The panel gaps were really bad and you could see several dings and sanding marks in the paint. It shined and would have looked good in pictures, but came across as a rushed paint job in person.I remember reading about that car. By the mid 1990's I was settled into 64-67 land (I still am). So the different font clip was interesting. It was also when EFI meant a TPI small block and BIG big block was more than a truck motor that had maple spacers for the Mark IV intake.
The winning days of Peterson Publishing when every paragraph mentioned a sponsor -- before social media made it normal.
Shocking to me is how a magazine car and a corporate car could fall into such disrepair. Sarcastically: I thought the peeler paint years ended in the 80's.
Steve: I remember the Crusher Camaro, can you elaborate?
Oh man, you would be surprised. Many of these cars had quickie paint jobs from 1-Day Paint & Body and would look good for 6 months, and then begin to deteriorate. Many of the cars in the Petersen fleet (Cheap Street Chevelle, Crusher Camaro, etc) had had a half-dozen engine swaps, and most of the time the staffers were the ones doing the work, so there was some short-cutting and unfinished work needed to make our deadlines. The cars that the staffers actually owned were typically much nicer, for obvious reasons.Shocking to me is how a magazine car and a corporate car could fall into such disrepair. Sarcastically: I thought the peeler paint years ended in the 80's.