Who else needs a 1969 RS Z/28

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  1. xten

    xten Veteran Member

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    My 69 RS Z was Garnet with black vinyl top and stripes. Fiber optics, fold down rear seat, nicely optioned. Sold it when Kid was born in the gas crunch for practically nothing to a bar maid that totaled it after work @ 3 AM. So there's another one.
     
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    Most of your first gen enthusiast don’t care about the options….just the body. There are way more 67-69 Camaros than 70-73s. There are numerous of the 700,000 units built! Not a car show without one.
     
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    I think you're missing the point. There were never very many 1969 RS Z28's. Options are things like 4spd or automatic, crank or power windows, AC, console. An RS is a car. A Z is a car.

    They built way more second gens than first gens - about 1.7 million of them. From '77 - 79 Chevy sold around 710,000 Camaros, which is more than the '67 - 69 (1st gen) that sold less than 700,000 units.
     
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    of course over what a 12 year span..more Camaros would be built and sold. The point was they made a poo ton of Camaros in 67-69. They are far from rare….
     
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    Once again, you're clearing missing the point. 1969 RS Z28 Camaros are rare.

    You point out the "scarcity" of '70 - 73 Camaros - where they averaged over 100,000 per year. If you're wanting to make something sound rare, why not talk about '99 - 02 Camaros where they only averaged less than 50,000 per year?

    Bottom line, looking at the three highest years of Camaro production, second gens have first and second place locked up - 1979: 282,582 and 1978: 272,631. The #3 year? Try 1984: 261,591. Maybe they didn't make as quite as many 1st gens as you thought...

    Bottom line, they built more second gen Camaros that any other generation. You're choosing to point out the relative smaller numbers for 4 of the 12 year run is just a deflection of the fact that second gens are the most common generation of Camaro.

    Having said that, I am proud to own the rarest year of second gens (1972). But we all know that unless you're a Camaro guy, most people can't tell the difference between a 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 Camaro. Well, except for an RS version vs a regular one...;)

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    Except for the RS, they pretty much all look the same.

    Contrast that to 1967 - 1969...

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    I see '67-'69 Camaros on the road on occasion and they seem to be everywhere at shows and pro-touring events so they are not very rare to me.

    I have seen a total of three '70-'73 Camaros on the road in the last 20 years and very few, if any, at shows and events.
     
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    Correct, Champ is missing my original point…we are not talking 2nd gens as a whole, that’s not a fair comparison. My whole comment is that first gens don’t appeal to me because there are so many…200k+ cars built each year. 70-73 did not make that many…when you talk the special option cars…that’s a different discussion, not the point I was making though. Of course the 70-81 are considered the same Gen, but 70-73, 75-77, and 78-81 are different even though they have the same bones.
     
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    Must be a regional thing. I routinely see early 2nd gens while cruising, attending shows, etc... I've been to a single show where the number of early 2nd gens was more than my toes and fingers combined. And I live where there is rust which reduces the Camaro population...;)
     
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    Interesting. I have lived all over this country over my adult life and the complete opposite. I went to a Missouri car show a couple weeks ago…3 first gens and my car.
     
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    What you originally posted as the first reply to a thread on a 1969 RS Z28 Camaro, and what I originally posted to:

    You didn't say there are SOOO many 1st gen Camaros, in your response to the OP comment on a 1969 RS Z28.

    Your current revised story:

    My original comment spoke to the rarity of a 1969 RS Z28 Camaro that . They are extremely rare. I responded DIRECTLY to your original point.

    Only after being called out, did you try to claim that those are "special option" cars - but that is being disingenuous.

    I also pointed out that there were far more 2nd gens built than 1st gens with the top 2 years of Camaro production being 2nd gens..

    You then, retroactively, chose to narrow the field by comparing only early 2nd gen production numbers numbers that were down when sales were hampered by a mid year introduction (1970), an extended strike (1972), rising insurance costs (1970 - 73) and an oil embargo (1973).... :rolleyes:

    You're own handle on the board, "badazz81Z28", shows that you know the difference and rarity between a Z28 and a regular Camaro, otherwise your board name would simply be "badazz81Camaro".

    Just be honest. You misspoke about the rarity of a 1969 RS Z28 and call it a day...;)
     

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