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post #1 of 18 Old 04-07-2010, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Trying to keep my 69'...Help

This is my first post, so sorry if its in the wrong spot.

I got a 1969 camaro as my first car, and have been putting just enough into it to keep it running. Im getting close to graduating college, and need a more reliable car. First option was sell it and get a loan for a 5th gen camaro so i could keep the looks and still get a great car. Unfortunately, they are still a little to expensive (im not settling for a LT).

My question is with a limit of 10K, what would be the best use of that to get my camaro as a reliable daily driver. Car does need a new engine most importantly.

Edit: Trust me I agree with everyone I would much rather keep it. New question then, if you guys had my car (needs motor, brakes & suspension at a minimum) would you keep it and buy the parts or buy another First Gen already restored.

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From one 1st gen owner to another. Take the 10K and buy yourself a good reliable daily driver and put the 69 back. Give it a few years and you can finish it then or atleast work on it.

I own a 2010 and Love her with everything however I would never say Sell my 69 to get the 2010 Different cars .


I dont know what you can afford as in monthly payments and what kind of credit you have but with 10K and with a Good credit rating you can buy a new Camaro.

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DO NOT SELL THE 69 YOU WILL REGRET IT .
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yea don't sell the 69! if the body is in good shape and the only problems are with the engine, you might be able to spend some of that money and rebuild the engine and use the rest on little things here and there, but like JNH said, don't sell it!

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I was forced to sell my 69 years ago when i got out of high school. Biggest mistake I ever made. I am sure you can find some reasonably priced reliable transportation. Like Jekyll said put her away until you have the money and the time.

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my dad had a red hemi-cuda convertible with red interior back in HS... a couple years ago i watched one go across the Barrett-Jackson auction block sold for over a million dollars apparently there were only 3 still in existance made that way from the factory.

i told him what i saw and he gave himself a big ol'


...again keep the 69

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The sky is the limit with what you can purchase with $10k. There are plenty of reliable drivers out there for much less than that. Just get something to tide you through your graduation and first 6 months or so in your new career. Once you get your monthly finances figured out, you can then decide what sort of car payment you can handle.

You can do what I mentioned while still keeping the 69 ready for future completion.

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KEEP the 69!!! You can find a decent DD for 5 or so. Put the other 5 away and keep saving.

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I will echo everything that's being said here. Hit the classifieds for a reliable DD, keep the 69 for restoring in a few years. BTW, any pics of your 69?

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They're right. Use the 10K to buy a decent daily driver and save the '63 to build-up later. I bought my 2010 ABM 2SS as a tribute to my LeMans Blue '69 that was totaled back in '85.
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post #10 of 18 Old 04-07-2010, 04:28 PM
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Yes, the "'63" is a typo I meant '69.
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