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Was at a car show a few weeks ago and the sun was so bright these pics are off center. But here is an immaculate 1969 big block Camaro Super Sport with the Z22 Rally Sport option. All of that 300+ horsepower was mated to an automatic transmission (probably a turbo-400). Nicely-optioned car with the D90 “hockey stick” striping, the Rally Sport package, a 396 big block, cowl hood, gauge cluster on the console, N66 optional rims and a handsome vinyl roof.

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So this girl is similar to the one that stole my heart as a 16 year old boy in 1979.  My step dad and I were visiting local used car lots looking for my first car and a lady like this caught my eye and has had my heart in her hands ever since.

1969 Camaro Super Sport with the Rally Sport option, D90 striping, non-functional hood breathers, triple black, rally wheels.  The pictured car is a small block 350.  The one that stole my heart had a 396 big block, 350 or 375 horsepower mated to a 4-speed and gauges on the console.  The only aftermarket product on her was a set of chrome traction bars peeking out from in front of the rear tires.

I wasn’t able to purchase her that day as A) My stepdad said I’d probably get killed in her (and he was probably right) and B) The asking price was $3,500 which was a pretty penny in 1979 for a 16 year old who bagged groceries for a living.

Maybe one day I can still fulfill that dream.

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2017 Classic Car Rally Hessen-Thüringen: top;  The Opel rescue team with a Commodore C, a Rekord E, an Insignia Sports Tourer and a Kadett D (from left to right), Bottom; Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, Commodore C ambulance, fire department Rekord E, ADAC road recovery service Kadett D, Rekord C station wagon (from the left) and a Rekord P2 Car-A-Van at the front.

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