May be getting another second gen Camaro.

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  1. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    I had a guy call about my Impala this evening. He wanted to know if I would be interested in trading it for a Camaro he has in the barn. It was his brothers and has sat for years but does run and move. He thinks it's a '73 or '74. I'm supposed to go up Sunday and look at it. It's a V-8 automatic. I can't help thinking back to my '77 that was a real rust buggy. It looked and drive great, until I got to looking closer.

    Is there anything I should look for that would make it a better car to trade for? Engine? Tri package? I'd kind of like to get another Camaro, but I don't want a pile of parts either.
     
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    My first question would be "Does it have round tail lights?" lol. That would give you some direction as to what it could be.
    Rust could be the deal breaker.
     
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    Check under the carpet and in the trunk for rust (beyond the obvious external rust - if any). Replacing floor pans and trunks requires major surgery...

    Typical external rust area are right behind the front and rear fenders.

    For me, I would prefer the '73 or earlier. I'm not a fan of the big bumper '74. You preferences may vary.

    I can't remember what year Impala you're trying to sell (value of), but this might be a painless way to get a 2nd gen. Depending on what condition this Camaro was in prior to being stored in the barn, you might be getting a worthwhile "barn find"....

    Good luck!
     
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    Pics...post pics when you go.
     
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    A 70-73 would have to be in some pretty bad shape to worth less than 2004 impala....
     
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    Yeah, my '77 looked pretty good when I bought it. When I put a socket in the floor of the trunk and it fell through INTO the fuel tank...! I knew it had rust but it turned into a parts car only. It ran and drove, just fell apart as I started turning bolts. That's my big concern. I can get anything running. What I know about body work you can write in a match book with a grease pencil.
     
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    He might be interested in trading because he doesn't have any $$$ invested in the Camaro and simply wants his space back so it might not be that bad.
     
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    If it was his brothers be sure and see about the title.
     
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    1974 Z28s seem to be getting decent money. A 1973 would probably be more valuable than any comparable 1974. I suppose if it's a 1973 and a split bumper, check that it's an original RS, and not just a bumper replacement. I don't think the 396/402 was available as an option in 1973, so I guess it won't have one of those, unless it was installed later.
     
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    Take a magnet to check for Plastic filler. Never know what is hidden. Hope the Rats haven't invaded.
     

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