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Old 10-12-2013, 10:26 AM
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Is it for a maintenance card for a COPO car possibly a Yenko Chevy?

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My friends El Camino is by no means a Yenko, nope just regular old peoples cars, even women! In fact this was probably more for women, you know how they no nothing about cars....or so the manufacturers thought in those days.

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:32 AM
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None of you are going to get this or you would have already. I am blown away by this, I have been around these cars for years, my dad was a salesman at this time, I never saw this in all my life. Even when I googled it by name I came up with almost nothing.

He has been offered $1000 for this optional equipment. Personally, I believe if I had a 67 Z/28 or some other super high dollar car this option would be worth a HELL OF A LOT more than $1000 adding many thousands to it's value. I would think, we have all seen outrageous prices on odd options like fiber optics on a 69 Camaro and stuff like this. This blows those away!

If I had been told that Chevy offered an all electric 67 Corvair for sale I would not have been any more surprised than with this thing. It is THAT odd, and frankly hard to believe if not for the documentation my friend loaned me.

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This looks like it may be a warranty check list for the servicing of the vehicle. Miss the servicing, lose the warranty.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:47 PM
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Nope, not from what I understand.

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Old 10-12-2013, 05:45 PM
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My best guess is that it's some kind of automated maintenance reminder system. After X number of miles it kicks a card out telling you what maintenance is due.

Or maybe it's a speedograph or tachograph for fleet vehicles like the 'tattle tales' you used to see in heavy trucks.

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:11 PM
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Joe, I am going to give it to you, that is exactly what it is! The only part I am disapointed about was no one got the name, come on now, if it was on Happy Days or some show like that what would it be called, the "Servicator" of course! LOL

Notice that they called it a "Computer"!! Like I said, I have never ever seen or heard anything like this and would have never imagined it existed.



And of course it "Ends confusion" so it's especially good for you dumb women who don't know anything about mechanics of a complex automobile like a 67 Chevelle with a powerglide.











This has got to be the corniest option of all time. It makes the purse hook look like a brilliant piece of marketing engineering.

My friend bought this 67 El Camino with it, and check out the dealer binder complete with actual cloth samples.





It's your floor Joe!

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:13 PM
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I give up, I just don't get this. I upload them to Photo bucket, I rotate them BEFORE I post them, on photo bucket they are correct now, yet I post them and they are sideways, I give up. Sorry, turn your computer on it's side so they are straight.

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:36 PM
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Cool. What a lucky guess.

Mind = Blown

I'm short on time at the moment, but I'll post a new question this evening.


P.S. Brian, your pics all look right-side-up (or would that be topside-up) to me.

P.P.S. "Servicator" sounds like a Dubya-ism.
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OK, next question:

What was the first American car (year and make) available with an AM-FM radio as a factory option?
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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1962 Corvette.

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Joe, I am going to give it to you, that is exactly what it is! The only part I am disapointed about was no one got the name, come on now, if it was on Happy Days or some show like that what would it be called, the "Servicator" of course! LOL

Notice that they called it a "Computer"!! Like I said, I have never ever seen or heard anything like this and would have never imagined it existed.



And of course it "Ends confusion" so it's especially good for you dumb women who don't know anything about mechanics of a complex automobile like a 67 Chevelle with a powerglide.











This has got to be the corniest option of all time. It makes the purse hook look like a brilliant piece of marketing engineering.

My friend bought this 67 El Camino with it, and check out the dealer binder complete with actual cloth samples.





It's your floor Joe!

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Great question Brian.I've never seen this add on option on a auto before. I think I had a "Presto-Matic" Toaster with his option once but that was a long time ago! Good job!!

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OK, next question:

What was the first American car (year and make) available with an AM-FM radio as a factory option?
A1955 Cadilliac El Darado had an am/fm factory ,probably one of the first.
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Great question Brian.I've never seen this add on option on a auto before. I think I had a "Presto-Matic" Toaster with his option once but that was a long time ago! Good job!!

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Isn't that fun! I was blown away when the guy told me and then he brought in the book for me to see it, probably to prove it existed because he saw the look on my face when he told me.

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Cool. What a lucky guess.

Mind = Blown

I'm short on time at the moment, but I'll post a new question this evening.


P.S. Brian, your pics all look right-side-up (or would that be topside-up) to me.

P.P.S. "Servicator" sounds like a Dubya-ism.
They do look correct to me now, it drives me nuts how this could work. I don't understand this computer stuff.

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A1955 Cadilliac El Darado had an am/fm factory ,probably one of the first.
Not what I was looking for, and I couldn't find an optional FM radio in the 269 page 1955 Cadillac Data Book. (caution: 24MB download) They talk about a signal seeking radio with an optional foot control, but no FM.

If you are absolutely sure an FM radio was available on a '55 Eldo, go ahead and take the floor. I'm not here to argue.
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