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« on: October 20, 2013, 09:28:15 PM »

Looking to buy a gen 1 camaro that can have fun with. I have a tight budget. I came across a 68 camaro clone and I really don't know what all that means. Attached are a couple pics and brief description from seller. FYI he's asking 25k. I don't want a numbers matching car.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 06:07:41 AM »

Reasonable price. Since you are looking for a fun driver, evaluate it like any used car. How many miles? Post pics of the trim tag?
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 08:44:59 AM »

By clone I think he meant it was not really a SS. Looks OK to me. You would be in great shape if you could get it for 20K. My opinion is it is a little dated looking and most people are building them these days with LS engines.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 11:00:51 AM »

LS engines are great..  super power, much better gas mileage, esp when you install the appropriate O/D trans with it, but don't you wish the LS engines were not so UGLY?  Smiley
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 11:06:02 AM »

Check for bondo:  lips of rear quarters(inner),rear lower quarters ,lower/rear front fenders,esp. passenger. Around rear window molding, seam which runs from rear window to trunk( old drag cars tend to crack in this area) Areas where roof attaches to full quarters(cracks) IMO these  were areas of problems ( held water or cracked due to twisting) body men encountered years ago with theses cars. Start there and of course check everywhere else ! floor pans, trunk, area where water exits through cowl. Body lines.

As was stated, from there mechanically, inspect like any other car. All being sound , he's probably in the ballpark on price-----read on for more opinions. Look up old posts.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 11:33:11 AM »

LS engines are great..  super power, much better gas mileage, esp when you install the appropriate O/D trans with it, but don't you wish the LS engines were not so UGLY?  Smiley

Come on now..  How could you say no to one of these.. Shocked







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Darrell Cook

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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 11:59:41 AM »

Most of those look 'good', except for the one with exposed coils.. Smiley      How pretty can an engine be when it has to be covered over with painted plastic to make it look OK??    Smiley
.. or maybe I'm just too 'old school'...  Smiley   (Small block chevys forever, babee....!  )
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Gary W.  /  69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood all tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 02:59:41 PM »

I dont disagree..  I hate the plastic covers.  Id rather see the engine.  I guess when you have to appeal to the general public you have to make covers to make it visually appealing..  Oh well I am happy with either old school or new technology (minus the covers).  Also depends on the look and style you are going after.   Wink


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I would say most have already hit the common questions to ask about or look for.  I agree with Charley too, I would offer him 18-20  and go from there; as long as everything else checked out.  You can personalize it later on.  Bottom line is if you like the car and it meets your standards then go for it. 
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Darrell Cook

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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 08:41:08 PM »

Cowl tog looks a little rough. Haven't seen car in person but is the firewall in picture look dented? And does vin line up?
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 12:32:33 AM »

VIN and tag match.
One of the last 68 built.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2013, 06:49:52 AM »

Yep and its a shame they didnt paint it back Lemans Blue...
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Darrell Cook

1967 LeMans Blue SS/RS L35 clone
1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28
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