Guys it's not worth arguing over pricing with these old cars! The market is not consistent from state to state on quality drivers and more so the buying public is not very well informed either. Consignment shops consistently get from $5k and up more than private party prices and because these cars are weekend toys for a lot of folks who will see a car and want it at almost any price and because owners dump far more into these cars than they are worth, sellers often ask extremely high prices... And sometimes they get it!
Just look at this forum as the example, look how many WIW threads get started! Value is in the eye of the beholder...
Oh and clone or real there is no comparison between the $17k car Tuscaloosa and the over priced car this thread is about! When a seller says "needs some TLC" you can bet that equates to a lot of $$...
That car for 17k looks like a bargain, and I would be all over it if it were a manual transmission car.
Many look like bargains until you get up close and discover how poorly the bodywork was done. Not to mention the mechanicals. Pictures can look enticing but are not truthful. One flag on that 17K Tusc car is the fender inner braces and top of cowl not body color but black. Good sign of a quickie job. Those with little bodywork knowledge are excellent targets. They often buy drivers only to discover they require major panel replacement.
The SS in the 1st link has a lot of repro (and incorrect) parts on it that deviate from Factory original. IMO, that would knock down the "paying for the factory SS pedigree".
It's not listed as a #s match car.
If the body and paint are perfect SHOW QUALITY and the quality of the rest of the car is top knotch I don't see mid 40s as way off. $52 I don't think so.
I see a lot of 1st gens and I've bought a sold a few. I see a lot in the mid $30s that are pretty good. But to me it's all about the body and paint. As soon as I seen paint is in the future I figure $10K
Just picked up a 69 Thursday for a buddy of mine. No show quality but spending less then $5K it will make it a very nice driver.
69 LS7/T56 Pro Tour #2(BUILDING) 69 Pro Tour - LS3/T56 (SOLD)
69 Pro Tour - LS7/T56 (SOLD)
69 Z28/RS Tribute355/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 RS Clone 427/TH400 (SOLD)
67 RSZZ502/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 Camaro 406 SBC/TH400 (SOLD)
I just got off the phone with the owner, and according to him the car was basically born a 6 cylinder. I can see that the restoration job is really nice, but I don't think I can justify paying that price for a small block SS clone.