Okay, first words of caution, before you buy, regardless of what you buy, investigate the availability of parts; both NOS (new old stock) or repops (aftermarket reproductions). A 68-70 AMX would be an excellent car to come by until you had to purchase parts for it. AMC NOS is almost non-existent and repops are far and few between due to the low number of cars still on the road.
Thanks for the heads-up. It is hard to really judge the availability of parts I might need for a car I don't have yet, all while googling my way through the internet. So good to know.
And as of yesterday I now know what NOS parts stand for, prior to that I kept wondering why people were putting Nitric Oxide Systems into their old Camaros... I have a list made of lingo/vocabulary terms that I don't understand: is there a separate forum where I post them and you all can help me sort through them? That would really help me out a lot.
For 6 grand you can find a first gen; be patient! A non or partially restored daily driver coupe is what you would be looking at and the Las Vegas market offers the best potential. We picked up our '68 driver and a '67 parts car for $5000 out of Vegas. Again, be patient and look at everything. Do your research here on the site before you buy and don't be afraid to ask someone to go with you or someone to go for you to inspect the vehicle from this site. Almost finally, don't overlook a 68 - 70 Nova or possibly a second or third gen Camaro to get started with. Get hooked up with the local car guys where ever you're stationed. A great source of info on local cars for sale.
Well it is comforting at least to know that waiting long enough will yield the right car to get my hands on eventually.
After work each day I troll the forums, reading for a couple hours at a time, so the research is coming along slowly but surely. I am very very fascinated by the fabbing (another word I learned hah) that goes into the restoration of a rusted/corroded parts. So with your advice in mind, I'll have to sit on my impulse to buy now and continue reading the project threads. Real cool stuff in those things.
Senior year Air Force Academy-Aero Engineering. Very Nice!
Does that mean off to flight school after the Academy??
Thank you - Aircraft engines fascinate me, recently I got to see the F135
engine up close... and it was absolutely awesome: 40,000 lbf thrust sitting right there in front of me. Just ridiculous.
And pending a final graduation physical (and assuming I graduate
), I am off to flight school following graduation. So with the previous assumption in mind, I am just trying to get through this next semester and have some fun in the process.
Finally, don't rush the marriage thing!
Haha oh man, couldn't agree more.