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What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:57:59 PM »
Hello all,
I have a chance to buy a true barn find, a true 69 RS Z.
Here's what I do know.. I just drove to see this car in literally a barn.  
It's all original and was last driven and tag in '75.  Still has the license plate hanging on it.  A non "X" code Z
Trim tag is 69 cortez with 719 red custom interior.  Build is 08B Sept '68.  Had the flat hood, dual exhaust hanger plate, RS tail panel (removed the light) with factory cut outs,  front disc, 5-3/4 Pitman arm (measured), proportioning valve, 4 sp center console w/o gauges, no tach, and the complete original RS lights and system, the BO 0827G1 rear also..a non posi 373. Also still has all the RS & Z28 badges with the original GM p/ns on them.
Everything that's a sign of a true Z except there's no motor or transmission.
Has solid frame rails, inner/outer wheel wells and rockers..basically like the rest it would need a complete restoration.
So knowing that it's a true RS Z early sept build without motor or transmissions, whats a ball park value ?

Thanks for any help
Darrell

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 06:13:45 PM »
 
A friend purchased a fathom green black int black top real Z no motor trans for 15k recently. 
I would kick an extra 5-10 for Silver over Red and RS.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 06:25:29 PM »
I would definitely have Jerry Mc come to verify also since there's no other original papers.  But it's a true RS Z for sure.  The interior is all there also but the only thing salvageable would probably be the seats. So knowing that a complete restore is in line for all new metal and interior.. under 10k would be a steal ?
I'll be doing the restore myself on my jig.  I just didn't want to over pay for a Z without having a motor or trans.

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 06:32:52 PM »
No help on value, but silver with red would be tits! Make it look right and have fun with it.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 06:50:16 PM »
Trying to move fast as I'm close to leaving a deposit. 
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 06:54:23 PM »
Using my first gen calculator, I come up with $19,693.02

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 07:06:44 PM »
I'm going to guess its this car http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-Z-28-1969-Camaro-RS-Z-28-Project-Car-/121358494508?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c4187ab2c&item=121358494508&pt=US_Cars_Trucks . If I'm right I think I would ask what your intentions are. If you plan to restore it for a profit then you would probably need to get it for free because without the original engine and trans the cost to restore it is likely going to exceed the finished value. Having said that it wouldnt surprise me to see someone pay 15k for it. Neat color combo.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 07:11:02 PM »
Yes under 10k would be a good deal for the car you describe.
That being said...  If it is the car in the above auction, it is not in as good of condition as you described, the tops of the fenders are rusted away in the Ebay auction pics. IF the tops are that bad the whole unibody structure is QUESTIONABLE AT BEST, you need a bore scope and time to inspect the car EXTENSIVELY.

Red interior is going to be difficult to get original pieces, try to save the door panels and dash pad if at all possible.
I know a guy who bought a low mile 69 L65 4spd Survivor so he could remove the complete Red interior for his RED RED RS/Z.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 07:41:31 PM »
Yes this is the car.  I'm 30 minutes away and was just there for 2 hours going over the car and crawling all around and under.  As I stated above..will need complete restoration in and out.  Reason why I'm asking for opinions.  My plan is strictly for me and me only.  A restoration project hobby, in my spare time that I don't mind taking 5+ yrs to complete.

Believe it or not the firewall is complete and solid except one small fist size area on the passenger side where it meets the floor and trans tunnel..easy fix.  Will need of course a complete floor pan as one can flintstone it now..lol.  The trunk pan is solid on the upper portion were it laps up against the rear floor pan and the shock towers along with both inner and outer wheel wells.  The bottom of the trunk is gone from rust and inner tail pan is rusty as well.  You can reach from the trunk area and get up and around the wheel wells to see that they're solid.  The rear RS panel has 2 rusty areas as well, 1 each on each side were it meets the qrt panels.  Qtrs, doors, fenders...blah blah will all need replaced.  Roof panel is solid.

