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02 Berger SS

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2002 Berger SS

45 cars – Numbered PR-3 #57 – #00

How many 2002 Berger SS cars came directly from GMMG with the Phase 2 package?

Answer from Andrew McCall…………..   March 27, 2017

There was one 2001 – Hugger Orange

NINE 2002’s –

SIX were painted custom colors – Daytona Yellow – Hugger Orange – Ralley Green – Lemans Blue – Electron Blue – Chrome Illusion (#72 Johnny Benson) 

THREE were factory colors – 2 Artic White & 1 NBM 

Click Berger SS #85 walk around

#85 SS – ‘Jim Smith Collection’

SS #76 (NBM) – Jim Smith – Phase 2 – 435hp

2002 Berger SS

Six Code 41U (black) were painted —

Daytona Yellow (#00) – Rallye Green (#60) – Hugger Orange (#100 Convert)

LeMans Blue (#59) – Corvette Electron Blue (#93) – Chrome Illusion (#72 for Johnny Benson)

The final 43 (of 100) Berger SS’s were built in 2002.

One white T-Top prototype (# PR-3) was built in 2002

One black T-Top (#00 – Matt Berger’s) was painted Daytona Yellow to commemorate the 100 total.

@ GMMG

@ GMMG

#59 LeMans Blue – Chuck

#59 LeMans Blue – Chuck & # 00 – Orange – Jim

#63 – Jim Smith

SS #65 Red/white Convert

#84 SS

#85 SS Vert – #45 SS – #1975 HRE – #19 & #38 Blackbird Jim Smith

Bob’s Collection

 SS #73 (Pewter) – TH #26 (NBM) -PE #15 – BY #56 & more

Way cool! – A spectacular collection!  Thanks Bob

SS #73 (Pewter) – TH #26 (NBM) – PE #15 (Z7D Convert) – Bob

Click Berger SS #85 on the road

#85 SS & #1975 HRE – Jim Smith

Click – Matt Murphy signing #85 SS

#85 SS (red convert) @ GMMG

#85 SS red Vert #87 SS @ GMMG

#81

#90

#94

#99

#00 – Matt Berger

…from the ‘Jim Smith Collection’

SS?? #??

#40 – Hugger Orange

‘Johnny Benson’ (Chrome Illusion) #72 SS

#72 was built for Johnny & is very special.

#72 SS – ‘Johhny Benson Chrome Illusion SS’

#72 – Chrome Illusion paint & SS #39 (NBM)

Click #72 SS Video

#72 SS – ‘Johhny Benson Chrome Illusion SS’

#72 SS

#74 SS (SOM) was converted to a 1969 Camaro Convert

It was sold @ 2010 Barrett-Jackson – Scottsdale for $52,800 (including commission)

My thoughts…..  I liked the car but don’t understand why #74 Berger SS was used when a regular Camaro would have worked. 

I was unable to ask the builder this question when in Scottsdale.

Just my thoughts on this very nicely re-done SS.  Jim Smith

#74 – Before re-do

#74

#79 SS Convert Black/silver stripes

# 90 SS

#61 SS

Information is posted to expose him so others are aware of this guy.  People like this give the hobby a bad name & he is not welcome on this site & has been blocked on other sites because of his run ins with other GMMG owners.

December 14, 2012 –

I have removed the photo of Berger SS #80 because of the nasty e-mails I have been receiving.  He got upset over a car I bought that he didn’t put money down on.

I’d suggest staying away from ‘camarosss’.   He’s had issues & run ins with a number of GMMG owners, bad rapped Matt Murphy on other sites & now it’s my turn.  Gotta love the colorful use of the English language.  Check out the history on the GMMG Forum…………..

