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Old 12-06-2018, 06:10 PM
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this morning I got a call from a buddy who was at a tow yard auction just outside of town, he says ďdonít you like those ****** camaros?Ē Ofcourse I do.. so I had him send me pics and it had a big wing, stripes, and a tuned port motor so I said if it goes cheap buy it and Iíll pay you for it. 25 min later he texts me ďyou owe me $620 for that camaro and itíll be at your shop in an hourĒ I took the day off so I havenít seen it yet but my dad was at the shop to unload it. It looks good to me, rust free L98, G92, N10, Z03, Z28. Idk what the heck Iím going to do with it but I own it now??? Iíll see it in person tonight. It said ďbad motorĒ on the windshield but they jump started it and drove it into the shop when they unloaded it at my place.
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Man u got a heck of deal on the car even it has a bad motor very nice car.
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STOP! THIEF!!! STOP THAT GUY!!! LOL
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How many miles?
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Itís a high mile rig, itís got 157k. I just stopped by for a quick peek at it. The carpet is in good shape, the upholstery is in great shape, the factory red floor mats are in it and in good shape, it has a stock delco CD player that works, under the hood is wildly unmolested, and in remarkable shape for the miles, has PBR rear brakes, a wonder bar, the dual cats and factory exhaust are in nice shape, not a spot of rust in the whole car, itís really not a bad car! Idk what the heck Iím going to do with it!
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Itís a high mile rig, itís got 157k. I just stopped by for a quick peek at it. The carpet is in good shape, the upholstery is in great shape, the factory red floor mats are in it and in good shape, it has a stock delco CD player that works, under the hood is wildly unmolested, and in remarkable shape for the miles, has PBR rear brakes, a wonder bar, the dual cats and factory exhaust are in nice shape, not a spot of rust in the whole car, itís really not a bad car! Idk what the heck Iím going to do with it!
Well, you could sell it to one of us for for a tidy $100 profit.
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I just bought it because it was a complete Z03, and I always loved red interior, if anyone is super interested I would let it go, and donít need to make a ton of money on it. But I donít know how cost effective it would be to ship it. This weekend Iím going to clean it all up, detail it inside and see about taking it for a drive.
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Damn it I'd be interested in it of you were just closer!
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Where you located Charlie?
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Iím in Portland Oregon. The great pacific NW where there is like 5 thirdgen lovers within 5 states lol
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Damn that's a steal. Crazy. Congrats on that one.
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great pick up/early Christmas present!!!!
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Well, you certainly didn't get hurt on that one at all!!
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Charlie, can I have it please? LOL nice score!

edit: looked at pics again that is in great condition! Unreal somebody wouldn't claim that!

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What a deal! That is a sharp car for that kind of money. In Upstate NY you never see third gens in that condition sell that low.
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Nice find. Just goes to show the deals are still out there for good cheap cars. They just show up when you least expect it
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Iím in Portland Oregon. The great pacific NW where there is like 5 thirdgen lovers within 5 states lol
Tell ya what, if nobody else shows up at your door before spring to take it off your hands, I'll be out with my truck and trailer to haul it home!
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Ok so I did a little bit of digging, I understood wrong when my guy told me they drove it into the shop. There was no battery even in it, and it does not run. The motor is good and broken too. Rotates about 5 degrees freely before the thing locks up. Everything else works, just not the motor Hahahaha oh well, Iím in it cheap enough
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What a steal! Put a motor in it you just got the car for free.
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Plan is to get it up in the air, jack the motor up enough to get the pan off it and see how bad it is, then put it back together after I know if the block is ok, and get it up in the air and on a rack in the back of the warehouse. I feel like even as parts itís good to keep a car like this in stock since I have the room inside. I had a couple offers to buy it already, highest being $1800 so I think i might as well hoard it for a while.
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I feel like even as parts itís good to keep a car like this in stock since I have the room inside.
What the... It doesn't look like a parts car to me. More like a Project Car and barely a project at that. If she's solid, and if you don't love her, I'm sure someone around here would love to rebuild the engine and save her. Maybe I've been spending too much time around my junk, but damn, that seems like a really solid starting point for a nice thirdgen.
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No youíre totally right it is a great starting point, I definitely didnít mean it would be a parts car. But even just as how many good parts it does have on it. I donít need another project as of now, but thatís not to say I wonít want to fix it later. Luckily we have plenty of warehouse space so I will be able to get it out of sight and out of mind so it doesnít end up sold. If I could get say $2500 for it, I would consider it but I didnít buy it to flip. Heck I know the yellow letter delco CD player that works is worth good money by itself.
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Wow! The interior looks fantastic!
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Love that color combo and the wheels to match. Car is worth 3k all day every day with a blown motor. I love it.
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this morning I got a call from a buddy who was at a tow yard auction just outside of town, he says ďdonít you like those ****** camaros?Ē Ofcourse I do.. so I had him send me pics and it had a big wing, stripes, and a tuned port motor so I said if it goes cheap buy it and Iíll pay you for it. 25 min later he texts me ďyou owe me $620 for that camaro and itíll be at your shop in an hourĒ I took the day off so I havenít seen it yet but my dad was at the shop to unload it. It looks good to me, rust free L98, G92, N10, Z03, Z28. Idk what the heck Iím going to do with it but I own it now??? Iíll see it in person tonight. It said ďbad motorĒ on the windshield but they jump started it and drove it into the shop when they unloaded it at my place.
may just be a fuel pump?
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There was no battery even in it, and it does not run. The motor is good and broken too. Rotates about 5 degrees freely before the thing locks up. Everything else works, just not the motor Hahahaha oh well, Iím in it cheap enough
good candidate for 383 in it, all thirdgens deserve one
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Good find - congrats !!
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You know, got to thinking....Have you tried removing the belt and then turn the motor over by hand?? I remember awhile back someone I know bought a car that was "locked up" and would also turn a little bit, but not far. Turned out the A/C compressor was locked solid. We took off the belt and it turned over freely. New A/C compressor and car ran great! Just something to check because you never know!
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I havenít tried that but when I got a flywheel wrench on it you can feel something hitting in the bottom end for the small amount of turning it will do. Iím going to pull the pan and see whatís hitting. If itís a broken rod Iíll try pulling it out from the bottom maybe? That way itíll turn over atleast?
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Pulling the pan is a ton of work with the engine in the car, and for what gain? just to see if the block is OK? If it's locked up that hard, just assume the entire short block is scrap, because it probably is. I'd sell it as is and pocket some cash, or put a long block in it and enjoy it. Taking it half apart and then letting it sit just hurts the value if you want to sell it in the future. Looks like a darn nice car and would be a piece of cake to get back into real nice shape.
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Buy one of the GM L31 crate engines and buy a vortec intake base and be back on the road quickly with more power and a GM warranty.
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