Canuck Newby Needs Help on Purchase

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by SSomerville, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. SSomerville

    SSomerville Veteran Member

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    Hey ChevHeads

    I am need your help. I have been extensively looking for a 1970 -73 Camaro to purchase.

    The problem for me is:

    1. How important is a number matching car?

    2. Would you buy a 1970 Z28 non no. matching car or a 1972 SS, No. matching car?

    3. How collectable is a '73 No. Match real Z28?

    Thank you,
    Chris
    Burlington, ON CAN

    PS I love this site, it is fantastic. Will hopefully post photos of my new baby in a few weeks.
     
  2. 2nd gen Guy

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    How important is really more about what you want to do with it. If your planning a restoration build and want a number matching car then you will pay more and spend more time looking for parts.
    If your wanting to add some custom touches then numbers matching is hit and miss depending on what you do/change on the car. A numbers matching car is always worth more in Re sale but again, it really depends on what you want.
    More info on your plans would be helpful and welcome to the site, I've gotten a ton of help from very knowledgeable members here AND some really good parts and deals
    FWIW I'm a guy that likes more of a custom touch so for me a # matching car isn't so important
     
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    2nd gen Guy is correct, if you a planning to build a protouring style car a numbers matching car doesn't mean much.

    If you are set on having a trailer queen, then a car that has been touch least by someone is what you want. It seams a 70 model brings more money with a 72 being close behind. Remember you have 4 very different cars to look for Z28, L48 SS, L78 SS AND A LS3 SS.
     
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    IMHO.

    1- About a 10,000 dollar difference in value and up for # matching ss or z28

    2- Without matching numbers its worth no more then a base coupe

    3- see #2
     
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    I'm torn between a matching number 72 SS which needs minor body and new paint or a 1970 Z28 but period correct crate motor. I'm looking forward to a bit of do it yourself. I wil eventually make them both look new. But plan on driving the hell out of them too. There is a 73 Z28 available but is double the money and needs no work.
     
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    I am leaning towards some minor restoration. Not a pro but capable.

    There's a 1970 z28 with period correct crate needing minor body and paint.

    There's a number matching 72 SS needing minor body and new paint.

    Or a 73 Z28 number match needs nothing but twice the money.

    Which one?
    Thank you
    Chris
     
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    If I had the $ I'd do the 73 but mainly because I'd like one that needs nothing
     
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    Welcome to the site! I don't know if it would have any bearing on things for you but the 72 model year was shortened by a strike so there are fewer of those around. Looking forward to seeing pics of the car you chose!
     
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    Thanks guys.

    One last thing. If it's a real RS shouldn't it have RS the steering wheel? Regardless if it's a SS OR Z28?

    Chris
     

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