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Old 04-11-2016, 10:53 PM
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Default 1969 Camaro RS/SS Azure Turquoise

I bought my car just after I turned 18 in October 1980. I was looking for a 69-72 Chevelle SS but came across this one in the local newspaper.
I went to look at it and it was sitting beside a garage and needed some work. The son who owned in was in Florida and his parents got the okay to sell it on his behalf. They really wanted it out of their yard. The son was in the Air Force and brought the car back from Grand Forks, ND where he was stationed. He worked on it for awhile and then left for a job in Florida.The car was pretty complete with original paint but he had pulled the original 4 speed out and had put in a TH350. There were a bunch of parts in the trunk too. It had very little rust in the lower front fenders but the rest was rust free. After going to see it, I made a deal for $1100 which is what they were asking. Gave them $100 to hold it because they said the phone was ringing off the hook and people wanted to come see it. The next day, I convinced my Dad to cosign a loan for me for the remaining $1000 and I bought the car. Had a buddy come with me to put air in the tires and try to get it running so I could drive it home. Never told my dad that it didnt run, so I was hoping we could get this thing going! Ended up needing tranny fluid (trans leaked bad) and a tuneup and points adjusted. Fired that thing up and drove it home. So over the first 2 years I owned it I decided to freshen up the paint. In 1981-82, I bought 2 new GM front fenders at $92 a piece and all the chrome and emblems and I repainted it and changed the strip color to white. Had to fix the headlights with new actuators and a hinge, but everything finally worked. I decided back then to keep it all stock and looking back I threw away 3 of the remaining original 14x7 steel wheels because I didn't know what they were doing with the car. Little did I know. I put a set of N66 SS wheels on it and drove it only in the summers until 1987 when I bought my 1987 Monte Carlo SS new (still have it). Over the years I moved this car with me, from storage to storage. After driving it those 5 years and being outside during summers, the paint was starting to fade. Ended up getting married, kids and the old Camaro just sat in my garage. I had offers to sell and one day I agreed to sell it for $4500 back in about 1998. The guy came over and looked at it and really wanted it. So here I am really doing something I never thought I would do, sell this car. My very first car. So the guy comes back and says he has a great idea, he wants to trade me his snowmobile and cash. I say no way and I end up not selling it. This was enough to get me motivated to fix this car up and bring it back to new. I ended up putting it on a rotisserie and taking it all apart. I had aquired all the parts over the years and with eBay starting up was able to find pretty much everything I needed. I finally completed it in 2004. I also found out how valuable those steel rims are. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/blush.gif[/img] This car is an LOS built 11A of 68 car.
So during the resto, I pulled the tank and luckily the build sheet was on the tank still. I knew what I had but this totally verified it.
I asked Kurt S why my wheels on the sheet said IF, as I thought they would be XT. Ended up IF wheels were used at LOS plant. Never knew this. I guess I have learned alot about these cars over the past 35 years. Some through the Camaro Club mags and Super Chevy. I wish I knew in 1980 about the build sheet on the tank. Im sure it was in better shape than when I found it in 2001.
My car isnt really a Super Car. Its a 350 RS/SS, 4 speed with 727 White Interior with no power steering.


Here it is in 1980 with early 70's Camaro rallys. Had a broken grille and hideaways didnt work. Just after I brought her home!!
Notice original stripe is black.



In about 1983 or 1984 after I did an amateur resto - Notice N66 SS wheels and changed stripe to white. I just thought the white stripe looked better with white interior. Mis matched tires - Hey, I was on a budget!!




On Rotisserie about 1999-2001

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:59 PM
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After getting off the rotisserie in 2004 and finally on the road for the first time since 1987.
Stripe color back to origina; and with Ralley wheels plus matching tires.
I think this was the first time I ever had matching tires on this car.
Also added the front and rear bumpers to it.



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Old 04-11-2016, 11:08 PM
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Yesterday I had it out. I finally got around to putting the IF wheels on it. I wasnt sure if I liked this idea, but it is what was on it originally. My car had a Rydell Chevrolet Grand Fork, ND emblem on it when I bought it. I always just figured the car was from there. I also had some paperwork from the guy who owned it before the guy I bought it off. Not sure what he paid total but the loan he got in 1976 was for $1800. That was the end of my paper trail. The car was so clean and not rusty I had a feeling it may have come form the West coast. It wasnt until 2014 when I sent in my $50 to NCRS that I found it came from Hallman Chevrolet in Reno Nevada.

Just checking it out without hub caps

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Old 04-11-2016, 11:13 PM
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With Caps on. I think this car reminds me alot of Steve Sandlins RS COPO that is Azure Turquoise
Not a common color that you see. Im starting to take a liking to this setup [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]



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Old 04-11-2016, 11:20 PM
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After finding out I have a Hallman Chevrolet car, I found a pair of these on ebay.



And a Hallman emblem which I plan on putting back on the car:
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:37 PM
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I also found this newspaper ad that ran about the time my car was on the lot at Hallman Chevrolet.

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Great story. Love the colour too! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Azure Turquoise

Now that's a cool story, keeping it was a great thing to do. Having it restored with the steel wheels and caps really look good. Love the white interior with Turquoise to. Steve. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]
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Nice ride Jonesy. Just love that color. You got a keeper there. Thanks for sharing - love the story!!!
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: 1969 Camaro RS/SS Azure Turquoise

Love the steel wheels and caps changes the car totally for me! Very nice
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