Looking for a Dads old 396 Camaro

Looking for a Dads old 396 Camaro

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newsatten

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713 posts

78 months

Friday 12th February
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Ive joined the Classic Camaro forum, once my accounts activated i'l ask around!
Felt a bit like a fraud lol, but hey ho i used to be a Camaro owner laugh and one never knows i may get another, 69' 302 with a M22 lol..............to do
like you bored !
Far to cold outside to do naff all to do, but watch the snow melt ! .......................................

rat rod

1,588 posts

29 months

Friday 12th February
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newsatten said:
Ive joined the Classic Camaro forum, once my accounts activated i'l ask around!
Felt a bit like a fraud lol, but hey ho i used to be a Camaro owner laugh and one never knows i may get another, 69' 302 with a M22 lol..............to do
like you bored !
Far to cold outside to do naff all to do, but watch the snow melt ! .......................................
We been lucky, just missed the snow, a few flurries on Monday,not even enough to dampen the roads even

I look in on the Mopar ,Vette, Mustang forums and occasionally look into the Camaro one as well ,no wonder i don't get round to

reading my thousands of magazines

A gen one Camaro is close to the ultimate T/A but would have to be a special M22 car to prise you out of the Challenger

unless you have both.



Edited by rat rod on Friday 12th February 17:10

newsatten

Original Poster:

713 posts

78 months

Friday 12th February
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laugh
Well ive put the feelers out, dont look like the CCC, is overly proactive on the early cars, so not holding my breath !
But one never knows, worth a punt!
i did them em im on the Dark Side, laugh

Blimey weve had a fair old bit of snow here, had it all week, hopefully its stopped now, as its supposed to be 9c by Monday!

And yes , id love a 302, but a 350 4 speed would also do! 69' is the year, wicked looking car after the face lift , car looks lower, wider,meaner !

Dream time again ! nah could'nt afford one, and my biggest issue , just one garage! no that aint happening ..............................


Edited by newsatten on Friday 12th February 18:18

rat rod

1,588 posts

29 months

Friday 12th February
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newsatten said:
laugh
Well ive put the feelers out, dont look like the CCC, is overly proactive on the early cars, so not holding my breath !
But one never knows, worth a punt!
i did them em im on the Dark Side, laugh

Blimey weve had a fair old bit of snow here, had it all week, hopefully its stopped now, as its supposed to be 9c by Monday!

And yes , id love a 302, but a 350 4 speed would also do! 69' is the year, wicked looking car after the face lift , car looks lower, wider,meaner !

Dream time again ! nah could'nt afford one, and my biggest issue , just one garage! no that aint happening ..............................


Edited by newsatten on Friday 12th February 18:18
Love that the cafe is still there, like time stood still, means some builder hasn't got hold of it and made a fortune putting a block

of flats on it and best still the bikers still got somewhere to go.

Really hate the snow ,didn't even like it as a kid, two of my kids worked in the Alps during the skying season and kept inviting

me out for a week, rather have the sun on my back which is why i went to Portugal when they were doing a season there.

I missed the perfect 69 Camaro not that long ago, only in Oxford,just to slow , Z28 ,5 speed ,not a M22 i know but had a 383 .

A nice shade of dark metallic grey so a little unstated ,spoke to the guy who bought it at Wheels day and was very happy with it

and didn't want to sell it. The daft part is it was for sale for quite a while ,think it was around £27k.

So far so good,arm hasn't fallen of yet after the jab.



Edited by rat rod on Friday 12th February 21:58

newsatten

Original Poster:

713 posts

78 months

Friday 12th February
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Your arm will be fine, had my first one over a month ago, as you keep saying why cant we be satisfied, and enjoy what weve got laughlaugh
This constant quest lol............................................

got to be a 69' for me, my first V8 was a 67'327................ then i got a mint 68' in a very pale primrose colour, a 4 speed but a 6 banger, it was a Belgium
car, speedo in K's lovely thing, drove perfect, the 69' was a rag top,

as i said dreaming, my rubbish budget is far to small, even if i ticked up another 7k i still would be short!........................


Total loss

2,128 posts

191 months

Saturday 13th February
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My mates '69, its more than just nice.

rat rod

1,588 posts

29 months

Saturday 13th February
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newsatten said:
laugh
Your arm will be fine, had my first one over a month ago, as you keep saying why cant we be satisfied, and enjoy what weve got laughlaugh
This constant quest lol............................................

got to be a 69' for me, my first V8 was a 67'327................ then i got a mint 68' in a very pale primrose colour, a 4 speed but a 6 banger, it was a Belgium
car, speedo in K's lovely thing, drove perfect, the 69' was a rag top,

as i said dreaming, my rubbish budget is far to small, even if i ticked up another 7k i still would be short!........................

