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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 20, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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An Interesting 68 L78 @ Mecum

Sold for $96,250 including fees. Over restored and can't say I care much for the color, but impressive what it sold for, especially with a "salvaged" title.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0120-39...let-camaro-ss/

Any thoughts on the title and it's effect, if any, on the value ?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 20, 03:02 AM
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Re: An Interesting 68 L78 @ Mecum

Don't mind the color. I actually prefer it over the whites, blues, blacks and bright reds that I typically see.

As for the price, it's a bit more than I would pay....but then again, I'm cheap. Title-wise, I'm not sure if it really matters. In CT, anything over 20 years doesn't need a title.
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Its different and it looks like a new car. If I had Garths money I would do it.

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The horn button could have been polished ...
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I'm thinking with the $96k blessing, who is going to even consider what kind of title it has.
If it were me, I'd sure like to know if the thing was completely totaled or flooded or scrapped for whatever reason. But that's me, and I can safely say at my age, I'll never ever spend $96,250.00 on anything!

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Re: An Interesting 68 L78 @ Mecum

I always liked Verdoro Green on Firebirds and think it look great on this Camaro.
I believe this cars trim tag is actually coded Q-Q for Verdoro Green instead of - - for special paint. Only car I have ever seen like that.
Salvage title for theft recovery is not that significant after full restoration and then receiving multiple gold certifications. Many of these cars have been created from rust and dust and have clean titles.
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Re: An Interesting 68 L78 @ Mecum

Thanks for your thoughts. I was thinking much the same way. The build quality, awards and documentation, not to mention some of the features, far out weigh the title in some (at least 2 bidders) folks eyes.

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Its different and it looks like a new car. If I had Garths money I would do it.
No you wouldn't. lol

One example of why I say over restored is the firewall graffiti. Has anyone ever documented such visible PBT stamps on a 67 or 68 ? From what I've seen, they're always hidden behind the fenders.

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My convertible does but IMO the fashion in which restores stamp, the paint is always too thick and full. The letters on mine are light (heavy around edge of letters) like the inspector stamped several cars before re-inking? Just my guess.

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Nice car. Well done with desirable options.

So it got good money.

The question we will never know the answer to is would it have brought more money if it did not have the Salvage tile?
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I don't recall another 68 L78 selling for more. The uniqueness of the special paint, bench seat, etc probably helps this one.

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The horn button could have been polished ...
Kinda interesting as it has a white background whereas the CRG photo has black...CRG Research Report - Steering Wheels

Looks like it may've been polished a little, but didn't help the pitting much. I think they were anodized ? I guess the feeling (of the restorer) here is a slightly flawed original is better than a repop.

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My convertible does but IMO the fashion in which restores stamp, the paint is always too thick and full. The letters on mine are light (heavy around edge of letters) like the inspector stamped several cars before re-inking? Just my guess.
Out of curiosity, Vince, is that a NOR or LOS build and what's the build date ? I'd appreciate any photos you can share...

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I will take some possibly tomorrow when I go up, its at another house. It is a Nor 06D still has the white spray on TT too.
A spewing battery at some point before my ownership affected them to some degree-I will get those pics.
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One example of why I say over restored is the firewall graffiti. Has anyone ever documented such visible PBT stamps on a 67 or 68 ? From what I've seen, they're always hidden behind the fenders.
Notice the two upside down T stamps on the left side?

You would think that they must have done that because they found evidence of it being that way before restoration. No professional restoration Camaro expert would make a mistake like that, right?

I guess the restorer was not really an a Camaro expert and just added graffiti as seen on other cars. This car should have zero inspection stamps. It's LOS.
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Yeah, except how do you know it's LOS built ?

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Yeah, except how do you know it's LOS built?
Because the trim tag shows LOS.


And, in my opinion, it's a reproduction tag but a better picture would confirm.


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Because the trim tag shows LOS.


And, in my opinion, it's a reproduction tag but a better picture would confirm.


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LOL, where'd ya find that (photo)? I tend to agree with your assessment !

Pretty good job zooming in on that....What's the yellow marks on the heater box and by the drivers side hood hinge ?

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