive presence in the General Motors Jam Handy Video, photo shoots at the Detroit Auto Show and lengthy use in photographic display of sales literature make it the most highly documented Pilot Prototype Camaro that was undoubtedly destroyed.  It was required to be received by J. MacQuaid at Chevrolet Flint Manufacturing… (as soon as possible), for a cut-away viewing display.  Like all of the eleven builds for the mechanical exhibit it was built “Omit Undercoat” for ease and desirability of publicity photos.  NCRS certificates show #17 being returned to corporate, Zone 0, where it is thought to have been destroyed after lengthy use in displays.  Extensive and exhaustive history searches have gleaned no documented ownership history.  Current whereabouts and existence is unknown as of 3-1-2015.”

picture: http://pilotcarregistry.com/n100017.html
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 03:17:06 PM »
A Camaro Cutaway Car is featured in a black and white image on the front of a brochure entitled, "The Camaro from a Service Viewpoint."  This brochure was produced by Chevrolet Communication in October 1966.  It was part of an Ebay auction and it sold on July 19, 2017. 

Click on the following to see three more pictures from the brochure: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-original-1967-chevrolet-1876363723
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 03:58:39 AM »
A clearer version of that one picture.
And 2 others of it at a dealership. Credit unknown.
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 03:37:26 AM »
These pictures show a 1967 Camaro Cutaway displayed at what I believe to be some type of Chevrolet Sales Convention possibly held in August of 1966 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. 


Both pictures can be found here: (http://pilotcarregistry.com/rare-vintage-photos.html)
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 03:43:25 AM »
The first time the public got to see a 1967 Camaro Cutaway display was at a Can-Am race at Mosport.

On Saturday, September 24th, 1966 the Canadian public got their first look at the new sporty Chevrolet when a multitude of Camaros were provided by General Motors to help promote the new car line to the automotive and motor racing enthusiasts attending the Canadian Grand Prix for the Pepsi-Cola Trophy.  This race was the third event of a total of six for the inaugural Sports Car Club of America’s Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am), and it was held at Mosport Park road course in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.  According to an article entitled “Meet the Camaro” in the November 1966 edition of GM Topics (vol. 17, Number 9) “fans at the track had the chance to inspect the Camaro close-up when 25 Camaros of differing models fitted with various options and performance packages were set up in a display area.   Fifteen of these cars, all convertibles, were used in the Parade of Champions when all the drivers entered in the race were driven around the track prior to race time.”  Pictures from the article show a large tent located in the paddock or somewhere else on the grounds of the road course at Mosport Park.  The tent had large letters written on it that announced “CHEVY SHOW.”  A caption on the second page of the article proclaimed that “the Camaro was the hit of the show.”  It went on to say, “gay and lighthearted was the mood around the ‘Chevy Show’ where the Camaro was on display for the benefit of the sports enthusiasts gathered for the race.”  Inside the Chevy Show tent the race enthusiasts could see a brand new Camaro RS/SS 350 Cutaway car display.  As far as I can tell, this event was probably the first time that the Camaro Cutaway car display was shown to the public.  The previously mentioned caption goes on to say that “one of the highlights of the show was a cutaway of the Camaro which allowed interested spectators to view the interior of the car.  Most of the mechanical parts of the car were cutaway as well.  Electrically operated motor, transmission, rear end, and wheels pulled, slid and revolved in full view of the audience.  The whole car rotated on a turntable to give viewers a look at the car from all angles.” 

It is interesting to note that this event took place five days before the Camaro could be seen for the first time at Chevy dealer showrooms on Thursday, September 29, 1966.  The people who viewed the cars at this race were some of the first non-press members to see it in person.

To see and read the entire article, “Meet the Camaro”, see my previously posted thread: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=16216.0 

Picture is a cropped version taken from the article.  They are courtesy of CRG member Mike Scott.
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 03:47:11 AM »
A 1967 Camaro Cutaway display was then shown at the 44th Annual Southern California International Automobile Show.  It was held Thursday, October 27th through Sunday, November 6th, 1966 inside the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.  This event was sponsored by the Los Angeles Motor Car Dealers Association.

Picture Caption states, “Photograph caption dated October 29, 1966 reads, "Princesses of Auto Show pose with cutaway model of new 'Camaro' by Chevrolet. The girls are, left to right; Tess Christensen, representing Europe; Diana Stensen, representing America; and Fanny Lu, representing Asia.  All are UCLA coeds. 'Camaro' has hideaway headlights, fold-down rear seat for extra storage, and is powered with V8 engine."  https://calisphere.org/item/9cb68e99383f8a2e6ca08abd5b1426d9/
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 03:52:59 AM »
Here is a picture of a 1967 Camaro Cutaway on the front cover of Mainstream: News of Chevrolet Merchandising Activities, November 1966, Volume 4 Number 3.

Does anyone have this or any other copies of this publication??  I think they would make a pretty cool thread if anyone has copies.

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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 03:55:29 AM »
Here is a 1967 Camaro Cutaway display inside some type of tent structure.

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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 04:00:11 AM »
A 1967 Camaro Cutaway display was shown at the inaugural Inland Empire International Auto Show held Saturday, November 19th through –Sunday, November 27th, 1966 at the National Orange Show Grounds in San Bernardino, California.  It was sponsored by the San Bernardino Motor Car Dealers Association. 

The stock picture of the Camaro Cutaway car is featured on page C-14 of the Saturday, November 19, 1966 edition of the San Bernardino Sun.  The caption states, “Inside Story of New Camaro Is Shown in Special Half-Car Display.”    https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SBS19661119.1.31&srpos=2&e=01-09-1966-31-12-1967--en--20--1--txt-txIN-auto+show+camaro-------1
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 04:02:37 AM »
Here is the 1967 Camaro Cutaway display on the floor of an Auto Show that I can not identify.  Does anyone else know where and when this photograph was taken? 

UPDATE: I have figured out that this was the Texas State Fair Auto Show which took place October 8-23, 1966 in Dallas, Texas.

http://pilotcarregistry.com/rare-vintage-photos.html
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 04:07:12 AM »
Next a 1967 Camaro Cutaway display was shown at the 51st Detroit Auto Show.  This premiere event took place November 26th through December 4th, 1966 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan.  It was presented under the auspices of The Detroit Auto Dealers Association.

1st picture: Setting up the show (November 24, 1966) This picture was taken on November 24, 1966 which was two days before the Detroit Auto Show opened to the public.  You can see workers, temporary floor runners covering the carpet and unfinished displays.  http://detroitnews.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1370987&CategoryID=71179

2nd picture: Color Picture (http://pilotcarregistry.com/rare-vintage-photos.html)
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Re: 1967 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 04:10:40 AM »
Additional color photos from the Detroit Auto Show.

pictures come from here: (http://pilotcarregistry.com/rare-vintage-photos.html)
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