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Garage Talk / Re: Muscle Car Museum Closing
« on: January 23, 2021, 05:49:53 PM »
Crazy day!

I could not believe the prices on some of these cars plus factoring in the buyers premium. Safe to say Mr. Treworgy hit the jackpot. Good for him... only in America!

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Interesting 1969 Z28
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:59:33 PM »
$15,000 for (a black 10-10 ??) Z28 in 2008 was cheap. I wish I would have seen this then. I was looking at a garnet red RSZ28 in 2004 and he wanted $42,000.

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General Discussion / Re: Mecum Kissimmee Auction
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:35:30 PM »
Auctions, the 2nd worst place to buy a classic car right after dealers. I sure would like to know what percentage of these vehicles are actually purchased by dealers versus enthusiasts or car collectors? 

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Interesting 1969 Z28
« on: January 19, 2021, 12:02:36 AM »
See link below for the crayon code info. It should be X 7 for this Camaro to match the trim tag X-77 code.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1590.0

I looked at the pictures you provided but nothing really stands out definitively to me. Did you try and remove the inner door panels. Sometimes during repaints they do not fully cover some of the inner areas of the door. Another place to look is under the front dash.  You may find hints of original paint over spray. You will need to shine a light up there to see properly.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Interesting 1969 Z28
« on: January 18, 2021, 06:24:44 PM »
Thanks guys, I will see if I can find any other evidence on the car as well, suggestions on where to look? 


-behind the rear passenger seat back. May even see X7 crayon marking on passenger side.
-inside of door panel behind the door cards (front and back).
-inside of trunk, under the rear deck shelf.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...a bit inaccurate
« on: January 18, 2021, 03:40:44 PM »
.....and NV. I thought this Camaro looked familiar. Pawn Stars flip.

https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=76470

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Interesting 1969 Z28
« on: January 18, 2021, 03:35:07 PM »
I am pleased to see the selling representative wanting to do the right thing here and get to the bottom of the issue.

I suggest if you can find evidence of a color change that could help. Other than that, if evidence does not surface and the validity of the trim tag is in question it would warrant a revision to the selling description. It is too bad that the sins of the past can catch up on us now as 10-10 cars do bring a premium.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro body tag?
« on: December 18, 2020, 08:10:24 PM »
Like I said, I'm not going to name names. However, a simple search will reveal lots of information.

It's also amazing how the descriptions of these cars has changed over the last few years. It used to be "This original numbers matching...". And now it's "We believe this to be a numbers matching..." or "It appears to us to be a numbers matching...", etc...

Hiding behind a consignor isn't anything new, but it's become an even more of a "DO YOUR HOMEWORK" world lately.

Ed


I would have to imagine that there is a higher percentage of people who don't do their homework when buying such cars and that is what these dealers rely on or else they would not be in business. For those that do their homework and the car does check out now they are faced with the added mark up these dealers charge. Either way at least for me I don't like dealing with used car sales people. 

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General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« on: December 18, 2020, 04:26:12 PM »
Happy Birthday!

I know how you feel and I think the G was added by mistake, it's just "Olden Years".

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Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: November 26, 2020, 03:04:49 PM »
Just saw this, very nice indeed!

I wish I had a twin too. I would then get a period correct trailer and put the Camaro on it, maybe slap some magnet type racing stickers on it and go to a car show like that. I am sure it would attract a lot of attention.

I have thought about doing something like that because I have thought of doing a mild day two look to the Camaro with some easy to remove bolt ons. Then just do a two car display at a indoor show with a tow bar and tools like in the pits.

Well you are 90% there if you decide to go for it.

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Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:10:45 PM »
Just saw this, very nice indeed!

I wish I had a twin too. I would then get a period correct trailer and put the Camaro on it, maybe slap some magnet type racing stickers on it and go to a car show like that. I am sure it would attract a lot of attention.

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General Discussion / Re: Car Pics: with or without license plate
« on: November 25, 2020, 06:04:47 PM »
I don't know why people block them out, you see them every day on the vehicles that are on the road. What anybody can do with that information is beyond me. It's not like your giving out your social security number. LOL

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General Discussion / Re: Storage during off season ?
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:54:52 PM »
B: you may want to increase the tire pressure by a few psi as well.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro body tag?
« on: September 02, 2020, 11:31:19 PM »
It's a shame, really nice looking Camaro. Wonder why the bidding ended?

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Restoration / Re: Im teaching my wife to restore my 1969 Camaro!
« on: August 30, 2020, 03:53:30 PM »
I think this is awesome. Not too many people can do this kind of work to start off with without making a big mess or just abandoning it. I am just wondering who is going to be the first one to drive it after it's done?   :-\

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