I was driving to get a router bit one Saturday morning, and was behind this bitchin' 68 Camaro that I had NEVER seen before. I followed it for a while, but then had to turn off where I was going. On the way back home, I saw the same Camaro sitting in the parking lot at the gym. I pulled in to look at it. The guy was still putzing around getting ready to go inside the gym. I got out & talked with him for a while, praising him on how nice it was... He told me it was for sale. I asked how much... my mouth dropped with how low (for the condition it was in) he was asking. I tried to buy it that very same day, but ended having to wait a week (for him to get his stuff together).
My friend came up to me and said one of his budies wanted to sale his camaro. I looked at the car and bought it a week later. Now the guy calls me every month asking if I will sell it back to him. He's even offered me two times what I paid him to buy the car back. Somethings you never miss until there gone.
8 month search of every single 67-69 camaro for sale in Arizona. Even went to Southern California looking. Finally found a 67 rs in the Phoenix paper, woke the people up at 6:00, got there at 7:00 AM and gave the guy a deposit. I was at his house later that day to do paperwork and the phone never stopped ringing. 67 RS royal plum/parchment.
a freind of mine frequents the auction circuit around here he told me he picked up a 80Z28 and was going to restore it,then he called about a month later and said he was going to sell it i thought my brother in law may want it i called him and he said take a look for him i told him i would,well when i saw the car i sorta fell in love and ended up buying the car for myself then had to explain this to my bro.in law,he was a little upset but now its a ongoing joke between us.
350 .60 over stock bottom end world products torker2s 280H compcam edel.performer rpm,holly 750 dual feed.
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Well, I guess I got mine a little different. I had a 75 Camaro bought in NH, all rusted out. I needed a replacement, esp since it had a 6 cyl. when I lived in FLA, I had seen a Camaro sitting in some guys yard from the interstate for months. I finally went to ask about it, and it was on a flatbed 15 minutes from going to the crusher. It was NOT in good shape, but the body was solid. It had been sitting there for a year in floridas sun, rain and humidity with the windows down. I paid him scrap price and hauled it off. In the 7 or 8 years since then, its had a lot of work and combos, several engines, transmissions and rearends. redone interior, under the hood looks and runs like a showcar, the car would look like (if they had made them) a 76 Z28 if it weren't for the primer! Not the same class of car as the others here, but its been a lot of fun and is still a work of love, labor, cash, art, fustration, and a need for speed, as I'm sure all the others are!!!
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My lumber salesman new I was looking for a 69 Camaro and he knew a guy about 20 miles away that had one and was semi interested in selling it. My wife and I went to look and when he opened the garage door our eyes almost popped out of our heads. We took it for a drive and we wanted to make an offer right then and there. We new we had to compose ourselves. As nice as it was , we did not wast to buy the first one we saw, so we thanked the guy and left. After searching local car showes, the local paper auto trader Hemmings for about 3 months, I even went to a goodguys show at Charlotte Motor Speedway on a weekend I happened to be in North Carolina. I found cars that were nicer but alot more money. The more cars I looked at during my search the more I wanted the first one we drove. I told my wife I wanted to buy it and she started with the "no not now, we better wait". The next day I came home from work and it was sitting in my driveway!!!!!!!! My wife bought it for me.
i saw the car setting in a parking lot for sell, so i went over and got the phone number for it and looked over it a little bit, called the lady talked to her about it and then later that night me and some friends was over looking at it and some other kid had called about it and asked her for a test drive, well she thought it was me and asked me if wanted to take it for a ride so i said ya, took it for a ride and wanted the right then, but then later that night the kid who wanted to take it for a test drive came up and asked if we saw the lady and we said no, and told him he should not buy the car. it was kinda funny
After over a year of looking at 20+ cars trying to find an unmolested 69Z (that hadn't been tubbed, slammed, with a blown big-block sticking through the hood), finally found mine in the Chevrolet corporate display at the Woodward Cruise a year ago. 2-owner car, 32K miles, from Toronto, stored in the original owner's house (next to the pool table in the lower-level walkout rec room) from 1978-1993, never saw rain, salt, or snow. Canadian-delivered new, now have all original documentation, nothing done to it from new except tires, belts, hoses, and battery. Sheer luck
I went down to BFE and saw my car for the first time. I wanted one in better condition, but did not have the money. I orginally said no, but I had been driving my wife nuts for 9 months looking for a 69 Camaro and was told (more like ordered) by her to buy the car. You have to love wives.
found it in a classic car showroom in '92. they wanted 12,000 but we got them doun to 9800. its now appraised for almost 30,000. not to shabby! i was torn between a 1970 buick gsx stage 2 and a big block camaro. the big block had strees cracks in the roof and the gsx was to expensive. the dealer told my then inexperieced butt that " when the top ges down the value goes up!" good thing he was right!
Long story short…
I was a bad guy and told a friend that after I did my “time” for the county that I would buy the car. 6 months later (1/3 off for “good behavior”) I had saved up enough money (work ferlow program) and paid for it when I got out. That was 4 ½ years ago.
Thank God for striating me out, and getting me this car.
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I was in the Air Force at the time and did some time in Saudi Arabia and Turkey when I got back I had 2 grand to start with. I savd my money all summer long and looked rentlessly for a 69 RS with a cawl hood. I checked all the papers and loked on trader online almost every day. As my bank account grew the more excited i got because i knew i was closer to makeing my dream of owning a 69 RS come true. Finally after I had saved up $8000 I found one on trade online for $9500. The only problem was that i was in panama city Fl and the car was in Norfolk virgina. I e-mail the guy and i saw a few pics and fell in love with her and decided that this was the car for me. I didn't have a car at the time so i talked a buddy into letting me drive his car all the way to Virgina. So me and a good friend drove up there and looked at the car and when i first saw it i all most wet my pants. The car was beatiful with a dark red metallic paint and silver Z stripes and even a factory cawl hood. The guy who owned it had been drinking all morning and I offered him 8000 CASH and he took it. After all the paper work was signed i pulled out of his drive way and light em up for him and drove home a very very happy man.
I jumped the gun and got screwed.....my dumb a$$ mistake. Got a "pure 69 SS" that somehow originally came off the line with a six cylinder....hey maybe it's one of those cars that the GM workers helped out a friend and put SS badges, trim, cowl hood, disc brakes and passed it off as a six banger model. Can't really complain, the price was right and it does look and run good.
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