If you’re a Camaro die-hard, you need to clear your schedule for the dates of June 26-28 and book a ticket to Carlisle, Pennsylvania so that you can attend the Carlisle GM Nationals. Why? Because organizers have confirmed that the first Camaro ever built, a 1967 model bearing chassis VIN N100001 will be on display.
After a relatively rough life that saw it change hands a number of times and even be used for drag racing, the car was put into storage until it was discovered in 2009. The finder eventually sold it to its current owner, who in May of 2014 completed a lengthy restoration process. Now it’s finally ready to be shown to the public again.
As the story goes, this particular Camaro was the first of 49 pilot-build cars that were mostly hand-assembled back in 1966, with the initial work done by Fisher Body of Detroit and the final assembly done at General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Norwood Assembly Plant in Ohio. The car’s original specs included Grenada Gold paint, a 230 cubic-inch straight-six engine, whitewall tires, a push-button radio and a unique 110 volt static lighting display, which was utilized by GM at auto shows and sales conventions when showing the vehicle.
The full story of the Camaro N100001 is detailed in this video from PilotCarRegistry. More details about the Carlisle GM Nationals event can be found at the website www.CarlisleEvents.com.