1972 Camaro Question???

Could someone please tell if it is possible for a regular Camaro to be a "real" split bumper car?? There was a 1972 Camaro in my local car magazine for sale at a very reasonable price, so reasonable that it was
sold within 2 days after the book came out.
I only talked to the guy one time and I wanted to get more info. on the car, but the car is sold, and the guy has moved away. But I would still like to know what kind of Camaro it was??
I guess the guy had it for about 15 years and took good care of it. He said he washed it almost every day and never drove it in the rain or in the winter. He had alot of money invested in the car, about $10,000 dollars he said, and then one day the unthinkable happened!!
It was stolen and found about 2 weeks later in the "gang filled area" of the city. The whole interior had been slashed up, seats and everything, and the exterior of the car had been spraypainted with black spraypaint all over it. All kinds of graffiti like pictures of naked women and swears were spraypainted on the car.
The guy was heartbroken and decided to sell the car for cheap to just end his nightmare.
Anyway, his ad read like this:
1972 Camaro: 350, 4 bolt, bored 30, Edelbrock comp cam, 10.1 forged 194 fuelies, 700 miles, body nice, needs paint, moving must sell, $1800.
Now what the car looked like from the picture: It was a White Camaro ( with Black spraypaint all over it ) and it had the 2 "split bumpers" and it had the "banana style" parking lights underneath the split bumpers. It also had a GRAY grill and it DIDN'T have the "hide-a-way" windshield wipers.
So now after all this, my question is, did a regular Camaro come with the split bumper and banana style parking lights, or could this have been a Camaro SS model??? I have read that the the Camaro SS, RS, Z28, and SS/RS models all came with a Black grill, grill extensions, and hide-away windshield wipers. And the regular Camaros had a Grey grill and no hide-away wipers like this one had.
Did the regular base Camaros come with a split bumper and banana lights??? Or was the split bumper probably just added to this one, and it was nothing more than a replica/fake split bumper camaro??? Thanks in advance for any kind of info.!!!
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The "rally sport" option was available on all Camaro models. It included the split bumper, round park lights and a plastic nose that pushed the grill out slightly. All Camaros without the "rally sport" option got the full bumper. It was really popular to modify the full bumper (cut) or install the splits after the fact.
I don't know about the "hide away wipers". I thought all 2nd gen cars had wipers that hid behind and under the cars hood.
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I've got a '73 RS/Z-28 #'s matching. And no, like was already said, split bumper was only in the RS package with round lights. If it's got bannana lights it's not an RS no matter what bumper it has.
You can read up on it here... http://www.nastyz28.com/ Best 2nd gen Camaro site I've ever come across. TONS of info, and detailed.

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Did the SS have the split bumper and banana style parking lights??
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No. The only factory split bumper came on an RS with round lights. Or the goofs that swapped a split onto an SS or Z-28 or LT. Here are 2 pictures that show the differences.
This is a friends '70 1/2 SS Camaro
http://members.shaw.ca/luke76/Photos/Orange%20SS%20camaro.JPG
This is my '73 RS/Z-28 Camaro
http://members.shaw.ca/luke76/Photos/Z-28.jpg

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Thanks for all of the great info. I really do appreciate it!!! But I have a few more questions. I would like to hopefully someday purchase a 1972 Camaro. Could someone tell me whats the difference between the base 72' Camaro and the SS model 72' Camaro. Also, could someone please tell me what the heck "10.1 forged 194 fuelies" means?? Does this mean the car has fuel injection?? And why would you put fuel injection in an older car?? Does it give you more power than having a carburetor??
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On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 10:50:21 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (MICHELLE H.) wrote:

SS option (RPO Z27) came with a 350ci - 200hp V8, engine accents, heavy duty mounts, starter, dual exhaust, power brakes, remote side mirror, trim and hood insulation, 14x7 wheels and F70-14 tires, a black grille, hide away wipers (though this I don't understand), and SS badges on the steering wheel and fenders. Information came out of the Camaro White book.
10:1 forged speaks of the pistons that were forged which will take a bit more of a beating than cast. 10:1 is the compression ratio the piston is designed at.
194 fuelies refers to the cylinder heads, small combustion chamber, 1.94" intake valves, and the name or nick name came from the Chevrolet mechanical fuel injection system that came about in I think 1957.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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Ron:
Hideaway wipers were like a "phase in" type thing. If you look at the 76-81 F body catalogs (either brand), you'll see some of the 76 F car parts refer to hidden wipers or not (some parts differ). By the next few years, they were all "hideaway" style.
As for the fuelie name, ya around 1957 is when Chevrolet came out with their mechanical fuel injection system.
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