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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #120 on: October 23, 2010, 02:04:16 PM »
Ed J.  has been collectiing info on the Scuncio cars and is friends with Bob Johnson who was the hi po manager at Scuncio and ordered/raced/sold/ most of the hi po cars and Corvettes 60s-70s

I can get you Eds contact info  but a google search should find it

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #121 on: October 28, 2010, 11:15:13 PM »
If you have a '69 L48 or have knowlege of one we can sure use you at this site;

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7216.0

Please feel free to pic the pics apart. Thats why they are there...

Thanks

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #122 on: January 15, 2011, 04:08:10 PM »
My apologies for bringing this thread back but I'm desperate...this car's POP has a address of 16524 Harbour Lane, Huntington Beach, Ca. Can anyone tell me how to go about researching dealerships that were in this general vicinity back in 1968?

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #123 on: January 15, 2011, 05:17:41 PM »
There was Groth Chevrolet in Huntington Beach back then. They were at 18211 Beach Blvd. Some others were Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, Guaranty Chevrolet in Santa Ana and Cone Chevrolet in Fullerton. People did not necessarily buy cars from the same town they lived in though. That whole area has tons of choices for Chevrolet dealerships and they may have gone to a place that had a large inventory or that they thought gave a good deal.

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #124 on: January 15, 2011, 06:10:53 PM »
This is a shot in the dark but certainly a great place to start. Nor did I expect this much information early on. Thanks Jon, I really appreciate it!

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #125 on: January 15, 2011, 06:31:49 PM »
It must be UCLA blue!
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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #126 on: January 15, 2011, 06:46:54 PM »
Thats what they tell me...

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #127 on: August 02, 2016, 01:17:03 AM »
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Just saw this for sale on my local Craigslist. Nice car, I hope it finds a new home. I am not sure why he thinks CRG'ers are flagging him. Maybe it's getting flagged because he is putting on craigslist in Los Angeles and the car is in New Mexico?

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5709316630.html

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When guys think of rare First Generation Camaro's, Zl1's, Yenko's, & Z28's come to mind. When a woman thinks of the ideal rare First Gen Camaro, it is one with all the comforts of home, user friendly, and a striking color that is all female. For the car girl that has everything, this is that car and the only one known to exist.

This car sold on December 12, 1968 to Patricia Murray from Huntington Beach California, at Fletcher Chevrolet, Encino, California for $4,590.24. The Chevrolet Corvette & Ford Shelby GT500 sold for the same price in '69. The '69 Z28 sold for less. Only the '69 Yenko & Zl1 sold for more.

What makes this car comparable in price to the above list of highly sought after classics? It was ordered with 28 factory options. Many of which are extremely rare. Not only is this the most highly (Factory) rare optioned '69 Camaro ever built, it is the most highly rare optioned First Gen period. I realize this is a bold statement but I have researched these cars for almost 10 years. In the most informative First Gen on-line sites. Not once has one showed up with this many rare options, all in one package.

Having all these options in a First Gen Camaro is enough to satisfy any First Gen enthusiast, but what really sets this car apart from all the rest is it's "Special Order Paint" option: GM Paint Code 80; "Powder Blue". This is the only known '69 Camaro out of 243,932 built that came off the "ASSEMBLY-LINE" with this "FACTORY" color. In addition, this GM paint code was not available in '67 or '68, which adds to the rarity of this GM color.

Options; RS pkg, SS pkg, Special Order Paint, Am/Fm "Blue Light" Stereo, Electric Clock, Center Console, Head Restraints, Deluxe Seat Belts, Speed Warning Device, Auxiliary Lighting Group, Air Conditioning, Tilt Steering Column, Power Windows, Steering Wheel & Dash Wood-grain Accents, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Vanity Mirror, Light Monitoring System, Mirror-Outside Left Remote Control, Space Saver Spare, Front & Rear Bumper Guards, Spoiler, Vinyl Roof, Tinted Glass (original), Stripe Delete, & SS Chevelle Type Wheel, Spoiler, Guards- Door Edge.

