Well, I found it. The car-lover's fantasy: Under a tarp I saw a white rear valance of a 69 camaro sitting behind a house in Chico. I snoop around a little and decide to ring the doorbell. A 12-year-old girl comes to the door and says it's her mom's car but I can take a look at it. I untie the rope a little and see the rear spoiler's got some orange rally stripes painted on it. I feel the convertible bows underneath the tarp, and tug at the front of the tarp and see a "96" hanging vertically on the front of the fender. More snooping eventually revealed an original paint, 396/375 Muncie 4 pace car with 38,785 original miles, original rallys, top, etc. Everthing worked, the lady drives it about once a month, and the interior was redone perfectly by a pro about seven years ago. The car was beautiful (though unrestored), and very, very very rare. She, of course, was holding on to it because her son had "loved it since he was a baby", and was apparently going to inherit this car as soon as he got his sh-- together. She also knew a little about its value and that it was rare; owned it since '76.
Just sitting there I would give it about a $20,000 price tag, from research I have done. Any advice on how to get this car away from these folks would be appreciated. And yes, Z11 on the tag....Norwood car.