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I have a friend who has recently built a 68 convertible. I talked to him right after he put the engine in and he said it was an original 283 numbers matching engine. I told him that I didnt think 68 had a 283 but he says they made about 600 of them and he can prove it. As of yet, he says he hasnt found the proof but he is sure he is right. This is an older gentleman around 71 years old, and he may know something that I dont know about this. Is there a possibility he is right? I dont think so, and Im not even going to say anything to him unless I find out he is right about this, then I will tell him. I admire him for still going strong and building a camaro at 71! Im 46 and I just finished an 18 month resto on a 69 that took 20 years off my life!! Has anyone heard of 600 built with a 283? Thanks.
 

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Check out the tag team section this is already being discussed. See if the gentleman can find any of the paper work on the car. Also if you can get the numbers off the car (VIN/COWL/Engine and all ) and post it tag team.

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I'd say that if it makes him happy, just smile and nod and go along with it.
 

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Don't think I've ever seen a 283 in a 1st gen, numbers matching or otherwise...

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Hmm, I think I've read something about a 283 in a 1st gen camaro a few days before on this site. I'll do a search on it.

Edited: I think this is a false alarm....it was from Kyvox "My 68Z was stolen and stripped in 1974. Luckily, it had a 283 engine and 273 rear in it at the time"
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'69 camaro RS/SS (1:18)
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'32 deuce coupe (1:18)
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the 283ci was only available for export models, and only for '67.
Just found one in the Netherlands.
if pic won't work: http://community.webshots.com/album/29396307MNrNzSKPcc


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David
I don't suffer from insanity.....I enjoy every minute of it!
'67 & '68 camaro SS (1:18)
'69 camaro RS/SS (1:18)
'70 chevelle SS blown (1:18)
'32 deuce coupe (1:18)
only $1800 away from a '67 RS (1:1)
Pics http://hobbystage.net/camaro/camaro_crew
http://hobbystage.net/camaro/dl

[This message has been edited by DL (edited 03-03-2002).]
 
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