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Camaro Sport Coupe
Hugger orange, code 72
X44, RPO Z87, trim 713, Norwood built 02D
NCRS report states that this Camaro originally was sold by Svanda-Meyer Chevrolet Inc, Sparta IL 1969. Later imported by me from Waterloo IL to Sweden in 2005. Owner before me was Scott Henneke.

Scott told me that when he bought it, it was sitting beside someone's garage in a small town called Baldwin, Illinois. He didn´t know anything of the history of the car beyond that. Many people told him that they´d tried to get the guy to sell it throughout the years, but without success. Scott guessed he just asked him on the right day and time! Scott and his father started the restoration in 1995 when Scott were just 14 years old. Scott sold the car in 2005 when he needed money to buy a house for his own.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe (Hugger orange, code 72)


A ZL-1 engine built on a new aluminum block made from the original Chevrolet moldings.
I built the engine myself looking as period correct as possible.
Reproduced original Custom Interior, code 713.
Scott added center console with Autometer gauges. The car originally had a column shift but Scott rebuilt it to console shift.

Original seat belts in all places.

I´ve added the soft grip, or cushioned, steering wheel together with the center dash fuel gauge and reproduced original tachometer.
Repainted in 2002 by Scott and his father in original color code 72, Hugger Orange.
Scott also added the steel cowl hood and painted the Z/28 stripes.

Spoilers came with the car and is probably dealer installed while the rear spoiler is period correct for a 02D car because its shorter then the later 69 spoilers.

Bright trims like rear louvers seems to be original to the car.

I´ve painted the grille in correct Argent silver and added the original blue Bowtie emblems.

Replated original front and rear bumpers.

Car had large front bumper guards from dealer and I added rear bumper guards.
Scott had mounted a modern Pioneer cd-player stereo and mounted 2 hidden 6x9" speakers in the rear window shelf as well as a set of 3x5" speakers in the front original dash space.

I´ve moved the stereo to a hidden place in the glove compartment and put a radio delete panel in the dash instead.
Hotchkis sport leaf suspension in the rear with 2" drop.
Adjusted sport springs in the front, also with a 2,5" drop.

SSBC front disc brakes.

Chevy 12 bolt rear axle with 4.10 gears, Positraction, Ford ends and Moser drive shafts.

PST Performance Polygraphite bushings all around.

1" sway bar in front and rear.
Wheel and Tire
I´ve made a set of original 14" steel wheels with dog dish, 14x6 in front and 14x7 in rear for car events and shows. Reproduced Good Year Polyglas F70-14 in front and a set of former NOS Polyglas H70-14 in rear to get that mean muscle car look!

Also have a set of the modern version of the classic American Racing wheel from 1969, the 200S. for daily driving. The front wheels are 17x8", BS 4,75" and with Kuhmo Ecsta 225/50. Rear wheels are 17x9,5", BS 5,75" with Kuhmo Ecsta 255/50



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