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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 16, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up And yet another new guy with money to burn....

yes,,thats me,,I am restoring a couple of WWII era Willys jeeps to factory specs and am 3 yrs and tens of thousands into it and still only have a frame and some rather expensive parts in the shop and am getting the itch to spend some $$ on something I can drive and cruise in

I am actively search for a (close to original as reasonably possible) 1967/68 convertible SS/RS preferably BB,, thats turn key
I am on the left coast and am a cash buyer

I dont want junk, as I am a mechanic by trade,, I want something complete and ready to go,,and I dont like dealers,,
any advice I can get from you guys is very much appreciated
Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 16, 09:11 PM
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Re: And yet another new guy with money to burn....

Welcome Felix, Lots of "pitfalls" in the First Gen Camaro world to be aware of so you came to the right place to learn and avoid burning too much cash !

The first pitfall is RUST. You being a mechanic, I'm sure you're aware. First Gens are notorious for rust in the quarter panels, around the windows, trunk and floor pans or just about anywhere else if left neglected, out in the elements for any length of time. Way too often rust repair turns in to a half-a$$ cover-up job and sometimes difficult to detect under fresh paint. Any potential purchase needs a personal inspection.

The other main thing watch for, especially if you're paying for originality, is forgery and fakes. Re-stamped blocks and trim tags are common. Fortunately we have enough experienced folks around here, that the fakes can be spotted fairly easy. You just need to provide good close up pics. 67 does have the advantage over 68, as the Trim Tag http://camaros.org/numbers.shtml#CowlTag shows the major options that were on the car originally. A 68 SS without the original engine/ drivetrain or documentation of some sort can be difficult to prove it's authenticity.

Anyways, hope I don't scare ya off ! There's a lot of nice Camaros out there for reasonable $$. You'll have to be patient and sort through them to find the gems.....

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........

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Re: And yet another new guy with money to burn....

Welcome Felix. You might put a WTB ad in the members classified section https://www.camaros.net/forums/29-forum-classifieds/


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