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"The Rhoades Norwood Factory Manager Car"



"F" Car Pre-Production Unit



Fleet  &  Special Order  5A - 20

Manufacturing - Norwood

Model - 12637

Body Style - Sport Coupe

Serial # 12637

Fisher  # DD64D


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 Norwood

                            4726 Smith Road

                            Norwood, Ohio

                            Attention: J. D. Rhoades


Final Destination  -  Norwood, Ohio

Vintage Pilot Book Page

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N100042,  “The Rhoades Norwood Factory Manager Car”, was delivered on June 7, 1966 from Fisher Body as coach #DD64D.  Like all F-Body Pilot Prototypes at Norwood, it started its hand built assembly in consecutive VIN number order as the forty-second build of the engineering study.  One of four on Fleet and Special Order # 5A-20 made by Manufacturing-Norwood, it carried model # 12637.  This gold on gold coupe was the thirty-first 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.D. Rhoades at Chevrolet Norwood 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 #42 being returned to Corporate, Zone 0 and it 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 N100042

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