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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2022, 07:08:40 AM »
The dual flag emblem over the front side marker lamps just doesn't do it for me.  Its part of the cars heritage - I know, but ehhhhh.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2022, 02:17:02 PM »
Yeah - but all the other ZL1's I've seen don't have this emblem.  Really looks like its "stuck on".  Just looks out of place.  Just my 2 cents.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2022, 02:56:26 PM »
$45K in 1983, that might as well have been $450K! that was a lot of money in the day, half the price of the average house, and you could have picked a dozen nice Z-28's for that money back then.
Yep, $45,000 seems pretty accessible by today's standards (not that I have a spare $45K sitting around in my bank account).

$45K in 1983 is around $135K in today's money.  So, it was a lot of money.  I don't know a single person who is in a position to spend $135K on a classic car today (maybe I have the wrong circle of friends and family).  There are a lot of those folks out there, but it's still a fairly exclusive group -- those that can drop $135K on classic car.  So, it would have been similar in 1983 -- not a lot of people with that kind of cash to drop on a classic car.

And, for my money, I'd never buy a car that I couldn't/wouldn't drive (not that I have to make that decision on my own).  Cool car.  Nice museum piece.  Not my kind of thing, though.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2022, 07:36:38 PM »
That's true. But what's it worth today? Has the COPO market kept up with the house market?...lol

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2022, 10:50:36 PM »
Does Milestone still own it?
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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2022, 01:05:00 AM »
Average median house was $75,000 in 1983 but we were coming out of a recession and interest rates were over 13%.
Great price on what we know today but at that time period it was not an easy sale.
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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2022, 01:29:57 PM »
in the old articles of ZL-1 #55  it had rally wheels and white wall tires to go along with the dealer added rally stripes and 427 emblems

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2022, 04:57:52 PM »
1969 Camaro - 6 cylinder - Original car, never restored.  Needs some TLC.  My Great Grandmother bought it new and has been in the family ever since.

I am a Ford guy, but this Camaro will never leave the family.  Sorry for the uneducated questions.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2022, 09:21:52 PM »
That car is absolutely beautiful!  Many years ago there were standing offers of one million $.  Can't imagine what it's worth today.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2022, 11:02:30 PM »
Board description is wrong as it doesn't have deluxe interior. Board will get corrected. I have never owned it. My understanding is the service manager kept the orig. block. When Dave C owned it we took delivery of the block at the Supercar Reunion. The block has been built into a complete engine but not in the car. I remember being told the emblems and stripes were added to try to sell it when new. Amazing car that drove like a new car when I last drove it years ago.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2022, 03:34:10 AM »
As I recall, the block was found when they were cleaning out the dealership, under a bench. IIRC, there were actually two ZL1 blocks found at the dealership then. The other was a service block.
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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2022, 11:59:32 AM »
A little off topic, but ZL1 related.  I know William was watching, but did anyone else watch the ZL1 tribute auction on Bring a Trailer that ended yesterday?  Nice car but $130K plus fees?  I was dumbfounded.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-chevrolet-camaro-202/

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2022, 01:05:52 PM »
It's all under the hood.

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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2022, 01:12:20 PM »
I was dumbfounded when I received 81 emails from BAT after it sold.

Try to duplicate it for $130k. Can't believe the resto costs I'm hearing.
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Re: 1969 ZL1 - # 55
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2022, 02:41:05 PM »
I was dumbfounded when I received 81 emails from BAT after it sold.

Try to duplicate it for $130k. Can't believe the resto costs I'm hearing.

YEP!

 

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