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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 18th, 02, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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hi all; i am new and soooo glad i found this site. ok so here goes the first post and this all new to me so, please bear with the lack of lingo/knowledge.
I started looking around for my first classic car to buy/re-build last week. Finally looked at ithis one last nite:
'69 camaro SS 350 w/ 350 turbo-trans,totally taken down to bare metal. There are boxes and boxes of GM parts even GM bolts; still in shrink wrap. Car is totally steel; (i know the owner of the body shop that did the base coat). All new steering/rotors/shocks/springs,exterior wire harness; all new parts everywhere. Oh; 23,400 miles on it. Car is currently in "rolling condition" front end not on;engine /trans not in..interior looks to be ~85% done.
(OK; hang on; little more info then the questions
I "was" just looking for a "toy" ; you all know; dinged up; aftermarket parts..sloppy care..etc..but this came along so if i am going to re-build this classic and this one certainly is deserving of it; what do i need to do to check it out?
vin number/ engine number obv.
but what else?

->>approx. "value" as is ? <--(important)

what will make this car even more valuable? what makes it less valuable?
What does a "pure-ist" look for ?
---thanks in advance for your reply
ps; yes; i fell in love...good thing the wife learned to drive w/ a '69 camaro; so she is in love too!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 18th, 02, 03:58 AM
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Check out CRG ( see what makes a Camaro an SS. If it has an original motor, look for the VIN on the pad just in front of the pass side head, or down by the oil filter. Also look at the engine code, and engine build date on the same pad by the head.
If it's a Norwood car (N in vin, or NOR on body tag) built after mid Dec. 68, then it will have an X code on the body tag. X11 is a possible SS 350 (could also be plain jane car) if it's an X55, then it's an SS 350, for sure.
Might also look for a 2 1/2" X 5" reinforcing plate at about 1 O'Clock in the right rear wheel well. That confirms dual exhaust.
Post any numbers you find, and someone will try to help determine what you are looking at.
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