Here’s the link to see what others have to say……… http://forums.gmmgregistry.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=195

From: Wayne
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 7:29 PM
To: 
info@gmmgregistry.com
Subject: SOM PE

I think I’ve given you enough time to call me and I know your the person
that purchased the GMMG PE today from Everette Chevrolet. I just wanted you
to know that me and another salesman (Heath McPherson) has been working on
me purchasing this car since yesterday (I WAS FIRST IN LINE!) and I was
leaving the bank with the check this evening when he called to tell me the
car was sold. I’m just an average Joe that wants one of these cars and not
some rich prick that just throws his money around like you. Do us all a
favor and fall off the face of the earth. Thanks for fucking my up my
holiday and I hope the fucking car burns to the ground. The next time you
see one of these cars for sale Back The Fuck Off and give someone else a
chance to own one because I know the ones that you have will never be bought
because they are all OVER PRICED. JACKASS!!!!!

December 17, 2012 – I’ve received more e-mails & this just goes on & on.  Beware if you have any dealings with this guy.  (‘camarosss’ on LS1 Tech)

‘Lol now you’re just flat out lying to people just like half the info on your cheesy website.’

Keep sending e-mails & I’ll just keep posting them so everyone can see who you really are.  People like you give the hobby a bad name.

Dec. 29th – More e-mails &  threats ……..  They don’t work with me………might as well find someone else to bother. ………….

……………….You have five days to remove the following from your website or further criminal action will be filed against you:    I never gave you permission to put my car on your website.’ 

Photo was removed long ago & this isn’t the only site he is banned from. 

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 He’s been in trouble before………….

http://ls1tech.com/forums/negative-trad … lland.html

Search LS1 Tech for ‘camarosss’ & see for yourself.

02-05-2011, 09:37 PM #1 

CRASH 02
TECH Resident
Garage is empty, add now

Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 867
Stay far away from camarosss (Wayne Holland)
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I made a deal with Wayne Holland (camarosss) on the phone on 1-27-11 for me to purchase an 02 Tahoe from him. I was to fly to Atlanta, GA from OKC, Oklahoma on 2-5-11 to pick up the vehicle. He promptly responded to all my texts and calls all the way through 2-2-11. On 2-4-11 I tried to touch base with him to make the final arrangements for him to pick me up on the 5th in Atlanta. He hasn’t responded to any texts or calls. So he cost me almost $500 in airline, hotel, 2 Carfax reports because he gave me the wrong VIN the first time, and finance charges for the loan to buy the vehicle. Dude couldn’t even find the nerve to just tell me he either sold it out from under me or just decided to keep it. He also told me the vehicle had never been wrecked and he was the only owner. He told me this twice, once in a text and once on the phone. That was a LIE. The Carfax showed that the vehicle had in fact been wrecked on 3-1-03 and had a 2nd owner on 10-22-09.

Here is where he has it for sale on Craigslist. http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/2138732830.html

I guess he decided to delete the post here since he flaked out on our deal on Tech.

I have all the text messages between us and the carfax reports to backup anything that has been posted here.

Not cool Wayne, not cool.

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………….feedback from others………
 
