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Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« on: February 14, 2023, 02:57:48 PM »
My 67 has no paper trail. I bought it in Mainz Germany from a defunked race team Whos owner was moving to the US. I bought it January 28th 1986. The day the Challenger was lost. The story is that it worked as a race car from August 67 till just before I bought it but lay in disrepair till I saved it from the crusher. I will list some pictures of the modifications done to the car. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
The car is a 1968 L30M20 shipped to Germany through Rosenthal Chevrolet in Arlington VA. It was one of two cars the team owned.
 The modifications were in the brakes, suspension, dash, and of course a cage was installed. Some well thought out, some not so much.
The chassis (vin) number is 124377N238556, the other car was 124377N247353. The numbers are stamped on the German Import tag as well as two places mechanically stamped into the sub frame. On the right side.

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2023, 02:59:52 PM »
Front Brake modification. The front calipers had the top retaining tab milled off, and holes drilled to pin the larger Corvette pads into the Camaro 4 piston calipers.



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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2023, 03:05:24 PM »
A metal patch was welded to both sides of the frame  in front of the A-frame.


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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 03:10:31 PM »
The modification can clearly be seen here after the frame was reconditioned.





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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 04:31:45 PM »
The rear drums were modified for cooling. The rear of the housing was cur and opened and a wing was added to pull air into the housing.







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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2023, 10:00:09 PM »


And a Panhard bar added to the Axle




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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2023, 10:00:57 PM »

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2023, 04:46:47 AM »
A similarly optioned Camaro was raced by Robert Eberheart in Czechoslovak Brno Division III number 70




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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2023, 04:51:09 AM »
The import ID tag


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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2023, 04:54:01 AM »
The German title


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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2023, 04:58:29 AM »

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2023, 05:40:19 AM »
Wow!! Awesome; congrats on getting it and your efforts to restore it! Hope you'll post more!

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2023, 02:16:36 AM »
In your first post you say my '67, but in the second paragraph you say it's a '68 L30/M20, in the photos it has a '67 grill and vent

 windows, race cars were modified a lot.  am I missing something here ?

Interesting history on this car, do you have any info on who the driver/drivers  was/were might help ? or events the car was in, I

see you had an image of a grill badge for the Wiesbaden Rallye 1967, was it in this event ? I am sure you have searched the net as

 well. I have some images of '67 & '68 Camaros raced in Europe I've found over the years, a number unidentified.

Jon Mello, moderator here is really a good source of info, and has a lot of contacts.

I'm sure others will chime in.

Mike

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2023, 03:38:20 AM »
I mistyped the 68 but by the time I caught it I couldnít correct it. It is all 1967. This is why I included the paperwork. When I bought it I was in the service in a Combat Communications unit so I immediately was off for months in one of the Happiest Places on earth!(NOT) by the time I was back the last owner was long gone. Iíve tried to search him here in recent years with no success.

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2023, 04:50:03 AM »
The modification may not identify the car, but if we could match it to a picture from the time I would at least have a direction to go.

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Re: Searching for information about 67 Camaro raced in Europe
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2023, 05:29:23 PM »
I'm a little confused.  I tried to help you with the ID of your car some years back.  You didn't seem to care about the European race history and rebuilt the car to a mildly modified street car.  I think you may have painted it red?  Might have put a Yenko fiberglass hood on it too?  When I first got information from you, I received no VIN but got a picture of a cowl tag that showed it was built 06E, had Y-2 paint and 765-Z interior.  The tag also showed 2LGS 3K 4P for the options.  I sent you a picture showing that it was most likely the '67 Camaro driven by Fritz Schulz at Hockenheim in September, 1969.  I never got a response.  You are now evidently asking about a car with a different VIN that would be built more in the 06C timeframe and you say it is not an SS model.  Do you have any other tag photos or info on what the original color was, original interior, etc?  The frame pics and the others all seem to be from the other car, the yellow SS, which I got from you a long time ago.
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