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ericisback

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Flashback!
« on: April 27, 2020, 02:09:19 AM »
67 Corvette 427 conv. -  https://bit.ly/2yykRW7
67 GTO 400 conv. - 68 Camaro 396 conv.
69 R-Code Mach 1 - 78 VW Beetle conv.

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Re: Flashback!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 04:54:18 AM »
Quite the line-up!
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
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Re: Flashback!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 11:16:47 AM »
Really neat photo. Looks like all of them had a vinyl roof, even the back row.

JoeC

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 12:28:01 PM »
this was the caption for that photo...

"This scene was recorded on the front lawn of Phelps Chevrolet “Eastern Carolina’s Volume Dealer” located in Greenville, NC. The press photo was taken by a photographer from the Greenville “Daily Reflector” apparently for a year-end clearance sale held on August 1-3, 1967. In the line-up, visible here are seven Camaro’s four of which are Super Sport models and the third from the far end is a Rally Sport.

1967 was the beginning of production for the all-new Camaro, Chevrolet’s new offering that was under development since the early-1960s and rushed into production to compete with the Ford Mustang. The first examples were on sale in the showrooms in September of 1966 and available as the standard model, the Rally Sport (RS), the Super Sport (SS,) and later in the model year the Z/28 was introduced. A wide range of engines was obtainable including six-cylinders and V-8s in sizes all the way from 250 c.i. to 396 c.i."

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Re: Flashback!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 12:35:14 PM »
the first 3 were full hub cap cars

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 01:47:16 PM »
the first 3 were full hub cap cars
And pinstriped tires...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 02:47:29 PM »
Nice! Just the other day I was watching a Lee Marvin film from 1967, and in one scene he visits a Chevy dealer. In the background were loads of used Corvettes ranging from 1963 and up. Wish I had a time machine!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2020, 05:42:38 PM »
That dealership is still around, and the picture is on their website

https://www.phelps-chevrolet.com/WelcomeToPhelps

ericisback

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Re: Flashback!
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 05:47:34 PM »
That dealership is still around, and the picture is on their website

https://www.phelps-chevrolet.com/WelcomeToPhelps


Interesting that their website no longer shows Camaros (or Corvettes)
67 Corvette 427 conv. -  https://bit.ly/2yykRW7
67 GTO 400 conv. - 68 Camaro 396 conv.
69 R-Code Mach 1 - 78 VW Beetle conv.

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Re: Flashback!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 04:27:44 AM »
Very cool Pic!! Looks like someone sneaked in overnight and stole the hubcaps.

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 11:49:47 PM »
Some dealers back in the day didn't install or took them off for the very reason of theft. Kept them in the trunk most often until a deal was made.

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Re: Flashback!
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 02:10:13 AM »
Eric...that's a GREAT photo!  Thanks for posting it.