We will never be satisfied ,always looking over our shoulder, Always will unless you have very deep pockets and enough

room for parking then you can just keep on adding . Me to ,the 69 is the one to have ,more road presents especially lowered with wider rims ,

Only ever had one gen 1 Camaro , can't remember if 67 or 68 now .strange car ,

set up more for the track rather than the strip ,stripped out with roll bar but with a B&M quick shifter instead of a manual.

If it was now i would be fitting a manual but bought my T/A the same week and immediately lost interest in the Camaro.

With in hours of buying the T/A i was sitting on a plane heading for the Caribbean ,sounds flash but my daughter was working

in Turks and Caicos and she invited me out there, Truth is all i wanted to do is get back and drive my T/A .

Same happened on my honeymoon, I was in Harley Street at 6.15 pm buying a DB 6 manual vantage off a doctor and was due to fly out

to Spain at 11 pm from Heathrow , was meant to meet him at lunch time but he had a emergency , couldn't leave without it ,not

the money i was paying for it, it wouldn't be there when i got back.

He must have thought that was easy ,i just through the money at him and drove off.

Remember parking it in the drive way with just enough time to wash my armpits and jump into the waiting taxi.

She was not happy but got over it and i had a DB 6 to drive when i got home , happy ever after,







Edited by rat rod on Saturday 13th February 08:57

rat rod

1,588 posts

29 months

Saturday 13th February
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Total loss said:

My mates '69, its more than just nice.
O'dear. yes

Gompo

4,033 posts

222 months

Saturday 13th 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,
If you mean the image on Flickr, the user Nivek.Old.Gold usually responds to comments on photos; he may not have seen the message. However given the amount of photos he takes, he might not remember the location.

newsatten

Original Poster:

713 posts

78 months

Saturday 13th February
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Yeah i'l try again at some point, dont think the CCC will produce any response, almost no chatter on the gen 1 section???
looks like the MMA is THE muscle car forum, constant talk, things going on etc,

Its not that much of a deal really,

The Black cars a wicked looking machine, 69' perfect........................................................................................
the owners a lucky guy,

RR thanks for dragging up the TA again laugh, see the black 400 is back up for sale, these things must be a disappointment if people are buying them based on the Bull S--- myth's that have sprung up around them ,

Oooppp's wrong thread again rolleyes

Gompo

4,033 posts

222 months

Saturday 13th February
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newsatten said:
Yeah i'l try again at some point, dont think the CCC will produce any response, almost no chatter on the gen 1 section???
looks like the MMA is THE muscle car forum, constant talk, things going on etc,
If you go back to the photo you will see I've asked him the location in the comments section, and he has given a rough location. He may know more, and apparently hasn't had a message from you. Hope this helps.

newsatten

Original Poster:

713 posts

78 months

Saturday 13th February
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Cheers son, tbh im not the best at these computer type things!
normally would get my boy to do it!

I did look at flicka again, apparently my email address is invalid ??? so i cant signup/log on etc,


but thanks, nice to know its still here, and has'nt strayed to far...................................

Edited by newsatten on Saturday 13th February 13:37

roscobbc

1,284 posts

206 months

Saturday 13th February
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Total loss said:

My mates '69, its more than just nice.
Nice - esp. Red Line tyres and 'dog dish' hub caps!

Total loss

2,128 posts

191 months

Saturday 13th February
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roscobbc said:
Total loss said:

My mates '69, its more than just nice.
Nice - esp. Red Line tyres and 'dog dish' hub caps!
It's as nice underneath as it is on top & 100% factory correct. There could be equals in the UK re. condition, but none better, hence winning through to the NEC

rat rod

1,588 posts

29 months

Saturday 13th February
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grumpy
newsatten said:
Yeah i'l try again at some point, dont think the CCC will produce any response, almost no chatter on the gen 1 section???
looks like the MMA is THE muscle car forum, constant talk, things going on etc,

Its not that much of a deal really,

The Black cars a wicked looking machine, 69' perfect........................................................................................
the owners a lucky guy,

RR thanks for dragging up the TA again laugh, see the black 400 is back up for sale, these things must be a disappointment if people are buying them based on the Bull S--- myth's that have sprung up around them ,

Oooppp's wrong thread again rolleyes
Your welcome, how do you think i feel . Like having the winning lotto ticket and losing it, especially i had to hand the proceeds over to

the HMRC and didn't even get a thank you note.. grumpy

Edited by rat rod on Saturday 13th February 17:52

newsatten

Original Poster:

713 posts

78 months

Saturday 13th February
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laugh
dont get any easier does it! .......................

And i think my old man would have loved that Black 69' clap

newsatten

Original Poster:

713 posts

78 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Well the CCC was a waste of time, 6 views no comments over 4 days!
never mind, worth a try!


rat rod

1,588 posts

29 months

Tuesday 16th February
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newsatten said:
Well the CCC was a waste of time, 6 views no comments over 4 days!
never mind, worth a try!
Don't know how they work their forum but early days and if left on the table someone might even eventually

put some light on it. Not sure if you have to be a member or not to post on the NSRA site may be worth a shot.