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View Poll Results: What Is Your Z/28 Purchase Status?
Serious buyer - done deal! 21 21.88%
Half-Assed buyer - sure I have a deal...lol 3 3.13%
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #43
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Toys cost money. Really cool toys cost even more. This Z/28 is more, far more than any Z/28 has ever been, therefore expect to pay for it.

BTW, look up the price on a "fully loaded" 1969 Z/28 and compare it to other 1969 cars.

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Old 09-26-2013, 09:59 PM   #44
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Toys cost money. Really cool toys cost even more. This Z/28 is more, far more than any Z/28 has ever been, therefore expect to pay for it.

BTW, look up the price on a "fully loaded" 1969 Z/28 and compare it to other 1969 cars.

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....I really like cool toys, always did. Never have had much experience at being a partaker, just having the longing and admiration for them. Like at Christmas time back in the day, you saw the stuff on TV or in the Sears and Roebuck catalog <wish list> and asked for it. Chances were you came up way short. But you always wished...., and only the price was the barrier.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #45
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agree, with both of you. I think having any car for a toy is expensive . Having a car that you want willbe very expensive. Having a car that you and everyone else wants will be super expensive.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #46
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....I really like cool toys, always did. Never have had much experience at being a partaker, just having the longing and admiration for them. Like at Christmas time back in the day, you saw the stuff on TV or in the Sears and Roebuck catalog <wish list> and asked for it. Chances were you came up way short. But you always wished...., and only the price was the barrier.
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agree, with both of you. I think having any car for a toy is expensive . Having a car that you want wil be very expensive. Having a car that you and everyone else wants is will be super expensive.
Oh what dreams are made of...it all started with Hot Wheels...it never ends...but I'm addicted.
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Depending on how soon I can finish school and what kind of job I get, I would buy one. If not a Z/28, then a 1LE for sure.
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$65K is at least $15k less than I expect. Time will tell.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:30 AM   #49
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$65K is at least $15k less than I expect. Time will tell.




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Old 09-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #50
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BTW, look up the price on a "fully loaded" 1969 Z/28 and compare it to other 1969 cars.

http://www.chevyinfo.net/?page_id=271
Those that are upset with the pricing of the new Z/28 are looking at what one could be had for back in 1969. Here's a window sticker from a Z/28, granted it is a 'base' Z/28 but was 39% more than a base camaro. 39% more than the base v6 today would be $33,360 but the new Z/28 will be most likely close to 300% more... not anywhere near 39%.

They just don't understand the value that the new one is bringing to the table though.

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:29 PM   #51
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I have been invited to a number of Pontiac Engineer Reunions and met the pilot (test driver) for the first 1964 GTO. They called him the pilot he was a pilot, but his testing of the first goat explains why things are different and cost more today.



He told me he took it around the perimeter road at what is now the Warren Technical center. It felt good so I kept going faster. I got it a little over 100 and said it was good to go.

Back in 1969 there was no EPA validation for 50 states, there was no crash testing, they didn't spend day after day in the wind tunnel, and the list goes on. Just think of the expense for crash testing the Z/28 due to lower ride height with the 305/30/19s. The vehicle cost is insignificant in comparison to the computer and lab time.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #52
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While I am just speculating, I can't imagine that GM would have to provide separate crash test data if there has not been any structural changes to the frame of the car. The Z/28 is really a highly modified SS if I remember correctly. No way they crash test a fully equipped Z/28 if there is no crumble zone or impact zone changes as it has the same frame as the SS if I am remembering correctly.
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While I am just speculating, I can't imagine that GM would have to provide separate crash test data if there has not been any structural changes to the frame of the car. The Z/28 is really a highly modified SS if I remember correctly. No way they crash test a fully equipped Z/28 if there is no crumble zone or impact zone changes as it has the same frame as the SS if I am remembering correctly.
The change in ride height required require crash testing gorgeous shiny new Z/28s. There are BIG BUCKS in the new Z/28!
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ok, well I stand corrected. I hope they put something else in it beside the very constrained LS7.
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ok, well I stand corrected. I hope they put something else in it beside the very constrained LS7.
Anyone know where the Z/28 crash testing salvage yard is?
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Anyone know where the Z/28 crash testing salvage yard is?
hahaha... I'll be right behind to that yard! thanx for the great information . Never thought about the testing and all of that. All we say and think is more sensors , equipment, and gadgets.
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