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68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:44:35 PM »
Not mine just saw it listed on Syracuse Craigslist parts section, not much description but you never know, cant link it but phone is 585 944 8292.

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 03:48:22 PM »
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
67 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 04:23:02 PM »
Thanks for the link. Just checked on it. June engine. Seller knows complete history on it.

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 04:54:02 PM »
How things change...  :)

In late 1974, I paid $1000 for a complete good '68 Z28, orig engine, trans, etc... and drove it daily to school/work/etc for 2 yrs before trading it.

Now a part of an engine is $5500~!
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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 05:47:19 PM »
Same time I was buying my first Camaro. 67 327/210hp with deluxe interior. Nice shape for $250 so your Z was pretty pricey!

I hope the above engine finds its proper home. Cool that itís stilll so untampered with.

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 06:35:08 PM »
Anyone willing to contact the seller to see if we can get the partial VIN and suffix code?

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 06:50:47 PM »
I told him itís posted here so hopefully he checks in and provides intel.

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 10:21:33 PM »
I texted him to ask the vin.  Probably a little late to be mine but gotta check.  He said it's an 0702 month. Too late for sure
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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 11:23:48 PM »
Itís from a car that was totaled 30 years ago he reported.

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 07:07:02 PM »
Well if this had been 10 years ago I might have said maybe but at this point it seems the CE engine is as good as it gets for me.
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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 08:57:54 PM »
At least the CE engine will not have an incorrect (for your car) VIN on it...  :)
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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 09:10:50 AM »
How things change...  :)

In late 1974, I paid $1000 for a complete good '68 Z28, orig engine, trans, etc... and drove it daily to school/work/etc for 2 yrs before trading it.

Now a part of an engine is $5500~!
But if you consider it, had you put that $1000 in the bank back then in '74, you'd have a lot more than $5500 now
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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 02:46:24 PM »
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But if you consider it, had you put that $1000 in the bank back then in '74, you'd have a lot more than $5500 now

But unfortunately, that $5500 is worth less than the original $1000.

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Re: 68 Z28 motor listed on CL
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 04:18:37 PM »
How things change...  :)

In late 1974, I paid $1000 for a complete good '68 Z28, orig engine, trans, etc... and drove it daily to school/work/etc for 2 yrs before trading it.

Now a part of an engine is $5500~!
But if you consider it, had you put that $1000 in the bank back then in '74, you'd have a lot more than $5500 now

I think you missed the comma. The $1000 was for a complete original car. That would be worth more than the $5500 asking price of this partial motor. A lot more.