Looking for a Dads old 396 Camaro

Looking for a Dads old 396 Camaro

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newsatten

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726 posts

78 months

Sunday 24th January
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Im trying to find any info on my Dad's old Chevy, its a Blue 67/68 396 SS Camaro SYW 94F , he brought it from the Folkeststone area circa 76'77' ??
any body know the car? its currently taxed so still here and i assume still being used!

My dads been gone 11 odd years now,

rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Sunday 24th January
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newsatten said:
Im trying to find any info on my Dad's old Chevy, its a Blue 67/68 396 SS Camaro SYW 94F , he brought it from the Folkeststone area circa 76'77' ??
any body know the car? its currently taxed so still here and i assume still being used!

My dads been gone 11 odd years now,
Good luck, hope yo find it, If it's taxed there's a good chance you will.

Total loss

2,128 posts

191 months

Thursday 28th January
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Its '68, you can tell by the door glass, production of the 68 models started in August '67 (as does all next years models) so even if manufactured in 67, it still a 68.
Get onto some of the many UK American car groups on Facebook, many owners & former owners are on them & so should recognise it.

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Thursday 28th January
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Got a hit from Rods and Sods, and a pic from 2019, still the same!
side pipes are gone but looks unchanged over than that!


roscobbc

1,309 posts

206 months

Thursday 28th January
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Thats great news - how far away from you is it now? - I'd love to know where some of my old vehicles are now.........being honest - after I'd finished with most of them I'm guessing scrap soon after.

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Friday 29th January
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laugh

Dont know? theres a pic on Flicker by a guy that does car pics, its dated 2019, its parked out a posh house, i could'nt work out how to try and contact the guy in question??

A lot of this social media stuff is way over my head!

roscobbc

1,309 posts

206 months

Friday 29th January
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Try and publish image on here - perhaps someone will recognise location?

MrBen1

172 posts

82 months

Friday 29th January
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Flickr image is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128691640@N04/484151...

If you set up an account on Flickr you can then message the person who took the photo, Nivek.old.gold. Location isn't given for the photo, but the guy who took it's profile says he's based in Cambridge so good chance it's round there.

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Friday 29th January
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laugh

Cheers for that! still looks pretty good, side pipes have gone, but pretty much the same!
yeah il have a go !..........................

mac96

2,040 posts

107 months

Friday 29th January
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That Nivek chap has an odd taste in cars to photograph- I was expecting lots of interesting things, but..old Transit pick up, old Fiestas, Polos. Each to his own! Actually, all together, they have a strange fascination!

rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Friday 29th January
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Sounds like there's every chance it could be in the original colours when your dad owned it ,

Still on it's woofies by the looks of it. Talk about time stood still .

How good would that be if you could buy it back. thumbup

Edited by rat rod on Friday 29th January 21:53

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Saturday 30th January
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laugh

Its crossed my mind! and yeah to see it well the same? brought loads of old school stuff back! for a second i was back on the boats, and the world was such a better place ..................................................................

What a fab pair they would make,

rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Saturday 30th January
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newsatten said:
laugh

Its crossed my mind! and yeah to see it well the same? brought loads of old school stuff back! for a second i was back on the boats, and the world was such a better place ..................................................................

What a fab pair they would make,
Fingers crossed, scratchchin

rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Tuesday 9th February
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newsatten said:
Im trying to find any info on my Dad's old Chevy, its a Blue 67/68 396 SS Camaro SYW 94F , he brought it from the Folkeststone area circa 76'77' ??
any body know the car? its currently taxed so still here and i assume still being used!

My dads been gone 11 odd years now,
Any luck getting any further with finding your dads Camaro.

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Not really, but to be honest ive been a bit side tracked with work and stuff!

never got any feed back from the photo site, i did think i may have got lucky with the Classic Camaro Club, still its early days,


rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Wednesday 10th February
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newsatten said:
Not really, but to be honest ive been a bit side tracked with work and stuff!

never got any feed back from the photo site, i did think i may have got lucky with the Classic Camaro Club, still its early days,
Somebody will recognise it especially as it is probably still in the same guise it was in all those years back then.

Strikes me that who ever own's it now is stuck in the same time bubble we all seem to be in other wise i think it would have

had a colour change by now. as you say early days ,got a feeling it will turn up eventually.

I expect you've seen the white 440 Challenger on E=Bay at £32k , nearer a real world price if a nice car and surprised the

427 C3 roadster still there ,noticed it's also got a detachable hard top ,best of both worlds.

Not done any work on the cars as to cold and been preoccupied with visits to the vet over the last few days ,sadly had to have

one of the boys put down yesterday , My 2nd attempt as i couldn't go through with it the 1st time .

