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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 12:59:50 AM »

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
Have you signed your 68 Z up on Team Camaro? We got a bunch of 68Z owners! http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182224&page=11
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 #16 on: February 27, 2012, 01:03:02 AM »

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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Welcome aboard yankeechaser! And please consider adding your car to our team camaro list.... Bunch of members from here and there that have 68Z's.
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182224&page=11
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 08:07:37 AM »

And look at the up side, if First Gens were truly rare like some classics, no one could ever find parts so you could drive them!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2012, 11:02:01 AM »

Thanks Chick i will post my info. on my 68 Z when i get off work today. One thing for sure we all love those Camaro's. Your right Lakeholme i am glad they made as many as they did.

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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2012, 11:05:49 AM »

I've owned my Corvette Bronze 68z for 36 years now & it is my favorite probably because it was the first Camaro I ever owned. I've watched the market rise & fall over the years & it didn't matter as it would never be sold & the market has always been in the middle for the 68. I could've purchased a 69 at the same time I purchased the 68 & chose the 68 because of the nicer houndstooth interior. Buy what you like & can afford & enjoy whatever you have. Don't worry about the value....Joe
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 09:24:15 PM »

I too am have a 68 Le Mans Blue RS Z28 that I am in the process of a full restoration. I think the 68 was the best of the three years. I like the 67 but think the 68 is better without the vent window. Scoop
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2012, 11:47:18 AM »

Gentlemen,

Althoush like all of us who participate in this forum, i like all three years of the 1st gen Camaro.  

However, reality is that the '69 model body style was more popular with the public and arguably one of the if not the most iconic body style of the  muscle car era.  

Many will dispute this, not agree with this, etc., and that is ok.  

Obviously you should own, love, maintain, and restore what you like, not what others like, however, auction records, other sales records, etc. speak for themselves.  

It is what it is - the '69 Camaro body was more popular to more people both "back in the day" as well as today.....and demand drives prices more than scarcity / rarity.  Edsels are pretty rare. but........
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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 02:54:50 PM »

And then come the 70 1/2 camaro back then the CEO's must have thought a change was what they needed, kinda like 58 Chevy a one year deal. Like a 69 . Anyway almost twice as many 69 for sale all the time. I often wonder what a 69 would have looked like if they didn't can it after 1 year. Was there a concept?
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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 03:28:04 PM »

 I don't like the the money aspect of this hobby... it's killing all the REAL camaro lovers ability to have fun, however buy them now while they are cheaper. The market will correct it's self in time. As stated earlier in this thread the 68 built the market for the 69.
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2012, 04:52:38 PM »

someone mentioned having a Corvette Bronze '68 Z...  which is a gorgeous and rare color.  A friend of mine in the USAF back in '68 had a bronze 327 with 4sp.. gorgeous!  That would be my favorite in a '68, although I really liked my Lemans blue '68 ;  it was a basic Z - no extras except spoiler, and when I had opportunity to trade it for an 'unusual orange/black/org/blk houndstooth' 69 Z28/RS with all the bells/whistles in 1976, I had to do it..  but I wish I'd kept them both..  also wish I'd kept the '70-1/2 orange/white Z28 I bought a few years later..   wonder if my wife would notice 2 more added to the 14 or 15 I already own?   Smiley    unfortunately back in those days, I only had garage space for one.... so the others are gone...sad to say!
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2012, 06:44:18 PM »

I don't like the the money aspect of this hobby... it's killing all the REAL Camaro lovers ability to have fun, however buy them now while they are cheaper. The market will correct it's self in time. As stated earlier in this thread the 68 built the market for the 69.
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  I remember when I bought my 67 L35 hardtop back when people were getting rid of big motor cars after the 2nd gas crunch, I spent $4000 for it because I loved the 67 body. My L35 ragtop, I paid $500 for it because the motor was locked up (spun rod bearing caused that) and the front end was hit. The car sat for years in a yard rotting until I rescued it. It was a gamble but as it turned out the block was good otherwise so I continued to restore it.
  All the years I have had them (+30 years) I never thought of selling them even during times when I needed money when raising a young family.
Now, those days are behind me and I am glad I kept the cars. I am so attached to them that the money they are worth now means nothing to me and I have both in a will to my children when I leave this life.
Sorry to deviate from the topic but being we are talking about Camaro altruism, I figured what the heck.

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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2012, 10:21:52 PM »

And then come the 70 1/2 camaro back then the CEO's must have thought a change was what they needed, kinda like 58 Chevy a one year deal. Like a 69 . Anyway almost twice as many 69 for sale all the time. I often wonder what a 69 would have looked like if they didn't can it after 1 year. Was there a concept?

I read somewhere I and I don't remember what book it was or how much truth was to it but; It stated that the 69 was originally was supposed to run two years (remember that was kind of the run of a car back then) but that the new Mustang was cutting deep into 69 Camaro sales so they rushed the 1970 which was supposed to be a 71 into production. They made more 69's than the other first gens but they had another 4 or 5 months of production I wonder how many would have been built had production stopped at the end of a normal production year?

All in all I do love all first gens and there are cool things about each of them and I wish I had a 69 in my collection, but I won't give up my LeMans blue 68 Z  or my 1970 RS/SS 396 to get one.
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« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2012, 02:13:10 PM »

Man i want a 69 RS/SS next. (On bucket list) gotta be a bb but i would take a automatic, only because all my others are manual. Really love that style a ton. I'm not sure what color maybe Black... I  better keep dreaming, that's a rare one. Any body got one?
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