Thinking of Buying
Im a Ford guy, 57 years old and have only ever owned a couple Chevys, a 1975 350 Monza and a 1988 1500 pickup.
I am thinking about buying a 69 one owner Camaro from a family friend. The owner is in his 70s, his kids have no interest in the car and he doesnt enjoy working on it anymore.
Bone stock except the 307 was swapped for a rebuilt short block about 20 years ago, the 3 speed was replaced with a 5 speed Tremec and it has dual exhaust. Everything else is original to the car. drum brakes, ac, ps. He kept all parts removed except the short block. About 200,000 miles on it.
The interior needs door panels and carpet, otherwise it is in very nice condition. Seats were recovered a couple years ago with the correct vinyl.
The exterior needs minor body work and paint. No rust, always parked inside. The left rear quarter was hit and replaced with new GM sheetmetal about 25 years ago.
I would like to put it as close to original as possible, keeping the Tremec, duals and adding disc brakes and use it as a fair weather driver, thats what the owner does now. No desire to make it faster, I have a GT500 that is fast enough. This car was one of many, its Frost Green, vinyl top with a Medium Green interior that I like a lot, my folks had a 67 Mustang that was Ivy Gold which is very close to Frost Green.
He wants 15k, which I think is very reasonable.
If I buy it for 15k, I wouldnt haggle with a family friend over price and I put another 10k in it, where will I be down the road when i want to sell?
I say anyone who buys a car for an investment needs a good investment adviser, Ive never made a dime off one.