Lot 220 - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro S/S (350ci)
|Odometer reading||900 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £37,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,760|
Photo's courtesy of Matthew Woods Photography
The truly outstanding vehicle offered here is an original all numbers matching 350ci, four-speed manual Camaro, built in the GM factory in Antwerp, Belgium. It was picked from the production line by a senior manager to be his private vehicle. He had the engine blue printed and balanced before it was then put into the car. The present owner has had the vehicle for 15 years and for the 18 years prior, it was in the ownership of a close friend who eventually, after much negotiating agreed to sell it to him. With the current owner, the proprietor of a car restoration company, the 'no expense spared' restoration has been handled entirely in-house.
It has been subject to one of the most comprehensive restorations we have seen with over 800 hours in the bodywork and paint alone. Presented in the correct Chevrolet Granada Gold with the black sides, a tribute to famed Chevrolet driver Smokey Yunick who raced in these colours the car had covered just 37,000 miles from new and with the engine an original matching numbers item, it has had a full rebuild with a Weiand manifold and Holley Avenger carburettor. The numbers matching four-speed Muncie gearbox has also been completely rebuilt and draws its power from the engine via the original skimmed flywheel and new clutch assembly. The rear axle is the original factory installed 12 bolt positraction unit also with the correct code stamps.
The front suspension clip and body shell, which sits on new 17" five-spoke wheels and tyres, are stamped with the correct numbers, the factory Gold 'deluxe' interior is described as perfect and the power assisted brakes are completely refurbished. The master cylinder is new, the front callipers have been re-sleeved in stainless steel and all pipe work is also new. With a new stainless steel exhaust system, all new factory correct suspension, rebuilt power steering and new factory correct wiring, the front clip was sand blasted, painted and rebuilt using factory correct bushes and parts.
This is a very exciting car to drive, the power steering & brakes combined with the power of the engine make it a real treat and with just 900 miles since the 'money-no-object' restoration it can certainly be considered one of the best examples available.
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