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Thread: Home at last after 47 years my 69 Z28

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    Home at last after 47 years my 69 Z28

    Location: Florida
    Home at last after 47 years my 69 Z28
    I just ,last year found my original 69 Z28 after 47 years.
    BUT! I need some hepl in my documentary please read this...thanks...Jim

    The quick story is as follows. I purchased this 1969 Camaro Z 28 in late 1968. From Pape Chevrolet in the Bronx,NY
    I am trying to finish my documentary on the car,

    I sold it around 1973 and always regretted it. I have been looking for it for all this time, and just found the car last year, and purchased it back after 47 years. (HOME AT LAST) What a story!
    I have been in touch with everyone from 1976 until now, who owned the car.
    Except for the years between 1973 and 1976 "the missing link"
    We believe that someone by the last name of Young from Southold, owned the car during those years, I am hoping that this story,might refresh someone's memory of who owned it and possibly some history ,so that I might complete the "missing Link"
    Someone had painted it Yellow, around 1973, from the Blue I that I painted it around 1970,It was originally green.

    The car was sold around 1973, as we had 2 small children, and we were moving to Florida, and the Camaro was just to small, we sold it to, who? That is the missing link? I do know that Tom Rambo purchased the car in 1976, from? (Missing Link) We think it was someone in Southold, NY by the name of Young. Now in around 1976, it was painted yellow with black stripes and the interior was changed from parchment white to black and a 350 engine, had been installed in place of the original 302 engine.
    Originally from the factory it was fathom green with White (parchment) interior, in 1970 I painted it La Mans blue, and so green to blue to yellow and now it is back to the original color. Tom Rambo drove the car until 1978 and sold it to his brother Wayne in 1978, After speaking with Wayne, he told me he had to go to South Carolina to pick up the car, from his brother Tom, and drove it back to N.Y. It was missing really badly, and the car was all over the road, as the front suspension was in dire need of replacing. He told me that he thought his brother Tom, who is now deceased, purchased it from someone by the name of Young in Southold N.Y. around 1973(This is the missing link). As of now I have not been able to contact anyone by the name of Young or any family member to verify this. It is the missing link from 1973 to 1976. The story goes that Mr. Young destroyed the original 302 motor, and then took in to a local repair shop,(who/where?) and the owner talked him into not rebuilding the 302 engine and installed a 350 engine in its place, where is the shop with the original 302 engine, who did the work, does anyone remember? This is a part of the missing link?
    So as you can see the mystery still continues today.
    Again it is a really interesting story, the car is home after 47 years. If I could only find out more information about the missing years? 1973 to 1976. I really hope that someone remembers something or anything about the history of the car, so that I might complete the history of it. I hope someone can help me complete the history of the

    Jim O'Hare
    E-Mail is
    [email protected]

    Thank you in advance

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE curtisreed's Avatar
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    Feb 2004
    43 years. I'm curious why would you paint a one year old car?

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    Typo I actually painted it around 71 or 72, the wife got into a little drivers side fender bender,so I had friends that were in the auto body line (Claccia auto body,Bronx,NY)and was on strike for 9 months from my job so decided to fix it and repaint in the La Mans Blue color.Sorry for the typo.
    then look some time between 1973 and 1976 someone (THE MISSING LINK) painted it Yellow with black stripes?

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