A bit of trivia: 1969 vs 2016 buying power; The Am/Fm "Blue Light" Stereo sold for $239.10 = to $1,499.16. A/C sold for $376.00 = to $2,357.52. Tilt Steering Column sold for $45.30 = to $284.03. Power Steering sold for $94.80 = to $594.40. Power Brakes sold for $42.15 = to $264.28. Light Monitoring System sold for $26.35 = to $165.21. Mirror-Outside Left Remote Control sold for $10.55 = to $66.15. Vinyl Roof sold for $84.30 = to $528.56. Soft Ray Tinted Glass sold for $32.65 = to $204.72. SS Chevelle Type Wheel (available for Camaro SS Prior to 1/08/69) sold for $75.00 = to $470.25.

The documentation of this car is extensive & is cataloged in a 187 page book complete with photo's which can be made available to those interested.

Can be seen by appointment only.

Not a new restoration but shows like it is.

"Click on the photo to expand the image."

PLEASE; SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY!

FOR THE RECORD: There has been car bashing on First Gen Camaro sites with regards to rare cars which is usually justified. However, this car is the exception & a guy can only stomach so much trash talk. This listing has only been posted for less than two days & they've already started.

A First Gen "Expert" states this is the only GM Paint Code 80 First Gen Camaro he's seen come out of Los Angeles (Van Nuys Assembly Plant). This same "Expert" has the largest data-base of First Generation Camaros known. However, he claims there may be 5 or 6 others & the more irritated he became the higher his numbers went. . .go figure. If this is the case those cars would have been built at the Norwood Assembly Plant & to this day he has yet to provide proof of his statement. All he can come up with is those cars have paint names such as Carolina Blue or Colorado Blue. GM's 1969 paint chart does not have such names. The only logical explanation is those cars & perhaps others like them were painted after they left the assembly plant.

I have seen 1 or 2 of these other cars. Their colors are very poor representations of this GM Code 80 paint. Let's just say for the sake of argument 1 or even 2 of those other cars are legit. That would be 4.1 to 8.2% of all '69 Camaros built & almost none existent when you consider the number of '67 & '68 models built.

I have added the "1969 General Motors Corporation" paint chart to the photos so you can see for yourself; nowhere are those so called names (Carolina Blue or Colorado Blue) listed as factory colors.

Sorry, the car just went up 10k.

70K FIRM

BETTER GET THE INFORMATION FROM THIS POST BEFORE CRG/THEIR MEMBERS FLAG THIS LIKE THEIR DOING TO ALL MY OTHER ADS! FLAGGING REMOVES CRAIGSLIST ADS COMPLETELY.

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #128 on: August 02, 2016, 01:39:58 AM »
LOL...I had a LS6 Chevelle in that blue. Same blue no matter what you choose to call it. I personally would like it better if it was a different color. Nice car anyway.

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #129 on: August 03, 2016, 02:30:54 AM »
Very nice car. The owner was an avid member here. Not sure what went down. I helped him with some inflation calculations a while back and really enjoyed him. Hope his car sells!
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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2016, 10:58:58 AM »
Here in NC it was also refered to as Baby Blue. And as I have said I have seen it on Camaros, chevelles, novas, and monte carlos. Being from Durham (few miles from UNC Chapel Hill, their city limits now touch) the color was not rare here. I know of people who actually bought them new so they were not repaints A man named Long ordered a L78 68 chevelle in that color. I see him at local shows sometimes, if I do again I will talk to him about it.
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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #131 on: August 03, 2016, 11:52:36 PM »
I remember when this car was in Oklahoma.   Nice car with lots of options.  Anyone have any idea what the seller is talking about re "bashing"?   I didn't see anything in this thread that bashed the car.

If it is still in NM, I am guessing the seller is IZRSSS?


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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2016, 12:59:13 AM »
He may've been referring to me, and the other thread I started. I just thought "rarest" Camaro has been over used, as much as "rare" has. Also rare does or rarest doesn't always = worth more.
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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #133 on: August 04, 2016, 02:15:46 AM »
I guess what I took away from all that was how the car was all talked up, researched, rare this and that, and compared to ZL1's and COPO's, along with the hefty asking price, I would have expected to see a total frame off car and many more pictures.


So what are you saying Bullitt?   Sometimes things are rare for a reason??  ;D  LOL

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Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69
« Reply #134 on: August 04, 2016, 02:32:26 AM »
It's not a bad color, but I don't think it would make my top ten list of favorite colors.
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