Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chattanooga, TN, USA
I agree with figman, but that's what is happening, now.
You're right, primer can hide a lot of bondo. feel around the quarter wheel well lips for bondo. Most camaros rust there, and a bondo fix is obvious. also tap to the rear of the front and rear wheelwells. Sheetmetal will have a "tinny" sound, and bondo will have a duller thud.
If it is rust free, it's worth a lot more than a bondo buggy, although any rust can be fixed with money.
If the replacement block is "period correct" it is worth more than, say, a truck 454.
A nicely restored non original X22 is probably worth 20 grand. Figure out what it will take to fix it, and then double it. Subtract that number from $20,000 and that's what the car is worth now.