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67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« on: January 21, 2016, 10:57:26 PM »
I was hoping to get some opinions from you guys.
I have a 67 RSSS 350 that I have owned for many years. It does not have the original drive train but does have a very fun drive train in it. It has a hot little 400 small block with dart heads, headers, HEI, a nicely built turbo 350 with shift kit etc and 4:10 gears. I believe with the right tires it will run low 13's and maybe on a good day even high 12's.
Its original colors were Marina Blue with gold deluxe interior.  It is one of the most loaded factory optioned cars I have ever seen. Tach, gauges, console, A/C, power windows, fold down rear seat, rear window defogger, tilt, stereo and as mentioned earlier RS with deluxe interior. I might even be forgetting one or two options... I had it painted a few years ago and it still needs finished. It did have some trunk and floor rot. NOS quarters and fenders were used. The paint job is only driver quality, probably on a scale of 1 to 10 its a 7. It still has a long way to go and needs complete interior and final assembled. Again, its just going to be a nice local show and go driver when completed.

I might have the opportunity to trade it even up for an early 69 non X coded Z/28. Its JM certified, Cortez silver (still has a lot of the original paint), standard black interior, flat hood, no spoiler, rear antenna car. During his inspection Jerry found the X7 behind the rear seat. It does not have the original engine or trans but I believe the rear axle is original. It comes with a correct dated but decked engine and trans. It has the correct dated heads, intake, DZ carb, distributor, alternator but missing many other things such as shifter etc. I think the quarters and fenders can be saved but it will need a roof, trunk, floors. It looks like the front windshield has been leaking and the dash may need replaced. Definitely a lot of work and complete restoration needed. I would probably have to pay to have most of the body work done and repainted but I'm thinking I will try to fix the rust myself and then for sure do all the mechanical and as much work myself.
Since its not a numbers car, I would only restore it to very nice driver quality.
I've tried to give all the pertinent details.
I'll try to post up some pictures of both cars later.
What do you guys think? Would you do it?
Len H. KS
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 11:13:22 PM »
It's tough to say. Since it looks like you already have one 69 Z, I would say no.

But I am looking for a car to restore with my son.  :)
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 11:16:58 PM »
Who would trade a 67/8 for a 69 anyways...  I mean; come on..   ;D
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 11:22:58 PM »
Really everyone needs to remember that 67's are the true originals! Everything after that is a copy........
Barry     Old guy but still learning.....
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 11:39:05 PM »
Really everyone needs to remember that 67's are the true originals! Everything after that is a copy........
  Bingo! If we ever meet at a show, I will certainly buy you a a few beers for that comment  ;)

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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 12:05:38 AM »
Ten words I have never heard..."I wish Chevy had never changed the design for 69"  :P

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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 12:46:15 AM »
I would keep the '67. Then again I'm a bit biased.

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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 12:58:55 AM »
Really everyone needs to remember that 67's are the true originals! Everything after that is a copy........
  Amen to that!!
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 01:02:52 AM »
Everyone knows that 67s were great but the changes they made to the 68 made it even greater..  69 well they just missed the mark.. :o
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 01:40:40 AM »
So without pics, your 67 RS/SS is probably about a $22k car right now, and approx 25k car finished I am guessing. So then the question is: is this 69Z without the original motor/trans, and needing metal work and  a full resto worth of work, worth $25K?

I would say no.

Pics may change my mind, but at this point the facts speak for themselves.

If you want another 69Z project, I would recommend finishing up the 67 so you get top dollar for it, then with money in hand I bet you could find a better candidate to restore.


Just my 2 cents  :)
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 01:50:26 AM »
Here are a couple pics of both cars. I have owned the 67 for about 15 years. Since no original drivetrain I have just been restoring it as I like. I know that a lot of things are not "correct" such as the rear spoiler.
I'm hoping it doesn't take another 15 years to complete  :)
Len H. KS
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67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 02:02:09 AM »
I see you have good tastes on the 67.. 8)

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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2016, 02:04:31 AM »
Unless you like the 69 look over the 67, I would keep the 67. Our families had 2 cars painted and I would rather not go thru that again, other than I have another car apart that needs paint!!  It can be a nightmare. You have a 67 that looks like it wouldnt take much to get it very nice
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 02:19:36 AM »
I have never seen so many codes on a 67 trim tag. I would hang on to the 67. Plenty of 69Z's to be had.
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Re: 67 RSSS for a 69 Z, would you guys trade?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2016, 02:31:20 AM »
I think it is also a easier decision, since you are fortunate enough to already own a nice 69Z. ;)
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV