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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 16, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Just joined the forum as I am looking for a 69 Camaro to import here to the UK. I've limited knowledge on Camaro's so slowly pulling together bits of information on what to look for and also what type of car will be right for me. I have a very short commute to work so considering the idea of using the Camaro as a daily driver. Not sure how many people daily these but in the UK I am guessing no one.

Would be good to hear from owners who regular use these cars on what to look for and what modifications will help for daily driving. As for the type of car I am looking for, I think I would prefer a non matching numbers car with fresh paint and crate motor rather than an original numbers matching car etc as my budget is quite small so I want as much bang for my buck as I can. As much as I like originality as I am going to be using the car a lot so body condition and reliability are the 2 keys attributes I am looking for.

If you haven't already guessed from the title my other classic car is quite different to a Camaro as it's a 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 FHC. Completely different beast I am sure and a real garage queen so looking for something to sit along side and enjoy more regularly
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 16, 06:37 AM
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Re: Jaguar owner looking for Camaro

As I understand the challenge for UK owners is the cost and availability of parts.

What is your ballpark budget for this 69 daily drive you desire?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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As I understand the challenge for UK owners is the cost and availability of parts.

What is your ballpark budget for this 69 daily drive you desire?
Looking at a budget of around 20k inc shipping. That's around $25k. Unfortunately due to EU referendum the pound is currently very weak against the dollar which is pushing Camaro's out of my budget

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 09:44 AM
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Re: Jaguar owner looking for Camaro

Oh wow that Jaguar looks STUNNING!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 16, 04:18 AM
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Re: Jaguar owner looking for Camaro

Nice looking Jaguar, Trevor! We don't see those very often over here. I don't mean to rain on your parade, but $25,000 will get you a driver quality '69 by the time you have it shipped to the UK and pay any duties that would be involved. I'd imagine getting parts for it will be a real challenge and expensive in the UK. The right car for you is out there, though, but it is going to be hard to find. Best of luck in your search! Have you searched for '69s for sale that are already in England/Europe?

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Welcome, Trevor
Nice Jag! Enjoy the cruise here.

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