But in general that was my concern..is $9500 to much for a non motor and trans true RS Z that has a rare color combo of Cortez with Red interior.  I have no problem spending what it takes but I also don't wanna spend 80K when I can spend less on a numbers Z

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 09:18:24 PM »
The auction has 5 more day to go and the serious bidders will use Auction Sniper or Bidnapper in the last few seconds to bid.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 09:32:38 PM »
Did you check behind the upper rear seat on the passenger side for an old crayon X3 code? You will probably need a real good light and a rag and a little soapy cleaner. In the picture it looks like the rear glass and seat are out so with a little luck and if isn't to rusty in that area you might be able to see it.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 09:35:49 PM »
The auction has 5 more day to go and the seious bidders will use Auction Sniper or Bidnapper in the last few secions to bid. S
But if someone wants it now. They can get it for the $9500.  He will remove from ebay for a deposit of $500, I just got off the phone with him again for the 3rd time.  Tried getting for $8500 and told him I'll give it to him in cash in 30 minutes.  A good guy, but said "No way"  He'll let it rot away before he takes less than $9500.  When I was there over the 2 hours he actually took 3 calls in reference to it.
I think I'll hold off,  I know in the long run that without a motor and trans I'll always feel like somethings is missing.  And for the money I'll sink into it, I can find a numbers Z out there in time.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 10:00:07 PM »
I was all over and under that car.  Hell it's so jammed in this place that I literally got on a blanket and slid on water and crap..lol from under the rear just to get to the driver side rear wheel well just to look at the dual exhaust hanger strap that's welded to the frame rail.  I'm also guessing since some of the early Z's had no "X" code and this was built as a 08B date that there wasn't any crayon markings as well,  I checked and didn't see anything.  But there's no doubt that this is a true RS Z.. no doubt !  Ashame there's no motor and tranny.  :(
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 10:17:57 PM »
An early Norwood car could have the crayon X code behind the back seat. It looks pretty rusty and yes missing the original engine and trans is a bummer but I really like that color combo.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 10:20:00 PM »
Kind of an interesting story as to how the current owner which is the 2nd owner got it.
He's a collector of the amphibious cars.  He was in central Fla about 8 yrs ago, came across a "water meter reader" guy and asked.. "you ever come across any old cars sitting in others backyard"?  The meter reader actually gave him directions to where this Camaro was sitting for years.  As he got closer to the car he noticed it was a RS (saw the hidden lights) then got closer and saw the Z badges.  The current owner (middle aged guy) said he still never really believed it to be a real Z until he started reading JM's Z book a few yrs ago.  The original owner was a black gentleman who bought it new when he got home from serving in Vietnam. drove it until he blew the engine in 1975, then parked it in his sisters backyard.  Supposedly the Trans was pulled also and put into the 1st owners buddies '68 Camaro, which was somewhere also in central Fla.  Block and Trans could still be around somewhere in central Fla.  The current owner told me he found some pictures of the original owner with the car new under the rear seat along with some small metal plate with numbers on it.  I was thinking the POP,  but he seems to know what the POP is and said that that wasn't what he had found.  So I don't know what he would be referring to.  

Anyway, thought it was a cool story
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2014, 10:25:11 PM »
An early Norwood car could have the crayon X code behind the back seat. It looks pretty rusty and yes missing the original engine and trans is a bummer but I really like that color combo.
I'm with you there.  The color combo has gotta be RARE as most were Silver on black.   The main reason why I had to drive up to look at it.  Interesting to say the least.  Also on the roof was the drive shaft and what I'm guessing was the original chrome air breather cover. It was in pretty good shape and it looked to have part of the "302" decal intact.   I was able to make out part of the 3 and the 0.

Oh btw..The original owner had spray painted it a darkish blue..yeah go figure.  In many of the area's you can scratch the blue paint off the silver.  The underneath of the trunk lid still looks new with the cortez silver .. crazy !
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2014, 10:59:17 PM »
VINCE Z28 Has an inspiring story of chasing down a drivetrain that you should read, here, on the site. With the car staying in the same area its whole life and only two owners, it may not be as hard to locate, at least as many searches go (difficult and deadends). Finding the drivetrain(born with) would be a game changer. Good luck and proceed with caution.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2014, 11:24:36 PM »
Using my first gen calculator, I come up with $19,693.02

