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« on: February 12, 2008, 12:55:48 AM »

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-CAMARO-Z28-HEMI-PROTOTYPE-CROSSRAM-SMOKEY-YUNICK_W0QQitemZ220200958203QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220200958203

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 02:10:08 AM »

I like it !! If there is indesputible documentation backing up the that this conversion was done at the dealership back in the day and that Smokey was in on it then OK.. that takes the value way up . Otherwise I am not sure how you price that car. I was not sure the 4 wheel disc was available in any form in 1968 but I don't know much about 69's and even less about 68's so could be Smiley  I think the car is pretty badass though
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 08:54:36 AM »

It's an interesting car... with interesting provenace... and an interesting price...   Shocked

Does it mark the tipping point where most of us will no longer be able to afford a first gen Camaro?  Huh Huh Huh

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 12:15:12 PM »

I remember reading that the 302 Hemi experiment was not too successful

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 08:20:25 PM »

Wasn't this car at Floyd Garret's invitational show last summer?
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 08:32:39 PM »

In rereading the discription it says maybe the rarest  Z-28. I guess one of one would be rare, but I'd rather have the convetible Z-28, also one of one.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 12:45:59 AM »

I have a question that I will say is in ignorance.  Why does it have 69 tailpipes and 67 hubcaps?  Is that the way this car came or what?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 01:13:38 PM »

The car is mostly hype and has been discussed on other sites.

The Hemi 302 was a failed engineering exercise at Chevrolet. Smokey Yunick had a long history of working with Chevrolet Engineering so the project was transferred to him. He could not make any more power with it than a stock 302. Development ended and all the parts sat in his shop for years, later sold at his auction in the '90s. The Hemi 302 was never sold to the public or raced. It made no more power than the production 302. Why people continue to genuflect in its presence I do not know.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 09:27:13 PM »

    Very true William. 1968 z/28s are my favorite cars I would no interest in this car at all. I would much rather have an original untouched z with owner history and docs.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008, 10:06:57 PM »

William,
that is the story i have always understood to be true. If these people can proved to be commiting fraud, they should sent to jail and prostuted!
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 04:45:47 PM »

Car sold 2-23-08 for $250,000.00 to "letubu99" on Ebay.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 08:08:32 PM »

For that much money and hype you would think that the car would be absolutely correct. Incorrect center caps, shocks and exhaust as well as a bunch of other small stuff just doesn't cut with me. Should have been 100% correct. The one inch gap in the $10 repop trunk weatherstrip looks shoddy. It's also in the wrong spot.
A buyer with zero feedback that just signed up today makes me believe the car did not go to a legit buyer. Look for it again real soon.

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 10:05:54 AM »

I deal with this crap on a daily basis while on the road. 

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2008, 11:58:17 AM »

You must see some real shoddy workmanship  in your travels
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 12:03:40 PM »

This is not the only hemi-head 302 in existence.  Jim @ HeartBeatCity has at least one that I know of.

And yes, the hemi-head 302 was one of many failed programs at Chevrolet, or any car maker for that matter.  
I'm with William - who cares!  

I love my Camaro, but things are just getting out of control.  Using a more simplistic example, the dealership where
my SS Camaro was purchased installed hood pins at the original buyers request.  I get beat up all the time about them.  
Why should a dealership installed 302 be any different?

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