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Brangeta
06-09-08, 02:02 AM
Found this on another forum, apparently it is located in Chesterfield, MI near

blue dog party store at 21 and gratiot
where ever that is.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/prplstangetr/S5030112.jpg

This car is having SERIOUS body panel fit issues. Looks like it may all be due to the hood.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/prplstangetr/S5030113.jpg

The photographer said,

it has 1085 on the clock looked like all fresh panels, paint was terrible, and the interior was ****ed for the miles it has..
and

it is pretty sad but what are you gunna do. even the under chassis is rusted up.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/prplstangetr/S5030115.jpg

It appears to me that is isn't painted. It has a vinyl wrap on it. That is why it appears that the rear end is carbon fiber, when it is not.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/prplstangetr/S5030116.jpg

Even though it isn't in good shape, it's nice to see a blue one. I only have one very small pic of a blue one in the Middle East and now these.


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/prplstangetr/S5030117.jpg

jan willem
06-09-08, 03:40 AM
so wat are the owners plans on this one???

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:42 AM
I don't know.

The people on the message board I found this on, were commenting that it was parked out front of different places like an advertisement.

I just realized I forgot to post the interior picture. The interior has the stock (optional) leather seats for a Camaro Z28, they aren't the Callaway type.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/prplstangetr/S5030119.jpg

*89x2*
06-09-08, 11:56 AM
Found this on another forum, apparently it is located in Chesterfield, MI near

blue dog party store at 21 and gratiot
where ever that is.


Outside Detroit, MI
Lots of car stuff in that area :cool

Brangeta
06-09-08, 11:59 AM
You ain't kiddin'. Michigan has the BEST Camaro gatherings and shows of any state. And it seems like there have been at least 3 C8s in that area.

It's a real shame it's a completely unappealing place to live from my viewpoint. I mean... it gets this strange white stuff in the winter. Who would want that? :chuckle

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 06:34 PM
Hey Brandon,

I think this is the same car that was silver with the Coors Light sponsor on it. I also think this car is actually not painted blue, but covered with an entire blue decal like busses and most NHRA cars today. If you look around the vent openings, you can still see the silver paint. Also on the tail shot, you can see the surfacing of the decal. I heard this car was a stock engine car with an AeroBody. I could be wrong on this.

Regards,

Anthony

Brangeta
06-09-08, 09:37 PM
You might be right. Both are in Michigan, but it's hard to say. I only have one shot of the Coors one, and no further info.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/IMG_0192.jpg

The interior of the blue one has a SNAT emblem on the center console, so it seems to me like it likely has one.

If it's the same car, it sucks to say it, but it looked better in silver than blue. That shade of blue isn't good for it. And it's a shame the hood isn't fitted properly. It looks like it needs new plastic hood stops.

Brangeta
06-09-08, 09:55 PM
Found some more pics. I had to photoshop them to brighten them up.

They're high res and show a lot of the car's flaws sadly. It's obvious this car hasn't been garaged in quite some time. It's looking its age. :cry

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/P6070309.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/P6070311.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/P6070313.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/P6070315.jpg

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 10:04 PM
Brandon, look at the funny antenna thing on the silver car. It is the same car. It lookes kind of whipped. I saw this car once when it was silver, and the interior was looking very tired. It also was corooded underneath from the Michigan salt. I tried to buy it, but had no luck.

Anthony

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:04 PM
I think it is mildly funny/coincidental that this blue car is located in Chesterfield, MI, and the teal C8 was located in Chesterfield, SC. I need to find a Chesterfield, TX. :chuckle

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:05 PM
Good eye Anthony, I didn't notice that the antennas were the same.

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 10:06 PM
Oh, by the way, the nose was pieced together after a light front hit. That is why the fit is so poor.

Anthony

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:09 PM
Do you know that for a fact? :confused

If you're basing it on the discolored lines along the front bumper, I believe those are the edges of overlapping vinyl. The rear has one down the middle that looks like slime pouring out of the lock.

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 10:09 PM
I think it is mildly funny/coincidental that this blue car is located in Chesterfield, MI, and the teal C8 was located in Chesterfield, SC. I need to find a Chesterfield, TX. :chuckle




LOL, I think if we find one anywhere for you, you should jump on it! Let me know when you are finally ready and I will help you any way I can.

Anthony

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 10:12 PM
Do you know that for a fact? :confused

If you're basing it on the discolored lines along the front bumper, I believe those are the edges of overlapping vinyl. The rear has one down the middle that looks like slime pouring out of the lock.



I am basing that on what somebody told me. Look at the grille, it is still bent, and the C8 badge is now missing. Also, the headlight support is all crooked. But in the scheme of front end hits, it is light compared to my latest!

