Dad and son drive to Illinois to track down dad’s old 1969 Chevy Camaro, but there’s a big catch

  • A dad tracked down a 1969 Chevy Camaro he used to own
  • He wanted to buy it back for his son
  • They traveled to Illinois to buy the car, but the owner is hiding it from them

Published on Jul 11, 2024 at 12:15 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 8:59 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A dad and his son traveled all the way to Illinois to track down a 1969 Chevy Camaro that they used to own.

But when they got there, they couldn’t find it.

The owner – it seems – is hiding the car from them.

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A 1969 Chevy Camaro that doesn’t want to be found

Drew Money and his father wanted to bring the car back in the family.

Drew’s father bought the car straight from a Chevrolet showroom in 1969.

It was a green Chevy Camaro with black stripes, powered by a 350-cubic-inch (5.7-liter) engine, and he kept it until the late 1980s.

At that point Drew, who was born in 1979, was still a kid.

But then Drew grew up and realized he had inherited his father’s passion for muscle cars.

They managed to track down the very same Camaro his father had sold nearly 30 years ago, but the owner is apparently now hiding it from them.

Maybe he’s already sold it and was too slow to remove the ad.

The resurgence of American muscle cars

American muscle cars never really went out of style – so to speak – because they’ve always been popular.

The problem for collectors is they’re now becoming disproportionately expensive, too.

Very nearly every car in the American Muscle Car Museum, for example, is worth six figures.

And then there’s the Ford Mustang GTD.

Unveiled about a year ago, the GTD is the most powerful road legal Mustang ever made, packing over 800 horsepower.

But does that justify the price tag?

Because the Mustang GTD – believe it or not – costs very nearly the same as a Rolls-Royce Ghost.


Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.