How many 2nd gen camaros have survived?

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  1. Varanus762x39

    Varanus762x39 Member

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    It's probably impossible to get an accurate count, but I'm wondering how many 2nd generation camaros are still around? They made a huge number of them during the late 70's, but I rarely see them on the road anymore and the ones I do see are very dilapidated. When I was in college 12 years ago it seemed like they were much more common. Any idea how many might be left?
     
  2. Ltguy

    Ltguy Veteran Member

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    I see more and more coming around than ever before, in town here we only have a few 2nd gens several years ago maybe a handfull when I got mine and I was 1 of 2 big bumper camaros in the 4 closest towns.... now Ive seen 7 just big bumper 'maros.... atleast im still the only yellow one, makes me feel special :)
     
  3. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I would say at least 50% of them are still around. Most of them live in garages like mine.
     
  4. 81camarosport

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    Yea i see a lot of 2nd gens around the northeast ohio area, i seen some early 2nd gens and then there is about 5-8 2nd gens within a 4 mile radius of me. my 81 is in the backyard and hasnt been registered since 1991, then down the street lives my uncles 1976 Camaro.
     
  5. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    That's kinda wierd, because you would think there would be more on the road with the amount made.

    I am just now noticing the 3rd generations dissipate more often lately than a few years ago. I still see them, but it might be one every month or so now.

    Here's a pic I borrowed from another thread, the owner said it was 1989 when the picture was taken....look in the parking lot.

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  6. 81camarosport

    81camarosport Member

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    Hmmm 1976camaroguy i believe i spy 4 2nd gens in that photo
     
  7. brooksman9

    brooksman9 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I was just thinking this yesterday. On the way to work wednesday night I saw an early second gen followed by a 66-67 chevelle. Both beautiful cars. Had to have been coming from a cruise in or something. Then while I was out yesterday, I was thinking just that, that you don't see them out anymore. Then, less than a couple of minutes later a 78-79 drove by right in front of me while I was stopped at a light. It needed work but it was running!
     
  8. hhott71

    hhott71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I know where 2 are, about 10 feet from me.
     
  9. Ltguy

    Ltguy Veteran Member

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    Dads got a '73...
    Ive got the '76...

    and pretty much all of our close friends have some sort of 2nd gen to accompany a 1st, 3rd, 4th, or 5th gen :) some nice, some parts cars behind the barn but none the less 75% of our friends do have beautiful 70-81s driven regularly

    edit: no where near daily driven though ha
     
  10. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I dont think thats too surprising. Not too many people drive around a 35+ year old car as daily driver. They are locked away. I dont see too many first gens on the road either, but when I go to a local car show there is all of a sudden 20+ of them!!!
     

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