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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: South of y'all,way south!
Mark C, are you sure there only 50 odd thousand 69 Z28's out there??? In my neck of the woods, every Camaro that comes along is an "SS". Yes of course it's real, look at the emblems, yeah right!!!
Good point I have to say, rarity and collectible value are two entirely different categories. A 6cyl, with unusually rare options should, and in my book would be a very desirable vehicle for the collector. But, it would more than likely be shunned for a supposed "real" SS/Z28 or whatever. Due to my business interests I have been an outsider looking in, have been for a long time now, and have to say, once a desirable car is gone it is basically lost forever. I have a Pace Car, and I love it! Everything about it, especially the colours. They are a unique piece of American motoring history, the sooner everyone realises the more cars which get butchered, the less real cars will remain. That is a damned shame. Why a 69 Pace Car would at times struggle, to keep up in the price stakes with similar optioned models is beyond me. Colour perhaps, the mytique of a Z28 is awe inspiring for sure, bit doesn't a pace car in the flesh look totally wicked????????
Unfortunately, a lot of the piracy of the cars and their relevant parts is $$$$ driven. You can never stamp that out, I've been watching it happen for 16 years and it never ceases to amaze me that it still goes on.
Let's keep the cars for what they are/were!!