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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 99, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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check out this '68 on ebay. is the moon roof an aftermarket item? never heard of one on a '68. looks like it's in the vinyl roof.
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...item=212543060



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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 99, 04:55 PM
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I don't believe it. I think someone should email this guy and ask him to give us the RPO or COPO number for the "moon roof" I have never seen anything like it. Maybe Curt S. will have some idea. I can't email him, becuase I don't have an account at email.

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 99, 06:52 PM
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Nicely done. I saw another on ebay a couple of weeks. It cranked back into the headliner. Neat.

But not factory. It would need some GM Engineering documentation to prove otherwise.


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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 99, 05:20 AM
 
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This may be real. I have read in one the Chevy magazines (@1990) of a 1967 Camaro SS shipped to GM of Belgium, where it was assembled and had a moonroof. The car was brought back to the US, and featured in the article by the owner, out of Colorado. The car came up for sale in Hemmings Motor News in @ 1996. I do not know where it went from there. The speedometer read in Kilometers. If this is a French Car, it should also read in kilometers.
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 99, 09:55 AM
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A little more digging shows that the moon roof apparently was a real European dealer mod option. It has been seen it several times. Don't think it was a RPO.

But....

So little is known about the Belgian plant.... If anyone has any information, please let me know. Thanks.

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I sent the seller of this car an email last week when I first saw it. My thinking was if it's what the seller says it could be a real find! Well the seller was real slow in replying but finally I got a reply yesterday.

Not much info was provided, the car went from the US factory straight to France. The seller has the French title, EPA shipping papers and Georgia reg. since it has been back in the US. There is also a factory GM/France tag on the firewall.

Not sure if this guy is motivated to sell! I have emailed others in the past, asked a couple questions and gotten back pages. This guy sent 2 lines. 1 the car speaks for itself (at least in the sellers eyes). 2 the guy doesn't care if it sells or not!

Kurt, care to venture at a price assuming it's as advertised?

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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 99, 06:02 PM
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I don't know about the 68 Camaro but I read an artical stating that in 1970 there were 3 prototype Camaros built called the "Hurst Sunshine Special". It had a sunroof, emblems, and a special shifter. This sunroof design was later used as an option on the 1971 Nova.
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 99, 04:24 AM
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I used to own that Hurst Sunshine Special, yellow with black stripes. It is now in Washington State.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 99, 06:58 AM
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Correct, I met the current owner through email and he told me his life story about Camaro's. He is a very nice guy and boy what a collection he's had. Alot of luck followed him also. He also won the ZL1 Camaro that the USCC gave away some years back. He traded the ZL1 for three cars (one being the Hurst Sunshine Special, xram JL-8, and a COPO) and to quote him "and a glove box full of $100 bills". Plus he has some other very interesting cars
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Yes I'm the guy that gave him the Hurst car, a 69 Copo, a JL8 RS Z and a pile of cash for the ZL1 that he won. The JL8 Z did not have a Xram.

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Yes, your right. JL-8 RS Z, not xram. You would know. Small world. The internet is a wonderful place. You ended up with a real nice car there!
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 99, 08:06 AM
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No, actually the car turned out to be a piece of C**p. The Camaro club had done a 2 dollar resto on it, then the guy that won it took it apart to do it right but his body man made things even worse. I sold the car and got # 3 ZL1. The other one is being correctly restored now.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 99, 03:48 PM
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You got Porterfield's yellow baby???
What number was the one you got from the Camaro club?? What color was it?
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 99, 04:40 AM
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The Camaro club car was Dusk Blue, # 18. It did have the orig. engine. Also had # 30, still on MSO with Gibbs signature, Hugger Orange car. Yes I have Porterfields Berger car, neat car.
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Clill- did you see Porterfield's old license plate for the yellow ZL1 for sale on e-bay?
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