Lot 202 - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS (350ci)

Lot 202 - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS (350ci)

Lot 202 - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS (350ci)

Lot Number 202
Registration OHK 59P
Chassis Number 124376X145413
Engine Number 7145413VI129MS
Odometer reading 947 miles
Result Sold - £43,120

The truly outstanding vehicle offered here is an original matching numbers 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, who is the proprietor of a car restoration company, the ‘no expense spared’ restoration was handled entirely in-house.

This example was originally sold by Historics in 2018 having been entered by a prominent American car restorer and had been subject to one of the most comprehensive restorations we have seen with over 800 hours spent on 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 being an original matching numbers item, it had had a full rebuild with a Weiand manifold and Holley Avenger carburettor. The matching numbers 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 postreaction unit also with the correct code stamps. The front suspension clip and bodyshell, which sits on 17” five-spoke wheels and tyres, are stamped with the correct numbers, the factory Gold ‘deluxe’ interior is described as stunning.

Purchased by our vendor to form part of his growing collection, it has covered a mere 947 miles since its restoration and has remained garaged with only show appearances since. This is a very exciting car to drive, the power steering and brakes combined with the power of the engine make it a real treat and with so few miles since the ‘money-no-object’ restoration, it can certainly be considered a special example that can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of its meticulous restoration.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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