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Old 09-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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68 shell should i buy?

I found a 68 shell, body looks good but paint is stripped.
Rolling chasis
No engine or tranny
Missing all interior
No steering column
Whats it worth??
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Vin Is
123378L313084

Thanks for the help - I am only aspiring to be a Camaro guy
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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I found the vin # chart
Looks like it was originally a 6 cyl

So any ideas on worth?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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First thing you look for on old cars is rust, and how bad it is. If the body is a good shape and might be a goodi project car. It can get very expensive replacing sheet metal and the cost associated doing the restoration. The bottom line is you can built it to your liking and keep it stock or modify it so it more fun to drive.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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The only rust is at the bottom of the wndshield rest is clean
He wants $5000
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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$5000. Sounds good post some pictures, and make sure you get under the car and look for rust.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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You'll get murdered buying every tiny interior and front end part that's missing. Unless you can find a cheap parts car with a rusted body I'd say it aint worth it and find something more complete.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #9
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:59 AM   #10
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It depends on what you're gonna do with it.
Restoring to original would be worthless.
Tribute SS or Z28 might break even.
Pro Touring LSX is where its at right now.....you'd spend $30K but get $55K

In either case, get ready to spend at least $25K.

69s fetch more money......
69 with LS3+6sp+12 bolt=$70K

I think the best approach nowadays is find a totally terrible car.....buy a whole new body and do a tag swap.......body work is expensive....and they never get it totally right.......finished metal is easy to paint.
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Make a deal for it now before someone with more money than Bill Gates or Warren Buffet comes along and pays stupid money for it.
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$5,000 for a stripped out shell is WAY to much
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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It depends on what you're gonna do with it.
Restoring to original would be worthless.
Tribute SS or Z28 might break even.
Pro Touring LSX is where its at right now.....you'd spend $30K but get $55K

In either case, get ready to spend at least $25K.

69s fetch more money......
69 with LS3+6sp+12 bolt=$70K

I think the best approach nowadays is find a totally terrible car.....buy a whole new body and do a tag swap.......body work is expensive....and they never get it totally right.......finished metal is easy to paint.
This guy knows what he is talking about.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #14
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Thanks guys, that confirms my thoughts

I am not looking to make money on it, just build the cruiser i have always wanted.

Just dont want to get taken

Offered 3000 - nogo
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #15
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I'm not an expert by any means, but $5000 for an empty shell, particularly a 6-cylinder model empty shell (i.e. not a shell of a rare, sought after model, as in a VIN# without any unique potential value) seems like way too much. I've seen/heard of people buying entire project cars that still run and drive for less.
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Ya know......$5K is kinda market price for a rusted roller 68. The same for a 69 is 8K-10K......which is why people are just starting to buy total trash for the VIN title.....usually around 1K.

Then they just buy a new body and everything is spray and bolt-on...easy peasy....The sheet metal is a bit thinner, but once its painted nobody can tell.

You can buy a new trim tag....with whatever codes you want....they counterfeit just about everything these days....

I like the pro touring (where did that name come from?) because you can buy some great stuff out of the box. GM has an LS3 "connect and cruise" for $11K....engine and trans with warranty......
If I do another one, thats the route I'll go.

I saw a BS metallic apple green truck yesterday go for $72K at BarrettJackson....$3K (el cheapo) crate motor (heads were painted to look like aluminum).....the guy maybe had 25K in the truck....crazy price.
So it depends on what you want to do.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
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I'd pay $5k for a shell if it was a rare model with most of the original parts. Regular 68 Camaros are generally not worth that much even with the motor and tranny. Just saw a 67 Camaro running good primered, and bad interior for sale for $6k. 350 motor in it.
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