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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Re: Quest for 1st Generation Camaro
Second the bodywork recs - great ones above. That said, one quirk to be aware of is the marketplace. For Gen 1's, it's insane. People watch too many car shows and think that any rustbucket they own is pure gold, tend to market and price it based on "potential" rather than actual value... Just plan on seeing a few cars and have a very low threshold to walk away if something seems off. Particular known issues are fake (or incorrectly marketed) RS's, SS's, Z28's, COPOs, etc. Also, re-engined 6cyl cars, or cars sold as "clean, original paint, never crashed" that have had major repairs albeit 15 yrs ago before the current owner bought it. For reference, my '67 true RS with a base 327/210hp and a 3sp with a straight body but cruddy interior was $11k three years ago. I waded through a lot of false advertising before finding it, though.
Also, be aware that almost anything for these cars is reproduced so missing parts usually don't mean the end of the world, but the cost of repro parts adds up if you're missing a lot. For example, new interior vinyl and carpet is fairly cheap... but add all the trim pieces and it's multiple thousands.
1967 RS driver with a 327/210... but now with an M20, HEI, AAW harness w/ halogens and relays, Dakota Digital, Moto-Lita, TMI interior, and a few other toys