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« on: August 14, 2011, 06:26:58 PM »

I purchased a 1968 302 Camaro, Sequoia Green in color, with silver stripes, from gentleman who I believe lived in the Torrance or Santa Monica area back in 1968 or, possibly early1969.  The gentleman who sold it to me said he used it in slalom racing but, perhaps, it was trans am racing.  The front bumper was removed, it had exhaust that exited before the extra wide rear tires and had aircraft seat belts.  Interestingly, it had a very special AF/FM stereo multiplex radio that I have never seen in another car.  I'm told the car was manufactured before March 1968 since it did not have the familiar Z28 emblems.  I'm thinking that the seller may be a member of CRG and, perhaps, has original info on the car including the VIN number.  I have photos if that would be of help. Thanks for any help that is offered.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 06:59:44 PM »

Post some pictures of the car, Dan. That would probably be of help.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 12:08:20 AM »

I have attached some photos I scanned in of my Sequoia Green 302 Camaro.  The photos are old but still show the modifications.  The side pipes were not white as they look in the photos; they were brushed aluminum--the headers were white.  It had Koni shocks but I don't recall the differential--I think it was 3.08 or 3.73--I know it was rather high geared as it could run very fast in first gear  If anyone knows this car or, perhaps, the man who sold the car to me (who lived in Santa Monica or Torrance area), who used to road race the car, I'd sure appreciate any leads as I'm trying to track down the serial number.  I have other photos that include the interior if anyone is interested. Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 08:49:54 AM »

Thanks for posting the photos, Dan. I have a friend who owned his own used hi-performance cars dealership in the '70s down in the LA area and I will ask him if this car is one he remembers.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 04:30:50 PM »

who sectioned and glassed in the spoiler?
Also given the fact that it already had paint work, assuming you were not the one who did it, the 302 or Z28 emblems on the front fenders could have been removed at that time.

**As a side note this car looks very similar (glassed in sectioned rear spoiler and rear flares) to the 68 which was also sold when the light blue Crossram Hood I posted photos of was sold (pictured in the fiberglass cross ram hood thread). Auction was a few years ago in Cali.
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 08:52:11 PM »

I was responsible for all the work done on the car.  I had a corvette specialist, "Stormin' Norman" do the rear spoiler work--he worked at Baer Chevrolet in Northridge, CA.  I did the fender wells and hood.

After all the fiberglass work was complete, I had the car repainted using the original colors--sequoia green with silver stripes, although I extended the stripes down the front under the bumper and down the back as well.  When the car was repainted, I removed the 302 emblems.  I, probably, still have the 302 emblems someplace!  During that time, I worked making fberglass parts, primarily aftermarket parts for VWs.  We made a fiberglass hood that had the 427 raised center scoop--but, it never fit well so I didn't keep it on the car.  I don't recall if I sold it separately or gave it to the buyer when I sold it.

Is there any way to track the car you are talking about that was sold when you sold your hood?

Attached are a few more photos.

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Dan
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 09:41:08 PM »

Dan, I did ask a few people who were down in LA back then and so far nobody remembers the car. If I can think of others to ask, I will. Too bad you don't have any old registration slips or insurance cards.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 10:01:00 AM »

Jon,

Thanks for your help.  I'm trying to find insurance slips or registration cards.  I'm also going to contact the insurance company and the DMV.  I did check the license plate and there is no record for the last 7 years so that plate is, apparently, not in use at this time.  Therefore, if the car is still around, the plates must have been changed for some reason.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 11:53:19 AM »

Check the local camaro club for that region.
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