VINTAGE CERT CAMARO ERRORS
This is Daniel Cannuli. I had the yellow 1968 Camaro Z/28 with the salt air damage (“Phoenix,” May 2016, bit.ly/2Jh9qWt). I lost the yellow car, as I had to sell it. But I bought it back along with David Beem’s Le Mans Blue survivor Z/28. Long story for another time. With that said, the write-up of the car in the April 2018 issue (“Originality Certified,” bit.ly/2L9dHso) has some mistakes.
The car was purchased by a Chevrolet mechanic at McMahan Chevrolet in Lafayette, Colorado. He kept it for about one year. His wife got pregnant and they had to sell the car. They already had two children, and the Camaro was going to be too small for three young children. He passed away a few years ago. The second owner used to drive by the dealership on his motorcycle and see the Z/28 in the lot. He made contact with the first owner and told him if you sell, call me. He subsequently bought the car and kept it for about 48 years! Sold it to David Beem, and David sold it to me not long after. The second owner is alive and well and is 71. I have talked to him several times.
Also note: The car only has 54,475 original miles showing on the odometer, not 64,000. This is very important to me, as this misinformation will stay with the car forever. People will think I messed with the mileage, and it could ultimately devalue the car.
We apologize for the errors. Look for a full feature on his Z/28 in a future issue.