This car quickly found a following. A very knowledgeable friend that runs a restoration shop drooled all over it. He called it a “truly nice Camaro that is obviously a great driver”.
This is a numbers-matching Rally Sport-Super Sport (RS/SS) Camaro. The 295 HP-350 engine has all the proper codes and stampings, including a partial VIN. The Muncie M20 4 speed transmission also has all the correct casting numbers and a partial VIN stamping and appropriate date code. I believe the 12 bolt 3.73 posi-traction rear axle to be correct, but didn’t take the time to find the stamping.
This car was built in Norwood, OH. The mileage of 79,270 is said to be correct, however I have no documentation. The condition of the car supports the claim. I know it was titled in IL and WI, but no more then that.
This Camaro is very correct. I will concede that the rear spoiler was not available, but is said to have been dealer installed. I know the Muncie shifter was swapped out for the current Hurst when the previous owner rebuilt the transmission. The wheels should NOT be Rally wheels, as this is a drum brake car. Obviously the new BFG Radial T/A’s are incorrect. This car likely had red line tires.
The trim tag decodes spot on versus the options. The Bolero Red paint is 20 years old, yet nice. I am not sure if the Standard Black Bucket Seat interior was replaced. It must have been, as it is very nice. The glass is Soft Ray, there is a rear speaker, the codes for the M20 and 295 HP 350 are present. The Rally Sport Package and the Super Sport codes are present. This car also has deluxe front and rear seat belts.
It has power steering, The standard AM radio, wooden steering wheel, Center Console and Gauge package. I have not looked for the build sheet, but they appear to be factory installed. The tachometer also looks factory. There is a new jack and lug wrench in the trunk with the spare. The trunk was refinished to the correct spatter paint and lined with the proper mat.
The carburetor, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds and exhaust system are correct. The exhaust system was recently replaced. The headlight door mechanisms were recently rebuilt.
All features, including the radio, cigar lighter and clock, are functioning properly. All lights work, as do the gauges. The doors, trunk and glove box lock via key. The engine bay appears to be properly detailed.
The previous owner drove his Camaro a lot. He enjoyed it, maintained it and was very particular about correcting any deficiencies. I have started it when the temperature was 5 degrees. It idles, runs, drives and stops very well. The parking brake and indicator light also function properly.
This is a show-worthy car. It is not concours worthy, but will certainly gather a crowd no matter where you go. So don’t be afraid to venture long distance. Other then gas in the tank, this car needs nothing.