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Hey Paul you must of grabbed the wrong calculator.  I'd didn't say grab the "one of a kind calculator" ..lol
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2014, 11:40:35 PM »
VINCE Z28 Has an inspiring story of chasing down a drivetrain that you should read, here, on the site. With the car staying in the same area its whole life and only two owners, it may not be as hard to locate, at least as many searches go (difficult and deadends). Finding the drivetrain(born with) would be a game changer. Good luck and proceed with caution.
Yeah Vince, I've pretty much wrote it off.  The more I started to weigh things I don't believe it to be a smart monetary move.  Though not to build and flip, it's purely for myself as it's been my dream car.  But I'm not about to get caught up in the "it's a Z" bug.  No drive-train was a HUGE turn off.  I wanted to make sure this wasn't some sleeper stowed away.     
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2014, 11:56:18 PM »
Using my first gen calculator, I come up with $19,693.02
Hey Paul you must of grabbed the wrong calculator.  I'd didn't say grab the "one of a kind calculator" ..lol

Well, now that I've seen photos of the car and have input the current parameters, the calculator comes up with $1969.30!   :D

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2014, 11:56:31 PM »
Although you say several times that there is no question this is a real RS Z/28, once that car is properly restored, and without original documentation or matching numbers drivetrain, you may well be the only person who believes it. Wouldn't bother some people, but you need to ask yourself if that matters to you, particularly after the amount it will cost to restore properly (even doing it yourself). Nicely optioned car for sure!
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2014, 11:59:29 PM »
Using my first gen calculator, I come up with $19,693.02
Hey Paul you must of grabbed the wrong calculator.  I'd didn't say grab the "one of a kind calculator" ..lol

Well, now that I've seen photos of the car and have input the current parameters, the calculator comes up with $1969.30!   :D

Paul
LOL  now thats funny
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2014, 12:10:41 AM »
Its easy to get excited about something when its right in front of you and you have an opportunity. But, it takes some discipline to walk away when it doesn't make sense. Good for you. I like that color combo too.
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2014, 12:26:10 AM »
Its easy to get excited about something when its right in front of you and you have an opportunity. But, it takes some discipline to walk away when it doesn't make sense. Good for you. I like that color combo too.
Yeah I agree.  I will say it was very cool to snoop around it for several hrs and see something untouched since '75 (wow..only 6-7 yrs after built) and how it really rolled off the Norwood line.  Seeing the overspray and all, heck even the frame rails were silver and solid.

and to ZLP955,  yeah it would bother me to sink more $$ than it'd be worth.  But whoever buys should definitely have Jerry come to verify/certify that it's the real deal.  Cause once you start cutting away..you now have a RS tagged as a Z  :(
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2014, 12:38:34 AM »
Using my first gen calculator, I come up with $19,693.02
Hey Paul you must of grabbed the wrong calculator.  I'd didn't say grab the "one of a kind calculator" ..lol

Well, now that I've seen photos of the car and have input the current parameters, the calculator comes up with $1969.30!   :D

Paul
LOL  now thats funny
Dag gone it Paul ..lol  I'm about to take away your Camaro card.  You gotta put away that Abacus, you'd be better off using your hands and feet ..lol
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2014, 12:48:08 AM »
and to ZLP955,  yeah it would bother me to sink more $$ than it'd be worth.

Maybe you should get a car that is completed already as it is next to impossible not to get "upside down" when doing a resto...especially the more you learn about a model, the more you will not be satisfied with the status quo, meaning what your average car guy calls a restoration will not be adequate to you, an enthusiast (I hope), as you learn more and demand more.
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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2014, 01:03:15 AM »
and to ZLP955,  yeah it would bother me to sink more $$ than it'd be worth.

