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sixtynine307 3492 Thu March 29, 2012
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Description: Reduced to buy another car here: $48,000.00 thats 17,000 Under appriasal!

Looking to buy another car advertised here and need some space. I am selling the car below at $17,000 UNDER Jerry's valued price. This car is for quick sale at $48,000.00

Lots of info below.

Jerry values the car at $60-65,000.00

Rich 504-913-3618 rdpern@aol.com

1970 Camaro SS 396 / 375 H.P. “L-78”

44,000 Certified Original Miles (Jerry, Hot Rod)

Sold New – “By Don Allen”

Documented with the following:

Certified by Jerry MacNeish

Profiled as “The Best Treasure Find” in Hot Rod February 2008 when found

Numbers Matching, Original “Born With” Driveline

Original “Born With” Fenders, Quarter Panels and floor boards (80 % Original Metal)

Original “Born With” NOR Trim Tag that shows the “L78” RPO code

Originally Sold New at Don Allen Chevrolet in Miami, Florida

Equipped as Follows:

Z27 - Super Sport, L78, 396 375 H.P. Solid Lifter motor (original born with)

M21 – 4 Speed, Muncie High Performance Transmission (original born with)

Z09 - 4.10 Performance Positraction 12 Bolt Axle (original born with). Very Rare

Paint Code 48-48 - Correct and fresh “Forest Green”

Interior Code 711 – Black Standard (90% original born with)

About this car:


Very Original “Almost” survivor. Just about every nut and bolt is original to this documented 44,000 mile car. My take is you can enjoy this car for as long a you wish and be comfortable knowing you have an excellent, all numbers matching, documented, rare L78 that is going to nothing but escalate in value. I guarantee that every component part number, stamping and casting date is correct and original to this car other than the starter, fan clutch, fuel pump and water pump as mentioned in Jerry’s report. I now have the correct water pump to be put on the car. The smog Jerry mentioned was in the trunk and not on the car, and comes with the car. Even the upper radiator hose is the original born with GM hose. Many of the fuses in the car are still the original GM color coded fuses, and the drivers door still retains its Original paper VIN tag sticker. Headlights? Original “Power Beam” and in good working order. The super rare “Dual Snorkel” air cleaner is still on the car, an almost impossible part to find and many were thrown away back in the day.

Jerry mentions in his report: “This is the first 1970 L78 Camaro that I have inspected and certified with its complete original drive train with no modifications.”

There is nothing like an original low mile car and the surviving patina. The doors do not sag, the rubber grommets are all there. For example, the rubbers between the rear bumper and the body are there and original. She starts and runs like she should for a low mile car. You can drive her anywhere, and she runs good. Even many of the stickers are the original GM stickers and still on the car. The upper radiator hose is still the original and born with hose!

Jerry also mentions in his report: “This car falls into the survivor category………. While this car might not be a true survivor in every sense of the term, this is the first 1970 L78 Camaro [inspected by Jerry] that has its complete original drive train with no modifications.”

Speaking of Patina, some items mentioned such as the dash pad and chrome rocker moldings are original and I felt that even though nicer ones are out there, these were the original serviceable parts and should stay on the car. This is not an over restored car, but as close to a survivor as any 1970 L78 Camaro currently known.

Speaking of known cars, this car is a frequent candidate for research and has been referenced many times at NastyZ ( http://www.NastyZ28.com ) for correct items and what really came on some of these cars. She is truly “the” benchmark for 1970 L78 Camaros. I have designed a website in this cars honor and to document the parts and components.

The documentation website is http://www.1970L78Camaro.com and will be transferred to the new owner when she sells. Additionally, I will throw in 12 months of free web hosting.

In 1970 Chevrolet produced 8,733 Z/28’s, but only 600 L78’s. In reality, few are known today, and almost all of them are missing some drive train components.

Jerry also mentions in his report: “One of 600 produced in 1970, Extremely Rare!”

About the Repairs to the car as found:

There were four repairs made to the body of this car, along with the paint faded so bad that the primer was showing through. This unfortunately required a repaint. The car has undergone a $13,000.00 paintjob using all DuPont materials at Doyles Classic Restoration. The DuPont rep was called in and consulted on the correct materials and several sealers were used as well as the correct “Forest Green” color. They must have done their job correctly, as Jerry inspected the car at the shop and states that the car is the correct color, which many are not. Two of the repairs required repop parts as suitable originals could not be found. They are the cowl dash panel and the trunk pan. The other two spots that had issues were the trunk hinges and the pans under the rear seats. These were sourced from a donor 1970 Camaro dated just one month prior to this car. They were professionally replaced and noted by Jerry in his report.

With the replacement of the cowl, the TTag and Vin were moved to the new part professionally. Hidden VIN was not touched.

When the car was found in Ft. Lauderdale, she was in a non op condition in a home garage, and had not run for many years. Perry, the guy who found the car is a mechanic by trade and figured out that the fuel pump was bad. He made a deal on the car that involved trading his work truck and cash. Perry went back with a friend, changed the fluids and the plugs. He replaced the fuel pump and did some maintenance on the car and started her and drove her home.

So, what does the car need now?

Not much. There is a ground issue somewhere, and the dome light stays on. The dash pod has the typical broken ears that have been glued back on, but cannot be seen behind the dash cover. The original smog tubes need to be restored or replaced. The original radio needs to be rebuilt, and the original speakers need to be re coned. The passenger seat has a 2” tear that should be addressed. Some of the fan belts are not originals and reproductions should be bought. Many of the smaller component issues in Jerry’s report have already been addressed, such as the battery cables and the battery are correct reproductions. A date correct original, but not to this car, water pump has been secured. A date correct original, but not to this car, starter has also been found and secured. In spite of the original exhaust, the muffler has a crease in it, but an original NOS muffler comes with the car.

Item number: 230768394614 for more pics
Keywords: COPO L78 SS 396
City: Metairie
State: LA
Displayed Email: rdpern@aol.com
Phone: 504-913-3618

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