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Lee’s Car
« on: April 24, 2023, 08:14:24 PM »
Killing time at the airport after my big score for parts at Carlisle…
FYI…TSA doesn’t care about your used correct numbered alternator in your carry on bag…nor horns, 68 headrests, and other parts. Found a solid 68 dash with deluxe trim. I had to buy 2 guitar boxes from FedEx and checked at the curb. If you have never been,  I highly recommend you go at least 1 time.

Anyway, so my 83 year old friend trusts me enough to move his car out of the garage to document it. We’ve known each other for 32 years, so that’s nice he does. I spent 5 hours because last time I only had film. Now after joining CRG and .Net, I have listened and learned.

It’s a maintained and unrestored original. Still original top to bottom. Documented Shipper copy, 30 options, because when you’re father in law is the General Superintendent of Manufacturing for Chevrolet in the 60s and has some pill……A few pictures now, story later.


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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2023, 05:03:01 PM »
The floor mats are screwed in, as they were an experimental piece for possible future Corvette use.  This is the original shipper’s report.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2023, 05:06:52 PM »
Who knows what’s in the green garbage bag? If you don’t, it’s in the next post.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2023, 05:59:30 PM »
The original convertible top boot came in the green bag.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2023, 07:23:36 PM »
When he had it at the nationals i asked him what happened to the original front bumper, He was surprised that we knew it was changed.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2023, 09:38:20 PM »
The floor mats are screwed in, as they were an experimental piece for possible future Corvette use.  This is the original shipper’s report.


Who screwed the floor mats in?  ??? B37 in the shippers report is the standard floor mat used in all First Gen's.
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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2023, 10:15:10 PM »
Gars…some team member from the manufacturing division that worked for Frank-see shipper’s report. Frank was Lee’s father in law. The car was a wedding gift.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2023, 11:44:12 PM »
 Thanks Doc. Noticed the N34 steering wheel as well. N30 in the shippers report. Interesting car to say the least.  :) Keep the photos coming please....
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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2023, 12:25:42 AM »
Floor mats and more. Someone was doing a research thread on the trunk jacks…I got those photos as well.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2023, 12:31:04 AM »
The center front folding top wedge is crazy cool. It looks like a blacksmith put the nails in it.
Notice the lack of red rust proofing stuff behind the seat, and how clean the metal is.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2023, 12:37:38 AM »
GM yellow breather hose
The red protective caps on the right inner fender brace x2
Yellow carb springs

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2023, 09:02:12 PM »
What a totally unbelievable time capsule!  I'd offer to wax it for him.








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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2023, 02:57:20 PM »
Notice the extra embossed number in the corner….never seen that before, so I asked a guy here…quoted below with a link. Thanks Ed!

It's the "Delivery Date". All 67 VIN tags were supposed to be stamped by the dealer for warranty work. It consists of the month and the last digit of the year (May of 67 in this case, 057). The dealers were supposed to stamp them from the front side although very few actually did it. When they are embossed from the back it means it was done by the factory (Norwood in this case) and it usually indicates a car ordered for, and destined for some interim use by GM prior to being sold to the public. Cars like zone cars, executive cars, pace cars, show cars, engineering or sales vehicles all seem to have the rear embossed delivery date code on the VIN.

HERE'S another example with the same Delivery Date as yours, although it's got a screwed up VIN.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=15697.msg141208#msg141208


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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2023, 12:13:07 PM »
It appears from the photos this is a small block car. The first photo of the post shows a black tail panel. I thought only big block cars received the black tail panel. Hmm 🤔.

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Re: Lee’s Car
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2023, 01:01:06 PM »
Tell us more. Story on the emblems? I was supposed to call you, right?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
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