Genuine L-78, #s match throughout, rotisserie restored!

This is the real deal!! Very well documented L-78 396-375 hp SS Camaro. Has protect-o-plate and probably more importantly pictures of the original car before restoration. #s match throughout. Pictures of the numbers were taken before car was apart. Photos also document a total body off frame rotisserie restoration. Taken down to a bare shell. All the correct platings, finishes, overspray, assembly line markings were duplicated. Only 113 miles since finished. Very impressive, take the time to read the details.

EXTERIOR: As shown in the before pictures this was a solid complete car to start with. Original Rallye green car with the trim package. The body was taken down to a shell and restored better then new. There are 4 coats of clear that were wet sanded all the way to a 3000 grit paper. It went through a 5 step buffing process. Every piece of chrome, trim, stainless were replaced or restored like new. Correct antenna. It has new date coded glass, correct T-3 headlights and reproduction Goodyear Wide Tread tires on restored SS wheels. Other features include enduro bumper, hockey stick stripe and spoilers.

INTERIOR: Completely restored and nicely optioned. Has deluxe rosewood wheel on a tilt column, console, gauges, tachometer, clock, reproduction floormats, and special trim group- rosewood trim and stainless pedal trim. From carpet to headliner it looks new. Original embossed door panels, correct round shaft Hurst shifter.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Very well verified authenticity by an expert before it was taken apart. Photos also document the codes and numbers pre-restoration. The motor- The original "born with" 396-375 motor was taken apart and rebuilt. While the head was off they used a piece of paper as a straight edge to show the stamp pad was never ground down, it still has it's original broach marks too. Partial vin is stamped by oil filter and is practically impossible to tamper with. Even the internal original parts were documented- it is the legendary 272 4 bolt main block with original forged crank, dimple rods, high dome pistons and solid lifter GM cam. The original big port heads are matched to the original big port aluminum intake. On top sits the restored original big Holley carb. Even the distributor, exhaust manifolds, deep groove pulleys are correct. Original alternator has "hook" fan. The correct smog system is in place and purposely made non functional.
The compartment- Photos verify original big block car by location of heater core on the firewall. Has original 4 core radiator with curved neck, even the fan has correct #s. The original brake booster was rebuilt by Jerry Macneish. Correct hoses, clamps, wires, battery, cables etc. Everything is restored to look new in their correct finishes. Assembly line stamps were reapplied.
Trim tag- This is the original tag. Pre-restoration photo documented. Verified by an expert. The reproduction tags have subtle differences. This tag verifies X22 (SS 396), 79 79 (Rallye green, no vinyl top) and the final build date of car which corresponds with the components on the car.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Restored to look brand new and it is complete. Correct jack was restored, has restored matching SS wheel with matching reproduction Goodyear tire. The metal is clean and has a good coat of spatter finish paint. The latches, wiring, weatherstrip all look new.

UNDERSIDE: Has original vin # matched M-20 4-speed trans and # matched original 3.73 12 bolt posi rear. It was flipped on a rotisserie so the bottom could be restored as good as the top. It is highly detailed in all the correct finishes. The green overspray from the body was replicated just as it was originally. The assembly line paint markings were duplicated. Correct spiral shocks, correct aluminized exhaust system with transverse muffler. Correct disc brakes in front with GM 2 piece rotors and dated frame valve. Every component, bushing, line, hose, clamp has been restored or replaced. The metal is super clean too. The factory spotwelds and seams are clean.

I feel very confident in this car after studying the facts. The before pictures tell a 1,000 words. #s, dates, casting codes all jive. The protect-o-plate documents how it was born. The restoration brought it to better then new condition. This is an investment grade muscle top dog muscle car!
Options and Accessories
  • Protect-o-plate
  • 375 hp motor
  • 3.73 posi
  • Power steering
  • Power disc brakes
  • Rosewood wheel
  • Tilt wheel
  • Console
  • Gauges
  • Hockey stripe
  • Enduro bumper
  • Reproduction tires
  • Spoilers
  • Exterior trim group
  • Interior trim group
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