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Old 07-15-2008, 07:54 AM
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Funny i've not seen Mander Chev Olds of North Vancouver BC mentioned here. They built 427 Camaros in 1967-68. I saw one in a North Vancouver back yard about 20 years ago. White 67 with a raised lump in the hood still having the SS louvers on top with individual 4-2-7 letters plus the 427 TurboJet flag on the fenders. The engine was out and owner was in the backyard. Said he'd bought it new and he had the engine freshly rebuilt on a stand in the basement. I've never seen it since and can't recall what street it was on but the whole area is a sea of new condos and those houses are mostly gone.
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Where's StriperSS...isn't Mander the dealer he mentioned working at?.

Did they and Conroy join together or both get bought out by Royal or???

Was the Mander Camaro hoods you mention a factory piece or some kind of S&S style like a Dana or Yenkos had?

Lotsa' great Vancouver Dealer Supercar action was going on back in the day...looking forward to more on this Dealer's cars too!.

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Mander became Dick Irwin Chevrolet on 69 or 70 and there have been discussions about several 427 cars sold there.
Conroy became Royal Pontiac Buick. Conroy and Royal did a few dealer branded cars that John can probably offer more clarity on.
Mander/Irwin sold some nice stock iron but have neot heard of them being a conversion dealer.
I arrived in BC in the summer of 75 and the excitment was over by then.
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Below is a photo of Laurie Craig's '67 Trans-Am Camaro taken on the lot at Mander Chevrolet-Olds. [image]http://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/strata_painting_options/laurie-craig-67-cam/mandercolour.html[/image]

There's more pics of Laurie's car and lot of other interesting stuff on Phil Dauphinee's website .

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Thanks for the help, Bruce.

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Funny i've not seen Mander Chev Olds of North Vancouver BC mentioned here. They built 427 Camaros in 1967-68. I saw one in a North Vancouver back yard about 20 years ago. White 67 with a raised lump in the hood still having the SS louvers on top with individual 4-2-7 letters plus the 427 TurboJet flag on the fenders. The engine was out and owner was in the backyard. Said he'd bought it new and he had the engine freshly rebuilt on a stand in the basement. I've never seen it since and can't recall what street it was on but the whole area is a sea of new condos and those houses are mostly gone.

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Tom: I read your post awhile back and remembered Mander Chev adds that were on the back of Mission Raceway programs in the late sixties.While visiting a friend and fellow member this summer we came across the same add only this was from the back cover of B.C. Motorsports in British Columbia dated June 1968. Joe
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OMG that thing has more scoops than Dairy Queen
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Funny, I was in North Vancouver last week doing some stripes for a guy, who also has 3 hemi cars. We discussed a lot of things, but I never thought to ask about Conroy Cheetahs, or anything from Manders. Manders became Dick Irwin Chev Olds, and I worked there in the late 70's.
I see one of the sales guys was named Murphy. There were two mechanics named Murphy, brothers there. I wonder if they were related. Brian Murphy was a transmission guy, and left there in the early 80's and went to Kelowna, just north of me and bought or started a transmission shop. I heard that he has died recently. He was pretty involved in Drag racing with his 37 Chevrolet.
I'll do some digging and see what I can find out. I'll be back in North Van sometime this month.
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