1967 Apollo GT
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This Apollo, S/N 1067, is believed to be one of the last 75 Apollo Coupes assembled. It was either completed by Apollo International of Pasadena or its shop foreman who finished some cars after Apollo International closed its doors. It was first titled in late 1967, and was originally a metallic green color with a black interior. Unlike most of the later Apollo's which were powered by 5.0-liter (300 cubic-inch) 250 horsepower Buick engines, this car was originally assembled with a 327 cubic-inch 325 horsepower Chevrolet Chevelle engine. Its engine is a 'box stock' 1968 engine delivered to dealers as a replacement engine and probably purchased from an LA dealer. Another early car was also equipped from the factory with a 327 Chevrolet engine and other engines including Olds and Ford have been reported.
The present owner found the car by placing a car wanted ad in the San Jose Mercury and purchased the car in 1980. The prior San Jose owner had the car since at least 1973. The first six years of the car's history is unknown. After enjoying the car for a few yerars, Mr. Paul began a frame up restoration which was completed in 2002.
The car was well received by the motoring press, including Road & Track and Car and Driver in late 1963, and the motoring public. However, what the Apollo had in design and construction it lacked in business management. By late 1965 the company was going broke.
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