I too did the same as you, When I started my search I made a list of what I wanted. SS, RS, Z28, Coupe or Convertible, Engine size , Tranny, Rear end, Tach, Console, Gauges, Interior color, Exterior color, Vinyl top etc. etc. so many options so many decisions. All original or Clone ? Numbers matching?" Born With " drivetrain ? Date Correct ? What is important to you ? What type of events and at what level of competition if any do you want to address. There is something for every enthusiast at every level. The reason I say think real hard and make a list is that you don't want to buy yourself short and not be happy with your purchase. Is that even possible? Owning a 1st gen. Camaro is Heaven! But be aware of your desires and intended use of the car. You may want certain items like I did. Convertible, Super Sport, Small Block, Turbo 350, 12 bolt, Black Int, SS Hood, Full Gauge Pkg. Spoilers front and back But wait.....this isn't 1969 and I can't order this car as I would have liked to. I have to settle for what I can find in my price range. Certainly I can just add what I want to to it, unless I'm a stickler for originality. So now what can I live without? Not all Super Sports came with all the gauges that I would have liked. Spoilers too. I became a cowl tag addict, learned all the dates and codes. If 2+2 didn't add up to 4 then I needed to re-evaluate my list or stick to it and keep looking. Bottom Line is do your Homework before you buy so you don't regret or get burned on your purchase. Good Luck!!!