The Chevy Camaro nameplate carries weight around the world, with all sorts of folks interested in capturing that classic American spirit for themselves. Now, this first-generation Chevy Camaro was recently unearthed in an abandoned Italian mansion with an interesting backstory.
The video comes to us from YouTuber Steve Ronin, who recently visited a small town in Italy to explore an abandoned “fairy tale” mansion owned by a mysterious doctor known as “The Alchemist.” The building was apparently first constructed in the late 1700s and was previously owned by nobility, with the doctor purchasing the mansion in the 1930s.
As the story goes, patients would visit the doctor regularly during the day, but at night, the physician would practice alchemy in the basement. Locals would report strange lights, and in the ‘60s, the doctor mysteriously went missing.
The building has since been abandoned, and is filled with bizarre artifacts among the crumbling structure. That’s where Ronin comes in. Ronin decides to explore this abandoned mansion to see what he can find, filming the experience in the following 28-minute video.
It’s immediately obvious that the building is pretty unsafe. Whole floors have collapsed, with cracks in the walls and supporting structure indicative of the ravages of time. It’s interesting to see the old decorations and furniture, and it’s obvious that the mansion was rather magnificent in its heyday. Now, though, it’s in ruin.
However, it’s likely that readers are most interested in what’s stored in the basement. Around the 22-minute mark, the explorers head downstairs, where they encounter a white first-gen Chevy Camaro parked under an archway. The Camaro appears to be a 1968 RS 327 model, and despite the obvious grime, it actually looks to be in relatively good shape – that is, it isn’t smashed up, and it isn’t obvious someone took parts off of it either.
While there are plenty of barn find videos out there, this one is unique. After all, how many abandoned Chevy Camaros have you seen in the basement of a ruined Italian mansion owned by a disappeared alchemist?