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Old 11-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Crazy for thinking of selling my '68 and getting a 2010

This is my first post but I've been coming to this site for a while now. I have to agree with another member, GameOver620, for saying this site is like crack. I can't stop checking the site, looking for new updates and pictures.

The problem is that I've become so hooked on the 2010 that I am thinking of selling my '68. I've had the car since 1990, over half my life and have never thought of selling it until now.

I attached a picture of my car and can't believe I'm thinking of selling it but at the same time the new one is nice.

So am I crazy or not?
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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Just something to think about....fast forward 10 years....how much is each car worth at that time?

I've owned and sold a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, a 1956 Chevy 210 Wagon, and a 1956 Chevy Bel Air Wagon. For all three, I never lost a dime on them, including purchase price, upgrades, and maintenance, when I sold them. Old cars hold their value over time and are like a savings account you can actually enjoy while you have it.

With a 2010 Camaro, it's going to depreciate, a lot, for years until it starts to appreciate like your '68 is right now.

Garage the '68 and sell the Avalanche in the background instead.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #3
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Just something to think about....fast forward 10 years....how much is each car worth at that time?

I've owned and sold a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, a 1956 Chevy 210 Wagon, and a 1956 Chevy Bel Air Wagon. For all three, I never lost a dime on them, including purchase price, upgrades, and maintenance, when I sold them. Old cars hold their value over time and are like a savings account you can actually enjoy while you have it.

With a 2010 Camaro, it's going to depreciate, a lot, for years until it starts to appreciate like your '68 is right now.

Garage the '68 and sell the Avalanche in the background instead.
I agree. Keep the '68. It will just keep going up in value now.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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I also agree that this site really is like crack. And all the SEMA news isn't helping any.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:34 PM   #5
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Sell the Avalanche, hmm..... I hadn't thought of that one, not a bad idea. Best case would be to have a 2010 with the same color scheme sitting right next to my '68. That would be awesome. I have to start playing the lottery!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:34 PM   #6
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thats a nice 68....i regret selling my 69 camaro a year ago....got into my first accident with my truck and need to make amends being 17 insurance went through the roof so i needed money.....btw were u at led east with that camaro?
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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I've got a 68 and an 87 with a 2010 on the way. The 87 is the likely candidate to go unless I can talk my wife into having all three cars. I will NOT be selling my 68 any time soon. I would keep the 68 since it's been in the family for so long. It would be like selling a family member that you love and would miss (and regret selling!).
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #8
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I would keep the 68 for sure. Hold out on the purchase of a new one till you can afford the downpayment.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #9
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thats a nice 68....i regret selling my 69 camaro a year ago....got into my first accident with my truck and need to make amends being 17 insurance went through the roof so i needed money.....btw were u at led east with that camaro?

No, I haven't gone to any shows with it. I have heard that alot about people regretting selling.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:43 PM   #10
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I regretted selling my 87 IROC so much that I bought it back the first chance I got - that's the biggest reason I'm second guessing selling it now. I think I could stand it though if I really love the 2010 like I think I will. I know for sure I will not be selling the 68 as it's been in my family since 86.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:48 PM   #11
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I regretted selling my 87 IROC so much that I bought it back the first chance I got - that's the biggest reason I'm second guessing selling it now. I think I could stand it though if I really love the 2010 like I think I will. I know for sure I will not be selling the 68 as it's been in my family since 86.

Back in about '91 a buddy of mine had an IROC and wanted to trade. It was a nice car. That's my second favorite body style after the '67 - '69.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:50 PM   #12
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If you don't owe anything on it why sell it? I say keep it and order the 2010. Trust me; you'll regret it the minute the new owner drives off in it...
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:53 PM   #13
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If you don't owe anything on it why sell it? I say keep it and order the 2010. Trust me; you'll regret it the minute the new owner drives off in it...
Yeah, I don't owe anything on the '68, but the issue is affording the payment on the 2010. I do think you guys are helping me to come to my senses though. I'll have the Avalanche paid off in 4 years, maybe hold off 'till then.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:57 PM   #14
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wow...thats crazy talk. I'm keeping my 1st gen.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:00 PM   #15
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Yeah, I don't owe anything on the '68, but the issue is affording the payment on the 2010. I do think you guys are helping me to come to my senses though. I'll have the Avalanche paid off in 4 years, maybe hold off 'till then.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #16
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Does this help...

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Old 11-04-2008, 07:06 PM   #17
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are those the stock rear quarters?

i'm really digging the stance and shape of the body. pm me if you have a chance.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #18
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:14 PM   #19
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are those the stock rear quarters?

i'm really digging the stance and shape of the body. pm me if you have a chance.

No, those are fiberglass flares in the rear. I guess it was a cheaper alternative to tubbing it and it gives it a really mean stance. I attached a couple more pics for different angles.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:41 PM   #20
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Here's my two cents.
Every person on this board is a car enthusiast, and especially a Camaro enthusiast. No matter who you ask everyone will say that you should keep the car. Especially since it's a '67-'69 which is like the holy grail of Camaros, and I doubt anyone here would disagree with me. And trust me I know how it feels to get rid of a car you like. I'm looking to sell my '74 wnem I'm ready to buy a new car but even though it's not as amazing as yours I am very well attached to it.
Now the Avalanche you say are about to pay off in 4 years. By way of my uneducated guessing i'm going to say that trying to sell it would be a pain in the @$$. Mostly because of the way the economy is right now and the ups and downs of gas prices. My parents and I recently tried to sell our 2006 Durango and needless to say that we walked out of the whole experience wishing we had never bought it.

So in summary, I would keep that beautiful Camaro and try to pay off the Avalanche before buying a new car. But if you can afford it, hey who's stopping you? Right?
Maybe if you wait a little longer you can get your hands on a slightly used2010 that you like and buy it for a lot less.

But that's just one person's opinion it's all up to you.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #21
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I would definitely keep the '68 just for its sheer beauty. Well modified.

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Old 11-04-2008, 08:04 PM   #22
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that 'maro is badass. Keep it.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:41 PM   #23
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You can't be serious! Don't get rid of that beautiful car! The new camaro can wait, getting rid of that '68 will sting forever, trust me. I watched my dad get rid of his '67 and '69 Z28 and he doesn't go a day without regretting it. Don't do it for your sanity!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:08 PM   #24
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First, welcome! And thanks for joining.

If you can afford to, my personal opinion; KEEP THE '68! And get a 5th Gen.!

I'm going through a similar dilemma. I love my '99, but can't justify keeping it, buying the 5th Gen., and having 3 cars. So, I'm not sure what to do. :(

But as I said, if you can afford both, KEEP THE '68! It's beautiful.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:27 PM   #25
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Garage the '68 and sell the Avalanche in the background instead.
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