How much is invested in your sec gen?

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  1. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Equal Opportunity Offender Lifetime Gold Member

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    Paid $1750 for mine in 1993....it was my 1st car.

    One major wreck and repair (replaced subframe), 4 engines, 4 transmissions, suspension/chassis upgrades, and it's finally in it's last stages of a complete tear down and complete rebuild of sheet metal and paint.

    I have right at $10K in just the exterior makeover. Before that? Who knows?
     
  2. gramps

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    Gave $1200 for the car in 2009.....while I haven’t totaled it up I did all of the work myself, fixed or repaired everything possible so saved a lot. A rough round guess would leave me somewhere around $3500 all said and done.
     
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    Probably around 4.
     
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    I have never added up the receipts .It would be too scary.
     
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    Nobody's business, and that includes my wife! lol
     
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    Don't ask, don't tell. Lol
     
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    The Camaro is my wife's car. No need to hide the dollars spent when she is the one instigating the spending...;)

    The 1972 Camaro was her birthday present in 2000. Drove down to Belton, MO and bought it from the original owner (76 year widow) for $3500.00 and trailered it home.

    Took it all down to bare metal to remove the Placer Gold paint, the black vinyl top, shaved the door handles, cut in '81 Z28 fender louvers, added the 3 piece rear spoiler, painted it Romanesque Crimson Pearl with shadowed in checkered flag graphics, removed virtually all the chrome and powder coated it satin black, added '95 Camaro front buckets and reupholstered the back seat to match, rebuild the original 350 and replaced the 3spd floor shift with a 4spd, replaced the old coils with Eibach lowering springs, added heavy duty front and rear sway bars and took off the original 14's and replaced them with Centerline 16's and new Goodyears.

    So she started driving it at about $20,000.00 in 2002 looking like this:

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    Mother's Day of 2006 she got her Dakota Digital Dash.

    The most recent significant change involved a switch to 17" rims that better complimented the car. It didn't take long before we realized that we had to change to 4 wheel disc brakes (the old rear drums looked ugly with the new rims):

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    Haven't really kept track of the money spent since we first got it on the road. Does it matter? It's all paid for and it brings a smile to her face when she drives/shows it...

    Next will most likely be new paint. Nearly 20 years of driving has led to a few blemishes that bother us. The color with change to more of a "black cherry", but the shadowed checkered flag graphics will stay.

    Mrs. Champ's nickname is "Checkers" - a nickname given to her by one of our racing buddies years before she got her Camaro.
     
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    Too much to calculate! My wife calls her my expensive whore!!!!
     
  9. wnmech

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    I honestly don’t want to know. Years ago I restored a 77 corvette and when I totaled up the receipts I had into the car more than it was worth. I decided just to keep my camaro receipts in a folder and not total them up.
     
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    Including purchase price (2008) around $80K.
     

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