I've visited this site countless times in the past, but didn't realize there was a forum until yesterday. I have found answers to so many of my questions here that I just want to say "Thanks" to everyone who makes this possible. I have owned 1st gen Camaros since the very early '80s and several cars have come and gone, but I was smart enough to keep a few.
1st is an 11C built '68 RS/SS 396/375 4 speed coupe in Fathom Blue ( 712 interior ) that I bought in early 1982. It has been suffering through a painfully slow restoration for a couple decades now. When I tore this car down, my toy was a 70 SS Chevelle with a transplanted L-72 - oh to have that back... I transferred this car into my & my Son's name the day he was born in April 1985. Even now at nearly 23, very few people believe him when he tells them about it... I have been slimming my project cars down and after years of being tired of looking at them, I am getting excited about working on this again. So, I'm back to collecting parts. Oh, and I did have that L-72 in this car for a while. I had never heard of a Yenko or a COPO at that point, it just seemed like a good idea at the time.
2nd is an O1A built '67 RS/SS L-48 4 speed coupe in Granada Gold / 711 Gold Deluxe interior. I got this one as a "freebie - just haul that one off too" car when I bought a 68 RS car about 8 or 9 years ago. I didn't realize what it really was until I got it home and my Son started reading codes. My response was - "That's not funny". I rechecked them and sure enough. It's not going anywhere soon.
3rd is an 11B built '67 RS/SS L-48 4 speed Convertible in Granada Gold / 711 Gold Deluxe interior. I just bought this one and it looks like I have bookends now. This one is a true project ( from Hell probably ), but will provide a neat home for all the cool options I have collected over the years.
Lastly is an obituary. My '69 RS/Z-28 triple black car. It was totaled and parted somewhere around 1984. If I knew then what I know now, I would have fixed it. It was the victim of a T bone by a drunk. Bent pretty bad. Picture the time - I was 22 and had a '70 SS Chevelle under restoration in the garage, a '68 SS396 Chevelle in the driveway, a '72 SS Chevelle as a daily driver, the previously mentioned L-78 and another '68 RS/SS 396 car sitting beside the garage. Why keep a wrecked Z ? There must have been 10 of them in town at the time. To have known then what I know now. Live and learn I guess.