I recently sold my 1968 327 camaro and just today purchased my 1964 SS. I take everything the seller told me with a grain of salt since there was no documentation that came with the vehicle. But I was told that he bought it from the original owners that purchased it in 1963 from Merced CA where it spent its entire life in the Central Valley babied and garaged. I do plan on trying to make contact with who I believe to be the original owners in order to get the full story on this beauty. But for now what I do know is, it has:
300 HP 327
Factory Dual Exhaust
Tilt Steering Column
Push Button am radio with rear antenna
The issues that I have discovered at the moment are:
Brakes are spongy and pedal goes almost to the floor
Noise when brake pedal is pushed, possibly rusty spring
Speedometer and odometer is inoperable
Passenger side sun visor doesnt stay securely in bracket / falls out
Rear power windows sluggish and very slow / sometimes stopping midway
Rear view mirror is loose and doesnt stay in position
Side view mirror is loose and doesnt stay in position
There is a bit of pitting on the chrome on rear bumper
Climate controls are hard to slide and Heater/Air Cond slider stuck down in Air Cond position
Intermittent loud "Squeal" Noise at highway speeds / sounds like a loose or worn belt
I believe its the wrong battery for the car / to tall and I believe it is facing the wrong direction
There is a small roughly 1/8" chip in paint on top of front passenger side fender. maybe a wrench or something dropped on it while someone was working in engine compartment.
Mostly small stuff. Hopefully most of it can get addresses very soon. I drove it 2+ hours from Merced to Sacramento and it cruised like a dream with the AC blowing nice and cool on the 91 degree day. Got lots of rubber neckers and thumbs up along the way! I cant wait for many more cruises and car shows.
If there is anybody in the Sac area that can give me some advice or point me in the direction of some good restoration shops or mechanics hit me up.
Here is a little eye candy: