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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Decoding/Numbers => Topic started by: william on December 01, 2017, 03:17:56 PM

Title: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: william on December 01, 2017, 03:17:56 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Chevrolet-Camaro/182938022937?hash=item2a97f4b419:g:iD8AAOSwpINaIL3n&vxp=mtr

123379N709825

From the ad: "ORIGANALY A BIG BLOCK 396 4 SPEED CAR."
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: maroman on December 01, 2017, 03:56:51 PM
Izn't ther some kind of limet tu misspeelled wordz in one ad on Ebay?
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: 77thor on December 01, 2017, 05:08:13 PM
He invested $100K into that?!?

I don't see it.
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: rich69rs on December 01, 2017, 05:11:04 PM
I guess Iím a little dense this morning - what is the concern? 

Car is not being presented as anything other than how he describes it - a pro touring resto mod - spelling issues and $100k not withstanding

Richard
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: bertfam on December 01, 2017, 05:25:05 PM
12337 VIN never stared life as a V8 let alone a big block!!

Ed
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: william on December 01, 2017, 05:29:16 PM
The seller thought it significant enough to mention.

It's a misrepresentation. What else is misrepresented?
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: rich69rs on December 01, 2017, 05:28:25 PM
He invested $100K into that?!?

I don't see it.
From personal experience, a really nice paint job, starting with taking the car to bare metal, can easily be 15-20% of that number - or higher - depending on how much body work. 

Then you have the LS engine, T56 6 speed, suspension, wheels, LABOR, etc, etc, it can add up quickly.  If the car was turned over to a restoration shop (turnkey restoration) to do everything, parts were probably only about 40% of the cost of the project -60% of it was shop labor.  It can add up very quickly.


Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: rich69rs on December 01, 2017, 05:29:03 PM
He invested $100K into that?!?

I don't see it.
From personal experience, a really nice paint job, starting with taking the car to bare metal, can easily be 15-20% of that number - or higher - depending on how much body work. 

Then you have the LS engine, T56 6 speed, suspension, wheels, LABOR, etc, etc, it can add up quickly.  If the car was turned over to a restoration shop (turnkey restoration) to do everything, parts were probably only about 40% of the cost of the project -60% of it was shop labor.  It can add up very quickly.




10-4   Thanks    Didn't catch that.
Title: Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
Post by: Kelley W King on December 01, 2017, 06:12:40 PM
I can see the $$$. Some guys are doing this with the mid year vettes with even more $$$. Nice work just not my cup of tea. But then again neither is a 200+ mph new car either.