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1968 Chevrolet Camaro 327 Convertible

Lot 18 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)

Estimate
£26,000 - £30,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: XBY472F
Chassis No: 124678N337064
Mot Expiry: April 2018

- 327 V8, Powerglide automatic transmission and electric hood

- 74,633 miles, original colours of white with blue stripes, power steering

- Extremely smart example of this rare option convertible

Concerned at the runaway success of Ford's pony car, the ubiquitous Mustang, General Motors brought the first generation Camaro to market in the September of 1966. It was based on a new rear-wheel drive platform and shared both that and a variety of other major components with the Pontiac Firebird. The 2+2 was available as a two-door Coupe or Convertible and came with a choice of six powerplants, from a 4.1-litre straight six to a 6.5-litre V8, and three trim and tuning packages - RS, SS and Z28. Like Ford, Chevrolet believed the old adage that 'whatever won on Sunday sold on Monday' and wasted little time in taking to the tracks. In the US, this meant contesting the SCCA-sanctioned Trans-Am Series. Working with Roger Penske, they operated an unofficially factory-backed team, winning the title outright with Mark Donohue at the wheel.

Imported to the UK in 2012 from sunny Florida, this rare and unmolested Camaro 327 is finished in its original colour scheme of white with blue stripes complimented by a blue interior and white electric roof. Powered by a 327 V8 (5343cc) matched to Powerglide automatic transmission, options include power steering and the car rides on its correct pattern wheels. The subject of a suspension overhaul c.2012, it presents extremely well with "very good" paintwork and "excellent" bodywork. Used sparingly in the current ownership it is accompanied by a Swansea V5 document, MoT to 30th April 2018, import documentation and assorted expired MoTs confirming the mileage of c.74,600.

 

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