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:12 PM
If I can find that freakin' one in Tennessee I would PROBABLY be jumping on it. You might recall the owner was an older man who doesn't use a computer. The neighbor of the owner selling it had foreclosure on their house and now lives in Arizona, and to put it simply, won't answer my emails. :mad

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:15 PM
I am basing that on what somebody told me. Look at the grille, it is still bent, and the C8 badge is now missing. Also, the headlight support is all crooked. But in the scheme of front end hits, it is light compared to my latest!
Yeah, the grill is a disaster, but I don't think the front bumper was pieced back together... I don't think at least. It may have been involved with a parking accident. That is what I would bet--there's a curb laughing right now.

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 10:21 PM
Yeah, the grill is a disaster, but I don't think the front bumper was pieced back together... I don't think at least. It may have been involved with a parking accident. That is what I would bet--there's a curb laughing right now.



Look closer to the left side of the nose. The bumper is backed off of the fender, and the new nose has no C8 badge. Also, the headlights are crooked to the car, not just the nose. It looks like the plastic headlight support got cracked up. I think I still have the guys number. I can call him and find out for sure if you like.

Anthony

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:25 PM
Look closer to the left side of the nose. The bumper is backed off of the fender, and the new nose has no C8 badge. Also, the headlights are crooked to the car, not just the nose. It looks like the plastic headlight support got cracked up. I think I still have the guys number. I can call him and find out for sure if you like.

Anthony
Let me know his name and #. I'll call tomorrow if it's the right person. All I know is the ebay screen name. "Uhhhh, hi, yeah, are you ate2596? Uh huh... so why won't you answer my f'in emails? It's been about 8 months $%@$%^" :L

CallawayC8
06-09-08, 10:28 PM
Let me know his name and #. I'll call tomorrow if it's the right person. All I know is the ebay screen name. "Uhhhh, hi, yeah, are you ate2596? Uh huh... so why won't you answer my f'in emails? It's been about 8 months $%@$%^" :L


Are you talking about the guy with the black one, or this? I have this cars info, not the black one.

Brangeta
06-09-08, 10:33 PM
Are you talking about the guy with the black one, or this? I have this cars info, not the black one.
I was talking about the black one, I don't know anything about the blue one, other than it has likely sat outside most of its life. It's hard to compare to this:
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/07_3.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/95_3.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/96_3.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/b1_3.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/CallawayC8/c3_3.jpg

It doesn't have a SNAT, but I don't need a SNAT. I just want a weekend cruiser.

Jeroenvgfn
06-10-08, 02:23 AM
It doesn't have a SNAT, but I don't need a SNAT. I just want a weekend cruiser.

BAD BOY :bash


A SNAT equipped car could be used as weekend cruiser too.

you just ment to say that you want to improve looks of the Camaro with a fine designed Aerobody :D



Thumbs :upthumbs Brandon for all your Camaro work.

Brangeta
06-10-08, 10:09 AM
BAD BOY :bash


A SNAT equipped car could be used as weekend cruiser too.

you just ment to say that you want to improve looks of the Camaro with a fine designed Aerobody :D



Thumbs :upthumbs Brandon for all your Camaro work.
Haha thanks. :L

SNAT would be nice, but considering my age and other factors, I just want a clean car that doesn't need much work. Particularly NO bodywork.

John H. Christensen
06-10-08, 02:51 PM
You ain't kiddin'. Michigan has the BEST Camaro gatherings and shows of any state. And it seems like there have been at least 3 C8s in that area.

It's a real shame it's a completely unappealing place to live from my viewpoint. I mean... it gets this strange white stuff in the winter. Who would want that? :chuckle

BRANGETA,
YOU HAVE NEVER HAD THE FUN OF A LARGE PARKING LOT COVERED WITH THE STRANGE WHITE STUFF, TO PLAY IN WITH A CAR OR TRUCK?????
IT'S A LOT OF FUN!!!
I EVEN LIKE TO GO OUT SLIDING AROUND IN BIG BLUE WHEN I GET THE CHANCE!
:blue:

FX GS
06-11-08, 09:59 AM
Michigan has the BEST Camaro gatherings and shows of any state. white stuff in the winter.

Brandon, c'mon out to the Camaro Nationals in Carlisle, June 20 -22.

Brangeta
06-11-08, 10:46 AM
I'll be there in spirit. Take some pics of some of the cooler Camaros for me. :upthumbs

Brangeta
06-11-08, 05:52 PM
Hey Anthony, check out what I stumbled upon! Pics from 2003. Does it look familiar?
http://www.cccfonline.net/New_Folder/G7/G7059.jpg
http://www.cccfonline.net/New_Folder/G7/G7060.jpghttp://www.cccfonline.net/New_Folder/G7/G7061.jpg
http://www.cccfonline.net/New_Folder/G7/G7062.jpg
http://www.cccfonline.net/New_Folder/G7/G7063.jpg

Those are perhaps the BEST exhaust tips I have ever seen on a C8. What are those? :confused:confused:confused I really want to know if you have any idea.

CallawayC8
06-11-08, 06:48 PM
Wow, those are some great shots of it. It kind of looks like this right now:

Brangeta
06-11-08, 09:25 PM
Do you know what the exhaust tips are? They're too square to be GMMG ones.

