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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't think it was possible!
What a sweeet car!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cg...item=598615260

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 04:51 PM
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That's the second one I've ever seen. I'm not much of a '69 expert - could you get a powerslide in a ss 350 in 69??
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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 05:12 PM
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Look closely on the trim tag, that's an X-44 car, certainly not an "SS" of any kind. Sweet car though, love those colors. I didn't see "clone" in the ad anywhere, that would have been nice. Somebody will buy it thinking it's a real SS.......good grief. KZ

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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 05:34 PM
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Hey KZ, you looked at the trim tag, didn't you notice something strange with those rivets? Great looking car although, but by just looking at the odometer, I can say my 68 has only 43K miles?

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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 06:03 PM
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The add dosent say anything about the car being a SS.I think the owner described the car very nicely,as for the trim plate rivets they look fine compared to the Camaro`s a other Chevy`s I have had have.This Camaro look`s very nice and I for one would love to have it, if only I had room for another one.
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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 06:22 PM
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I didn't see anything wrong with the rivets, besides, why would somebody fake an "X-44" trim tag? The owner is very careful with his wording, but I still think it's misleading, I mean, he doesn't say it's an SS, but he doesn't say it's not an SS car either. You and I might look at that car and realize it's a clone in 2 seconds, but not everyone is as smart as you and me......That's just my .02 cents.......KZ

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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 06:26 PM
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The ad is just that; an ad. You can tell by the wording that the sellers are being ambiguous and playing ignorant. Still, it is a beautiful car and the pics are awesome. I'm still shaking my head over the original mileage part, but that's just me.

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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 09:35 PM
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Cool that is the first orange orange car I have seen.

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 01, 11:59 PM
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look at the middle of the steering wheel, where the SS emblem is. something was peeled off. probably nothing major, but it kind of stuck out to me.wonder why they just didn't put Z/28 badges on it.
i do like that color combo. someday my nova will look similar to that.

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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 01, 04:37 AM
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I know this is minor also but the car has the Trim package (louvers, wheel well trim..) but the rear tail light lenses and headlights are missing the chrome trim.

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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 01, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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novaderrik, i think you are right, i didnt notice it, but it looks like the standard bowtie emblem on the steering wheel shroud (which is round) was taken off and replaced with the SS emblem......
One other thing that seems odd is if it has 27k orig. miles, why is the engine not original? Very nice car though-
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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 01, 11:04 AM
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Orange/orange was not at all unusual here in WI. Of the 3 Z/28s I've owned, 2 were o/o, one with JL8. A friend nearby has a Z/28-RS, black vinyl & stripes though. A former co-worker is the original owner of an o/o COPO purchased from Dale Chev, where most of this combo seem to have come from. There were also several other non-HP Camaros in these colors.
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 01, 09:55 PM
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That is a really sweet car, and yes the owner has not tried to say it is an "SS". So I don't think anyone should be trying to say otherwise.
Whatever it is, it has been done well. My criticism is, that back seat sure looks like a repro cover to me, notice the wrinkles???? I would not think a car with low mileage should require this??
Then again "ORANGE" is my favourite colour??
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 01, 04:52 AM
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I'm just a little bugged - the owner DID say the car is an SS. He did not put it in the ad, but the SS emblems are all over the car! I think that if one is selling something that is fake (or a clone) he has the RESPONSIBILITY to say so.

If I sell a cubic-zirconia ring that looks like a diamond ring, at a diamond ring price, in a box that says diamond ring, then I'm the crook for not saying anything to an unwary buyer whether my ad says anything or not. We're the equivalent to the jewelers - we KNOW how to spot clones and fakes, but 99% of the population does not.

Very nice car though.
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post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 01, 05:48 AM
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Did everyone read the verbage? Here's a chunk of it!!

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>We cannot document the actual miles but if you look this car over you will come to same conclusion we have and we think it is actual miles? The car purrs like it just came of the line. We will get some pictures of the undercarriage as soon as we get a nice sunny dry day here, and we will post them ASAP. We have taken a picture of the data plate for your viewing, here are a few of the #'s we found on the motor: TO444CTB, 12J25162 the 6 my be a "G", CM9T, 3999290. We don't know what we have exactly, but we do know we have a great looking car that is in need of nothing to enjoy now<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nobody said anything about the Z valve covers or the chrome thermostat housing or the hockey stripe around the 350 emblems . It's not even a D80 car!!!

Anyone that does just the smallest amount of homework will know what they are buying. Anyone that buys it and thinks it's a real SS can't say they got the impression from the seller... The seller is bold is thinking the 27K miles isn't 127K or 227K and a bit bold not knowing what he has (X44) but he has presented all the facts and that's the important thing!!

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