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"The 283 Test Car"



"F" Car Pre-Production Unit



Fleet  &  Special Order  5 - 5

Engineering - Test

Model - 12437

Body Style - Sport Coupe

Serial # 12437

Fisher  # DD03D


Paint # 900HH Mountain Green

Trim # 760AA Black




Standard  -  V/8 283 cu. in. Engine

Standard  -  Transmission

A67AA  -  Folding Rear Seat

C50AA  -  Rear Window Defogger

N40CA  -  Power Steering

P01AA  -  Wheel Trim Covers

P67AA  -  6 : 95 - 14 - 4 W/Wall Tires  (Firestone)

U63AB  -  Radio

                   Front Antenna

U15AA  -  Speed Warning Device

U80AA  -  Auxiliary Speaker

A39AA  -  Deluxe Seat Belts


Pilot Reliability Audit  -  6/7/66


Fisher Pilot Plant # 21  -  Detroit

Fisher Promise Delivered To Chevrolet  -  5/24

Vehicle Required At Destination  -  6/8

Destination  -  Proving Grounds

                            Milford, Michigan

                            Attention: C. Caswell


Final Destination  -  Warren, Michigan

Vintage Pilot Book Page

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N100004,  “The 283 Test Car”, was delivered on May 24, 1966 from Fisher Body as coach #DD03D.  Like all F-Body Pilot Prototypes at Norwood, it started its hand built assembly in consecutive VIN number order as the fourth build of the engineering study.  One of one on Fleet and Special Order # 5-5 made by Engineering Testing, it carried model # 12437.  This green on black coupe was the third coupe ever built.  With a 283 cubic inch power plant and a standard 3-speed transmission, its presence in photo shoots at General Motors proving grounds make it a highly documented piece of Camaro history.  It was required to be received by C. Caswell at the General Motors Proving Grounds on or around June 8, 1966 for testing, and was shipped on time.  NCRS certificates show #4 being returned to corporate, Zone 0 and it is thought to have been used as a company promotional vehicle shortly thereafter. Extensive and exhaustive history searches have gleaned no documented ownership history.  Current whereabouts and existence is unknown as of 3-1-2015.


Note: See Pilot Statistics Page for help with explanation of research.

Title History Research N100004

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