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Old 05-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Gen 5 or Gen 1?

Which would you rather have, really? And why?

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Old 05-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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1st gen. It will always be a classic and no smog rules to deal with.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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Honestly it depends if you are driving or looking at it. I know it's a second gen but same thing applies.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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your question is just too broad, I mean stock for stock then definitely the gen 5, but if you took a gen 1 and put a ls7 fuel injected with modern suspension components, then the gen 1. And i am talking about having the car to drive, not an investment.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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A gen one is what 27 years newer than 32 ford and new Camaro is 31 years of car development newer than that. You can throw all the money you want at a first gen and it won't come close to the refinement and drivability of the fifth gen. Not saying you can't make it faster or handle well, but you're no gonna want to spend too much time in it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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A gen one is what 27 years newer than 32 ford and new Camaro is 31 years of car development newer than that. You can throw all the money you want at a first gen and it won't come close to the refinement and drivability of the fifth gen. Not saying you can't make it faster or handle well, but you're no gonna want to spend too much time in it.
yeah, i'm with you, but i have seen some $100,000 first gen builds that i would take over a fifth gen, but yeah, my general rule of thumb is the newer the better
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #8
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #9
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Gen 5 for drivability, comfort and handling as a daily driver and distance car... Would love to have Gen 1 as a second car for the nostalgia as I really wanted one badly when I got my first car many years ago, but settled for a 67 Mustang Fastback...not a bad car, but not a Camaro...
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #10
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gen 5...I have a 69 mustang mach 1...constantly have to work on it even though it's fully restored...my 2013 1le camaro is my daily driver and I enjoy it a lot more
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:05 AM   #11
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I owned a 1967 Camaro last year and I absolutely love my 2013 SS. The 67 was a nice car, but I prefer all the creature comforts and safety features of a newer car. The 67 was my first classic car and it will be my last.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:19 AM   #12
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:56 AM   #13
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Depends for what purpose.

To just own the car (Gen 1 for sure). 5th gen Camaros are a dime a dozen and can be purchased (used or new) at any dealership in the country.

Even though I love my 5th gen and don't plan on ever selling it. It's a great daily driver.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #14
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Sold my 68 rs. Paid for 2/3 of my 2010 RSSS
68 was cool In the parking lot but that's it . Never drove more then 20 miles
From home drove like crap and got real hot inside . The new one
Nice ride , air that works kick ass stereo fast and I can drive it.
Yet sucks they are a dime a dozen .
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:36 AM   #15
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your question is just too broad, I mean stock for stock then definitely the gen 5, but if you took a gen 1 and put a ls7 fuel injected with modern suspension components, then the gen 1. And i am talking about having the car to drive, not an investment.
The question could be taken as broad. Or, simply assume you could only have one, which would it be? As much as I love my Boss, if I had to have one Mustang, and one only it would be from the 60's.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #16
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Gen 1 with a built LSX and t56 magnum.. perfect combo.
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The key is suspension. I'll take the one I have with the Pedders I have.

I don't worry about the emission crap. Not cats and tuned out the cel.
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A gen one is what 27 years newer than 32 ford and new Camaro is 31 years of car development newer than that. You can throw all the money you want at a first gen and it won't come close to the refinement and drivability of the fifth gen. Not saying you can't make it faster or handle well, but you're no gonna want to spend too much time in it.
You don't own a classic car for its refinements.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:37 PM   #19
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we own 68 Z28 and 2011 RS/SS vert, we love both cars for different reasons. also have 2009 G8/GT. Mods on 2011 and 2009. 68 Z28 # match. they all are different to drive but loads of fun.
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If I had 100K to invest I would say gen 1 all the way. With enough money you can allways make a gen 1 better in every way vs the 5th gen. If money was a consideration then the gen 5 all the way.
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I guess I feel like most people on this forum already voted with their check books when they bought a 5th Gen. One day maybe there will be room in my bank account, I mean garage, for a 1st Gen in addition to my current one, but not just a now. Would love a 69 COPO, but coming back to reality a 69 Z/28 or a 69 SS396, either way. Plus I've always like the styling of the 68, and so I'd thought I'd build a sleeper out of one some day, huge motor, no markings, plain black, minimal chrome.
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