Maybe you should get a car that is completed already as it is next to impossible not to get "upside down" when doing a resto...especially the more you learn about a model, the more you will not be satisfied with the status quo, meaning what your average car guy calls a restoration will not be adequate to you, an enthusiast (I hope), as you learn more and demand more.
Yeah that's the route I'm gonna take.  I've been educating myself just over a year now..and man have I learned a ton.  I truly think I read something every day in reference to these 1st gens.  I started off wanting just a X11 or X44.  Then that research guided me toward a Pace or a Z. And that's where I'm at now.  Though I do have the garage, tool and ability to rebuild one, I also money smart..lol, so I think.  If rebuilding one only puts me upside down a few thousand then I'm not that worried about that.  But 10-20K ..ugh Not happening here !  Now on the down side.. I'm anal (Virgo) and meticulous. So I'll be picking a resto apart also I'm sure.
I just joined this site, lurked for a few months and good to see others so helpful.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2014, 01:16:04 AM »
ST 69 112437      NOR109427
TR      719                    69    69
08B

69 Zee..If you have the vin you might want to post it here for future searches. With RS and the color combo seems to me this car is a candidate to do the magic morph into a numbers matching car.
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2014, 01:29:18 AM »
ST 69 112437      NOR109427
TR      719                    69    69
08B

69 Zee..If you have the vin you might want to post it here for future searches. With RS and the color combo seems to me this car is a candidate to do the magic morph into a numbers matching car.
I was actually thinking the same.  I was planning to call him tomorrow and see if he would allow me to post it.  I also know he has someone coming up from the Miami area at 7am to look at it also.  But if I can get it, I will definitely post it tomorrow...fingers crossed !

Update:  I just hung up with the seller, an awesome guy.  He's going to call me tomorrow morning with the VIN so that I can post it.  I explained the situation that this car will show up in about 2 years from some Classic car restoration seller as a RARE all numbers matching RS Z.  He agreed for the protection of the 1st gen world.. awesome !!
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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2014, 01:45:30 PM »
Ok .. Here's the VIN, He was kind enough to send me a pic as well.  Also note as per my conversation with the current (2nd) owner,  Jerry Mc has never seen this car.  Jerry was called and asked several questions about it several years ago but the owner never hired Jerry to look at it..again, this was exactly what the owner relayed to me in person.

Hopefully some day the ORIGINAL drive train can be found and reunited with this baby, I just hope this post doesn't miraculously turn up a restamp out there for the new owner to get suckered into buying.  I guess it's a no win situation huh   :-\

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2014, 02:02:51 PM »
So I looked at the auction, and noticed a couple of things different from my 69 RS/Z; Mine's a 10B (1968 build) car, so a month later than this one. No RS emblem on my grille, so maybe someone added that to this car? My steering wheel is also different. I have an RS emblem on my steering wheel. Mine has the wood grain insert as well. Should this one have the RS emblem on the steering wheel? I see the the bright pedal trim, so it's got the special interior group trim I believe.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2014, 03:00:50 PM »
To me, a person with a parts car would be the only person who come out of this one. Prefferably some with a body shop who,s guys get slack occasionally. A reasonable # would be fair for someone who might track the engine and doc,s.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2014, 03:12:35 PM »
So I looked at the auction, and noticed a couple of things different from my 69 RS/Z; Mine's a 10B (1968 build) car, so a month later than this one. No RS emblem on my grille, so maybe someone added that to this car? My steering wheel is also different. I have an RS emblem on my steering wheel. Mine has the wood grain insert as well. Should this one have the RS emblem on the steering wheel? I see the the bright pedal trim, so it's got the special interior group trim I believe.
Oh that's a good obsevation !  does anyone know if there are others out there with both emblems on the grille.  I did see the back side from inside the engine compartment and I saw the GM p/n's on the backs.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2014, 03:46:50 PM »
i looked in Jerry`s 4th edition book and he has 2 RS z`s pictured and neither one has the RS emblem in the grill. not saying it`s wrong to have the emblem but looks like it was added IMO.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2014, 04:21:28 PM »
i looked in Jerry`s 4th edition book and he has 2 RS z`s pictured and neither one has the RS emblem in the grill. not saying it`s wrong to have the emblem but looks like it was added IMO.
Car sold !  I know a guy was coming up from the Miami area to look at it.. he must have bought it.
On the RS emblem.  If it was added it must of been added when the car was pretty new, within it being parked in '75.  You could tell it was aged and pitted equally to the rest of the car.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2014, 08:21:25 PM »
Maybe the guy who bought it is the one who has that TV show. Can't think of the name of the show, but he's a character, and his wife's a well endowed blonde. One of those soap opera car shows where they wheel and deal cars, fix up, and supposedly make money.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2014, 04:11:48 AM »
Ted 'used car salesman'...  :)
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2014, 03:57:04 AM »
Trim tag is 69 cortez with 719 red custom interior.  Build is 08B Sept '68. Had.... proportioning valve
Which proportioning valve? The one under the booster?

