UPDATE 12/3/11 – The auction did not meet reserve at $25,000 with 23 bids.
Original Baldwin-Motion supercars bring big money today. They were basically race cars for the street which were built by Motion Performance and sold through Motion or Baldwin Chevrolet. The seller of this 1969 Baldwin-Motion Camaro is not sure if this car is the real deal, but there is some very convincing evidence to prove that it is. The car is listed for sale here on eBay with bidding at $5,000 reserve not met.
The most obvious clue here is the Motion trademarked paintjob. The exterior is rough, but you can make out the stripe down the side of the car. The front fenders are primered and part of the rear quarters are cut out, but the paint is claimed to be original.
Here is more glaring proof. The Motion valve covers and stripes could be easy to replicate though. We need more evidence to be fully convinced that this isn’t just some beater clone. The 427, four-speed, and welded rear end with a Motion cover help calm our doubts a little. Can anyone else find any other proof that this car is authentic?
MotionPerformance.com claims that the best route to take when determining the providence of a claimed Motion car is to contact Joel Rosen. Joel was the founder of Motion Performance and the only person who can verify the pedigree of one of his cars without an original invoice. There is not a lot of information about these cars available online, so if any of our readers know anything about these cars, we would all appreciate it if you shared.