(I sent this to Wayne)      I could of bought car at any time.. I drove it, wrong color & to much hp..  I posted it on the GMMG forum for all to see… Jim contacted me about car & I told him what i thought… JIM TOLD ME UPFRONT !!, if i wanted car, he would step aside…  I didn’t want it.. a deposit would of got you the car…. my 2 cents, from time i saw the car to it being sold was like 2 days… got to act quick.. !!! good luck on your search, I am looking for one also…
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‘camarosss’ – Wayne Holland – You fail to realize that when you go after any GMMG owner you are taking on all GMMG owners.  We are united, strong in numbers & won’t allow anyone to get away with actions like this.  The entire GMMG community is against you now.  You continue to burn bridges & good luck if & when you ever decide to sell your car.  You’ve eliminated all the GMMG owners & everyone will spread the word to any prospective buyers.   It really shows everyone the kind of person you really are. Threats won’t work. Get a life!
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I’m in agreement with Jim…………………..I got into it with this jerk (Wayne Holland aka camarosss on LS1Tech) several years ago on LS1Tech because he was bashing Matt Murphy, GMMG, and the GMMG cars. At the time, he received a 30 day vacation (he was banned) from LS1Tech. If you do some research on LS1Tech…………….you will find that others have had problems with him too including Mark (LateBrakeU2 here on this forum board) . Wayne…………I know you are “lurking” here on this forum board………………………you just need to get a life. Seek professional help and turn your life around and maybe you’ll have some friends some day. I seriously considered buying this car too that Jim purchased from Everett Chevrolet in Hickory, N.C. Glad I didn’t now because I wouldn’t have wanted to go through the harassment that Jim is going through with your private messages on LS1Tech and your constant emails to him. It all boils down to the old saying……………”Snooze………..ya loose”. Wayne had the same opportunity to purchase this car as Jim did, as Jeff did, as I did, etc. Jim stepped up to the plate and Everett Chevrolet sold the car to him…………………it’s just as simple as that.
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Only a coward would send these kind of e-mails & never call.  Go away!
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THE FACT THAT WAYNE IS QUESTIONING JIM’S INTEGRITY IS MAKING ME LIVID!! THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD MORE UPSTANDING THAN JIM SMITH!! HE COULDN’T GET FINANCING AT THE DEALERSHIP AND THEN CLAIMS HE HAD A CHECK FROM A BANK WHO GAVE HIM A LOAN? WHATEVER! JIM WAS NEVER TOLD BY THE DEALERSHIP THAT WAYNE WAS AHEAD OF HIM SO HE COULDN’T HAVE KNOWN HE WAS STEPPING ON ANYONE’S TOES. WAYNE BACK OFF!!!
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Have you heard the expression, “Money talks and BS walks”? That’s the situation we have here. Wayne should have put money down on the car so no one else could buy it. Now all you hear from him is a bunch of BS. Everything he is saying about Jim is untrue. Jim is the greatest guy in the world!
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Thanks for the support everyone.  
I was speaking with my attorney about a couple of other things & mentioned this.  He said to save his e-mails & I already have enough information to take legal action.  If I receive any more e-mails from Wayne I’ll be forced to call the District Attorney in GA & he can give him an official  ‘time-out’.   I have his name, phone & address so this would be an easy thing to do.  I’d rather not do it this way but if I don’t have any other options I’ll be forced to take these actions.  I’m retired so I have plenty of time to deal with this as needed.  Jim

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Name, address, C,S,Z, phone, e-mail

Model, Car #, Door Tag, Color/stripe, roof, trans, engine

Only first name & state will be posted unless you tell me different.

Enjoy!

Thanks JD

2002 Berger SS Paint B4C
Code Coupe T-Top Convert Total
Arctic White 10 0 3 2 5
Pewter 11 0 2 1 3
Sebring Silver Metallic 13 2 2 2 6
Navy Blue Metallic (NBM) 28 0 6 3 9
Black 41 0 7 3 10
Sunset Orange Met (SOM) 71 0 1 0 1
Bright Red 81 1 6 4 11
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2002 Totals   3 27 15 45

#60 Rallye Green – Gib & Tammy

#61 SS @ GMMG

#66 SS

#66 Silver

63 SS – Jim Smith

#66 SS @ GMMG

‘Johnny Benson – Chrome Illusion’ SS #72

(more info & photos @ bottom of page)

#72 – Chrome Illusion paint – Jim Smith

Click #72 SS Video

#75

#87

#76 SS Phase 2 – 435hp @ Berger when new – Jim Smith

#76 SS Phase 2 – 435hp – 8,600miles – Jim Smith

Click #76 SS video

Click #86 SS photo gallery

#86 SS

#86 SS Black/Gold

#96 SS Convert

#89

Link to #93 SS Photo Bucket – Thanks Andrew

#93 – Phase II/435hp – Andrew – Delivery Day

#93 – Phase II/435hp – Andrew

#100

#100

#72 ‘Johnny Benson’ SS – Jim Smith

#72 ‘Johnny Benson’ SS

#72 Johnny Benson Edition Chrome Illusion car.

It’s a pretty neat car with some additional stuff Berger did for JB not typical on other Berger cars.

Most people don’t realize but the stripes on this car are painted, not decals.

Instead of the “435hp” in the hood stripes, it was custom masked off with a design that reads “JB”.

