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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone! I just joined the forum a few minutes ago. I'm enchanted by the looks of a specific camaro. There's just one problem: I don't know what type it is!
These are the special things I like about that camaro:
- The hideaway lights
- The two small vertical chrome bumpers on the horizontal chrome bumper in front
- The upwards expanded/bent hood where normally there would be 2 air outlets
(2 air outlets: http://stdev.scc.spokane.cc.wa.us/rv...s/68rsss10.jpg I don't like the outlets)
- I luuuve to shift gears myself so I'm looking for one with manual transmission
- Black paint with this trim package: http://stdev.scc.spokane.cc.wa.us/rv...s/67rsss16.jpg
Actually: this is exactly the car I like!
I know that it's a '67 RS/SS with 350hp but that's all... and that's not enough for me

I'm curious:
- Were these available with manual transmission
- How many of these (with manual trans. and the trim) were built?
- Can I get an estimation on the price of this car?

Hope I didn't bore you all with this!
Any tips/comments greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 03:35 AM
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the hood you talk about is a cowl induction hood. and thos "things" as you put it on the bumper are bumperetts, and are optional on most models. there were a lot of these built so finding shouldnt be very tough. condition is also going to matter, are you "doing it yourself" ? or looking for a complete package? price will come into play here
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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New in town and already an answer so quickly!
Thanks for the help on the terminology Something.

Okay it's a cowl induction hood and bumperetts that I like. But what about the paint, those two big white stripes over the hood? I hope they are common too. If not, that's not expensive to do/get done, is it?

About finding the car:
I live in Europe, The Netherlands and in all my life here I have seen just 1 (!) '67-'69Camaro. Standard model no xtras no sport- or rallypackage, bad paint, worn interior... etc.
I have seen 1 other (SS) beeing offered here over the internet. In okay condition for about $12.000. So I'm guessing the prices are about the same here as in the USA?

About restoration:
I will be doing most of it myself together with my father who has experience in restoring MG's. I have 0 experience in restoring and little knowledge of the engines but I'm eager to learn! My father and I have no experience in welding.
I think this means I will be looking for a car that has good bodywork but needs work on the technical part.

I'm prepared to spend about $10.000 to buy the car (keeping in mind the cost of the restoration). This won't be for some time though... I don't have the money yet
If I wanted to buy one in good shape (body and technically) what price should I expect?

Tnx in advance!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 06:38 AM
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Koert,

There were several different models of the Camaro built and the car you are describing has features from most of them. The headlight doors are part of the Rally Sport (RS) option, which is a style trim option. The hood stripes are part of the Z/28 option which is a performance option. You could get the RS option with the SS or Z/28 options. You could not get the SS option with the Z/28 as they are both performance options. All Z/28's came with 4 speed transmissions. The RS and SS cars could be ordered with automatic (2 or 3 speed) or manual (3 or 4 speed) transmissions. As for pricing, an RS in fair to good condition will run about $7,000 to $10,000 and a Z/28 in the same condition will run around $15,000 to $20,000. In fully restored condition they will run $17,000 and $30,000 respectively.

Hope this helps.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 07:25 AM
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Hello Koert, I'm from The Netherlands also, but I'll write in English if you don't mind.
I'm searching for a 1st generation too, but because we live in The Netherlands it isn't easy to find one, as you said. When I was at "Stars on Wheels" in Kortrijk Belgium, there was only one 1st gen Camaro from The Netherlands (Bergen op Zoom), so they are very rare here.
Because I don't know everything about a Camaro I'll give you a few adresses, on which I found a lot of details (also answers on your questions).
http://www.camaros.org/index.shtml http://home.earthlink.net/~gmthomas/camaro/home.htm http://members.home.net/irocz/ http://popularmechanics.com/popmech/auto2/CHEV.html http://www.firstgen.com/Rick's%20Free%20Camaro%20Parts%20Catalog.html http://autotelegraaf.nl/KlassiekSpul/Catalogus/?id=84

here an adress with a (too?)cheap camaro: www.cybercomm.nl/~catron/

If you don't mind I'll send you an e-mail with few photos (the sorts of stripes there are on a camaro.)

I just have a question for you to: as I just wrote I'm searching for a '67-'69 Camaro too, if you find one here in The Netherlands and you don't like it, TELL ME!!! I can weld (i'm a mechanical engineer(HTS-werktuigbouwkunde)), my brother in law is a car mechanic (he's building his own Hot Rod from a 1949 Simca 8), so i don't mind to spend a lot of time on it.

Good luck with the search!!!

Groeten David.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 07:25 AM
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yes, the stripes you talk about are Z28 stripes. you should take a look at http://www.firstgen.com download their catalog and just pick through it. there is a vast amount of info as well as any parts you can imagine
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody for your replies and interest!

Bedankt David en stuur me maar een email, daar is ie voor

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