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Xplantdad 07-21-2019 01:25 PM

BBBenny's Survivor 1969 L78 Camaro!
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Benny just sent me this yesterday :cool2:

Hi Bruce,

I've known about this car for over 15 years.The first pic is the owner of the car. Fred Schempp went along to document the picking up the car The owner ordered the car in January of 69. But-the cowl hood option held up the order. He had to complain the the dealer about the time issue. Finally he got the car in May.

He is the orginal owner and the Camaro has orginal paint. The car has the following options; L-78. Turbo 400, gauges, fold down rear seat, block heater, ralley rims, cowl hood, 4;10 posi. spoilers and chambered exhaust. The car has 28,000 documented miles on the clock. In fact, it still has the factory installed rear brake shoes! It's a TRUE survivor and will stay a true survivor car.

Thanks BBBenny

Copo_Cartel 07-21-2019 01:30 PM

Congrats Benny. Great car and cool new owner

67since67 07-21-2019 02:33 PM


vince 07-21-2019 02:47 PM

great car:beers:

Rumbleguts396 07-21-2019 02:48 PM

Wow !!!! What a nice color combination. In my opinion Nothing beats having the Original owner available to call on. Thanks for sharing. Rob

60sStuff 07-21-2019 04:01 PM

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Really neat car!

Nothing better than a True Survivor after 50 years!

I love the engine bay photos.
What is the foil on the lines/hoses?

Thanks for sharing.


Stefano 07-21-2019 04:08 PM

Very Kool, congrats.

NorCam 07-21-2019 04:15 PM

Nice score. No picture of the current owner? :smirk:

PeteLeathersac 07-21-2019 04:26 PM


Big congrats also salute to OO Frank Schempp!
~ Pete


bergy 07-21-2019 04:35 PM

WOW - amazing find - beautiful - congrats!

DW31S 07-21-2019 04:37 PM

Awesome find! Congrats on the find and purchase!

big gear head 07-21-2019 04:43 PM

Awesome car! I'm glad to see that it will stay this way and not be restored.

ruralrte66 07-21-2019 05:03 PM

What a dream come True...... Congrats on a awsome car...

Thanks for sharing

ScottG 07-21-2019 05:14 PM

Sweet L78 !!

X66 714 07-21-2019 06:41 PM

Very nice car. Great options...Joe

BJCHEV396 07-21-2019 08:26 PM


L78M22Rag 07-22-2019 02:26 AM

An L78 in original survivor condition. Definitely worth the fifteen years of patience and effort that it took to get it. Congrats Benny, and thanks for posting Bruce!

Steve Shauger 07-22-2019 02:54 AM

Benny's congratulations!! Kudos to the original owner for preserving this car and for selecting a great person to be it's next caretaker.:beers:

m22mike 07-22-2019 12:17 PM

That's all I can say right now.

RPOLS3 07-22-2019 12:43 PM

Amazing car - congratulations. Would be a great to see this one at MCACN!

bbbentley 07-22-2019 01:28 PM

Glad it fell into a great “caretaker’s” hands. Congrats!

Salvatore 07-22-2019 03:34 PM

Have seen it in person. real nice complete car. Not sure who is luckier, Benny for getting the car or the car getting Benny. The Professor has a bunch of real nice cars (fast ones too) but this one is tops on the list in my opinion. Great score by the Lehighton Flash.

Miagiman 07-22-2019 04:44 PM

l 78
Great Car! Love seeing the well kept originals. As for the tin foil, we did that in the 60's to keep the fuel lines cool and anything else protected from the heat, really never new if it worked but many racers did it.

Woj 07-22-2019 06:52 PM

Congrats on your purchase. Nothing like a well preserved survivor, L78 no less! Phil Woj

Salvatore 07-22-2019 08:33 PM

Benny's COPO and this new ride has the blue interior which is all original down to the dash pads that usually have issues. Silver/blue and white/blue. Cool doings for those 2 cars. Great combo's. Like the degree tape on the balancer too.

ORIGLS6 07-22-2019 10:20 PM

Fantastic! Very cool car now in the hands of another cool owner.
Benny, ......... I'm jealous ! :biggthumpup::biggthumpup:

Charley Lillard 07-23-2019 03:34 AM

Would be great to see it and the orig. owner at MCACN. He deserves recognition. Would also love to see detail pics of whatever gloss is on the tailpanel.

luv2sixty9 07-23-2019 12:31 PM

BB you da man! Very nice ride.....Congrats

Flying Undertaker 07-23-2019 12:32 PM

BBBenny's Survivor 1969 L78 Camaro!
BBBenny: Congratulations on your purchase. I LOVE the color combo as I am an OO of a '83 Monte Carlo SS, White with blackout trim and accents, with a Blue and White interior. A real knockout survivor you have there, especially from the OO and kept in awesome condition. On the outside it bears a striking resemblance to one raced in Super Stock and Pro Stock by a certain racer from Malvern, PA!

bashton 07-23-2019 01:30 PM

Congrats Bbbenny! I echo the previous post; not sure who is luckier the car car or the new owner.

Would absolutely love to have you join us with this beauty at are overdue!


MosportGreen66 07-24-2019 01:39 PM

Congrats on a wonderful survivor. White/blue is a great combo!


Tracker1 07-24-2019 02:20 PM

WOWEE! What a fantastic car - congrats!

napa68 07-24-2019 07:17 PM

Tremendous find!

Steve Shauger 07-25-2019 04:12 PM

Hemmings Article
When Benny called me about his new car, I knew I had spoken to the owner years ago, and remember a Hemmings article. Hopefully it might make it to the MCACN this year!!!!!

WILMASBOYL78 07-25-2019 04:40 PM

69 Camaro....
I have also seen this car in person several times and have spoken with the original owner. He sort of appeared on the local scene over 10 years ago with the car...the foil wrapped fuel lines were an interesting talking point.

I had him down to our shop one day to see our L78 Novas...he was a true car guy and his car is definitely unique. Not surprised to see it in Benny's stable...since he likes the original cars so much.


Salvatore 07-25-2019 07:39 PM

BBBBBBBBenny and the Jets.

duskblue 07-25-2019 11:10 PM

looks like a very nice car,what part of the country was the car from?

bbbenny 07-26-2019 11:57 AM

The car was from the Albany, Ny. area. The car was sold out of. Bumstead Chevrolet, Troy,Ny. He ordered the car in January of 69. But the cowl hood, held the order up, didn;t get the car until May 16th of 69. BBBenny

Flying Undertaker 07-26-2019 02:58 PM

BBBenny's Survivor 1969 L78 Camaro

Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 1456732)
BBBBBBBBenny and the Jets.

BBBBBBBBenny and the Turbo-JETS!

PeteLeathersac 07-26-2019 03:18 PM

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It's Bumstead w/ no P, here's a 65 era pic below.
More pics @ this link, check out the well stocked Parts Dept!
~ Pete


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