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Old 09-21-2013, 08:11 AM
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Cars in lake...69 Camero

Over on the Studebaker Drivers Forum someone posted about the two cars discovered in the lake with human remains in them. The discussion meandered along, speculation about how they got there and so forth and after a while someone started speculating as to whether it might be a Yenko car with the hot engine etc.

Then someone says....you guys are such typical car guys....six skeletons found inside these cars and after 15 posts you are speculating on their serial numbers.....

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Old 09-21-2013, 09:40 AM
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Over on the Studebaker Drivers Forum someone posted about the two cars discovered in the lake with human remains in them. The discussion meandered along, speculation about how they got there and so forth and after a while someone started speculating as to whether it might be a Yenko car with the hot engine etc.

Then someone says....you guys are such typical car guys....six skeletons found inside these cars and after 15 posts you are speculating on their serial numbers.....
Yeah? SO? What was his point?
Did anyone get the serial numbers?

As for the human remains....Can't do much for them now. The real question is whether they would be part of the "story" when the cars go to market, or will they be scrubbed, so to speak, from the history of the cars?
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:42 AM
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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The cars have been taken apart in an archeological, layer-by-layer examination for human remains. You won't see them on eBay anytime soon. The Camaro is pictured below with its last owner. It was purchased six days before it disappeared. Not a Yenko...


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Old 09-21-2013, 11:53 PM
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Back in 1969 the roads in Oklahoma were considered some of the most primitive in the nation. There is still one road on Lake Keystone that goes underwater when the lake level is high and there are no warning lights or even street lights. You are just sailing along when 'boom', you are in the lake.

This could have been the same sort of thing, and lakes in that part of the state are reddish in color due to run off from the area fields. You cannot see more than one or two inches below the surface, so unless someone tripped over them they would just sit there.

There is even a type of country music known as Red Dirt music since it comes from that area.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:02 AM
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The cars have been taken apart in an archeological, layer-by-layer examination for human remains. You won't see them on eBay anytime soon. The Camaro is pictured below with its last owner. It was purchased six days before it disappeared. Not a Yenko...

That is the best looking Camaro ever made, the 1969, the only year they looked like that; The Z28 is the one of the mostmost covetable of all of them for that year.

The Nickey and Yenko and COPO ones arguably are the best, also.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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That is the best looking Camaro ever made, the 1969, the only year they looked like that; The Z28 is the one of the mostmost covetable of all of them for that year.

The Nickey and Yenko and COPO ones arguably are the best, also.
I have to agree its the best looking.
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So what's the consenus, foul play for 1969 and 1970?

Or did two parties consisting of 3 people each drive into the lake both those years?

I'm wonding if 69 and 70 had heavy dust storms or weather issues impacting visibility that would explain how the same accident happened twice immediately after each other, and then hasn't happened prior or after
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:07 PM
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I don't see much momentum there for foul play. If it confused one driver, it could do another.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:20 PM
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I have to agree its the best looking.
I was never a Camaro or Chevy fan, but even I will agree that that is the best of the breed.
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That is the best looking Camaro ever made, the 1969, the only year they looked like that; The Z28 is the one of the mostmost covetable of all of them for that year.

The Nickey and Yenko and COPO ones arguably are the best, also.
When I was in high school (2002) I had the opportunity to buy a 69 camaro for $1500. Parents wouldn't loan me the money since I had just bought a car a month earlier. My friend bought it for that and sold it for $24,000. Unrestored slant 6 but 17k original miles. I've had a soft spot ever since. that's the one that got away for me.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:02 PM
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The well respected for toughness "slant six" was a Chrysler product offered in Dodges and Plymouths. I owned one about 45 years ago. My dad Had several.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:18 PM
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The well respected for toughness "slant six" was a Chrysler product offered in Dodges and Plymouths. I owned one about 45 years ago. My dad Had several.
Inline 6, it was the lowest level camaro but pristine.
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I worked at a Chevy dealership in 68-69. I can remember the first 427 Camaro to show up there. Black, automatic. I drove it around the lot. Owner of the dealership drove it around for a while. I can remember him complaining that it was too much engine for such a light car.

Damn, I see those cars have sold for over $2 million!

I owned 68 and 69 Camaro's. Both with the 250 inline six. 69 was a three speed on the column. I bought the 68 with no engine or transmission. It formerly had a V-8 automatic. I installed the 250 with a 4 spd.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:55 PM
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Who would order a Camaro with three on the tree? That had to be a fleet order!

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