Btw, it's 718, red standard. :)
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2014, 03:16:04 PM »
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2014, 12:40:28 PM »
The Z/28 emblem would override the R/S emblem. Chevy wouldn't put two emblems on the car. What would they do on the rear body panel?
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2014, 02:29:24 PM »
The Z/28 emblem would override the R/S emblem. Chevy wouldn't put two emblems on the car. What would they do on the rear body panel?
We CRGers know how it is supposed to be, but what about the guys building them back then. This may have been the first Z or, at least, Z/RS built in 69! Maybe there was some confusion or no clarity at the start of production and it got both emblems. Is that possible? Who knows if that is even the original grille. I am just throwing out an idea that perhaps early in production, some anomalies may have occured until assemblies were clarified by supervision. I could see how it could be possible to leave the plant with both emblems myself. Others have a thought? JohnZ? Ed?
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2014, 02:39:49 PM »
The Z/28 emblem would override the R/S emblem. Chevy wouldn't put two emblems on the car. What would they do on the rear body panel?

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2014, 03:02:14 PM »
The only emblem on a R/S Z that wouldnt be "Z/28" would be "rally-sport" on the sides of the fenders.  Normally where the Camaro script would be.  Grille front edge of fenders and tail panel are "Z/28"
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2014, 03:25:07 PM »
The Z/28 emblem would override the R/S emblem. Chevy wouldn't put two emblems on the car. What would they do on the rear body panel?
We CRGers know how it is supposed to be, but what about the guys building them back then. This may have been the first Z or, at least, Z/RS built in 69! Maybe there was some confusion or no clarity at the start of production and it got both emblems. Is that possible? Who knows if that is even the original grille. I am just throwing out an idea that perhaps early in production, some anomalies may have occured until assemblies were clarified by supervision. I could see how it could be possible to leave the plant with both emblems myself. Others have a thought? JohnZ? Ed?

Anything is possible, but two emblems on the grille would stick out like a sore thumb and probably wouldn't make it out of the plant. There were only two possible rear panel emblems - the Bowtie, and the Z/28, both of which had the same pre-pierced pin/hole pattern.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2014, 08:21:19 PM »
The only emblem on a R/S Z that wouldnt be "Z/28" would be "rally-sport" on the sides of the fenders.  Normally where the Camaro script would be.  Grille front edge of fenders and tail panel are "Z/28"

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2014, 08:30:48 PM »
The Z/28 emblem would override the R/S emblem. Chevy wouldn't put two emblems on the car. What would they do on the rear body panel?
We CRGers know how it is supposed to be, but what about the guys building them back then. This may have been the first Z or, at least, Z/RS built in 69! Maybe there was some confusion or no clarity at the start of production and it got both emblems. Is that possible? Who knows if that is even the original grille. I am just throwing out an idea that perhaps early in production, some anomalies may have occured until assemblies were clarified by supervision. I could see how it could be possible to leave the plant with both emblems myself. Others have a thought? JohnZ? Ed?

Anything is possible, but two emblems on the grille would stick out like a sore thumb and probably wouldn't make it out of the plant. There were only two possible rear panel emblems - the Bowtie, and the Z/28, both of which had the same pre-pierced pin/hole pattern.

I thought there was also an RS rear panel emblem on rally sports that were neither SS or Z/28?
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2014, 09:50:46 PM »
.  sorry read it wrong
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2014, 09:55:48 PM »
Yes if no Z/28 or SS has RS emblem only on front and rear

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2014, 01:52:04 AM »
Looks like the person who just bought it is a flipper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251558724442
Buy It Now $23,500.........
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« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2014, 02:05:33 AM »
Looks like the person who just bought it is a flipper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251558724442
Buy It Now $23,500.........

