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I talked about this years ago when I first joined this site. My old friend who lives down the road has a '69 Camaro Z/28 with JL8... KINDA!!
So he is a master diesel mechanic, working on BIG machinery. He gets a call from a friend who wants him to go with him to an auction, to help him access a new Cat before possible purchase. In the middle of the auction of tractors, caterpillars and the like, out pops a LeMans Blue Camaro. So the guy bid on it and got it for 13K. Then goes through a divorce and my friend buys it from him for the price prev. paid. Fast forward, I go look at it to decode it and it is a 6 Cylinder cowl tag. Story goes,... the original owner totaled the car, then went and found a complete car and put ALL the Z/28 goodies on it. Including the JL8. I drove it, it stops GREAT! But the engine, trans, hidden VINS are ALL mismatched. I tried to buy it from him and he doesn't wanna sell. Now it has been sitting stuck in 3rd gear in his garage for just about 20 years? BUT, he doesn't wanna sell it, go figure. Some day.. maybe in the next 20 years, I will go get the numbers off the rear. Cool car with rear defrost, 4 speaker stereo system, wood wheel, console gauge package, lots more options. If I remember right, I offered him 30K... Good thing, cause I only had 6K in my account...  ;) Good Times Danny   

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Font Question
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:22:55 PM »
240 & 241 Dates.. Wouldn't that be about August 28th & 29th 1969? Danny

General Discussion / Re: REALLY???
« on: November 30, 2018, 11:14:27 PM »
I guess it really is all relative. I once sold a 1959 Lionel Allis Chalmers Striped picture box for $1,500!! It was EMPTY. Just depends I guess... Danny

General Discussion / Re: MCACN ? Who's going?
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:58:46 PM »
Well... I thought I was going to buy a north bay CRG member a trip to MCACN. But had to wait to long to see how I was going to feel before change flight etc. So not feeling great but I packed my Antibiotics and I'm going  ;D  See ya there!!.. Danny

General Discussion / MCACN ? Who's going?
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:41:20 AM »
Who is going to MCACN? I have BEEN DOWN FOR THE COUNT for 19 days with dangerous tooth extraction/infection. SOOOO painful and frustrating. I lost THOUSANDS of dollars in work. Was just told today 4pm that I might not be able to fly  :(  >:(    I have one last check-up on Wednesday at 4pm. This will determine if I fly out Thursday at 2pm. I guess it's not good to fly with tooth/mouth issues? Always something I guess. HEY.. I called Charlie { Hubleyman} yesterday to see if he would want to take my place. He is TOO busy. Maybe I can transfer my flight and hotel to a member. I'll call American Airlines Tom. I will try to post Wed. Wish me luck! Danny

General Discussion / Re: WOW! A 125K "68 Z/28
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:29:57 AM »
No emblems for '67. Actually no call-outs at all for '67, just stripes. Then 302 emblems for '68, I THINK until about March 20th. Then from there through '69, Z/28 Fender Emblems. Danny

General Discussion / Re: WOW! A 125K "68 Z/28
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:50:29 PM »
Seen this car pass over the block at a Mecum Texas Auction. It went to 80K and then 'the bid goes on" kicked in. So no sale. I know this has been sold before, as previously mentioned and probably has had paint work. I wonder how much ACTUAL restoration work has been performed? Do we know?... Danny

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 05:32:15 PM »
Actually you DIDN'T answer MANY questions.
# 1 - You told me if I wanted to buy it, to go buy it. OF COURSE if I wanted to I would, don't need anybody to tell me that. That's not an answer.
# 2 -You said it was over priced but didn't say why. Nor did you give a price. So that wasn't answered.
# 3 - You said he should have NEVER purchased a repro window sticker, but didn't say why. So THAT wasn't answered.

