3 OWNERS, 315 ACTUAL MILES, SHOW-STOPPER CONDITION, ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE, #'S MATCH
Nothing in the old car hobby is more interesting than a car with a story. Well, this remarkable 1975 Camaro RS has one heck of a story to tell. First of all, it has just 315 original miles (not a misprint). Second, it's an ultra-rare six-cylinder car with a manual gear box. Wild right? And finally, it's been stripped, cleaned, detailed, and put back together to be as close to showroom new as possible. A truly remarkable labor of love whose value is all out of proportion to what it represents.
It's awesome to have passionate guys in the hobby who do things for love, and the gentleman who discovered and resuscitated this car is an F-body lover who seeks out the unusual. This original car certainly hits all the right buttons for those of us who love the oddballs, and there's no doubt that this untouched car really does have incredibly low mileage. It was painstakingly repainted in the original combination using reproduction decals and there's no doubt this one is nicer than new, but every inch of sheetmetal is original. Starting with a low-mileage straight car is always ideal, but they still pulled no punches in the repaint, with over $10,000 spent just on that alone (yes, we have the receipt to prove it). The chrome, glass, bumpers, and lenses are original pieces that were cleaned up and reinstalled to add to its authenticity. As in the early days, the Rally Sport package wasn't just limited to V8 cars, and added the '70s cool two-tone color combination, a deck lid spoiler, and a fresh blacked-out grille, making for a sporty package that could also be quite thrifty. And therein lies this car's appeal.
It shouldn't be a surprise that the interior is 100% original, right down to the funky black and white cloth seats. Original carpets, door panels, dash, and other soft parts are beautifully preserved and even the gauges look like they were freshly installed. Obviously a car like this is going to be light on options, but that's all part of this particular Camaro's appeal: who ordered it like this and why, and perhaps more importantly, why did they choose this one to secret away for a few decades? It's pretty cool to see a stick shift poking out of the transmission tunnel; in this case, it's linked to a 3-speed manual, which was actually the base transmission in '75. There's also an AM radio in the dash and floor mats to protect the 40-year-old carpets. The trunk is virtually untouched with an original mat and the factory-issued spare tire, which were radials for the first time in 1975.
The 250 cubic inch six-cylinder engine, along with the transmission, suspension, and rear end, was removed and detailed for show, then reinstalled as the factory intended. The long inline-six wears proper Chevy Orange paint and every single component is as installed at the factory. The air cleaner, carburetor, and little stuff like the hose clamps and plug wires, all of it is OEM with just a high-grade detail job to make everything sparkle. Underneath, the chassis is detailed for show with correct finishes and fasteners throughout, and there's even a new exhaust system, complete with catalytic converter and correct 6-cylinder muffler. The wheels were repainted with the rest of the car, but still carry their 1975-vintage Uniroyal radials that look virtually unused.
You've never seen anything like this Camaro before, and it'll draw a huge crowd at the next national meet. You aren't going to drive it anyway, it's too perfect, and where else can you get a potential national show winner for less than $20 grand? Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- Inline 6
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 315 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console