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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Tough question for everyone.

Hi all,

I don't want to start a pissing match but I have a question and my intention is not to start stirring crap here.

So here we go.

Of the 67, 68 and 69 which year appreciates more in value? Does any year appreciate more than the other two and if so why?

This whole thing started as an innocent conversation between myself and my neighbor. He says the 69 would appreciate more because it was the last of that body style. I on the other hand have a sweet spot in my heart for the 68, but I told him I think it would be the 67 because that was chevy's competition to the mustang. I'm just looking for input and as I said I didn't intend on starting any trouble.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 02:43 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

While I "think" more people like the 69 and they made more of them, I will say that they and go up the same percentage being all 1st Gens.

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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 03:10 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

Ok. 1969 is the most value. They made more than the other years. My family calls them the 57 Chevy of Camaros. We have 55 Chevys and 57 was the popular year. So rarity, production numbers, do not always dictate value. Demand dictates value. My first is a 67 convertible, I have had since 1985. I had a 68 drag car. I also have a 69 because of poularity. I am biased away from 69 because of their popularity and it was the highest produced Z28 of the first 3 years. 67 only had 602 Z28 made. Acknowledged as a car to have, they do not get the kind of money, normally, that a high level 69 will bring. I have a 68 Z28, cost the same or more to restore as a 69. They bring less than a 69 would when there are almost 3 times more 69 built than 68, 7,199 verse 20,302. So don't worry so much about value. Pick the one you like most
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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 03:47 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

my thoughts are, the least amount of anything will put it on the endangered/short supply list which usually drives up the prices
take 22 long rifle ammo for example. look at it 10 years ago . there was plenty and price was cheap. now it is hard to find and the price has went up drastically
so the year that had the least made will go up in price

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 05:31 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

In the pure stock class, I'm pretty sure rarity and condition rules. Other classes would consider high dollar perfect restorations more desirable. Then there are the modified classes that look at street, pro mod, or track builds for workmanship and horsepower.

So to me, value is in the mind of the buyer or seller as to what their dream is.

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 05:53 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

69 of course! because that's what I have! [I know, not helpful]

But seriously when I was looking, the prices of the 69 were always greater when comparing similar condition cars. The 69 design is, I've heard, known as the best of the Camaro brand.
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

69 by a long shot. 67 next and 68 third.
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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 06:39 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

Of course 69's are more popular. It may be because they made more of them, hence at gatherings you'll see more of them.

At the same gathering you may see two 67's for every one '68...do the math.

Let the bragging contest begin.

(just to be honest, in 69 my buddy Jack had a 396 4spd that I thought was the best thing since sliced bread)

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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 07:27 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

Most people I talk to that don't even own or know much about Camaros prefer the 69 for sure.

Ever since I was a kid and saw magazine pictures of the smokey yunick set up 68, I wanted a 68 specifically and no other,
and I'm a 68 model myself, week 2,Dec build date,Blond/blu,San Diego assembly, highly optioned. lol.

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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 08:05 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

While others have mentioned more 69's were produced than 67's or 68's, I don't think that's what determines appreciation rates. I think each of the three first generation Camaro's are special in different ways. The 67 was the first year, without it this thread and forum might not even exist. It will always hold a special value in my mind for being the first and what lead to such a successful product line. I think it's also special being the only year that had the butterfly windows in the doors.

The 68 was the same basic style as the 67 but with some minor design and style changes as well as some upgrades. There seem to me more "car people" fans of the 68 than the 67 or 69, and up here in the northeast, the 68's seem to be the most prevalent at most car shows and cruise nights. My first Camaro was a 68 so I have fond memories from that car and my experiences with it as well.

The 69 was a one year body style much different the the two previous years, some say the best year (I'm in that camp) as the lines just seem sleeker than the first two years. But as the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just why GM only ran the 69 body style for one year I'll never understand, but it may something to do with why the 69 has been claimed as the most favorite Camaro body style of all of them.

My second Camaro was a 69 as well as my 3rd and current Camaro. Now as far as appreciating values, I think they are only determined in part by the year, there are so many other factors at play in value and appreciation that it's almost impossible in my opinion to absolutely nail it down. We each value different things for different reasons, some value resto-mods, others value originality. This is exactly why good ice cream vendors offer many different flavors, we each have different likes. I appreciate and value all three years but seeing as I only have space for one classic Camaro, a 69 occupies that space for me.
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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 08:07 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

This should help ans your Q. Which of the 3 yrs 67-68-69 is cloned the most? Yup, the 69.

But in '74 I drove a 68 Z/28 to College.
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

Go shake hands with your neighbor.

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post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 08:38 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

Cool photo Mark and real nice college transportation!

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This should help ans your Q. Which of the 3 yrs 67-68-69 is cloned the most? Yup, the 69.

But in '74 I drove a 68 Z/28 to College.

69 Camaro Z/28 RS, original Azure Turquoise, M21 & 3.73 12-bolt posi. NOM 406ci, AFR 210 heads, Straub hyd. roller cam & Dynatech 1-3/4" > 1-7/8" headers, QuickFuel 750 Annular. Photos at:
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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 10:37 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

^ and street fun on Fri/Sat nite. Cost me $3,000. A friend of mine is the current owner. Canadian doc Z/28. The owner's younger Son of Ontario Motor Sales in Oshawa back then owned it before me.

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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 17, 11:33 AM
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Re: Tough question for everyone.

There's no guarantee any of them are going to appreciate in value. During the recession they were all depreciating.

When prices are going up, they're probably all about the same percentage-wise. Dollar-wise, probably the 69, because it generally costs more to buy in.


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