You said you gave me your honest answer but was sorry if I didn't like it. I NEVER got it. So not most, most NONE have been answered... Danny

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:53:29 AM »
Thanx for the effort. I wonder if Kurt has the info?... Danny

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 04:10:45 AM »
That was me that spelled it Huggar. Like I mentioned in past posts, if I had the room and the scratch, I would buy it. But I can't. I saw Jerry's report with all the info that was blocked out with baby post-its in the eBay ad. I don't think I need to pay someone thousands of dollars to appraise it. It is probably at the top of the market value. Someone once told me to not go into debt to buy a car from the 60's, but of course, that ship has sailed. And will be at sea for 6 more years.

 Could someone please give me the info on when this car was posted for sale the previous time. Thanx... Danny 

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:12:37 AM »
With all due respect, and I DO respect most people on these Camaro sites. If in your knowledgeable authoritative statement the car is over priced, ya can't leave it at that. How would you KNOW it's over priced if you don't have the knowledge to price it correctly? If it's up for debate, who's going to run the debate? The person that said it's over priced.. RIGHT? What say you, the price should be...? And you can't say you can't price it without seeing it, cause ya just UNDER priced it. I would love to get it for 65K, maybe even $72. Is that top dollar? I don't have the knowledge to say. Not to many ORIGINAL 34 thousand mile cars out there with fold down rear seat, ESPECIALLY Z/28's. Just 15 to 18 years ago you could buy '69 Z/28's all day for 35K. They have doubled, and might climb another branch soon.
 As far as window stickers, I have wanted to order one for each of my cars for a while now. And when I get a chance to do it, it will happen. I have MCACN judging on BOTH cars, and a Jerry M cert for one. And the next time Jerry comes to Northern CA I will be glad to have him cert the new car. I think the stickers are fun to have and display. Just adds that extra fun visual. I know MANY people on these sites and I see at car shows with repro window stickers. Chick has his for his Butternut Yellow '68 Z/28, and I am sure it will be in the side window in 19 days at the MCACN show. I will have the guy that makes the stickers to print the words "FAKE WINDOW STICKER" right on it as one of the options..  ;)  I just wanted to help this guy out, and maybe have a member or a members friend scoop this car up. Bummer is, he won't take, not even 75K for it. Danny

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:13:19 AM »
I think what it boils down to is, he just would prefer if it stayed over here, that's all. His SS350 went overseas and he was bummed about it. Danny

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 28, 2018, 05:01:17 AM »
Forgot about the rockers paint. But just scuff it, tape it off and shoot both sides in one shot. Not a lot of labor, not a major paint matching thing and NO body work. Four hours labor and 60 bucks in material. Not enough of a devalue issue for me. Heck, the TIRES would cost more at $340 EACH!!.. His last car went to Australia, and he hated it. And was really hoping to keep it local, or at least in CA or the states if possible. Danny

General Discussion / Re: Huggar Orange '69 Z/28 Low Miles
« on: October 28, 2018, 04:18:57 AM »
William mentioned to me stripes are good. It depends on vinyl top. So no subtraction. Couple other things.. No 3908326 valve at drivers frame rail. Radiator pet cock open wings facing the wrong way during rebuild changed to repro. Rad has metal tag. Jack dated correct, looks to be original spare. Underside in nice condition except muffler crunch. I am sure I missed some things, but as far as I can tell, this car needs NOTHING but tires for the full visual. You wanna get it judged than look for a dated gas tank and spiral shocks, and shoot a new deck lid without spoiler. LOW miles pulls in the extra scratch as far as I am concerned. It's 34,348 as of today! This car is STRAIGHT! I studied both sides and bent down slowly to follow the light and I saw NO flaws. VERY light flawing on a couple stripes. JUST like the factory did. He even paid $150 for a correct flat handle dip stick for a LOS car of this period. And remember, this is an original one of about 3,000 ZL2 hood cars and one of about 15% of Z/28's built at LOS plant. That's kinda cool in and of itself. There are plenty of cars online right now that we have no way of knowing if they even need engine/trans/rear axle work. He also just changed the oil. And air cleaner is original flat base with factory bend crinkles.
That's about all I can think of, I didn't take notes. He called Jerry M. and talked to him about this car, and Jerry remembered this exact car. Was hoping a member would purchase as it looks like it may be going to Australia. That's the only full price offer at this time... Danny


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