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« on: June 16, 2010, 06:36:51 AM »

Does anyone have any idea how many of the original 67 250's are still around?  I imagine that it's hard to tell since even VIN numbers don't necessarily reflect the true engine if it's been swapped for a small or big block.  In my opinion, the market is flooded with 327's, 350's, 396's and Z-28 clones which makes the original 250 even more valuable these days.  I'd probably get smacked by a big block owner for saying that but when you look at the number of L6's produced versus the number you see at shows I think you'll agree.  I've kept mine as original as possible with the supply of parts dwindeling quickly as there is little demand out there for them.  And I doubt that is because the 250 is such a reliable engine that it never fails.  Even though it was considered a "grocery getter" you'll still get lots of comments from folks that appreciate the true originality of a well maintained original.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 07:23:20 PM »

There's still some out there, but I agree, most have V8's in them now....
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 10:13:44 PM »

I have a Calif. 68 250, with a torque drive transmission, on the column, with 24,700 miles on it. I'd like to know how many of those are still out there?
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 10:36:34 PM »

That's much rarer. Only 3000 Torque Drives made in 68 (only available in L6 cars). I've seen docs for them, but have only seen 1 or 2 cars with that trans over the years.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 07:22:12 AM »

I have an original 68 convertible L6. I put a 1967 327 engine in it twenty years ago but still have the original six cylinder engine on an engine stand in my garage. I use the car as a cruiser and occasionally consider putting the six back in the car but haven't been able to get myself to do it yet.

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 05:49:24 AM »

I have an original 68 convertible L6. I put a 1967 327 engine in it twenty years ago but still have the original six cylinder engine on an engine stand in my garage. I use the car as a cruiser and occasionally consider putting the six back in the car but haven't been able to get myself to do it yet.

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I forgot to add that yes it is a 250 ci.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 09:45:29 AM »

     The torque drive was manufactured only in 68, and 69. And as you say, was only put with L6 engines. I've been told that 3300 were produced in 68, and about 2500 in 69. And only in Camaro's and Nova's. Although I've never seen, or heard of, a Nova with this particular trans.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 08:27:01 PM »

In the Camaro, the Torque Drive was with L6 engines.
In the Nova, you could also get it with L4 engines. That was a car way short on power....
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 10:27:25 PM »

      Although my torque drive Camaro may be rare, there is one other Camaro that I'm told is even more so! A three speed stick on the tree! I read somewhere that only 900 or so were built in 68.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 06:42:21 AM »

I have a 67 250 2 speed auto car with 84000 miles that appears to have been around the Santa Cruz for most of it's life. The ONLY modification to it is a set of American Racing Torque Thrust wheels, and yes I have sourced a set of original wheels and hub caps. I have just had to retrim the interior and it has been painted once, still factory White exterior and red interior. When doing the work to get it on the road in Australia, I clean and reused as many possible components and found and recorded all the paint marks, dates etc as i went.

Originally when I looked at the car for sale I was going to do as so many other have done over the years and put a V8 in it. Once I got it home and started work, there is NO WAY this car will get a V8 in it now, It's to original and I think worth much more than a base model V8 due to it's rarity.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2010, 02:04:00 AM »

Hi guys.
There is one down here in New Zealand still with its original 6 in it.
I will try to track it down and get more info.
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 10:06:09 AM »

Insp4. Does your car still have the smog setup? If so, could you post a picture of it as I'm reinstalling mine. Is your alternator p/n 1100813? Thanks, Joe.
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2010, 04:52:07 PM »

Here's a picture of my 3 speed column shift radio delete 1968 coupe. I don't know how many were produced but I've never seen another. Joe.
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2010, 09:25:28 PM »

Here's a picture of my 3 speed column shift radio delete 1968 coupe. I don't know how many were produced but I've never seen another. Joe.

 I used to have a 68 with a three on the tree but it was a 327 2bl car. That was over 20 years ago, and I have only seen one since.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 09:58:30 PM »

Here's a link to photos of my 68 Camaro, with torque drive, and 24,700 original miles. It's originally out of Southern Calif. but now resides at my home in Liberty, Mo. http://s904.photobucket.com/home/Insp4/recentuploads?view=slideshow
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