Poll

How long have you owned your current camaro?

5 years or less
10 (9.6%)
6 to 10 years
8 (7.7%)
11 to 15 years
6 (5.8%)
16 to 20 years
13 (12.5%)
21 to 25 years
9 (8.7%)
26 to 30 years
13 (12.5%)
31 to 35 years
17 (16.3%)
36 to 40 years
15 (14.4%)
41 to 46 years
7 (6.7%)
Original Owner!
6 (5.8%)

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BULLITT65

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How long have you owned your Camaro?
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:06:14 PM »
Ok fellas, James (ko-lec-tor) said he wanted to see a poll on how long we have owned each of our Camaros, so here is a new poll for all of us first Gen guys to participate in. If you have more than one car, vote based on the 1st Gen Camaro you have owned the longest.   ;)
If you have a good story about how long you have had it, or how long you looked, or how long you waited for the owner to sell it to you, post the story below.

Enjoy!!

1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 06:53:24 PM »
guys that have owned them over 30 years , & Original owners post up a pic if you can day (or close to when you bought it) and a current pic for us Please.
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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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 07:11:17 PM »
Officially title transferred in 89 ,been wrenching ,washing and waxing since 76. Learned how to "no lift" shift in it at 14. The 302 was ok , well balanced machine ,the 406 was a parts killer. Actually only weak links were the M21 and GM ring and pinion. The pressure plate was a Centerforce (when they first came out). It went at the track and they mailed me another on exchange. Lakewood bellhousing covered everything up. Went auto and never looked back. Axles and drive shaft never twisted. This with foot braking and pulling the front wheels up about an inch off pavement. No drive line slop. Mind you I wasn't chasing points every weekend--just a few Wednesday night trophy class runs and any big Chevy events at Norwalk. I cannot confirm nor deny any ....street racing that may or may not have taken place back then.

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 07:17:02 PM »
1976, about 2 years ago, 2 weeks ago.

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 07:24:04 PM »
Norwalk 77, 90 or 91. Always love them old shots.

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 07:31:21 PM »
I think 77, could have been 78 or 79. And the front fender wasn't reshot--Kodak instamatic 110 film. My Minolta captured some good pics in the 80's. Paint consistent.

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 07:55:43 PM »
Around 1981 and last summer. Bought car for $400! 1979. ;) SS/RS 396 4spd.
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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 08:28:26 PM »
Although my father passed away in 2006; we still have his car.



April 1968





Mid 1980's





Dec 2006





My 69 I have had since 1989.  Ill have to upload pics of how it looked when we got it.  But here are the most recent.





Have had the 67 since 2005







Current








68 is unchanged since 2005




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

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 09:03:01 PM »
My dad liked those big meats hanging out of the rear also, so did all his buddies- must be a generation thing (not me) L60-15's on Cragers stuck out back there 79-89. M series on your dad's back in the day? He hated the Ralley's ( silently still does) There was an "old lady" in the neighborhood (probably only in her late 40's at the time ! ) who had a gold 6 banger 68 I believe. The question does come up if I'm " putting it back together like an old ladie's car >:(  ? "    With a scowl. After all this it's really going to look just like the little shot to the left--with a hood. Front end will settle back down with the engine in it ,and after all these years I am partial to it's stance.

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 09:58:19 PM »
X77- 1973
Z11-1994
L78- 1997
'68 Z - (1996) 2011

Sold my '70 Chevelle in 2011 to finance the '68 Z - miss the Chevelle, but pretty fond of the '68.
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 10:02:17 PM »
Forgot you have an early 68 z tucked away!

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 10:44:44 PM »
"Later" version of a '68. I do like the 302 emblems on Darrell's '68, though - always thought that was an understatement.
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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 10:46:32 PM »
Hey Cook , I want to come play at your house... 8) Do you restore cars for a living?
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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 10:49:30 PM »
I have owned my '69 RS since 1 Nov 1991 when I told the Ms. that if "you'd let me buy it......"

As it looked then in May 1992:
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1969 RS

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Re: How long have you owned your Camaro?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 10:57:56 PM »
....and in Feb 2014 - getting close to being finished with paint and body.....
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