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Old 09-09-2006, 04:55 PM   #26
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When I was 21, I bought my first car - a 79 Camaro 350 V8 - loved that damned car!!!
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:44 PM   #27
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:56 PM   #28
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:45 PM   #29
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My mom bought a brand-new 1968 Camaro Sport Coupe in 1968 after graduating college. Funny story; she actually wanted a Mustang but the dealer at the Furd dealership was too pushy with the "buy today" and "that Camaro will rust in a couple years!" ideas. So she said screw him and went to George O'Hara Chevrolet in New Bedford, MA and they didn't push her at all. She just looked at the cars herself and the next day she came back and special ordered it (they didn't have the color she wanted in stock; Fathom Blue). Then, on Dec. 24, 2001, I got MY Camaro; a 1988 Sport Coupe, 305 Tuned Port out of an 85 IROC, T-Tops. Since then, I've basically replaced or added every part known to make my car into an IROC mechanically and suspension, all I need to do is install the last front spring and get better shocks. Oh, and I also put a 1992 dash and gauge cluster in last winter. And yes, every gauge and light on it works.
Another interesting note on our Camaros; mine was built at Van Nuys in May,1988. My Mom's was built at Norwood in May, 1968. Same Camaro trim-style, built the same month. Hmmmm...
I think my plans now call for me to do some body repair to my car (rust) this winter and then repaint it victory red. I have this idea of doing her up like Dale Earnhardt's red 1987 IROC. I think it'd be cool
Oh and of course the other plan is save all I can for the new Camaro!

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Old 09-29-2006, 10:24 PM   #30
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:17 PM   #31
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I was 18. I bought a 1994 Camaro Z28. Red. Sold it for a white Chevrolet Venture mini van when my wife and I started having kids.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:51 AM   #32
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i have owned 3 camaro's, 1973 Camaro Z28-16
1984 Camaro Z28-16-17
1992 Camaro Z28-17 this one is paid off!
And now i also own a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 LowRider. bad a$$ truck exspecially w/a 350 and a 6 speed tranny.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:20 AM   #33
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This will be my first one 2009 - 33yrs old hopefully 2007-8 31-32 yrs. Sure did like that black w/red stripes, and since I am now financially able, it will have the biggest baddest engine they offer. Gee sure can't wait. Licence plate STNG-ETR
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:28 AM   #34
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I just bought my first camaro 98 Z black and black leather interior.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:50 PM   #35
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I have always wanted a Camaro but have never owned one. I took my cousin's brand new 2000 Camaro to prom my senior year in high school and swore i would own one shortly after. Then they announced that they were discontinuing it which sincerely pissed me off. When I heard news that they were going to throw the concept into production I started putting money away that day. I will own my first one within the first few months after they go on sale in '08.
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:04 PM   #36
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1986 camaro berlinetta. red/red. ttops. digital dash, funny looking radio on a post that swiveled. 305. amazing car
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:21 AM   #37
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I remember going to the car lot with my dad at 16 and was looking at 2 camaros
The first one was a 94 3.4 V6 5-speed. It was all white with a rag top.
Then there was the beast. 1986 green z28 with a 400 small block. Headers, glasspacks, everything that a 16 year old boy could ask for... Needless to say that was the one I chose. Then came the deal of a lifetime. Two years later I got a 94 V6 camaro red for 1500 bucks. I still have this car and it is pale in comparison to the sound of a throaty 400 small block. But it's quick for a Six.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:33 AM   #38
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When I do get my new Camaro the Tags are going to say."Say When!" The tags on my S-10 says,"KEEP UP!" And the Tags on my Camaro says,"LowRider"
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:30 AM   #39
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When I do get my new Camaro the Tags are going to say."Say When!" The tags on my S-10 says,"KEEP UP!" And the Tags on my Camaro says,"LowRider"
"Say When!" I like that.....
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:19 AM   #40
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I was 13 when I acquired my first camaro, a Mystic teal mettalic 83 with a grey interior, I owned it all of three days till my older brother wanted back, since then I now own a pristine 87' Iroc which I paid $5000 for it a year ago, and it has only 187,000 km on the odometer, I also own two third gen bodies currently. And as of today Im going to probably trade off my 89' Blazer for a 96' Trans Am, a V6, but a 5spd.. and at least it is an F BodyI wanted my bro's 96' LT1 wit a 6spd, but he totaled it, and it went up for auction at the wrecking yard and sold for $16,000 and it needed a good $7000 worth of work.. so my mom and I stopped bidding when it hit $15,500... Were a Big time Chevy family lol
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:53 AM   #41
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Thanks Casull I wanted to put them tags on my 92 Camar but didn't I liked the LowRider better. It matched the car being my Camaro sets so low.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:54 PM   #42
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Guess this is a good spot for my first post. My first car was a 74 Camaro that I paid $500 for back when I was 15. It wasn't pretty but it got the job done. I put $6000 into the body work and paint and it turned out pretty well. Since then I've been mostly Mustangs including a couple of 2003 Cobras and my current 97 supercharged Cobra convertible. I was thinking about a new C6 Vette but the look of the new Camaro has me hooked!
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #43
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When I do get my new Camaro the Tags are going to say."Say When!" The tags on my S-10 says,"KEEP UP!" And the Tags on my Camaro says,"LowRider"
That is exactly what I want on my plates. I almost got them for my Cobra and thought that would be a sweet plate to have. Doc Holiday rules!
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:07 PM   #44
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82 camaro 6cy burgundy/red
84 camaro z28 primer/grey
84 camaro red/t-tops/black premium int. 5spd FAVORITE still
85 white/V8/premium red int.
85 grey/t-tops/v8 grey premium int.

