Friday, October 20, 2017
A RARE FIND… Local resident, Andrew Colley couldn’t pass up buying this rare, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport 307 when he came across it in 2014. Photos: Alicia Niglia.

A real head turner

David Lee April 19, 2017

THE striking LeMans Blue colour and the grunt of a V8 engine with 200 horsepower of local resident, Andrew Colley’s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport 307, certainly is a head turner.

The rare Camaro began its life being purchased new from the factory in July 1969 at a cost of $3,895 before being purchased in 2000 and restored by its next owner from New Jersey. In 2005, it had been restored back to original condition and was sold in 2013 to a Queensland resident, which is where Andrew came across it in 2014.

Andrew said, “I’ve always liked Camaros. I was always after something original and you couldn’t get a car that was original and in this kind of condition, so as soon as I saw it I had to buy.

“This is the first Camaro I have owned, so it’s a pretty special thing for me.

“It’s in stock standard condition and is pretty much as it would have been when it rolled off the factory floor. There is not a stone chip on it.

“It’s a real head turner. Wherever I go, people comment on it. People pull up at the lights and roll their windows down to tell me how nice of a car it is.”