Can you imagine finding a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro in the basement of an abandoned mansion? Read on to learn more about this story!
We know that it's common to find classic cars in collectors' garages, but what nobody expects is to find one Camaro 1968 first generation.
Although this car sold around 700,000 units over three years, what makes this find something rare is that not many units were shipped to European soil.
What's more, not many people were able to afford one in the 1960s, when most of the continent was still recovering from a devastating war.
But then, how did this car end up in Italy?
This is a mistery. All that is known is that this car was found in an abandoned mansion many years ago, and the life of its owner is also a mystery.
According to some people, this property, which would have been built in the late 1700's, was bought by a doctor in the 1930's.
Described as a “man of mystery”, this doctor bought the mansion of a noble family and became a popular doctor in the neighborhood.
However, it is said that he was not just treating the sick. By night, the Doctor was an alchemist, and locals reported that he disappeared sometime in the late 1960s, leaving everything in his mansion behind.
Found near a huge driveway and surrounded by rubble, the car is still in one piece, having an RS-type package.
It also lacks one of the larger and more desirable V8 engines. Based on the badges on the front fenders, this Camaro shipped from the factory with a 327 cubic inch (5.4 liter) mill.
However, we don't know if the V8 in question is the two-cylinder LF7 or the four-cylinder L30. While the former had 210 horsepower and 320 pound-feet (434 Nm) of torque, the latter delivered 275 horsepower and 355 pound-feet (481 Nm) of torque.
In this way, it is an incredible find, as the car can be restored easily.