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« on: November 06, 2010, 11:36:52 PM »

Hi there I just posted as a new memeber that I am just starting to restore my 69 Camaro. Just curious what the the guys on this site think. It is pretty original all numbers matching. It is currently white. Trying to decide if I should change the color and drop in a big block or restore it to stock.

All advice appreciated. Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 07:04:50 AM »

I prefer stock. My brother recent purchased a truck with a six cylinder three speed manual on the column, I really like it. Of course it is up to you and your preference.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 07:18:25 AM »

I would keep it, and maybe tweak the 6. The vin will always show it as a 6. There are too many clones already.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 07:59:29 AM »

I agree with Tom. There are too many clones out there and for the most part donor cars aren't as nice as yours (as least from what I can see). Keep it stock. IMO
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 08:04:53 AM »

Keep it original!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 09:53:31 AM »

Original of course.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 10:01:48 AM »

Wow, it looks in great shape.
I agree with everyone else so far.... keep it original.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 08:26:50 PM »

Thanks guys. I might just do that. Keep it original that is. I have got a lot of advice over at Team Camaro and I was planning on cloning it and painting it Silver and upgrading the motor. How much would a car like mine be worth. Either way right now I am going to fix a few rsut issue, already have actually and detail the engine bay and subframe. Will changing it from stock hurt the value or increase it. That is the question. It is numbers matching by the way.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 09:40:34 PM »

Keep it original!

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010, 02:51:13 AM »

Wow a 6 cylinder!
Gotta be rarer than any COPO today. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 03:35:21 AM »

It might be rare, but it is not worth more than a COPO clone I think. I am slightly into a restoration and I am wondering if I should keep the original color as well as the motor. I am not touching the interior, but I am painting the subframe and engine compartment as well as the motor as its in very rough original shape. Going to paint the body and really wanting to switch from white. IS that a bad idea?
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 09:20:33 AM »

You hit the nail right on the head with  "I think" That's where the rub comes in. Everybody has their own opinions.  I would walk around a COPO clone to get to a real nice original car. Clones are a dime a dozen and anybody with money can have one. I guess I'm just old school.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 09:28:57 AM »

If you are trying to gain support from this site for anything other than Original  I don't think its going to happen. Aside from mild modifications this is why this site is here. Even though you have received several comments in favor of; "Keep it Original ", you are still leaning in towards cloning it. As for its more valuable as a Copo Clone Huh. If you are considering this change as an investment, take a look at what copo clones are selling for...around 50% (probably less) of the total investment.

Bottom line, its your car...do whatever you are comfortable with and whatever makes you happy.

IMO...for what its worth...
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 10:11:53 AM »

Reading about this car on Team Camaro leads one to believe this car will not stay original, color or drivetrain. Which is more appropriate for that site. There are plenty of non original cars in disrepair that are good candidates for modification, especially in today's market. Not many original, non butchered sixes left. But as stated, it's completely up to the owner.
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2010, 11:25:40 AM »

Keep it original. 
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