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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2013, 01:52:59 PM »

I'm about to start restoring this after the holidays. I buy, restore, and sell Classic Chevys as my main source of income. I was thinking about restoring this back to original or pull out the 6 and throw in a nice small block with a 4 or 5 speed. But keep all the original parts to put back to original. What do y'all think would bring the most value to this car. I have never seen a restored convertible with a 6 sell, so have nothing to compare it to.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2013, 03:02:40 PM »

  If it were me, I'd pay more for an original 6 cylinder car if it had the original engine than a swapped V-8 engine.
The younger crowd may go for the modified (engine swap) car but but a collector will likely pay more for an original motor despite the number of cylinders.

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2013, 04:24:17 PM »

I agree ,that's how it should be anyway.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2013, 05:20:42 PM »

I'd only be interested if it were unmodified.....
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2013, 09:26:24 AM »

Man! that thing is cool! That would make a great Xmas gift for the wife!
I would say leave the six in it and make a few bucks on fixing it up.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2013, 10:24:43 AM »

Like I stated in another post " the perfect summer cruiser" could follow Cruising Time's schedule with no concern of distance, or FUEL. I'd drive the tires off of it !
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 06:23:25 AM »

Keep the six in it!  They run forever get better fuel mileage and most of all the car has a six cylinder vin.
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2013, 01:57:12 PM »

My vert was a 6 with all the Clifford goodies and a three on the floor with console and the Pacesetter package. The six was a blast and I broke second gear in the tranny twice before yanking it all out. Super fun and got rubber in all three gears with a 3.08. Power top too!

The six was fun, but since the car wasn't going to be an everyday driver anymore, gas was not going to be an issue and the four speeds didn't have as low of a first gear.

Most people don't drive their Camaros as much anymore, so go for the V8, ditch the column shifter, and burn some rubber. It's better for the resale value anyway.
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2013, 02:03:54 PM »

I don't agree with that...  modified camaros are available *everywhere*..  whereas Original ones are getting more and more scarce...
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2013, 04:11:51 PM »

Agree to disagree.

Just because it's original doesn't always mean more desirable. The recent MECUM show here in So. Cal. was full of overpriced fake RS/SS Camaros. That didn't stop them from being bid up either through ignorance or deception. YMMV, but the masses seem to have spoken.
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2013, 05:17:23 PM »

While I appreciate the original cars I would agree with sci-fly. If you turn that car into a SS clone 9 times out of 10, you are going to get a lot higher bids vs. an original 6 cylinder convertible. There is just more nostalgic memories and demand for those cars, than the 6 cylinders.

Maybe if the 6 cyl was a nice unrestored car like yours Gary, than you may have some more demand, but for this particular car, I would say no.
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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2013, 09:58:16 PM »

I have decided to restore the car back to original and not modify it. I just don't have the heart to change anything on her. I'll let the next owner decide if they want to modify it. After restored back to its original condition I think it will be worth about the same as a base 327 convertible.
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« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2013, 09:02:38 AM »

I personally think you made a wise decision.
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« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2013, 04:25:26 PM »

I have decided to restore the car back to original and not modify it. I just don't have the heart to change anything on her. I'll let the next owner decide if they want to modify it. After restored back to its original condition I think it will be worth about the same as a base 327 convertible.

If your plan is to sell it..  purely as an investment, I seriously doubt that you will make more $ than selling it as it is now.   If some one has ever made $$ in the short run on an original car by *restoring* it.. I'd love to hear from them...?
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« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2013, 05:54:25 PM »

I think if you got it running under its own power for little cash out of pocket you could do alright.

Additionally I just purchased a nice 65 mustang convertible a few months ago. I got it operable, installed new interior, top, and cleaned it up cosmetically and did make money in the short run ( 6 months) . Call it a mini resto. People have been doing that for years, wether original or not, and foreign and domestic.
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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