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Old 02-06-2017, 11:23 AM
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William, wasn't number 25 sold in Pa also??

And my old number 34...for sale? Is it restored? how much?
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Default Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

ZL1 #'s 17 + 25 + 44 are all on the list here as being Penske delivered.
Looks like they were indeed there as the colors match up nicely w/ the old Penske ZL1 ads as below.
Would dealers like Degnan or others advertise cars known available to them as a dealer trade and bring them in if a real buyer at hand?
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Default Re: Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

#25 is an orange automatic. The Degnan car was a 4-speed.

#34 is at Hausfeld Classics in Ohio. No price listed. Someone who would know told me it has been re-bodied.

Penske DX'd at least one of its ZL1s to another dealer. The ads are dated June 12 &amp; 26, 1969, weeks after they were re-distributed. Don't know if dealers advertised other dealers cars but bundling a white-elephant ZL1 into a trade was a definite possibility. Others were also DX'd; #68 was ordered by Harris Chev but sold by Geyer.

Legend has it Gibb still had one of the cars into the '70s. Maybe an L-88 Camaro would have been a better idea.
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Default Re: Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

Thanks William...

I forgot the orange 25 was automatic..

Wow, all the work that was done to save the original body on my old car...and now they rebodied it [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif[/img]

I know the buyer told me they were going to acid dip it and put a repo complete floor in it, as the car had a correct original 4 speed complete floor/tunnel installed, but it had patch panels also where the original floor that was used apparently had some rust. I thought they were crazy, but now I think they are crazier if they rebodied the car now!
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Default Re: Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

i would bet one of the ZL-1s came to cincinnati also. i heard it from employees it was on the showroom floor
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

Makes sense. All of the returned Gibb cars went back to Norwood, 10 miles from Cincinnati. Would like to know if anyone remembers details.

3 non-Gibb ZL1s were sold new in OH but not near Cincinnati. #53 white 4-speed Lyle Chev [Cuyahoga Falls], #65 Fathom green 4-speed Lavery Chev [Alliance], #69 orange 4-speed Huebner Chev [Carrolton].
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Default Re: Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

When the norwood workers where building the ZL1 and copo cars, I wonder how many employee's said i have to buy one and ordered one for them self.
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norwood employees would come down to queen city and use their gm discount. The hoosier hell copo was bought with a gm discount. One of the gm employees tried to buy the ZL-1 with a gm discount but they said no. Anybody with more information please let me know. Its out there somewhere
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Default Re: Degnan Chevrolet Philadelphia PA - ZL1

The ZL1 Camaro was a sales disaster for Chevy. Not only was Gibb supposed to have an exclusive on the COPO, the initial option msrp was supposed to be about $2000. That would have put sticker price around $5300; maybe he would have been able to sell them. Instead they jacked the option price to $4160 putting list price over $7300. Then they allowed other dealers to order them.

I believe when Chevy re-distributed them they cut the invoice by around $2000 and even that didn't help much. The Degnan ad states &quot;Save over $2000.&quot;
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I own an interesting 69 Camaro that the Supercar Registry confirmed was sold through Degnan Chevrolet. It is a Daytona Yellow SS 396. 4000 miles of drag racing etc then parked in a field, left for dead since. Last registered in ’71. It has a non original motor. Has many “Motion-like” cues - fuel pumps in trunk, typical traction bars, motion decals on air shocks, MT valve covers, Sun guages, wood aftermarket wheel, factory fiberglass cowl hood - not a repro, etc. I think the car is something special or has had extensive drag history at the least. Any thoughts or recollections of this car?
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