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Cars > Challenges > “Rare Beauty” Vs “Spankie”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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Thundercat

M–46
Riverside, New Jersey
United States

 

1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396

“Rare Beauty”

1979 Chevrolet Camaro

“Spankie”

 
Photo of: 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro
 

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About “Rare Beauty”

(Since this is a model car, I will only accept challenges from other models, toys, and "Non-Car" cars!)

The 1970-73 Camaro is one of my all-time favorite car designs, and easily the best looking car ever to carry the Camaro name, at least to me. This is one incredibly rare model that I had wanted to add to my collection for a long time. The opportunity came up about a decade ago when I answered an ad in the local "Penny Pincher" from a guy who was getting out of the hobby and wanted to sell roughly 120 models - semi-built, started, just opened, or unopened in the plastic wrap. He also included various paints, tools, and modeling supplies. All of this for $350 o.b.o. I was the first response he'd had after the ad had been runningfor nearly three months, so he jumped at my lowball offer of $250 cash. This AMT 1970 Camaro SS396 was included in the lot. Since this is such a rare model (It was the only time a 2nd-generation Camaro was kitted with a standard front end, and also the only time with a vinyl top molded in) I figured this would be my only opportunity to build one! It was started, and the body, chassis, and interior were already painted... badly! I dunked the whole lot in my stripping bath for a couple of days and it all came out like new. I decided to build it as a stock appearing car, so I went with the factory optional wheel covers and RWL tires. It was finished in triple black for a "sporty-but-mean" look.

About “Spankie”

No about text available for “Spankie”

 

Specs for “Rare Beauty”

AMT 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 Annual Kit

Specs for “Spankie”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “Rare Beauty”

SS396 Package: 396 (402 c.i.d.) Engine, Limited Slip Differential, Competition Suspension, SS-specific badging
Full Wheel Covers
G70-14 Raised White Letter Tires
Vinyl Top
4-Speed Manual Transmission
AM/FM Radio
Console

Factory Options for “Spankie”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Rare Beauty”

I added Bare Metal Foil to all exterior, and some interior, plated trim. Inside, I added the turn signal lever, headlight dimmer switch, full carpeting, sun visors, dome light, rear view mirror, and seat belts. Under the hood I added the spark plug wires, battery cables, and heater hoses.

(For me, this was a pretty basic build!)

Mods for “Spankie”

No modifications listed.

 

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Points for Rare Beauty Total Votes Points for Spankie
34 11 21

 

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