I flew to
Manila on July 8, had Jessie pick me up in the airport and went directly to see
the car. At least two other buyers had shown more than a little interest in the
car and one was ready to pay the asking price immediately. So there was no time
to think it over, if I wanted the car I needed to make a decision right away.
Luckily I had brought some cool cash as downpayment, because I had to have
this car - I had been
looking for a real SS for ages and had finally found one.
missing SS and Camaro emblems on the front fenders, there is however clear
markings of the emblems where they used to be. Also missing is the wheel well
mouldings and the rocker panel chrom trim
moulding - the original mounting holes for the latter are there.
The car wasn't exactly good looking, but look beyond the
faded paint and you will see a totally solid body with very little rust and
bondy. The paint is faded and ugly but almost all the chrom and trim is in great
shape - all it took to make this "barn fresh" Camaro a looker was a bit of paint
in Jessies Shop.
to trailer it to Angeles, the car was in good road going condition, but it was
just easier and uch less time consuing to put it on a truck and have it
delivered directly to the shop. I had to wait a couple of days before the
car arrived - just in time for
the July 10 race at OMNI Aviation in Clark Air base.
The car had 96555 miles on the odometer when I bought it and it ran great
and still does, it
steers completely straight, even under heavy braking and no hands on the wheel
it runs straight. And there is not a sound from the suspension or elsewhere - a
totally solid car - a great find.