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Old September 12th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Hmmm...455 in a 68 Camaro - that's different

Anyone else catch this on Jalopnik - or eBay? Pretty interesting beast. Oh to be wealthy - I think I would have to add this to my stable if I had the bread....

455 Olds in the back seat of a 68 Camaro...
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Old September 12th, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Why does it say Chevrolet on the engine if its an Olds? Also maybe time to lose that ANCIENT cell phone LOL.

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Old September 12th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Hard to say what that engine really is, as those valve covers sure look BB Chevy size. May actually be an Olds 650 inch DRCE(drag race) motor, that used Chevy BB style heads. In fact think the were Chevy BB heads.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 04:07 PM
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When I was racing back in the 80s-90s (sometimes 4 days a week) there was an early (67-68) Camaro with an Olds 455 called "Oldsmaro". The body was stock;the Olds was not. It ran REAL good and I'm not 100% sure it isn't still around. The car was a Beige color and was lettered on the doors. Usually, it ran at Capital and I kinda remember seeing it at Cecil County and 75-80.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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thats one ugly dash board though
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Someone actually bought that turd for 35K?
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:29 PM
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Regardless, its nice to see a BBO in a chevy for a change (even though you can't see it).
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Old September 13th, 2011, 06:26 AM
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The car is fugly, I almost gouged my eyes out after looking at that thing.
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Only one question, why?
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Impressively engineered machine, though in all fairness I think it should have a Chevy engine. It's a Toronado drivetrain and the Toro 425 transmission won't bolt to a Chevy block without adapters. Guess the guy didn't want any mickey-mouse mess like that, though the interior finish is kinda sloppy IMHO.

Guy obviously had some fabrication skills, so making up Chevrolet valve covers wouldn't be a problem, especially on the Edelbrock heads.

Though I gotta admit when I hear Arrington Race Engines I think Mopar more than Oldsmobile.
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