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Old 03-06-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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This guy is my idol.

http://www.rrstar.com/homepage/x1126212181

Too keep such a beautiful car in such good condition for so long. I mean.. I want to take care of my baby when I get it next year, but I don't know that I will be able to keep it looking like new for 30 years!
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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our Firehawk will probably be like that... and who knows, by the time its 29 years old, it might finally be getting to the 15,000 mile mark... lol
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:43 PM   #3
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...I gotta show this to my Dad. He's the original owner of one of those "1700 1979 Z28's still in existance" He'll be thrilled to know that!!
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #4
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That's how I felt about my Z28...even after the day it was totalled. I wanted it fixed sooo bad. Ah well...we'll try round two w/ the

5th GEN!!!

I sure hope I'm able to end up like that...
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:48 AM   #5
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I'm guessing there are a few more than 1,700 left. They made 84,877 Z/28s in 1979. And we've just accounted for three of them; the one in the article, Dragon's dad's and mine.

Good read though.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:26 AM   #6
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That's what I want to do with my 5th gen. I want to keep is long as I possibly can.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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Me too. I bought a '95 Z28 back in '97 and swore I'd never get rid of it. I did some stuff to it with the intention of building it up pretty good. Then I decided to trade it in for my '02 back in '03 and started all over. I promised I wouldn't get rid of the '02 because I've invested about three times as much money in this car so unless I have to sell it to afford the new one, I hope to keep this one until I die. I am thinking I'll love the new car to keep it too.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:30 AM   #8
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Those cars were junk. For some reason they were my first love and I actually thought they were fast. I guess they were for back then but jeez those things are turds by todays standards.

Still, in a sick sort of way I have always liked them.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:07 AM   #9
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Those cars were junk. For some reason they were my first love and I actually thought they were fast. I guess they were for back then but jeez those things are turds by todays standards.

Still, in a sick sort of way I have always liked them.
I fixed the "turd" in mine. 375 hp is a little better than the original 170 hp. Still has the original motor, just good internals, head work, headers, intake, carb and exhaust.
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #10
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Those cars were junk. For some reason they were my first love and I actually thought they were fast. I guess they were for back then but jeez those things are turds by todays standards.

Still, in a sick sort of way I have always liked them.
Don't be hating on the 2nd gens, my friend...we wouldn't want you to 'dissappear'.

I happen to like them VERY much.














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Old 03-09-2008, 08:58 PM   #11
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I'm guessing there are a few more than 1,700 left. They made 84,877 Z/28s in 1979. And we've just accounted for three of them; the one in the article, Dragon's dad's and mine.

Good read though.
there are also 5 or 6 '79 Z28s in Bay/Sac area on craigslist
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:18 PM   #12
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thats a nice ride.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:40 PM   #13
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haha, my dad's kept his car for 40 years! top that!
that guy is cool though : )
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #14
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I had a 77 Trans AM and it was one of the best cars I have ever owned. I did have an 83 Z/28. Now that was junk.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:03 PM   #15
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haha, my dad's kept his car for 40 years! top that!
that guy is cool though : )
I can top the 30 year owner but not the 40. Only a couple of more years. I bought mine new in 1971. Diehard fan.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:10 PM   #16
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That's definitly my plan with my 5th gen. I will be waiting for the top model and I'm not getting rid of my mustang when I buy it. I'll probably end up trading the mustang in for a more economical daily driver but I don't plan on putting too many miles on my prized 5th gen SS

I've also been toying around with the idea of finding some likeminded business people who would be interested in opening a Gen5 Camaro custom shop in the midwest, this would allow me to keep one cherry and drive a different one as a business write off
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:25 AM   #17
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Don't be hating on the 2nd gens, my friend...we wouldn't want you to 'dissappear'.

I happen to like them VERY much.
















so with you on that. people like to sh!t on the longest run and best selling version of our beloved... without the 2nd gens we wouldn't have this cult following...
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #18
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You gotta respect a guy that has that much love for his Camaro.I know some guys might not like them.I always loved the 3rd gens,and i know a lot of people hate on them too.I know when i but my 5th gen Im not going to ever give it up.It a little silly to look down on other Camaro's.BTW that guys Camaro is pretty bad-ass looking.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:02 PM   #19
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My family has a 71 camaro and my 69 custom 10 pick-up. Original owners on both and still running strong.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:19 PM   #20
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I have an 02 SS with 1600 miles on it. It looks the way it left the show room. This is no where near 30 years, but I'm working on it.
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