I like the "spoiler delete" comment..
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« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2014, 02:10:40 AM »
Well I hope it's not a member here, but they have removed the RS grille badge in the new ebay ad pics.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2014, 03:37:14 AM »
It looks like this new seller knows what he is doing. The way he has gotten the car out in the open, more showable, pictures and a much better description, He might make a little money.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2014, 03:44:46 AM »
It looks like this new seller knows what he is doing. The way he has gotten the car out in the open, more showable, pictures and a much better description, He might make a little money.
If you note his feedback . >:( >:( >:(
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« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2014, 04:18:27 AM »
It looks like this new seller knows what he is doing. The way he has gotten the car out in the open, more showable, pictures and a much better description, He might make a little money.
If you note his feedback . >:( >:( >:(
Yeah I didn't check that.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2014, 04:24:38 AM »
Looks like the person who just bought it is a flipper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251558724442
Buy It Now $23,500.........

Indeed. The gentleman has sold a couple of '69 Camaros in the last couple of months/year, but this is his biggest price to date. I like the "15 minute conversation" with Jerry MacNeish concerning the car, plus his direction to have Jerry come document the car after purchase. If only it had some documentation other than parts, he might get somewhere. Knowing today's market and some misinformed buyers, he still might get somewhere.
 
Not with my money - even as a "flat hood spoiler delete" rare car.

His one negative feedback rating came from an auction in 2013, a dispute over a Chevrolet Silverado truck descriptive condition.


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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2014, 04:35:16 AM »
I had a really good feeling this was where the car was heading..to be flipped specially with the rare color combo and the early production date !  He'll get 15K-18K for sure.  Not bad, a 6-8K profit to load-and-go !  
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2014, 04:37:58 AM »
Trim tag is 69 cortez with 719 red custom interior.  Build is 08B Sept '68. Had.... proportioning valve
Which proportioning valve? The one under the booster?

Btw, it's 718, red standard. :)
Red deluxe ...red standard, never the less a rare color combo and early production..Boom !!  Already relisted on ebay and he'll make bank
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« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2014, 04:50:27 AM »
Looks like the person who just bought it is a flipper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251558724442
Buy It Now $23,500.........

Indeed. The gentleman has sold a couple of '69 Camaros in the last couple of months/year, but this is his biggest price to date. I like the "15 minute conversation" with Jerry MacNeish concerning the car, plus his direction to have Jerry come document the car after purchase. If only it had some documentation other than parts, he might get somewhere. Knowing today's market and some misinformed buyers, he still might get somewhere.
 
Not with my money - even as a "flat hood spoiler delete" rare car.

His one negative feedback rating came from an auction in 2013, a dispute over a Chevrolet Silverado truck descriptive condition.


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Looks like the person who just bought it is a flipper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251558724442
Buy It Now $23,500.........

Indeed. The gentleman has sold a couple of '69 Camaros in the last couple of months/year, but this is his biggest price to date. I like the "15 minute conversation" with Jerry MacNeish concerning the car, plus his direction to have Jerry come document the car after purchase. If only it had some documentation other than parts, he might get somewhere. Knowing today's market and some misinformed buyers, he still might get somewhere.
 
Not with my money - even as a "flat hood spoiler delete" rare car.

His one negative feedback rating came from an auction in 2013, a dispute over a Chevrolet Silverado truck descriptive condition.


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The funny thing is that he probably had no clue to who Jerry Mc is ...lol, All that info and book came from the previous owner. 
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2014, 05:42:34 AM »
I had a really good feeling this was where the car was heading..to be flipped specially with the rare color combo and the early production date !  He'll get 15K-18K for sure.  Not bad, a 6-8K profit to load-and-go ! 
Just my opinion but I don't think he will get that much for it. No original drive train, major rust issues, needs everything, early non X coded car. Yes, unique color combo. He might make a couple thousand after all of his expenses but again I could be wrong. Have been before :)
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2014, 10:15:04 AM »
I had a really good feeling this was where the car was heading..to be flipped specially with the rare color combo and the early production date !  He'll get 15K-18K for sure.  Not bad, a 6-8K profit to load-and-go ! 
Just my opinion but I don't think he will get that much for it. No original drive train, major rust issues, needs everything, early non X coded car. Yes, unique color combo. He might make a couple thousand after all of his expenses but again I could be wrong. Have been before :)
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2014, 07:34:11 PM »
Ben, the ebay seller, likes to use the word 'rare'. A lot.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #61 on: June 25, 2014, 06:38:02 AM »
Didn't sell, now relisted with a Buy It Now of $16,000
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251569347790
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2014, 02:40:13 PM »
I must be missing something here . I own a body shop and have restored  many camaros and have a few of my own. I also own a 69 RS Z flat hood no spoiler . Any body that pays more than 5K  for that car is nuts

