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"The #3 Magazine Test Photo Car"



"F" Car Pre-Production Unit



Fleet  &  Special Order  5 - 11

Sales - Mechanical Exhibit

Model - 12637

Body Style - Sport Coupe

Serial # 12637

Fisher  # DD26D


Paint # 900YY Butternut Yellow - Show Paint Required

Trim # 765AA Black




L48AC  -  V/8 350 cu. in. Engine

M20AD  -  4 Speed Transmission

A67AA  -  Folding Rear Seat

A82AA  -   Head Rest

A85AA  -  Shoulder Harness

C08AA  -  Vinyl Roof

D55LA  -  Console

J50AC  -  Power Brakes

G80CA  -  Positraction

N33BA  -  Tilt Steering Wheel

N34FB  -  Wood Grain Wheel

N40DA  -  Power Steering

Standard  -  7 : 35 - 14 - 4 R/Line Tires  (U.S. Royal Rubber)

U57AD  -  Tape Deck

U69AB  -  Radio

                   Front Antenna

A39AA  -  Deluxe Seat Belts

Z22AB  -  Rally Sport


Omit Undercoat


Fisher Pilot Plant #  21  -  Detroit

Fisher Promise Delivered To Chevrolet  -  6/2

Vehicle Required At Destination  -  6/15

Destination  -  Chevrolet Flint Manufacturing

                            300 N Chevrolet Avenue

                            Flint, Michigan

                            Attention: J. Macquaid


Final Destination  -  None

Vintage Pilot Book Page

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N100023,  “The #3 Magazine Test Photo Car”, was delivered on June 3, 1966 from Fisher Body as coach #DD31D.  Like all F-Body Pilot Prototypes at Norwood, it started its hand built assembly in consecutive VIN number order as the twenty-third build of the engineering study.  One of eleven on Fleet and Special Order # 5-11 made by Sales Mechanical Exhibit, it carried model # 12637.  This yellow on black coupe was the sixteenth coupe ever built and the “Third Magazine & Newspaper Test Photo Car”.  With a 350 cubic inch power plant and a standard 4-speed transmission, its extensive use as a press tool was exhaustive.  The “Magazine Test Photo Cars” were on elevated display for ease of photography in the same program as the “Ride & Drive Cars”.   It was required to be received by J. MacQuaid at Chevrolet Flint Manufacturing on or around June 20, 1966 for display use.  Like all of the eleven builds for the mechanical exhibit it was built “Omit Undercoat” for ease and desirability of publicity photos.  NCRS certificates show #23 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 N100023

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Press Release About Pilot Prototype N100023

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