Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, Alabama
The SS's that you are seeing go for 60K or more, they are going for that amount for several reasons.
1- Most of them, not all of them, but the vast majority are your Pro-Touring cars that have close to six figures invested in them.
2- They are well equipped with either a 396 or the 427 Big Block mounted to a 4-Speed.
3- They have had a very extensive, full rotisserie restoration performed with all documentation.
4- They are not your average 350 small block SS or RS
5- Right now the 1969 Z-28 is probably the hottest selling classic Camaro. Why? Because it was RARE with the DZ302
I won't get into an argument with you over values and car auctions. No one knows what the value of ANY car will be in 30 or 40 years. But you want to take a guess? Look at what the 3rd and 4th Gen Camaro's are bringing. Look at what a 35th Anniversary is bringing compared to a 2002 SS. They are identical. The 35th LE's are not bringing anymore. Look at what a 30th Anniversary is bringing compared to a 97 SS.
Back in the 60's when the Camaro came out, you could option your car with 8 different engines. You could get several different transmission, 4-Speed, TH350, TH400, 2-Speed Powerglide, and of course who can forget the 3 on the tree shift column. You don't have those choices and options with today's Camaro's. In order for a First Gen to bring top dollar and be all original, it has to have the right drive train combination. Otherwise, it's just like your Camaro, it's nothing special or different than the other mass produced cars.
In 50 years will it be sought after...... Probably. But once again, it won't be as collectible as a ZL1. Which was my point from the beginning.
Last edited by Bucky6702; 10-25-2012 at 07:04 AM.