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TomP 07-15-2008 08:54 AM

Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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.

PeteLeathersac 07-15-2008 04:40 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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!.

~ Pete
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Canuck 07-15-2008 08:14 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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.
Paul

1967Z28 07-17-2008 06:13 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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 .

-Jon

Xplantdad 07-17-2008 06:15 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
http://images20.fotki.com/v356/photo...rColour-vi.jpg

1967Z28 07-17-2008 06:24 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Thanks for the help, Bruce. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

-Jon

Xplantdad 07-17-2008 08:00 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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Thanks for the help, Bruce. https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...iggthumpup.gif

-Jon

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Canadian Copo 09-04-2009 08:57 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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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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http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/...007/Image1.jpg

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

budnate 09-04-2009 06:42 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
OMG https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gif that thing has more scoops than Dairy Queen

StriperSS 09-04-2009 07:06 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
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.

PeteLeathersac 09-04-2009 07:22 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Chttps://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gifhttps://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gifL!!!

Definately function before beauty!.
Seeing the HP is noted at 430, I wonder if they were L88 powered?.
Also if they built any 68's I wonder if Mander knew of/ordered any of the 9737 cars?.

Little on these or the Conroy Cheetah cars seems to exist so if anyone has more info/pics please post anything you have..

To date there's one existing Conroy Cheetah that appears to be the real deal plus a few possibles..

http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/76_75/11...royCheetah.jpg

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midyr 09-13-2009 07:11 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
1 Attachment(s)
Don't know how to post these so they open

Xplantdad 09-14-2009 05:05 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Here you go!

https://www.yenko.net/attachments/419290-Mander.JPG

midyr 09-14-2009 05:58 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
thanks

PeteLeathersac 09-14-2009 08:07 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Chttps://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gifhttps://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...emlins/eek.gifL!.

Hey Lance, do you know or remember anything on Cheetahs from the Conroy dealership in St. Catherines Ontario?.

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~ Pete

midyr 09-14-2009 09:59 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Pete, no, until you mentioned it I had no knowledge of anything like that at all

PeteLeathersac 09-14-2009 10:39 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Lance,
A past (& current?) Cheetah owner appeared on the CP site in January and laid this interesting statement on us..

"...The Cheetah was built at Conroy Pontiac. The manager of Conroy was Henry Carmichael, who worked for Conroy in St. Catherines in Ont. There was 46 built over the 3 years of 66-8, 21 stayed in B.C. and the others shipped to Ont. 8 in 66, 7 in 67 and 7 in 68 . The first one was a 283 and was on display in Conroys glass garage in St. Catherines. ( Conroy was a big supplier of brake drums , roters etc to the factories around the area). Only one was buld with a 427 which Henry Carmichael raced at Mission.I talked with Henry Carmichael in 1986 at Royal City Pontiac. I have also traveled back to Cardston Alta to talk with Les Mills who worked for Conroys in the drum factory. These cars were given to the top salesmen in Conroys divisions. I owned a 67 for 13 years and returned (gave)it back to the second owner (first owner had traded it in on a Ford truck as he was transfered to Port Hardy by Finning) Richard has since restored it and my wife and I took it off Vancouver Island for the first time, since it was brought here, to the Sleepy Hollow Rod Run..."

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GerrysW31 09-14-2009 11:13 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
That picture of the "dressed up" Mander Camaro shows up some where else.
I am sure it was an add for some parts joint in the States.
While I was young at the time, I am sure I would have remembered an abomination like that.
I am going digging but am sure I have a different Mander conversion add on the back of an old "Speed Sport News" or something like that.
I remember the Ambassadors car club in West Van having a 69 Cheetah , green with some orange on it.
A friend a couple years older than me had an L78 Chevelle from Manders and remembers that Cheetah in the 14's at Mission. He remembers them as very much a "badge car" more that the type of deal , Nickey , Motion, Yenco , were.
Another friend who owns a dealership on the island says his mech has a 66 or 67 gold Cheetah. I will past on this thread so possibly you could get more Cheetah info.
Gerry Charlesworth

69Z28Freak 01-22-2011 09:02 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StriperSS</div><div class="ubbcode-body">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. </div></div>

I love this thread. Can't wait to get to the bottom of this

PeteLeathersac 01-27-2011 05:20 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
No idea on the car and/or Craigslist ad being authentic???
Wow if an original Conroy L36 or L72 Cheetah as any '67 dealer delivered 427 A-Body car is really something!.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...178853581.html

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~ Pete

PeteLeathersac 01-28-2011 05:30 PM

Re: Mander & Conroy Chevrolet - Vancouver Canada
 
Possibly a real dealer delivered 427 A-Body and nobody cares?.
Is it because it's wearing Beaumont clothes?.

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~ Pete

Copy of text from below Ad...

