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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 01, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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I was just fanning through my "Deals on Wheels" and I came across an ad for a 68 camaro with "original 2 speed powerglide and rare column shift". The 68 Camaro I bought has a 2 speed and a column shift. I want to go to a 350THM and a floor shift!! Is the column shift really that rare or are they just saying that?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 01, 09:41 AM
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I also have a column shift with a powerglide. I'd say they are rare, but probably because nobody wanted them! Most people paid a little extra for the floor shift and console.

I doubt that having a column shift makes a car more valuable. Six-cylinder cars are rare,too, but they aren't worth as much as a car with a desirable 8-cylinder engine.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 01, 09:53 AM
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I had a 68 SS396 with a colum shift/400 turbo and a bench seat(fold down arm rest).

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 01, 01:15 AM
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what about a "three on the tree". my 67 was a three speed stick on the column ,now it's a 4speed floor shift,is that column worth any thing ,I'd like to change ir to a floor shift column to get rid of the shifter arm connection?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 01, 08:05 AM
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I think convertible is right, they are rare because no one wants them. The console was only a few bucks more, and many that had the column shift originally converted to floor shift.

I like my column shift -- had to have it since I have the bench seat
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 01, 03:46 PM
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I have a TH350 column shift. I like it. I like the look of the console and horse shoe shifter but don't miss it... And wouldn't change it!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 01, 07:40 PM
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I put a column shift on ebay with no reserve and didnt get a hit.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 01, 02:33 AM
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A couple years ago at a swap meet I picked up a 69 dash cluster that had the center clock. Instead of having the 1 inch by 3 inch ribbed section at the bottom of the lens, it was clear and had the shift pattern for the column shift. I thought that was rare. Cluster with center clock but also column shift too with all the wiring still attached. Its the only 69 setup like that I have seen
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 01, 04:10 PM
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I have a 68 327 plain jane with 2spd Powerglide on the column. I think everyone is right. There rare becuse no one wanted em...I mean how cool can you look starting a race by shifting through the column....my .2
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