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« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2014, 03:53:44 PM »
What's Jerry suppose to write ? For some reason it sort of irks me seeing people throwing names out there in descriptions that really have no relevance to the particular car being sold. What's next, " viewed by many on CRG ! "

Always curious to see what they go for ,I guess doesn't make mine any cheaper, all things considered.

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« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2014, 05:13:02 PM »
What's Jerry suppose to write ? For some reason it sort of irks me seeing people throwing names out there in descriptions that really have no relevance to the particular car being sold. What's next, " viewed by many on CRG ! "

Always curious to see what they go for ,I guess doesn't make mine any cheaper, all things considered.

Jano your cracking me up   :D.... or "many comments made about my car on the CRG"... who knows what guys will to the description to add a perceived value to thier car.
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« Reply #65 on: June 30, 2014, 03:50:56 AM »
 At $12,000. now, a long way from the $23,000. he was first dreaming of. I no longer see a buy it now or a reserve.
Also I notice that the first seller stated "Selling a REAL 69 RS Z-28 project car that I picked up 8 years ago in central Florida from the original owner which had sat in his backyard since he blew the motor in 1975"
The new sellers "barn find" description, "
THE CAR HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1975 WHICH MEANS IT HAS NOT BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 39 YEARS, THE OWNER JUST LEFT THE CAR AT HIS BARN IN LEESBURG FLORIDA AND LEFT TO THE U.S MILITARY.

Typical flipper/car salesman garbage.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251569347790?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT#ht_8479wt_1154
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« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2014, 05:41:10 PM »
Sold for $12K  If he paid the $9500. that the first seller wanted plus expenses he couldn't have made more than a grand or two profit if that.
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« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2014, 11:09:32 AM »
Assume the winning bidder pulled out, as it's relisted again with a start bid of $10k....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251584708010
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2014, 10:11:52 AM »
Sold July 17 2014, 1 bid of $10,000.
No feedback left by the buyer as yet......
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« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2016, 11:40:21 AM »
Digging up an old thread, car is for sale again on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-RS-Z28-/152190076892
Located: New Paris, Ohio
Seller: l891969
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1969 Camaro RS Z28. Very rare color combo of code 69 cortez silver with 718 red interior. Let me start off by saying this is one of the rustiest cars I've seen but it's a real RS Z. When seeing this car in person the question isn't whether it's a real RS Z, the question is how much will it cost to restore. I purchased it off eBay 2 years ago for 10k. Payed $1000 to ship and purchased a date coded 4 bolt main block for it.  All I have with the car is the bare block, which is date coded but NOT a dz.  Nothing else.  No trans either. The original 12 bolt is still under the car
  The story I heard was the original engine and Trans was pulled in the mid 70s, along with the flat hood and radiator, and then the car was left out to pasture so to speak. It was described to me to be much more solid than what it is. This car has rust in places I've not seen one rust before. Amazingly though, almost most all other items were left on the car. The original 12 bolt 3.73 rear is under it. Seats and console still in the car. Z28 only steering arm. Most, but not all RS stuff. Original disc brake setup. It appears to have one crappy re spray years ago of blue but it looks like they didn't even sand the original paint down because it coming thru all over the car including the original stripes.
I have a clear title and mileage shows only 51k. I am selling exempt due to the fact it is not complete or have an engine in it. It had a Florida 1975 plate on it which I'm guessing is the last time it was on the road. Car does roll and steer for shipping.
Plan on giving this car a complete and total restoration. You may be able to save a few items here and there but I'm selling it as EVERY SINGLE piece and panel needs replaced. I'm not trying to scare bidders away I just want to be more honest than the guy that sold it to me. If possible, the best thing to do is look at it in person. I hope that someone does build this car because it will be a beauty if taken back original.
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2016, 12:56:22 PM »
The salty Florida air wasn't too kind to this one.  I think a 3rd person has now realized the cost of the extensive restoration this one would need, forsale again.

