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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 13, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a good deal?

Hi everyone. First time poster here. I've got a deal brewin right now on a 1969 Camaro pre-x code car. 350 with 4speed, top notch restoration ( 3years old). The car is very straight and clean. My question is do you guys think that $25000 is a good deal? Attachment 31606

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 13, 06:37 AM
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Would need more pics. Who is the restorer? Is it a #'s match? Mileage? Hard to tell the paint at that dist. $25k gets eaten up pretty fast, esp if a project is farmed out, eh? But, keep in mind the economic times, as many still think in terms of prices as it was five years ago. Be sure to check out the archives for the many pointers that have been shared in the past.

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IMHO too much money for this economy for a NON X code car. Whats the VIN#, is it an original V8 car?? Buyers market.

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Sorry, the motor is not numbers matching but the trans (muncie) and rearend are. I dont know who restored. Mileage is 72000, all original body panels except the cowl induction hood. Hotchickis front and rear suspension, 12 bolt rearend, multi leaf springs, demon 650 carb. Paint is flawless ( i have painted a couple cars) interior is excellent.

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Good cut and polish on the paint.

Do you have any hist on the car? Where from? Is the under as good as the upper

Is the interior deluxe? Any interesting opts? AM/FM radio? Sport wheel? others?

If no to any of the above, and as already mentioned...it's on the high side. If a vert?...that would enter into it.

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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 13, 12:06 PM
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Re: Is this a good deal?

Seeing how you're in Michigan, if that's the original sheetmetal, either the car was imported from somewhere else, wasgarage-kept for most of it's life, or that "original sheetmetal" has had some patching and/or bondo work done to it over the years. The chances of a car spending 43 years in a climate like Michigan's while racking up 72,000 miles and not having some major rot are pretty slim.
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 13, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Is this a good deal?

The car is from WV. Under the hood is as clean as the outside as is the bottom also. It has under gone a complete frame off resto approximatly 3 years ago. I know cars and I know what to look for. I had a 1968 Chevelle ( Malibu) that I restored and had more money into it then I could get out of it. It seem that the cars I've seen for sale are priced very high, ecspecially camaros. For what has been done to this car 25000 sounded like a good price. I just wanted to know what everyone else's thoughts were.
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One question not asked to date...do you intend to keep it for some time or to flip it within a short period of time? If you do, it will take a long time to make on this one.

Also, were you supplied with proof that it was indeed a "complete restore"?

So, if you're heart's into it, the pockets deep enough to absorb the $$$hit, then it puts yet another spin on it, eh? Go for it if the gut says to. You know what it takes to do a proper build.

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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 13, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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It comes with a whole pile of receipts. I do know that I could not build it for that money, been there done that. And from what I've seen they are asking a lot of $$$$ for camaros. What I don't know is if they are getting that for them. My plan is to keep the car and put my own little touches on it. I have yet to see a car this clean for the money!
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Doug, For some reason the attachments are not working. Sounds like you
have been around cars some and know what you're looking for. If this car is
what you want then go with your gut. Local economy is just that, localized.
Opinions will run high to low.
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Doug, is the car in MI? I am from MI and would look at it with you if you wanted.

Here's the deal. We know it's not a numbers matching car. Is the body solid? Was the work done on suspension and engine bay look professional? Does it drive well? You never know what you're going to get with an engine but there are things to look for. How about the interior? Good shape.

It comes down to this, if you like the car and it's in your budget, buy it. I can't believe the naysayers that pounce on posts like this. It's your money, if the car is structurally sound, runs well, and looks good, buy it and don't look back.
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Doug, Welcome to team camaro first off
Agree 100% you would have more in it then the price doing a car to what level your stating it is so the price could be possibly better (I'm thinking low 20's) but its not a 'bad' deal either depending on a few things especially what DT asked concerning the vin and V/8. If it was a 6 cyl. I'd have to swallow hard and think that out but if a V8 car it's a heck of a car to enjoy and have fun putting your personal touches on for a small investment. And one that you could re-coup $$$ down the road (long term) since you would not be upside down like so many completing some type of resto. As members have suggested though, those little extras here and there (interior options, rear, suspension, etc.) really assist with selling prices and value so check it out and report back and good luck. Stay on board here, you hear!

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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 13, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yes the car is a v8 car. both front ad rear suspension has a Hotchickis upgrade. The interior is in excellent condition and the engine bay is spotless. Somebody has spent ALOT of $$$$$ restoring this car. Iwould have to say they spent well over 30000 on the resto.

I dont know why the other pics didnt post.I probly screwed up.

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