up for sale is my 1968 camaro. this cars has an original 4228 miles on it. it may have a few more when sold. remember these are original! not after restoration miles
a little history on the vehicle:
i purchased this vehicle approximatley 2 years ago from the original owner. the vehicle was dismantled way back in early 1970 to be repurposed as a drag racing car that never got to the finishing stages. so along with a clean rust free shell i recieved most of the original components removed from the vehicle. including the original motor, and transmission. knowing the rarity of a car like this with such low original miles i decided to do a full restoration and bring it back to concourse quality.
whats been done:
this car was a basket case when i got it. being in the corvette restoration industry for many years, including many $200k+ restoration jobs under my belt. i decided to bring this car to its former glory. i started by finishing the dismantling of the body and chassis, and having all the shell media blasted to bare metal to find any problem spots. surprisingly, it was completley rust free ( thank god for california's mellow climate and lack of road salts in use!) the only areas that needed any attention were the trunk pan and the transmission tunnel. the trunk was rust free but had a square hole in it to be used for a fuel cell. and the transmission tunnel was cut for use with an aftermarket shifter.
both were replaced and looks like factory again! the body was then treated to a very high end paint job using quality spies hecker finishing products with 4 coats of base and 5 coats of clear. then cut and buffed to a mirror like shine!
this car is equipped with a odd list of go fast options, and creature comforts including factory a/c, 4:11 posi 12 bolt, deluxe interior, am/fm radio, speed warning speedometer, tic toc tach, and a muncie m20 4 speed.
this car is also equipped with the rs appearance package and front power disc brakes.
about the restoration
this car's restoration is completely overdone!! you can look high and low and never find another 1968 with this much attention to detail. this car is truly 99% assembly line correct all the way down to date coded parts and assembly line tags and stamps. also known as a nut and bolt restoration. speaking of which.... every bolt is new and has all the correct finishes and markings on each and every one of them.
the motor, transmission, and rearend are all in new condition and completely overhauled. the motor had hardened valve seats installed so todays modern fuels will not negativley affect it.
about that 99% number.... obviously the hood is not correct on the car. it is a 1969 camaro cowl hood it is original gm and was nos when purchased, i also have the correct ss hood with louvers for the new purchaser if they want it, it is all painted and ready to go with the correct hood insulation. the exhaust system is also not correct for the car. i used a chambered system on it but it is still correct for 1968 just not on big block cars. the radio is a custom unit made to look identical to original am/fm ones but has modern internals and an aux jack on it. the car also has subframe connectors which were very popular back in the 70's as an upgrade, but just are not technically correct for the vehicle.
when building this car i used as many nos parts that i could possibly find, all body panels are original gm, all engine accessorys are original to the car, just rebuilt and asthetically perfect. even the a/c system is all original!! it still uses the r12 freon! interior is from PUI interiors and is perfect no rips tears nothing!! looks just like a new car!! all the rs headlight system is original or nos parts!!! the front and rear spoilers are original nos parts. the transmission shifter is a dealer add on hurst, it too has been completly restored.
this car is basically flawless and perfect in every way, there is one exception though..... there is a very small chip on the very edge of the driver door. however i can and will fix this before the vehicle changes ownership.
you will never find another car like this, unless you get your hands on a time machine!! this will win any show you put it in and can be classified as a benchmark car. it is investment grade and i could probably get alot more money if i were to put it in barret jackson, or mecum auctions. ive seen these gor for 200k+ for cars with less detail and more miles. this is not your average restoration that you would drive to a show. it belongs in a museum or someones private collection!
if a prospective buyer would like to view the car in person please feel free to get ahold of me via the craigslist message system leaving me your phone number.
i can also pick up from san jose airport if you want to fly in to inspect the car before purchase. there will be absolutley no test drives until payment is made in full. im not about to let someone else put miles on i car i own and wont enjoy myself. so dont even ask!!
shipping will be done at the buyers expense. i can arrange the shipping and will help in any way needed. i can also ship internationally so feel free to shoot me an offer worldwide buyers!
the price is negotiable. current market value is about 98k on a restored vehicle with tons of miles on it. independent appraisers have told me this car should bring in 130-150k at auction.
with that said asking price is 125k. i may also entertain trades + cash. i am currently looking into purchasing a mercedes sl65, but other cars of value may interest me as well. i may also be interest in trades of property. NO motorcycles OR boats!! feel free to shoot me an offer