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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: New England/Western Mass
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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!
'69 LeMans Blue Coupe, White Interior, 030" over 454, Super T10 4-Speed, Holley 4150, Pertronix Ignition
CompCams XS274S, 781 Oval Port Heads, PYPES Full 3" SS Exhaust, Hooker Comp Headers, Wilwood Calipers/MC
JGC Steering Box, Helix Uppers/Lowers, ProForged BJs, SpeedHut Gauges, MOMO Steering Wheel, Budnik 17" Wheels