Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
I have one of these cars that was assembled in Belgium, minus the sunroof. I bought this car because of how unique it is. NO one else has one. I'm not near done restoring mine. I don't know much else about these cars, as Kurt S. has previously stated, no one knows that much about these cars.
I bought an original K/M speedo last summer from a guy in Sweden. Luckily, he had a speedo. laying around from a car he dismantled 15 years ago. He told me that most of the cars that came from the Antwerp, Belgium plant were highly optioned cars (SS, RS, etc.) He asked if mine had a sunroof, and if it had the original engine. He told me a lot of the camaros came out of the plant with 283's. Keep in mind, this is what he said, not something that was actually documented. He owns a '67 RS convertible from the plant w/ power windows and disc brakes.
My car is a '68 SS small block car, originally white on the outside. Black Deluxe interior with fold down rear seat, tach/gauges, power brakes, rear window defroster, remote mirror (missing), and the "flash to pass" option. The seat belts are very different from my other '68.
I've given my info. to Kurt S. and he told me he only has a few in his database.
I doubted that these cars existed, as does most everyone else, but they are alive and well. I know mine was bought new in Germany and shipped back to the states in the early seventies. I know that this is true because of the amount of German money I've found under the carpet, as well as the dates on the coins. 1972 was the latest.Unfortunately, I don't have any documentation to back this up, just a story.
[This message has been edited by BelgianSS (edited 01-23-2001).]