Previous Pilot

Next Pilot

"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

                            Flint, Michigan

                            Attention: F. R. Caffrey


Final Destination  -  Flint, Michigan

Vintage Pilot Book Page

Click The Image To Read

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

Click The Image To Read

All of the Vehicles produced by  the former General Motors Corporation at its long expunged Norwood, Ohio factory are all existing trademarks of the new General Motors Company.  Any and all historical marks as used here are used for identification, description, illustrative, and educational purposes only.  This site is not affiliated with General Motors Company.



By: Logan Lawson

Registrar Of


Copyright 2014 Logan Lawson. All Rights Reserved.