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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2007, 09:26:48 AM »

That's an excellent idea!

Thank you!
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2007, 11:16:57 AM »

Interesting that you ask about cut-away concept Camaro. At the Spring Carlisle swap meet this year (2007), I bought some parts from a vendor who told me has exactly what you are talking about. I walked with him to his pick-up, where he showed me phtographs. The car was for shows only, and had the following features:

- it was mounted on a turntable
- it had two front ends, a six cylinder and a V8
- through a series of electric motors and pumps, you could literally switch from the 6 cylinder to the V8. The front end of the car would lift off, and then you could rotate the other front end in place and lower it
- I do not believe the engines were real, but did have electric motors that spun the fans , etc.

There was a name for this concept vehicle, but I can't remember it. As I recall there were only a few made. It was a first gen Camaro, but I don't remember what year.

Anyone else heard or seen this vehicle? It must be very, very valuable.
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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2007, 12:15:36 PM »

John,
Here is a link to a Team Camaro thread on the cut-away cars with some photos.
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=100399
If this vendor has one, and it's not the one that Rick's had from Austrailia, it seems to be a new find.
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2007, 08:51:18 PM »

 The Show and Display office/Department was responsible for all the cut away models.

 The 69 model was very different than the 67 and 68 due to that switch out front end.
 The 67 was your standard cut away.
  Some of the people that I've talked to feel that the 68 Cut Away was a modified 67.

 
 
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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2007, 08:56:41 PM »

It's been reported...or at least discussed, that there may have been a 6 pop cut away in 1967 as well as this SS 350 one.
Has anyone else heard this?

 
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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2007, 08:59:20 PM »

Here is a full shot!

 
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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2007, 12:08:07 PM »

I just came across 10 pics of a 69 cut-away Camaro..these pics are from 1991 if I recall...this is not Ricks car from Australia...apparently my scanner sucks...I'll try to figure out how to make the pics clearer...Some are more detailed...with the motor all apart...the trunk lift mechanism...the car was super clean back then with only one minor ding if I recall...it seemed to be mostly all there, although missing the display and other nose....it definitely did not need restoring like Rick's car...just needed freshened up...

...this is probably the car that the vendor had pics of at Carlisle....
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« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2007, 05:43:33 AM »

Can anyone help post my pics...I'm not sure if they are viewable to anyone else...I'll post or email the others if anyone is interested....When i found out about this car, I thought for sure it was the only one ever built...Until Rick's car showed up....If i recall, I believe the odometer shows 4 miles....The car is loaded...early wood wheel..houndstooth...rear defog...tach and guages...I wonder if these cars were complete and then pulled off the line to convert?? or special-built by hand?? 

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« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2007, 04:03:08 PM »

...I wonder if these cars were complete and then pulled off the line to convert?? or special-built by hand?? 

  thanks

 Great question!

 Any shots of the cowl tag??

 Email me the pictures and tell me which ones you want me to post.
 
                   
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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2007, 12:32:35 AM »

I believe they were production cars that were modified. I don't recall how many, but there was more than one display car. The Australian one ended up there at the end of its tour and was scrapped there.
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« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2007, 07:54:23 AM »

Oldest camaro.......?

Here's a link to the website the owner has set up.
Not only vin tag, but about 30+ pics of the car.

http://www.oldestcamaroontheplanet.com/
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« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2007, 07:57:25 AM »

here's the cowl tag and the website it's on:
http://www.oldestcamaroontheplanet.com/?do=bp:id:26
http://www.oldestcamaroontheplanet.com
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« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2007, 11:28:17 AM »

Wow!

 Does anyone remember the "Pilot Car" that was on ebay a few years back?? I wonder if this was it.

 If I remember right, it had some funky top latches and a similar VIN number.
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« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2007, 04:12:15 PM »

Here is a link to a interesting thread over on the pace car site. There is a pretty big interest in the 1967 Camaros with a number of members so when a recent new member posted a shot of his car...it turned out to be a MOD TOP.
 For obvious visual reasons, this program didn't really stand the test of time, but seeing one today is still exciting and unique!

 http://camaropacecars.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2510094833/m/2330062215
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« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2007, 06:54:26 AM »

I think there was a MOD TOP car shown with the Z/28 in late 1966 at Riverside Raceway?

I would have to dig out the magazine but I recall a few Camaros on display but the Z got all the attention.
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