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50 cars in 50 days, celebrating 50 years of Old Cars: Day One

Old Cars wants to celebrate our 50-year anniversary by bringing you "50 cars in 50 days." Today we offer up a choice 1969 Camaro with an even greater back story.

Old Cars is turning 50.  In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!

 DAY ONE: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28


Lee Storch had a bad case of seller’s remorse after he sold his Hugger Orange 1969 Camaro Z/28 back in 1972. He beat himself up pretty good for that decision over the years. More than that, it drove him through a dogged pursuit for more than three decades to try to get the car back. "I was the second owner of the car, and I’m the ninth owner of the car,” jokes Storch, a resident of Neenah, Wis. He was able to buy the Camaro for a second time back in 2004. “I got it back about 32 years after I got rid of it. I think I paid about 20 times what I sold it for, but I got the car back!”

Only 602 Camaros with the Z/28 package were produced for 1967, when the Camaro debuted, but demand escalated quickly and sales leaped to 7,199 cars in 1968, then made an even bigger jump to 20,302 assemblies for 1969, which many buffs still consider the greatest year ever for the Camaro. Lee Storch would certainly agree!


To learn more about Lee's Camaro <CLICK HERE>

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