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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 02, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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I just saw a 67 Camaro Ss Yenco on this Auction on speed vision go for $110,000. Wish I had one of those.
regei Jackson was there and said out of the 54 they made there is maybe 20 left.
The auction is on tomorrow if you want to see what some nice rides are selling for.
My wife thinks I have something in the garage now. HA HA I ain't selling.

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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 02, 05:09 PM
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Yes I saw that! Makes me kick myself for all the "plain" SS cars I could have bought 20 years ago!
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post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 02, 05:25 PM
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I saw a few mor Camaros go through the block. It kind of makes me mad though because these millionaires are the only ones who can afford cars like these and therefore it drives up the prices of all muscle cars to the point were working stiffs such as most of us are, can't afford to buy the cars anymore. Some of these guys appreciate these cars but most didn't know what a Camaro was ten years ago. Just Venting.

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post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 02, 05:35 PM
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I just got home from a smaller auction in Scottsdale. There was a 69 ZL1, 69 Berger Z28 and a 69 yenko but they were not up for bid yet. The musclecar prices are way up still. A decent 67 shelby sold for 64,000, 67 427 corvette for 85,000. Street rods were not bidding as high as last year. Barrett-Jackson in the morning........
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post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 02, 06:13 PM
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of the top 5 car prices - the Yenko for $110k and a '69 copo for $73k - WOW .... must be nice to spend that kind of cash on a car.... I guess I'll go work on the $2,300 '66 El Camino project I'm working on...

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post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 05:20 AM
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I agree that these Camaros are fetching far too much money for the good of the hobby and the "common man." But, on the other hand, it's all supply and demand. The thing that really bothers me is that some (most??) of the overpriced cars wind up in the hands of overzealous wealthy guys who don't really appreciate or understand their Camaro. I am tired of arguing the fact that there is no such thing as an SS 327, Yenko Z-28... Also, how do these guys always know that their's is "1 of 4 made" (apart from the obvious). By the way, can you tell I'm just whining because I'm not out there this weekend buying my dream car?
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post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 06:39 AM
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Let's face it if you or I hit the lottery tommorrow we would be right up there with Reggie bidding on the Yenkos,COPOS,Baldwin-Motions,Bergers,Nickeys,Official Pace Cars, 67 427 VETTES, 55 Nomads,etc.etc
One difference---we would really appreciate them- and probably wax the paint right off the fenders!
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post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 07:15 AM
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Reggie Jackson's 69 COPO Camaro sold for $45,000, I wish I had the money...

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post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 07:26 AM
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With the stock market being as weak as it has been, investors are looking at other areas to make money and rare musclecars are one of those investments. I'm not one of the wealthy investors, but I bought a 69 Z28 JL8 car a couple of years ago (took a loan against my 401K) so I'm glad some of the rare high performance cars are increasing in price so I know I'll be protected against a potential loss when my car is finally finished. I'm kicking myself for not buying one of the matching # COPO's I found 2-1/2 years ago for $37K. But, I couldn't have gotten the loan for it anyway. Stay within your means and do the best you can.

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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 08:22 AM
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Have you noticed when a car sales for 20 grand, the commentators refer to it as someone getting a "toy" for not alot of money. I guess to those buyers, 20 thousand is not a lot. Oh well, money isnt everything.
I still enjoy my 69! Its not worth a fortune, but it is the only one ever built(by me!).
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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 08:48 AM
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Does anyone know what is the highest bid for a Camaro was from any auctionhouse?

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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 08:55 AM
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Jeff I did the same thing except I bought my car before buying a house. I saved for years to get what I wanted and I'm happy. I figured if I waited I would never be able to afford it. I think I was right.

The first gen Camaro is becoming THE collectible car to have from the 60's with the exception of the Corvette. It's got everything a potential collector could want, timeless styling inside and out, a terrific choice of drive train for any collector, you can get a nimble road car or drag strip brawler. There is a Camaro for everyone. The Camaro market will be strong for years to come.

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post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 11:38 AM
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$160,000 for a 70 LS6 chevelle convert ..yikes.. they said the guy spent 150k on the resto. that is a lot of cash for something that will likely never see the road again..

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post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 12:14 PM
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Can someone tell me seriously, how and where do you put $150,000. into a LS6 Chevelle Convertable restoration? Don't get me wrong, I love the car, but I just can't see where that expense comes from.
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 02, 01:15 PM
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when you start getting all the "correct" parts, it adds up. $200 belt, $800 radiator, and on and on. shop labor aint cheap, and it can take thousands of hours to tear a car apart and put it back together. add all that onto a car that was probably a $50k "basket case", and 150k is easy to get to.
if i spent $160,000 for that car at that auction, i would have it out in the parking lot making black donuts in the pavement... i bet about 3/4 of the people there would have a heart attack!!! someday, when i win the lottery...

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