It’s an exciting time for Camaro fans. Chevrolet is readying the introduction of the 2016 Camaro for Belle Isle tomorrow. The sixth-generation Camaro will obviously be the star of the show, but a special guest will be on sight for the reveal.
The very first Chevrolet Camaro ever produced will be on hand for a part in the 2016 Camaro unveiling. Serial number N1000001 was the first of 49 Chevrolet Camaros to be hand assembled in Northwood, Ohio.
Rediscovered by Corey Lawson of Kansas City, Lawson has had the Camaro entirely restored to its former Granada Gold glory. The first Camaro sports a 230 cubic-inch inline-six engine, and has traded hands a few times throughout its lifetime, according to The Detroit News.
The previous owner’s insurance agent pointed out the unusual serial number, realizing it may be something special. Lawson then scooped the car up and began four years of research, tracing the car’s history. Finally, through a tip at an auto parts store, Lawson located the original parts for the car, which had been stored decades earlier.
Now, the vehicle will be honored during the Belle Isle debut of the 2016 Camaro. Earlier this month, the original Camaro visited a man who oversaw the production of this special machine, a plant manager at the former Northwood assembly.
After its showing in Belle Isle, the Camaro will head to the big Carlisle GM Nationals car show and gathering in Pennsylvania.