*I think I know what you guys will say but.....
OK, I know I've whined about this before so spare me it. Just looking for an opinion.
I am now 90% sure I am going to pick up a '94 Cavalier in good condition for under $1500 from a co-worker to keep as a second car/driver. This is good, then I can keep the Camaro in the garage and do the work to it I want. Anyway I thought I'd lay out the pros and cons to each choice and see what ya'll think. I know its ultimately my decision, but obviously I am not 100% sure what I want to do.
Choice number 1:
Buy the Cavalier, sell the Iroc for whatever I can get and then take out a loan for around 5k and look for a '69 Camaro. The '69 is my favorite year and I really want to build a "pro-touring" '69.
With some time and luck I should be able to find a solid '69 for $6-7k and then begin working on it. Unless paint is very nice I sand it and paint it flat black until the summer when I can paint it. Buy wheels and tires for it and go from there.
-The '69 is far easier to work on, smog exempt, very easy to find parts for and easy to get going decently fast.
-However, ultimately will need more imeadiate work and will cost more in the long run.
-It will most likely lack the ammenties and comforts the Iroc has until further down the road when I can spare cash for that type of stuff.
So for $9-10 grand I get a solid bodied '69, probably primered black, sitting on nice wheels, and ready for work. In the very near future it gets mild engine work done to it (since its so easy), 6 speed tranny, exhaust, etc etc....
Choice number 2:
Buy the Cavalier. Keep the Iroc and get to work on it, it becomes a nice weather cruiser and race car. I still take out a $5-6k loan to put towards the Iroc.
The Iroc needs immeadiatly:
-new rear-end (posi is almost out and I understand I have a stupid axle that is impossible to find.....)
There's a good chunk of change right there. Then I add new wheels/tires, lower it, window tint, NOS?, and whatever else I might be able to do.
In the near future I do other small things to make it nicer..... possibly start replacing the old suspension, add nitrous until the motor goes, finish the stereo, etc , etc.....
Buuut.... its still not a '69, its still only barely breaking 13's, and still a bitch to work on and a bitch to make fast (compared to the classic)
But, I have a pretty damn nice weekend/cruiser car. Looks nice, sounds nice, goes kinda fast. And overall is nicer for less money than it'd take to make the '69 equally as nice.
Oh I almost forgot, needs minor body work to fix the damn scrape/dent (I'd do that and paint it near the end of the summer).
Dont think I forgot anything......