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...178853581.html

<span style="font-style: italic">&quot;...Date: 2011-01-25, 3:45AM PST
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

Beaumont 1967 cheetah
4 Spd car, disc power brakes, power steering , power windows, chrome steering column and shaft,fact tint
Bucket seats with console, corvette ralleys and centerlines with drag radials
Exaust igniter shoots 2 foot flames out side exaust race ready or cool colector either way, wicked ride
Looking for 4x4 backhoe

Location: Langley
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests...&quot;</span>

L78M22Rag 01-28-2011 08:32 PM

Re: Mander & Conroy Chevrolet - Vancouver Canada
 
I care!

69Z28Freak 02-01-2011 10:05 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Hey Pete I saw a real one at Classic Bowtie in Langley a while back. It was green I think. The owner said he was bring it to an auction, Barrett-Jackson I think. Car was really nice and very low milage. Until I saw that car in person I had never heard of it. I never thought of taking a picture of it. They are out there. I hope we get more info on the Mander soon,

Keith Tedford 02-01-2011 11:26 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Nice looking car. My first two cars were '66 SD Beaumonts so I've always had a love for them. Any idea what the guy is asking?

PeteLeathersac 02-01-2011 04:32 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Cool info fellas!.

Hi Keith, hope you're well!.
Were both your SD Beaumonts Mk1V cars?.
If yes, L34 or L35?.
Coupes?.

The green car you saw freak would probably be the restored car we've looked at in a few threads here including this one...
https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbt...386&amp;page=1

Beaumont SD's are cool on their own but a real Cheetah 427 car could be the coolest A-Body ever so I'm excited when any appear, hoping/looking for true provenance of being Conroy delivered w/ L36, L72 or maybe even L88 power!?

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~ Pete




scuncio 05-14-2011 01:43 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Looked a long time for this emblem:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2721/...66af32c6_b.jpg

musclecarguyl78 05-12-2012 07:45 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
I've just bought a Deepwater Blue 1967 138 code SS396 Chevelle sold new by Mander Chevrolet. It is a 25,000 mile car that had been stored in a carport since 1980! It has its original 350HP engine and M20 4 speed trans with a 3.55 posi 12 bolt diff. I had been chasing the car for a little over a year and the owner called me the day of my 40th birthday to make a deal and my wife and I went and picked it up in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island the day she phoned. Her husband bought it used 6 months into 67. The car has manual drum brakes, manual steering, rear defroster, simulated wood wheel, and D96 stripes. The engine has a solid lifter cam in it with M/T valve covers and a bigger Holley carb. After sitting for 32 years I changed all the oils primed the oil pump and fired it up the next day and drove it around that afternoon. The car has DC code 15x6 ralley wheels that I'm not sure are original or not I guess I will find out when the GM Canada Docs come. The car is in amazing condition and appears to have had one repaint in its life. I know Laurie Craig he lived on Salt Spring and had a towing Co here he used to always talk about his Z and wished he knew were was seeing these pictures of the car he talked about is very cool. I have no idea of the Mander history when I bought the car but I'm glad I researched the dealership.

musclecarguyl78 05-12-2012 07:46 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
How do I post pictures?

StriperSS 06-07-2012 10:00 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
You need to host them on a site like Photobucket first, and then you can add them to your posts.

chevelleheart 12-20-2012 06:15 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
I'd sure love to see those pics!....did you ever manage to get them up.?

Jefferson 12-22-2012 07:03 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
My buddies 67 Cheetah

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6..._8239376_n.jpg

Xplantdad 12-22-2012 08:50 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Very cool~!

musclecarguyl78 08-21-2014 03:02 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Sorry I took so long to get a picture up of the car I've since painted it and done a bunch of work but its not ready for pictures yet. [img:center]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1n...it?usp=sharing[/img]

mockingbird812 08-21-2014 03:23 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Cool ride. Looks menacing!

PeteLeathersac 08-21-2014 02:53 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 

Looks really great John!
Did you get the GM Canada paperwork yet?
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~ Pete

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musclecarguyl78 08-23-2014 09:41 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Here is a link to the GM Docs it's all original except the wheels and hub caps. https://drive.google.com/a/thecarrec...it?usp=sharing

PeteLeathersac 09-01-2014 05:07 PM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 

Great you got the GM Vintage Services paperwork and thanks for posting it!
Seeing Courtesy Chev noted, was it dealer traded to Mander who then delivered it new to the original owner?
And Courtesy was Jim Pattison which became Dueck in later years, correct...anyone?
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~ Pete

camino 10-28-2014 04:37 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
i also have a Mander car, 1968 elcamino L78, m22, 3:73 posi with 55,000 orig miles, orig red paint.
here is the super car thread on it.

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthrea...cami#Post578722

camino 10-28-2014 04:42 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
i am trying to locate as many Mander and Conroy cars and owners for a North Shore supercar show next year. please contact me if you are interested.

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbt...855#Post586855 https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...o_on_grass.jpg

musclecarguyl78 10-30-2014 08:39 AM

Re: Mander Chevrolet , North Vancouver
 
Sweet ride Steve I`ve always liked the Elcamino`s and Ranchero`s one of my early cars was a 67 Ranchero 390 4speed car. I wish I never let that one go. I would love to attend a get together with my 67 Chevelle Mander car and possibly my Dick Irwin 71 Chevelle if I have it road worthy by the time this happens.


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