Just a neat fact I thought you would find interesting.  ………….from Jason

#72 ‘Johnny Benson’ SS

#72 – Chrome Illusion paint

#85 SS Red Convert @ GMMG

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#69 Berger SS 2X6 – original owner Feb. 2012

#85 SS Convert – #45 SS – #1975 HRE – #19 & #38 Blackbird – Jim Smith

#97 SS – Pewter/Orange

With #41 SS

’02 SS PR3 – Carl – TX

SS #76 (NBM) – Jim Smith – Phase 2 – 435hp

SS #76 (NBM) – Jim Smith – Phase 2 – 435hp – Jim also has HRE #2000

SS #76 (NBM) – Jim Smith – Phase 2 – 435hp

Berger PR3 is a white T-Top – does anyone have info on PR3 ?

Photos?  Owner?  History?

SS #58 is also a white T-Top

2002 Berger SS
Berger Vehicle Vehicle  
Car # Color Type Engine Owner City State Phone E-Mail / Comments
 
 PR-3 White/Red T-Top 380 Carl TX
58 WHITE T-TOP 380 MR IN    
59-2 black-LEMANS BLUE T-TOP II/435 Chuck IN
60-2 black-RALLYE GREEN T-TOP II/435 Gib & Tammy MI   ordered as Phase 2
61 WHITE T-TOP 380 Adam WI 11/11
62 PEWTER T-TOP 380 Dennis  
63 SEBRING SILVER CONV. 380 Vince & Sally WI  info@gmmgregistry.com 

was Jim Smith 

64 NAVY BLUE CONV. 380          
65 BRIGHT RED/White CONV. Michael Conn
66 SEBRING SILVER T-TOP 380 Joel OH 09 HRPT – was Frank – FLA
67 BLACK T-TOP 380
68 NAVY BLUE T-TOP    Romulo    FL    
69-2X6 NAVY BLUE T-TOP Mark MO Painted stripes-OrigOwner 2/12
70-3? White/black T-TOP 427      GA   09 Power Tour
71-3? NAVY BLUE T-TOP 427
72-2 black-CHROME ILLUSION T-TOP II/435 Jim Smith  Western WI  built for.. Johnny Benson-was Nick’s – LA
73-2 PEWTER T-TOP II/435 Bob Mass
74 SUNSET ORANGE T-TOP 380 Max Fernie BC,  Canada    
75 BRIGHT RED T-TOP 380
76 NAVY BLUE/silver T-TOP 435  Tim

WI  Jim bought 6/12 was Jim Smith’s – Sold to Mike P – PA-Mike sold back to original owner Tim
77-2 SEBRING SILVER COUPE II/435
78 BLACK CONV.   TG NJ   Conv 2X
79 BLACK CONV. Jamie GA
80 BRIGHT RED T-TOP

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81 WHITE CONV. II/435 6spd CT
82-2 BRIGHT RED CONV. II/435     mi    
83-2 SEBRING SILVER CONV. II/435 JN NJ
84 BRIGHT RED T-TOP 380      AZ    
85 BRIGHT RED CONV. 380 Ben

MD was Jim Smith’s – 8/15/14 sold back to original owner
86 BLACK T-TOP 380  Paul IN  
87 BRIGHT RED T-TOP 380
88-2X SEBRING SILVER COUPE IIX/475 JN NJ  
89 BRIGHT RED T-TOP IIX/475
90- BRIGHT RED/black T-TOP    Albert   CA  
91-3X NAVY BLUE T-TOP III/427 OH
92 BRIGHT RED COUPE 380  Jerry    NJ    
93-2 black-ELECTRON BLUE T-TOP II/435 Andrew IL Original  owner
94-2 WHITE CONV II/435 JC    
95-2 BRIGHT RED CONV II/435 2nd owner
96-2 NAVY BLUE CONV II/435          
97 PEWTER/Orange CONV 380 David CA
98-2 NAVY BLUE CONV II/435  Steve    IL    
99 SEBRING SILVER T-TOP
100-2 black-HUGGER ORANGE CONV  II/435? Jim     WI    
Last Berger SS built went to Matt Berger #00-2  
00-2 black-DAYTONA YELLOW T-TOP II/435 Matt Berger Grand Rapids MI
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