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Default Dick Harrell Supercar Article

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Thanks for sharing! Nice to read 1st hand reports from back in the day... Too bad we still can't order one of these bad boy's up!

I just happened to do a bunch of reading yesterday on the 1970 LS6 Dick Harrell Camaro.
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I've used this article for research on the '68 Harrell Chevelle's and have gleaned a lot of information from it. My old car would have already been shipped to Courtesy Chevrolet by the time this story was shot. I believe the two Harrell Chevelles featured here are Suydam's car and a missing Fathom Blue car. I've spent HOURS trying to find Jerry Stagner, who's listed in the article as being the person who applied the nose stripes. I've also spent quite a bit of time trying to find T.L. Walker. From the sounds of it he wasn't in good standing with Dick shortly after this article debuted.
There are 4 known '68 Harrell Super Chevelles as of now, with at least 2 others that we know were created but haven't been located.
The Camaro's on the other hand are a lot more elusive. Just Suydam's is known to exist. The Lemans Blue car in the article remains a mystery. I've unearthed 6 separate classified ads on '68 Harrell Camaros for sale. Some may be the car being offered for sale again down the road. The most promising of one of these is I spoke with a person in Arizona who listed one in the Arizona Republic. The car was red (Suydam's is Red as well, different car). That puts us at 3 cars known. Another ad listed a "500hp" Dickie Harrell '68 Camaro for sale in AZ with Air!
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Dick Harrell's ad appearing in the 1968 May 24 issue of "Drag World" relevant to the 68 427 Chevelle's.
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In the ad above it notes to look for the new 427 Chevy II. Anyone know if they were built and if so, are they still around?
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In the ad above it notes to look for the new 427 Chevy II. Anyone know if they were built and if so, are they still around?
There was a few 427 Novas built from the Fred Gibb 68 9738 COPO automatics. Just how many is still a mystery? Some of these Novas with Dick Harrell badging were the original 396
factory built 375 horsepower, which was upgraded with options available that DHPC was a dealer for or what a customer was willing to pay for including the Crager SS wheels.

The 427 version was available as advertised with the 450 horsepower option or the 500 horsepower version with the 2 4bbl version. More of the Harrell prepared Novas located were original 396 powered than documented 427's.
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