As cold as it was i took the him in the Roadster as that was always his favourite.






Edited by rat rod on Wednesday 10th February 00:08

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Thursday 11th February
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Aw , always a very tough thing to do,
one of the main reasons i never got another dog when my last Lab passed, she was a fabulous gun dog, had sixth sense that was uncanny !
Loved that dog, my best mate.

My Son in Law is a Vet , and keeps banging on about us getting a mutt, we have there redlab from time to time, she a lovely animal , when my knee's fixed maybe we'l get another ,

Veterinary what a great racket that is ! laugh


Yeah the White chally, is a clone, 318 , but yeah all these cars are 30K tops, there's a turd Nova at 60K ffs............................laugh
Semi matt Charger at 75 ish, what are these people smoking ..............................................................................


Anyway rant over wrong thread laugh
I'l get back on the 68' hunt at some point,

Edited by newsatten on Thursday 11th February 18:07

rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Friday 12th February
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newsatten said:
Aw , always a very tough thing to do,
one of the main reasons i never got another dog when my last Lab passed, she was a fabulous gun dog, had sixth sense that was uncanny !
Loved that dog, my best mate.

My Son in Law is a Vet , and keeps banging on about us getting a mutt, we have there redlab from time to time, she a lovely animal , when my knee's fixed maybe we'l get another ,

Veterinary what a great racket that is ! laugh


Yeah the White chally, is a clone, 318 , but yeah all these cars are 30K tops, there's a turd Nova at 60K ffs............................laugh
Semi matt Charger at 75 ish, what are these people smoking ..............................................................................


Anyway rant over wrong thread laugh
I'l get back on the 68' hunt at some point,

Edited by newsatten on Thursday 11th February 18:07
Ye i've been backwards and forwards to the vet for the last 5/6 weeks and he didn't have much time left before it became cruel

so braced myself for the inevitable but still hits you hard . not the first time and won't be the last but doesn't get any easier.

My other two boys are confused and keep looking for him. Would be good for you to get another dog especially as your son-in-law is

a vet, a bitter sweet occupation , If you do get another it may surprise you just how you've managed to be without one for so long.

Only problem for me having the three dogs were holidays , even dog friendly places were not to keen hence my love

of the beach during the summer months, saves me having to go away.

Saw that Charger, don't know where their figures come from and it doesn't look that nice especially in satin black , compared
with that 427 C3 Vette for £30k

Could have two of them and some change ,and it looked mint ,couldn't find it tonight so think it's sold.Not surprised at that money.

Challenger is about right then , strange to have green interior with white, chances are it probably had a colour change from green,

not the end of the world if done well.

Good news for you if it sells for that sort of money.







Edited by rat rod on Friday 12th February 12:29

newsatten

Original Poster:

726 posts

78 months

Friday 12th February
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Yeah the White car was 38000, but been reducing every couple of months, its up the M2 from me in Rochester , makes one wonder what the Camaro would be worth? seemingly unmessed with for 40 odd years, 396 SS/RS maybe only second to a DZ302 ??? i know Copo cars are the holy grail but 95% of them are fake!

My old man had dozens of interesting cars over the years but this one was a bit special , i never got any reply from my Ex regarding the photos so probably wont ever be able to search out my old rag top, which is a shame as dad and i owned them at the same time ................

rat rod

1,633 posts

29 months

Friday 12th February
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newsatten said:
Yeah the White car was 38000, but been reducing every couple of months, its up the M2 from me in Rochester , makes one wonder what the Camaro would be worth? seemingly unmessed with for 40 odd years, 396 SS/RS maybe only second to a DZ302 ??? i know Copo cars are the holy grail but 95% of them are fake!

My old man had dozens of interesting cars over the years but this one was a bit special , i never got any reply from my Ex regarding the photos so probably wont ever be able to search out my old rag top, which is a shame as dad and i owned them at the same time ................
Keep the search up, a lot of owners have these cars and never go to any shows and just keep them berried away,

Only other way is the DVLA use to give you the keepers details for special reasons, You would have to tell a white lie or two,

My mate would write to DVLA if a none regular customer didn't pay his bill or if someone hit your car and drove off ,things like that

but with this data protection now not sure if they have tightened up on it.

Might be worth a phone call to them to find out the procedure..

Can't get into anything today just killing time before my jab and just before the weekend..