Last updated Sep 28, 2015
My Camaro was originally purchased on January 10, 1968 by Michael A. Moore from EARL JOHNSON CHEVROLET in Peoria, Illinois. I have a copy of the original title issued by the State of Illinois.
The car was in an accident and ended up at HUFFMAN’S CHEVROLET CO. in Farmington, Illinois. I bought the car from HUFFMAN’S CHEVROLET CO. in Farmington, Illinois on August 27, 1968. The damage had been repaired. The car had 1600 miles on it. I have the sales invoice from HUFFMAN’S CHEVROLET CO. when I purchased this Camaro. I also have the original title dated 8/27/68. I have the registration card dated February 7, 1969. I drove the car for approximately 6 months and then I started to drag race it. I never cut the car up and saved all the original parts that I took off it. The car now has 10207 miles on it. I quit drag racing in 1975 and the car was stored in my garage.
In 2007 I had the car completely restored. The frame off rotisserie restoration was done by Didley’s Street Rods in Metamora, Illinois. All the parts used on the car are the correct numbers and have the correct dates. While drag racing I lost the original engine, but it has been replaced with the correct numbered and dated block and heads. The numbers are still on the block pad. It has the original transmission and rear end. It also has the original, unrestored interior, except for carpet and headliner. It is painted the original color, Sequoia Green with white stripes and it has black deluxe interior.
My Camaro is dated 12E which means it was built during the last week of December of 1967. While doing research on this car. I discovered that it was built during the last hour of the last day in 1967 and could be the last Z/28 produced in 1967. I received this information from Camaro Research Group. (www.camaros.org/)
Chevrolet did not put Z/28 emblems on the front fenders of Z/28s until March 1968. Before March 1968 all Z/28s had 302 emblems on the front fenders.
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