After picking up an '88 IROC Camaro, Dennis was getting restless.
Reflecting back on his '72 Chevelle made him long for another dose of vintage Chevrolet muscle.
Ampegs can be divided into six distinct groups for dating purposes: pre-1953, 1953 to mid-1965, early 1965 to 1969, 1969 to 1979, 1981 to 1984, and post-1984.
Each group uses a unique serialization scheme that can be used to assist in dating the amps, but in many cases, it is the features and characteristics of the amps that determine the year of manufacture.
They would however have some machines in stock so that so that it is possible that a July model may be to either the previous or the next year's specification.
The numbers were consecutively allocated throughout a model range so as an example all B group machines were lumped together irrespective of whether they were a B25 or B44. Also this carried through to some but not all of the engines.matching engine markings.“It was quick enough to be a cruiser when I first bought it, but I wanted more,” Gustafson told us when we caught up with him at a PSCA heads up race.However as is often the case, Gustafson soon became bored with the Camaro’s mild-manners, and was left at a crossroads.It served him well when he initially bought it as his first car in high school.It looked and ran great, and got a lot of thumbs up from on-lookers.Everyone has that one car they've dreamt of owning.For some it may be a 1957 Bel Air with a 283 fuelie.It has a note at the top of the page that they were reprinting with permission from the authors of Ampeg: The Story Behind the Sound, ©1999, published by Hal Leonard.If anyone feels this page should be taken down, please feel free to contact me.This information original was found on The Unofficial Ampeg Page ( which appears to be dead.I pulled this information from Google's cache of the site.