*89x2*
06-11-08, 09:45 PM
You might be right. Both are in Michigan, but it's hard to say. I only have one shot of the Coors one, and no further info.


The interior of the blue one has a SNAT emblem on the center console, so it seems to me like it likely has one.

If it's the same car, it sucks to say it, but it looked better in silver than blue. That shade of blue isn't good for it. And it's a shame the hood isn't fitted properly. It looks like it needs new plastic hood stops.


Brandon, I had lunch today with the gentleman who owns the car. He is willing to sell. It is a real deal SNAT 400 car :cool

We should talk.

But only if you are serious about buying a car. I am extremely busy this week, so think about it and let me know. :cool

Brangeta
06-11-08, 09:54 PM
I don't want a project right now, so I'll pass. The job market is terrible right now--I'm down to one client I am actively doing work for, so while I have the TIME, I don't have the MONEY. ;squint:

You know what most of my money is tied up in right now anyway. At least... it WAS my money, but now it is in somebody else's pocket. I can't wait for this to be overwith!!!!!!!! :ugh

Thank you for letting me know though. :upthumbs

Brangeta
06-11-08, 09:56 PM
You know, it's funny how all these C8s keep becoming available when I'm not available. Actually... wait... that's not funny at all. ;squint:

*sigh* :eyerole

*89x2*
06-11-08, 10:01 PM
OK, but I am not sure why you think it is a project ;shrug

Brangeta
06-12-08, 12:30 AM
Unless it's a deal I'd be stupid to refuse, I don't have much interest in buying a C8 that needs work to be perfect. I've been told this car is rusty on the underside, has an interior that looks very bad for its age, and that it has been sitting outside for years in the sun and likely snow.

I'd prefer to get one that hasn't been sitting outside as a mobile banner ad to get people in a store (which is apparently the main purpose of this car). I don't mean to sound rude, but it's my completely honest answer. I want one that isn't going to rust away on me if I keep it 40 years, and I'm pretty sure this blue one isn't the right choice... http://web.camaross.com/forums/images/smilies/no.gif

*89x2*
06-15-08, 03:04 PM
Brandon, please do not take this the wrong way when I say, you should consider buying a C8 as a used car vs. a show car.

There is a big difference, especially since the newest C8 would be 7 yrs old now and most being 12 years old, or more...

When I was looking for a Buick Grand National, I knew I wanted an 87. Many were tired horses and ragged out. The pristine ones were ~ 20-25k in price and the junk was 5-7k. I paid 8.5k and was happy however, it had a few paint issues, some previous scratches, checking, etc.

Mechanically, the car was fine - although the turbo went out at 64k mi. Dealer records from Buick showed warranty work for the turbo at 44k and 20, respectively.

I had to adjust the t tops (myself) when they leaked in water and there was a fan relay that I traced, and later a ballast. No biggie, I bought the car at a fair price and expected to put some sweat equity into the car...

When I sold the car, I got 7,900 for it, with 20k mi added. Not bad I figured...

So if you could get a C8 - a REAL C8, not a body package car and get it for a fair price, would you??? ;shrug

With the cars few and far between, I thought I would offer this perspective :beer

Brangeta
06-15-08, 08:52 PM
You make good points, but since I'm in no hurry to get one, I really don't need to jump on the first one available. Plenty of time. I have many years ahead to get one. Might be best to wait until after my insurance goes down when I'm 25 anyway, though it's hard to wait. :cool

I'm not particularly attracted to this blue one, because I'm turned off on the idea of buying one that has been in so many of the elements. This probably wouldn't bother many people, but it bothers me.

I may be replacing my daily driver later this year, or early next year, so depending on what I get, I may delay the C8 even further. The new Camaro comes out next spring, and might be worth putting my name on the waiting list for. :thumb

*89x2*
06-15-08, 09:33 PM
...the blue one, is really silver - but you probably know that. It is a "car wrap" and comes off easily

Brangeta
06-16-08, 12:52 PM
Yes, I know that. :)

The things I have heard about that car may have been blown out of proportion (I don't know), but I can say with some certainty that it hasn't been garaged in some time. I've been told that it's used as a billboard practically to drive traffic into the store it is parked at.

I don't want to spread unconfirmed rumors about it without knowing for sure.

Brangeta
06-17-08, 04:31 PM
Geez! They're really coming out of the woodwork now! It's about time!

You might recall I originally came to this message board looking for high res C8 pictures, and honestly, I never got any until I received pics of the wrecked teal C8, and then the other day when I found these of the blue vinyl covered one. But check these out! These are pics of the one that was for sale on Corvette Total several months ago! :D:D:D

http://drmagicwolf.com/projects/08/callaway/c8/LoRes/DSC07449%20%28Custom%29.JPG
http://drmagicwolf.com/projects/08/callaway/c8/LoRes/DSC07450%20%28Custom%29.JPG
http://drmagicwolf.com/projects/08/callaway/c8/LoRes/DSC07455%20%28Custom%29.JPG


This one is based on a '97 Camaro based on the tail lamps and dash. :upthumbs