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monaro
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Canam

Post by monaro » Tue 15 Jul 2008, 20:11

Im looking at a chev firenza, which the owner claims to be a Canam. I realize only 100 were built, hence a lot of fakes around.

Can you guys assist me in verifying the authenticity of the vehicle by telling me what to look for?

The car is currently a shell with parts (stripped) for rebuild. Where do I look for tags/stamps on vehicle, and what were the engine/chassis/VIN numbers (or where can I find a database)?

Any help from the people that have the knowledge will be much appreciated. Feel free to PM me, or post on here.

Thanks

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Re: Canam

Post by Gunter » Tue 15 Jul 2008, 20:25

I suggest you talk to someone like Lino....it is never a good idea to post exactly what to look for on any forum, unfortunately there are a bunch of skelms out there and they 'learn' off knowledgable guys who post free info and then just build a better fake to con the next guy.
You can give me a call tomorrow on 083 3258825 , i know a little bit about Can am's (about 1% of Lino!) and if you like we can talk while i am at my Can am to confirm a few 'must have' signs.
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Re: Canam

Post by CanAm17 » Fri 12 Sep 2008, 13:28

There are a few ways of identifying a genuine CanAm. email me on anton@onestepbeyond.co.za for info
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Re: Canam

Post by OldSkool II » Fri 12 Sep 2008, 15:33

be very careful, many ppl claim to own genuine canams, when in fact there are only a handful of genuine ones left in existence, probably around 15?
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Re: Canam

Post by FairmontGT » Fri 12 Sep 2008, 19:52

If I buy a canam, I would probably buy it, expecting it to be a good replica, and paying for it what you would pay for a good replica, as the chances of finding a real one is very very slim.
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Re: Canam

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 12 Sep 2008, 22:42

Agree that its probably not a good idea to go into specifics on whats an orginal and whats not but suffice to say if it doesnt have a 302 and a 4 speed Munchie, it aint a Can Am....thats being very broad I know.... :D

My advice would be to look at the car and to expect a replica...
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Re: Canam

Post by Gunter » Sat 13 Sep 2008, 08:13

my suggestion would be to offer what you would pay for a good replica, if it then turns out to be a genuine one - its an added(big) bonus
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