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"The Kuyper L.A. Factory Manager Car"



"F" Car Pre-Production Unit



Fleet  &  Special Order  5A - 20

Manufacturing - Los Angeles

Model - 12637

Body Style - Sport Coupe

Serial # 12637

Fisher  # DD63D


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


Fisher Pilot Plant # 21  -  Detroit

Fisher Promise Delivered To Chevrolet  -  6/7

Vehicle Required At Destination  -  None

Destination  -  Chevrolet Los Angeles

                            8000 Van Nuys Boulevard

                            Van Nuys, California

                            Attention: J. P. Kuyper


Final Destination  -  Van Nuys, California

Vintage Pilot Book Page

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N100041,  “The Kuyper L.A. Factory Manager Car”, was delivered on June 7, 1966 from Fisher Body as coach #DD63D.  Like all F-Body Pilot Prototypes at Norwood, it started its hand built assembly in consecutive VIN number order as the forty-first build of the engineering study.  One of four on Fleet and Special Order # 5A-20 made by Manufacturing-Los Angeles, it carried model # 12637.  This gold on gold coupe was the thirtieth 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 J.P. Kuyper at Chevrolet Los Angeles at an unknown date.   This build was ordered under the same fleet and special order # as the Pilot Prototype Assembly Research Cars.   NCRS certificates show #41 being returned to Corporate, Zone 0 and it thought to have been used as a company promotional vehicle shortly thereafter.  This is the most high profile example of the inefficiencies of the General Motors shipping receipts.  It is more likely, that this car remained in California and was sold than returning to Corporate after its use by Kuyper.  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 N100041

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