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BULLITT65

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When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:11:15 PM »
Always on the hunt, and keeping tabs on the market. With the recent craziness from the results of the recent Barret Jackson auction, I thought there are many good cars out there still.

I ran across this one the other night:

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/1969-camaro-ss-all-origspd/6470875208.html

Appears to be a very straight forward SS-350 car, with a 4 speed, and P-O-P. Seller says original ZL-2 hood, which if ordered with the car is kinda rare. Great color combo, with the correct sport stripes. Has a decent amount of patina for me to like it.

Just in case anyone is looking for a nice car, this one looked like a solid car that IMO is priced right.  8)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 11:42:35 PM »
That's not a bad looking car for the money. In Arizona...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 02:30:56 PM »
I wish he would paint the grill surround, it just bugs me. I'm interested to learn if this group thinks this is priced well, any strong opinions?

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 03:07:19 PM »
No pics of drivetrain stamps or docs.

Sellers can say whatever they want...
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 04:23:13 PM »
No pics of drivetrain stamps or docs.

Sellers can say whatever they want...
True. I think in general the SS market is undervalued, especially the small block SS. Seems like the COPO, Yenko, special dealer cars (ex Baldwin, Nickey), Pace cars get much of the hype. And some of it is deserved, for the mere reason they didn't make a lot of them. But 20,302 is a lot of Z cars, so still surprises me with some of the sale prices.
I have no idea if this is a numbers matching car, but at face value, and with the engine compartment looking mostly correct with the right patina, it looked like a car to pursue further and see how complete and original it is, for the sales price.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 07:57:56 PM »
I know 20,302 seems like a lot of cars, but back when they were new, you didn't see Z's too frequently. Yes, they were around, but there seemed to see a lot more SS's, and especially the SS Chevelles. They seemed to be everywhere. At least those are my 50 year memories.
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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 11:09:54 PM »
Nice colors, great options.  That's about as good as an SS 350 gets.   For me,  I don't think the price is too out of line as long as it's a real SS.  Hopefully a Norwood car with an X code tag, that would make things much easier and less worry about what you're getting.   I've seen wanna-be Camaros for as much or more.   Worth checking on if you're on the market for one. 

If it's really in Arizona I'd expect to see it at the Pavilions.  But I've never seen it around.

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 11:17:11 PM »
No pics of drivetrain stamps or docs.

Sellers can say whatever they want...
True. I think in general the SS market is undervalued, especially the small block SS. Seems like the COPO, Yenko, special dealer cars (ex Baldwin, Nickey), Pace cars get much of the hype. And some of it is deserved, for the mere reason they didn't make a lot of them. But 20,302 is a lot of Z cars, so still surprises me with some of the sale prices.

I agree, I've always had an appreciation for the SS 350 cars.  Just not seldom seen. 

Yeah a lot of Z cars produced, but the prices they are grabbing doesn't surprise me too much.  They are sort of special little cars, and the only car that engine came in.  3 years and it was gone.  Not the fastest thing on the road but definitely a ball to drive.  It's become my favorite of the lot, when my wife lets me drive it that is, lol.

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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: When the Z/28 market gets ridiculous, just go buy a nice SS...
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 04:00:54 PM »
Without clear pics of the drivetrain stamps and clear pics of the docs - it’s a “pig in a poke”.

The car may be 100 percent as described, or maybe not.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016