"The #1 Pilot Line Assembly Research Car"
"F" Car Pre-Production Unit
Fleet & Special Order 5A - 20
Manufacturing - Pilot Line
Model - 12637
Body Style - Sport Coupe
Serial # 12637
Fisher # DD65D
Paint # 900GG Granada Gold
Trim # 711AA Gold
L30AA - V/8 327 cu. in. Engine
M35BG - P/G Transmission
A01AA - Tinted Glass
C60CH - Air Conditioning
J50AG - Power Brakes
N40CA - Power Steering
P01AA - Wheel Trim Covers
P58AA - 7 : 35 - 14 - 4 W/Wall Tires (General Tire Company)
U63AB - Radio
U73AA - Antenna
U80AA - Auxiliary Speaker
A39AH - Deluxe Seat Belts
Pilot Reliability Audit - 6/21/66
Fisher Pilot Plant # 21 - Detroit
Fisher Promise Delivered To Chevrolet - 6/7
Vehicle Required At Destination - None
Destination - General Motors Assembly Research
Van Slyke Road And Atherton Road
Attention: F. R. Caffrey
Final Destination - Flint, Michigan
Vintage Pilot Book Page
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N100043, “The #1 Pilot Line Assembly Research Car”, was delivered on June 7, 1966 from Fisher Body as coach #DD65D. Like all F-Body Pilot Prototypes at Norwood, it started its hand built assembly in consecutive VIN number order as the forty-third build of the engineering study. One of four on Fleet and Special Order # 5A-20 made by Manufacturing-Pilot Line, it carried model # 12637. This gold on gold coupe was the thirty-second Camaro coupe ever built. With a 327 cubic-inch power plant and a power-glide automatic transmission, its lack of presence in General Motors photo shoots make this an elusive piece of early Camaro history. It was required to be received by F.R. Caffrey at General Motors Assembly Research at an unknown date. This build was ordered under the same fleet and special order # as the two plant manager cars. Our research and interviews show that these two builds were not used for research as their titles imply. Instead, they were used as promotional vehicles by the assembly research managers. Their late build sequence and lack of urgency at their destination substantiates our research. In fact, the majority of all research for this engineering study was conducted on site at Norwood. This differentiates these builds from other Pilot programs. NCRS certificates show #43 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 N100043
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