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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 18, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I am very inexperienced with cars but for some reason I love the camaro. I currently drive a 2015 camaro RS but i’m tired of it and looking to upgrade. I’ve been searching for a fully restored 1969 Camaro SS or Z28 (Le mans color) to purchase. I’ve come across some on eBay and streetside classic. The only thing is most of these vehicles are located a far distance away and I may not be able to test drive it personally before purchasing it. And I know that’s not ideal. What advice can you give a novice on what to look/ask for? I’m hoping to make the purchse soon and sell my 2015.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 18, 08:08 PM
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Take the time to learn. Our cars can be a lot of fun, aggravation, and deep money pits. Before you seriously shop decide what you want. It varies from completely original to anything but. How much work will you want to do do? Can you recognize what you dont want to deal with? This site has the full range of collectors who can help you and the market is deep with those who just want to fleece you.
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Welcome, Milew, to the Club.
As 3d suggests, make a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice list of the items you would like and research the offered lot.
Stay away from dealers, if you can, educate yourself at Camaro Research Group, and you should, not a requirement, plan on visiting the chosen choice for a test drive and validity of the Camaro.
Visit the Tag Team forum and learn as best you can, fake vs. genuine tag.
Good luck in your search. keep us informed if you don't mind.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 18, 05:19 AM
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Streetside and other Classic car dealers are way overpriced. I avoid them
like the plague.

Do not buy without seeing/driving. Or having and experienced person along.

Have you ever driven a 1st Gen Camaro? If not definitely do so before you decide to buy. These are 50 year old cars.

Can you work on it yourself? These cars always need some work even if “just restored”. If you can’t then it would be good to learn how or be prepared to dig deep if you take it to shops for work.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 18, 06:16 AM
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Good luck with your search. As others have said, do the research on CRG and learn about the 69 SS and Z/28 before time.
Since the 69 SS and Z28 in Le Mans blue are very much in demand, they will be pricey. I believe in setting limits to narrow down your hunt, but you may want to consider other years and colors.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 18, 09:42 AM
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Welcome to world of Gen1 Camaros Milew. ALL the above advice is good, especially that you somehow get to ride in a few '69's both stock and modified. There's no doubt that Gen1 Camaros are pretty great looking cars, especially the '69's (no offense guys), but coming from riding in a modern Camaro to a almost 50 year old car may be a bit of a shock. A lot of improvements can be made, and if money is no object these old beasts can be pretty incredible.

If you're not really familiar with the F-body 67-69 cars, read, read, and read some more. Maybe try to find someone in your area who has some experience with them and might be willing to help you look at a candidate that you've narrowed down based on features, colors, price, and logistics. Personally, I would never buy a car sight unseen. I would want to look at every aspect top and bottom, know as much history as possible, and of course... drive it. You might also hook up with a "specialist" who knows these cars and can find you one that fits your needs and budget. There are shady people out there and good people... try to get someone recommended if you go that route.

A few years ago, I drove several hundred miles from Mass down to Maryland to look at a car listed on eBay, pictures and video looked very good. It turned out to be the classic 50 footer. My BIL and I crawled underneath, drove it, and went over it with a fine tooth comb. I passed and frankly told the seller I wouldn't even offer him half of what he was asking ($32K) because so much was wrong with it. I wasn't looking for a serious project car that would need fenders and other sheet metal, full paint, and significant mechanical work. So while "pictures are worth a 1000 words" seeing one in person is critical. The seller was not really forthcoming in his ad or on the phone.

Good luck with your search, ask here and you'll always get good information from many of the guys (like those above) who have gone through multiple Camaro builds, sales, and purchases. As an aside, I just want to compliment you on your taste (mine's below) LOL!
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Welcome! Best of luck in your search! BTW Mike, Great looking car!!!
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Welcome to the site! Good first move stopping in here before setting out to find a Z/28..... we will steer you right. Like mentioned, educate yourself on Z/28s. GM built around 20,000 of them in '69, and at any given time there are 150,000 "Z/28s" for sale out there. Most cars you find claiming to be Zs aren't really Zs, so be careful. If you find a car that fits your liking, post it here before buying. Guys here will prevent you from paying Z/28 money for a car that really isn't a Z/28.

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