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Restoration / Re: Y77 Battery
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:09:35 PM »
So is this a just for show battery? (you can't transport the materials to a new R79 I am guessing)

Restoration / Re: Y77 Battery
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:49:12 AM »
can you show us what you started with?

General Discussion / Re: What to do?
« on: February 13, 2018, 06:22:20 AM »
Do whatever makes you happy with the car..   Cars do not all have to be *original* to be enjoyable.. and 'making a profit' on your car is a very poor reason to own one.   DRIVE it..  ENJOY it..  or sell it..  whatever puts a smile on your face..  :)

Nothing wrong with owning a car to make a profit on it, IMO. Guys have been doing it since the car was invented. Many times the car hobby is viewed as either build what you want and don't worry about what its worth OR build it to profit off of it. I think there is a third choice - build a fun car, and *if necessary to sell  (or opportunity presents itself) you can make money. With that money maybe you purchase something more fun. Many people think this is pie in the sky, but if your patient you can find good deals on cars, have fun and sell them and do all right. Nick (Daytona Yellow 69Z) is quite good at this.
I do agree with " do what makes you happy".
Figure out what your end game is, and put together a plan to get there. I think I realized a while back I am not going to live forever, (surprise revelation) and my time was worth more. So no more full ground up restorations. I am not purchasing show cars either. Just solid drivers suits me just fine. Figure out what will work best for you, and then work your plan.
Welcome to the CRG, & Good luck!

General Discussion / Re: Survivor Craigslist 69 Z
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:59:36 PM »
Well now that I have the info from the Yenko site, my opinion has changed. BUT if it had been all original, I would think 50-60k, would be around the price range.

General Discussion / Re: Survivor Craigslist 69 Z
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:51:29 PM »
Thanks betarho.

From the Yenko link:
Quote from member camaromb
"I looked at this '69 Z 2 years ago. It has a drivers side spliced quarter, most of that side painted, getting crusty under wheel well trim, lower fender rusting through, bumped under rear bumper, missing spare tire/smog/carb etc. Neat car but it needs to be restored and at the time he wanted $100k. It survived 10 years in Illinois and then was stored, not pretty underneath!"
*Corroborated by another member who is a neighbor.
A lot of good insight by both Yenko Members. So with that info (*if true) I would say more like 30-35k car.

General Discussion / Re: Survivor Craigslist 69 Z
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:00:52 PM »
Kind hard to put a number on it. I would say not 85k, but more than a restored car you would think, right?

If you corrected the steering wheel, and a couple of the small things you would have a nice driver.

No pics of drivetrain stamps or docs.

Sellers can say whatever they want...
True. I think in general the SS market is undervalued, especially the small block SS. Seems like the COPO, Yenko, special dealer cars (ex Baldwin, Nickey), Pace cars get much of the hype. And some of it is deserved, for the mere reason they didn't make a lot of them. But 20,302 is a lot of Z cars, so still surprises me with some of the sale prices.
I have no idea if this is a numbers matching car, but at face value, and with the engine compartment looking mostly correct with the right patina, it looked like a car to pursue further and see how complete and original it is, for the sales price.

Always on the hunt, and keeping tabs on the market. With the recent craziness from the results of the recent Barret Jackson auction, I thought there are many good cars out there still.

I ran across this one the other night:

Appears to be a very straight forward SS-350 car, with a 4 speed, and P-O-P. Seller says original ZL-2 hood, which if ordered with the car is kinda rare. Great color combo, with the correct sport stripes. Has a decent amount of patina for me to like it.

Just in case anyone is looking for a nice car, this one looked like a solid car that IMO is priced right.  8)

General Discussion / Re: 69 SS that was deported
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:06:57 AM »
"deported" ... watching the state of the union....LOL

Just funny is all.. I wonder if a NCRS report would tell anything other than export car?

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 for sale
« on: January 29, 2018, 06:52:22 PM »
tag looks fine. I wish there was a bit more of a description for the car.
Good find.

Garage Talk / Re: Kudos to the CRG
« on: January 29, 2018, 06:46:45 PM »
makes sense. thanks

Garage Talk / Re: Kudos to the CRG
« on: January 29, 2018, 05:39:07 PM »
Question for you John:
1.  I assume you cleaned up your original hole opening since it looks so nice?

2. the pre drilled holes (4) on the tunnel, were those used with a ring to hold down the rubber boot for the shifter?

The reason I ask is both my Z cars have a rough opening, and since neither is a console car, they both have a chrome retainer for the boot with the holes in the same spot I am just wondering if they still used some kind of ring to hold down the boot with console cars?

General Discussion / Re: Radio Capacitor on coil bracket
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:44:25 AM »
Is that a 298 coil on a flat hood car?

Original Cars and Details / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:52:38 AM »
So I was reviewing Skips car, and noticed a couple of things. Looks like the original owner installed some aftermarket rear speakers. Was this a factory AM/FM car?

Also in relation to the radio. Shouldn't there be the rosewood trim pieces on the radio face behind the volume knob and tuning knob?


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