all fro, 16.5 yrs-18yrs old.

Boy i was hard on those cars LOL
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:13 PM   #45
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My first camaro was a beat up 1969 bought for 500$ from one of my dads highschool friends i was 13. Three years later and Thousands of hours of work we finally had it finished in time for my 16th bday. I had the car for all of a mounth before I had a speeding ticket and one very big fine for street racing. Luckly i had made enough money racing to pay all the fines. However the camaro was stripped from my possision by my dad who only drives it on sundays now. Hopefuly my insurance will be managable in two or three years when i have enough money to buy a new one.
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:44 AM   #46
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I bought my first and so far only camaro in 1997. I was 22 and it was a 1988 TTop coupe. If you recall 88 non IROC camaro hardtops were bizarre, as it was the ONLY year of the 3rd gens that had that goofy rear wing that wasn't like the one on the IROC and previous versions. Instead of the 'ducktail' that ran across the rear deck and down along the tops of the down sloping tailights. also it had different logos on the car, instead of RS and a bowtie or IROC it just said CAMARO and a bowtie, the same goes for the side rocker panel extensions. The car was dark charcoal grey with silver body extensions. The previous owner replaced the 15" earlier Z28 rims that were on the car with a set of cragar mags that resembled the rims you find on funny cars with the 5 spoke star design with a series of small rivets that ran around the edge of the rim. On the inside the base model steering wheel was replaced with a Grant aftermarket wheel, which looked a LOT better than that goofy vertical rectangular horn pad rim . The only thing I did to the car was replace the base style tailights (same as the 82-87 Z28 lenses but didn't have that horizontal black stripe that ran through the lens) with a set of 89 3 stripe IROC lenses. I put a set of nice BF Goodwrench Radial T/A white letter tires on the car, and replaced the stock ac delco stereo deck with a pioneer cassette deck and CD changer for the rear storage area. I really miss that car, I bought it for 1600, and sold it for 2300 in 99. The guy who bought it off of me totaled it by sliding sideways into a telephone pole bending the car at the middle a week later . Alas I never had any pics of it.



This is a pic of a 88 coupe like mine, just a different color.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:15 AM   #47
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I got mine when I was 15... I am now 40. I knew back then it was something special so I kept her. Back then these guys were a dime a dozen now... not so much.

Anyway... I hope to get a new one in a similar/same stripe job.



More pics here... http://samuland.com/gallery/my69rs/

It has Rallys on it now and the engine is a bit more cleaned up but I don't have a recent picture these are 4 years old... it's got a 327 all numbers match. It has been wrecked once but not bad. I have no mods on it all everthing is original. As a kid I put in a stereo so I need to replace the door skins where they were cut.

Just recently I decided to learn how to play guitar with my 9 year old. We went to Guitar Center to look for an instrument for me... long story short my guitar picked me ... when I saw it I had no choice but to buy it. You can practially lay it on the car and the stripe matches to a T! This must have been Fender's inspiration for instrument.



Anyway I had to share that because if anyone can appreciate this it's teh people here at this place!

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Old 01-08-2007, 11:29 AM   #48
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I'm telling you, that is absolutely gorgeous! And that is a cool guitar as well. My wife said "WOW! That is clean!" and that was pretty cool seeing as though it's tough to get her to comment. She's getting tired of the Camaro talk. You are a lucky guy to have picked that up and kept it #'s matching.
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Old 01-08-2007, 01:23 PM   #49
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Thanks for that I appreciate the comments...

I didn't appreciate what my dad was doing for me when I was 15. I wanted a hot rod... he wanted me to get something more stock. When I got the car it was nice but as a 15 yr old I wanted bad! not nice... I changed my tune in the 1st year, there were alot of 1st gen Camaros but none seemed as nice as mine and when I got pulled over by the Highway patrol just so he could ask to buy the car! Well... I knew I better hang on to it. I need to get it out and get some recent pics... maybe when the weather get's a bit warmer.

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Old 01-08-2007, 08:13 PM   #50
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First Camaro...

First Camaro was a 68 RS/Z28, 18 years old. Also had a 69 SS396/4speed,
73 RS & 74 Z28. Switched to Vettes which I've had 7. Now have a 06 SSr.
Can't wait for the new Camaro. I will be like the first one, Silver with black stripes and interior.
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