My game plan for today was to do a post about some of the Patriotic creations we have in
But instead, as I sit here looking at my bulletin board, I see a Car Show flyer that we want to attend.
So a little background on my "baby" For those that do not know, I am the original owner of "her"
Yup, a 1969 numbers matching Camaro ! The body has been restored, but the interior, engine and drivetrain are all original. She purrs with 86,000 miles. I have all the original documentation for her too.
Shortly, she will be uncovered, powered up and dusted off for the upcoming season. I prefer car cruises, where you just drive up, park, take out your chair and sit. No competition, no judging, just relaxation. Meeting wonderful people and making new friends.
I purchased her in January 1970 as a leftover for......wait for it........$2800.00 !! My car payments were $63.00/ month for 3 years......can you believe that? LOL
Dad took me car shopping.......I knew wanted a 69 Camaro, no other car would do. It had to be an automatic on the floor, I loved the shifter look but could not drive stick at that point. I looked at the Indy Pace car, which was a convertible, automatic and had a 350......Dad said NO, it's a convertible and will sit out in the weather. So......on to the next dealer....
There I found this green metallic Camaro. No engine markings on it, automatic....on the column (yuk) and had this really weird stripe going along the side that said YENKO on it. Okay, I could get used to that stripe but NOT the automatic on the column.....Dad talked to the salesperson and said....."you will kill yourself in this". Was I confused with that comment? YES ! only to find out years later, it would be worth a small fortune right now as it came through with a high performance engine in it.
NEXT dealer............and there is where I fell in love with "her". 3 days later, I drove her home and we have been together ever since.