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Old Jun 29th, 17, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I have a friend who has an old photo of his previous 1974 Camaro. He believes it to be a LT.

I want to do research on it but the data/information is more difficult to find than I thought.

The vehicle had an oval glass window, where the quarter metal is on the second gens.

I believe they call it an "opera window". The YouTube video below calls it a "Mini Vette Package" and is also referred to a "Special Edition". I have also read that others consider it to be an aftermarket product with JCWhitney.

If anyone knows where I can get more data on this type of option, whether factory RPO or aftermarket, please let me know. Thanks.

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Old Jun 29th, 17, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aftermarket window.
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Old Aug 11th, 17, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like a dealer installed aftermarket kit. A way for a dealer to make extra money.
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Old Dec 23rd, 17, 11:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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saw afew of those cars new with those windows factory or dealer installed have no clue. Never heard of the "mini vette" tag.
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Old Dec 26th, 17, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No way the Factory installed a JC Whitney Van Window! Damn, that looks bad!
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Old Dec 26th, 17, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: opera window

On the bright side, the window distracts you from noticing how terrible the partial vinyl top and the red carpet look.
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Old Dec 26th, 17, 05:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's sacrilege. Port holes belong on '57 T-birds. Nothing else.
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Old Jan 3rd, 18, 06:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: opera window

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That's sacrilege. Port holes belong on '57 T-birds. Nothing else.
I would agree, The car is in nice shape though.
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Old Nov 23rd, 18, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: opera window

did you ever find info on the 1974 camaro mini vette package cause I got one also and there s is no info on theses am 2nd owener I got it in 1986 and still have it

thanks ralph
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Old Nov 28th, 18, 08:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: opera window

I had an "opera" window on my 73. I also have the original paperwork from the dealer. I don't have the paperwork handy right now, but i recall it being a Landau window package. In my research, it looks like these windows were purely a dealer installed option. I removed the window from my car. The paint was in amazing condition so instead of doing a repaint i just put a traditional full black vinyl top on mine.
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