First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is being added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.

Historic Vehicle Association president Mark Gessler told The Detroit News ( ) that it’ll become the 15th car on the list during a news conference in Birmingham on Wednesday.

“It’s a very big honor,” said Corey Lawson, who bought the car in 2009 after seeing it for sale on online auctioneer site eBay. “It’s reserved for the most historic of the historic vehicles.”

Lawson and his son, Logan, restored it using original parts.

Author Philip Borris later uncovered the original factory paperwork, which verified the car was the first Camaro made with a vehicle identification number, or VIN, of N100001. Gessler said the association worked with the Lawsons for more than a year to confirm and verify their materials and conduct independent research.

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