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1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:11:12 PM »
I was going to wait a while in order to spread posts out a bit, but here is the 68.

So far I have only the one pic.  And I did one "zoomed in".

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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 04:01:31 AM »
That's the only shot I've seen too.
These cutaways were works of art - serious amounts of time to make it.
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 09:57:11 AM »
Do any of the cutaways still survive, apart from the known Australian 1969 version? Would love to see one close-up.
Tim in Australia.
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 02:30:20 AM »
I have not been able to find any other pictures of the 1968 version of the Camaro Cutaway display either. 

They did use this same promotional picture in newspapers when talking about an upcoming auto show or the Chevy Show traveling display.

For instance, underneath the picture of the 1968 version of the Cutaway Camaro, an article on page 99 of the January 21, 1968 edition of The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida states, “CAMARO 'HALF CAR' The ‘inside’ story of Chevrolet's exciting new Camaro is exhibited in the special ‘half car’ display unit pictured above.  The sporty Camaro is "cut in two" to reveal design highlights and the workings of inner mechanical components. The Camaro ‘half car’ is a centerpiece of Chevrolet's 1968 automobile road shows.” (https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/134774799/)
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 11:16:55 PM »
Here is a photo of the 1968 Camaro Cutaway display that I had not seen before.  It was posted here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/863830030370161/photos/
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 11:40:10 AM »
Thanks Scott!
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Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2021, 11:55:26 PM »
I guess it's Camaro Cutaway Day today.  First I read the article about the '69 in Hemmings Muscle Machines and second, Tony Habeeb posts this fantastic color shot of a 1968 Camaro Cutaway car on his 1968 Facebook site.  This image demonstrates that it was painted red with what looks to be a white vinyl top.  Cool!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/863830030370161/
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 12:01:41 AM »
I have also found these advertisements for the 1968 Chevy Show featuring "The Camaro cut in half!"  Notice the first one features a non Rally Sport Camaro with what looks to be wheel covers.  I have never seen a picture of this car before.  They might have just used the picture of the 1967 Camaro Cutaway Car and superimposed a standard 1968 grill and wheel covers on it.

https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/

https://virginiachronicle.com/
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 12:03:36 AM »
One more...

Interesting to note that they reversed the picture in this ad.

https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/
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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2023, 03:47:03 PM »
November 1967

1) Ray Bryant Chevrolet: Dayton Daily News (Ohio) November 30, 1967
2) Muncie Auto Show: The Star Press (Indiana) November 18, 1967

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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2023, 03:49:39 PM »
December 1967

1) Jon-San Chevrolet: The Robesonian (North Carolina) December 14, 1967
2) Jon-San Chevrolet: The Robesonian (North Carolina) December 15, 1967

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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2023, 03:51:49 PM »
January 1968

1) The Palm Beach Post (Florida) January 21, 1968

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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2023, 03:57:17 PM »
March 1968

1) Clark Chevrolet: The Monitor (Texas) March 7, 1968
2) Fremont Mall Shopping Center: Fremont Tribune (Nebraska) March 16, 1968
3) Fremont Mall Shopping Center, courtesy of Ken Grant Chevyland: Fremont Tribune (Nebraska) March 18, 1968

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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2023, 04:03:45 PM »
March 1968

1) Lehigh Valley New Car Show: The Morning Call (Pennsylvania) March 20, 1968
2) Lancs Chevrolet: Lancs Gazette News Current (Ohio) March 20, 1968
3) Beardmore Chevrolet: Beatrice Daily Sun (Nebraska) March 24, 1968

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Re: 1968 Camaro Cutaway Display Car
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2023, 04:07:01 PM »
May 1968

1-3) Chevy Show: The Tribune (Ohio) May 12, 1968

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