Interested in 1973 Z28 in my area.

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  1. McCune

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    It is not a LT wood grain bezel.
     
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    It does appear lighter in wood grain colour, but the pics are a bit distant.
     
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    Yes I prefer the console if nothing else but to rest my arm on it. I had a 69 Chevelle in my younger days that had the shifter on the column and it was fine. For some reason it doesn't
    seem right for a Camaro to have it on the column.

    The most important thing for me is that the engine and transmission are good. Not really concerned whether everything is completely identical like when it came from the factory.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. The general consensus is that the price is too high.

    I'm not to worried about modifications done to it. I am planning on retiring next year so hopefully I will have time to work on whatever car that I find if I ever do.
    I don't want a car to park in the garage or one that needs a lot of work. I'm too old. I just want one that I can drive and enjoy.
    So my main worry is that the engine and trans is good. I may have to have someone come out and do an inspection if I get serious.

    It is so complicated trying to find the right car and right price. When I was young we bought, sold an traded these cars without hardly checking anything.
    Now that the prices are so high on them you have a lot more to lose.

    Funny too. When this 2nd generation came out in the 70s we did not even like the look and wouldn't even consider owning one. Now they have grown on me.
    I like them more than the 1st gen.
     
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    If your issue is mainly price but you otherwise like the car, toss an offer out and gauge the response. Then you can decide to walk away if the movement is minimal or non existent.
     
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    As did I. 69 SS 396/400. Blk/blk with
    column shift and bench seat. I found that it was "rarer" but in reality less desirable. I paid 900.oo.... it's rediculous what folks want these days. Whether they're selling, or buying...
     
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    Price is relative, in the end it’s truly worth what a buyer is willing to spend. I think $15k is too much for some of these cars.
     
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    I looked at this car today. The A/C doesn't appear to work. Not much of a fan (even on high) just seems to blow hot air.
    There is a manual choke below the console. Is that normal?
    Also the Trim tag is fastened with phillips screws. Is that normal?
     
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    No on the choke and yes on the screws on the trim tag. That late of a 73 would have screws and not rivets.
     
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    Were you able to confirm that the engine block # matches the corresponding VIN #'s on the car?
     

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