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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 01, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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I have a real 67 RS/SS without a motor or trans that is all original and has not been changed since bought. The car is full of options and good original unrestored parts (whole doghouse is beautiful and has all wires/relays/etc for hide-a-ways, power disks, perfect black deluxe w/headrests, perfect doors w/tinted glass, air, rear defrost, all RS wiring, good chome and glass). It needs quarters/trunk and rockers. I don't have the original motor. Would I get more money parting the thing out or selling it as a project? If I had the original motor this would be a no-brainer.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 01, 09:46 AM
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jwalsh - (reminds me of one of my favorite guitarist Joe Walsh) If you want to optimize dollars, I would think about taking the car apart and advertising every part here or putting it up for auction on e-bay. When you consider the zillions of parts, many unique to the RS, you could probably do pretty well parting out. Having said that, it's a pain in the butt to pull it apart and box and ship everything. If you can find a buyer for the whole thing, boom, it's gone. My last thought to you is forget about the original motor, fix it up! Lots of really nice Camaros are running around with transplants. Your car sounds like an outstanding restoration candidate. Imagine dropping a little 427 in there...
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 01, 09:50 AM
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 01, 10:07 AM
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The reason cars get parted out, is that the whole is worth less than the sum of the parts. Not without pain,'s hard work to pull parts...not to mention waht your wife would say.
However, if you want a 67 RS/SS, this sounds like a good base to build from. I'm sure you could locate all the correct date matched engine components. Not original, but the next best thing.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 01, 05:12 PM
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Only time I say part it out, is if there is MAJOR cancer in the body/frame.

Convertible left in the rain for several decades - that kind of thing - part that baby.

otherwise - keep it whole and restore... at least to daily driver status.

there is my .02

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 01, 10:24 PM
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What do you think you would want for it as is? I might have an interest and at least you would have a baseline but that baseline might encourage you to part it out.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 01, 01:07 AM
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I would think you would get more in parts ,but you have to pull
who knows how long before you sell them all
if you change your mind half way through ...a the good stuff will be gone!

just keep picking away at it ,don't rush
you have a good starting point with a real r/s!
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 01, 02:03 AM
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Don't part it unless there is a financial crisis. These cars should be restored and driven, not disappear. My brother and I just bought a 'left in the rain no floors left, etc' convertible that is extremely rough and would be difficult to restore. Yours sounds like a great project candidate.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 01, 02:54 AM
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Put a Yenko sticker on it and put it on eBay for 75,000.00. KIDDING!

I would sell it as a whole. EBay is a good place to sell just make sure who ever you sell too that they arrange pick up and you do not pay for transportation.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 01, 02:55 AM
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I wish you put up your post before I bought my 68. I was looking for a 67 RS/SS but couldn't find an adffordable "project car". I found a few but the sellers had unrealistic prices in mind. If it's a solid project sell it someone who will restore it. If it's a basket case then part it. It's a shame to see a classic ripped apart if it can be saved.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 01, 06:32 AM
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If you are not going to restore it, I'd say give another Camaro junkie a chance to get a complete project car. If it gets parted out, chances are it will become another crushed classic.
Sell it WHOLE!


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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 01, 06:26 AM
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If you decide to sell it whole I might be
interested. How much would you want?
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 01, 08:21 PM
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Without the motor or trans it's not really worth should sell it to me.

Just out of curiousity- why don't you want to restore it or build it?

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 01, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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I would like to restore it, but the market put a hurting on my plans to buy a house and I don't need another money pit. Lukily, I am not married, so I really have nobody pushing me to sell it but myself. Finally, I just finished restoring a 67rs/ss convertible and I need a break. I really don't want to part the car out, but I have four grand invested in the thing and I don't really want to loose a ton of money. I just don't want to be one of those guys who looks like a clown trying to sell a $4000 project. Although I think the car is worth it, I know alot of guys don't want to pay that much for a project. Since I am not in a huge rush, I think I will take some pictures of it this weekend and post it as a project for what I paid for it and see if I get any bites. Thank for the thoughts. Jake
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 01, 11:51 AM
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If you put it up for sale don't forget about our ads section... It will get lots of exposure, it's free and you can add a photo as well!!
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