Re: New member
Welcome to Team Camaro!
Your choice of car should be determined by what you intend to do with it: daily driver, cruiser, show car, etc.
The newer ZL1 would have a warranty and all the comforts and you could drive it anywhere without having to worry about climate and/or altitude (fuel injection controlled by a computer will adjust to it's surroundings; carbs don't like elevation without a jet change). An older car tends to be more finnicky and would probably have less amenities (PW, PDB, AC, seat adjustment, etc) stock (you stated Z28 and SS 396/375 - neither of which came with AC). This only applies to a stock version; modified cars can have and do just about anything you can fab or pay for.
While I agree with the nostalgia comment and the "No replacement for cubic inch displacement" mantra (see sig), there is something to say about a newer car with a turbo or a supercharger. One of my friends has a 2000 Camaro Z28 with a built LS1 and a turbo that runs 9's in the quarter and is streetable.
Most folks think the Muscle Car died after 72. I like my old cars but today's offerings will run circles around most anything built back then and they do it in a comfort level unknown except in a Caddy (maybe) from back in the day.
Just my $.02 worth...
67 Camaro: 454/TH400/4.10 12 bolt. Lots of options: PS/PDB/PW, tilt, tach, gauges and more. K-K + 797-Z...
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