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2016, 03:52:44 PM »
Wow! At what point do you just sell off the few decent parts and let mother nature finish what she started with the rest of it.

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2016, 04:07:50 PM »
I'd say now  ;D   There is nothing there but a rolling body, and not much of that either. Considering you can buy a nice number matching car cheaper than the cost of restoring this rolling shell, it's going to be a tough sale.  By the time you're done with that one there would be nothing left original but a vin number.  Sadly,  sometimes people let these things sit too long and go too far.

I wouldn't be surprised if that tag winds up on another body

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2016, 04:18:25 PM »
Well maybe the best thing for this car is a re-body?

Lets say the firewall and a couple other small areas was the only thing you could save, and then replaced everything else, would it really be worth more that way? (than re-body)
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2016, 04:48:15 PM »
Same guy owned the late 10 10 car that was just on ebay. He told me this car was worse and I wasn't sure that was possible. I didn't see it when I was there. How can Florida car be rotten underneath more than a salted ohio car! I looked at a red z in Fort Meyers that was sold new in Miami 4 years ago. It was worse than my burgundy car but nothing like the silver one
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #75 on: August 02, 2016, 04:54:45 PM »
Same guy owned the late 10 10 car that was just on ebay. He told me this car was worse and I wasn't sure that was possible. I didn't see it when I was there. How can Florida car be rotten underneath more than a salted ohio car! I looked at a red z in Fort Meyers that was sold new in Miami 4 years ago. It was worse than my burgundy car but nothing like the silver one

It's the salty air.  Ocean waters coming in from rains etc....  and we all know it rains a lot in Florida, not to mention it's extremely humid there, worse than Ohio.
Same thing happens in all your ocean bordering towns.  California for instance.  If you live anywhere within 100 miles of the ocean the cars are subject to salty rain water when storms move in, even the moist winds that blow in can be destructive over time.   I looked at many cars in the San Fran area that had major rust issues.  But if you go inland to say.....Sacramento...the cars were virtually rust free.   

Another thing to consider, being Florida, as long as this car has been sitting it could have been subject to one of the many floods/hurricanes that Florida gets covering the car in salt water.  I'd bet you'll find rust virtually everywhere in this car.  I generally avoid buying cars in Florida and stick more inland in salt free, snow free areas.

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #76 on: August 02, 2016, 04:57:40 PM »
Well maybe the best thing for this car is a re-body?

Lets say the firewall and a couple other small areas was the only thing you could save, and then replaced everything else, would it really be worth more that way? (than re-body)

No difference IMO.  If you had to replace that much sheetmetal then just rebody and save yourself in the long run..  Im sure Ill get bashed for my for my logic..  Oh well.


Same guy owned the late 10 10 car that was just on ebay. He told me this car was worse and I wasn't sure that was possible. I didn't see it when I was there. How can Florida car be rotten underneath more than a salted ohio car! I looked at a red z in Fort Meyers that was sold new in Miami 4 years ago. It was worse than my burgundy car but nothing like the silver one

Ocean = salt water.   ;D
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2016, 01:46:51 AM »
Well, it finished up on ebay for $6700.  The winning bidder was a 0 feedback person, so for the sellers sake I hope it was a "real" bid.

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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2016, 03:42:43 PM »
My condolences to the seller.  :-[
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2016, 03:29:42 PM »
No reserve..  it's now at $4250, but aside from the rear end..  How many other parts would actually be usable even with a restoration?? 
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Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z
« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2016, 03:46:54 PM »
That's a pretty expensive rearend, lol.  I think I need a tetanus shot just looking at it  ;D

I wouldn't touch the rest of the car with a 10 foot pole.  You might grab the subframe and suspension, maybe some RS parts and seat frames, glass.  But like was mentioned before this car is likely going to be a candidate for a complete rebody because you are going to find rot everywhere in that thing sitting decades in salty air that would be ridiculously expensive to repair.

Honestly for what few parts you could salvage it's just not worth the money or the trouble to haul it away.