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« on: February 26, 2012, 02:22:07 PM »

Beware this post is somewhat of a rant ...........
Even though 68 zs  are much more rare, they rarely bring the money of the 69s, WHY?
Is it because of GM not coding it on the cowl tag?
Or is because people like the 69 body better?
The 67 and 68z shared basically the same body, 67 z28s bring super money because of their  rarity,
Will the 68 z ever get the appreciation it deserves?
Just wanted to see other opinions

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 02:31:51 PM »

I think it has to do with the one year only body style of the 69, and maybe to some extent the cowl induction hood. (even though most didn't have it from the factory).  But back in 69 the 69 Z sold so well as we all know because the 68 Z kicked butt on the race track. So don't get too down on owning a 68 Z/28 it is still the best LOL
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 02:34:02 PM »

Wait, they made Camaro's in 67 and 68?  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 02:39:39 PM »

Wait, they made Camaro's in 67 and 68?  Grin


My point exactly  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 03:36:31 PM »

Everyone in the hobby grows up thinking low production or rare is always worth more. Not true-popular cars were often made in large numbers and are still strong today. Camaro, Mustang, Chevelle SS, GTO-nothing rare about any of them and they are the backbone of the musclecar hobby. Almost any Camaro is worth more than a Firebird and they made a heck of a lot fewer Firebirds. Same with a Cougar-why aren't they worth more than a Mustang?

As for your "rant" 1968 is not the best year for almost any musclecar. No idea why. And what about a '67 Z/28? Should be more valuable than any of them and I'm not convinced they are.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 03:39:18 PM »

Everyone in the hobby grows up thinking low production or rare is always worth more. Not true-popular cars were often made in large numbers and are still strong today. Camaro, Mustang, Chevelle SS, GTO-nothing rare about any of them and they are the backbone of the musclecar hobby. Almost any Camaro is worth more than a Firebird and they made a heck of a lot fewer Firebirds. Same with a Cougar-why aren't they worth more than a Mustang?

As for your "rant" 1968 is not the best year for almost any musclecar. No idea why. And what about a '67 Z/28? Should be more valuable than any of them and I'm not convinced they are.

Good points
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 03:44:20 PM »

 I have always owned '67's but I admit the '69 body styles look so damn good. Grin
The 69 body style looks fast even when standing still. I wish the new Camaro's retained the vintage look like the '69's
sort of like the new 'Stangs and Challenger looks that retained their vintage shapes.


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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 03:52:21 PM »

I have always owned '67's but I admit the '69 body styles look so damn good. Grin
The 69 body style looks fast even when standing still. I wish the new Camaro's retained the vintage look like the '69's
sort of like the new 'Stangs and Challenger looks that retained their vintage shapes.


Mike

Mike you are so right about the new Camaro, What I wanted was old school  look with modern technology
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 06:38:17 PM »

Well we love our 68Z and are spending loads of time and effort to restore it back to a high level but 69's are one great looking year Camaro and just more popular. Same is true for a 67 C2 Corvette compared to 63-66 C2's. All C2's are great (63-67) but the 67 overall is just flat out more desirable.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 06:58:45 PM »

The essence of the hobby is having the car you always wanted and enjoying it. Sounds like you're there.

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 08:18:30 PM »

The essence of the hobby is having the car you always wanted and enjoying it. Sounds like you're there.



Yep she's a 1968 LeMans Blue Z28
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 08:37:48 PM »

Yep she's a 1968 LeMans Blue Z28

Sounds like a beautiful car!  I always wanted a '68 Z/28...   Cheesy

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 08:50:18 PM »

Along the lines of what William is talking about, I think we can all agree that the first gen Camaro's hold a special place in all of us. Rare or not, good looking or not, running or not, they are all awesome cars.

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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 11:26:34 PM »

As a owner of a 68 Le Mans Blue Z i find very it interesting myself. The prices are getting higher and i believe they will continue that trend.  A real 68 car is less available, harder to document, fewer to love ?  As for 69 cars more of them available than they ever made, so plenty to love? Only time will tell as new collectors look at the facts. As for now the styling of first gen. Z cars is forever lost in the 60's. For now that is for sure.

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 12:04:56 AM »

I've owned '68, '69, and '70 Z28s.   I think the '68 was 'quicker', probably due to it's lighter weight.   The '70 was a nicer driver and better handling car.  (I'm talking 'stock' form here)...
But...  I traded the '68 for the '69...  and later bought/sold the '70...  and I still have the '69Z28-RS..    Smiley
I think it's looks correllate directly with it's popularity and appeal today...

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