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Old 06-14-2008, 06:27:01 PM   #1
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1977 Camaro with T-tops, is it rare?

Hello all. A few months ago, I aquired a 1977 camaro with American-style t-tops. I have been told by a few people that they are kind of rare. Is this true? Since I am moving and need to sell the car, i am trying to figure out what it is worth. The body is in good condition(arizona car) but needs a paint job. The interior is ok and the engine is a crate 350 with about 15000 miles on it with a th350. The car is in decent condition with a few squeaks here and there but nothing major. Any ideas what this car is worth? Thanks in advance guys! -Pat
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:23:01 AM   #2
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A 77 Camaro with TTops is fairly uncommon because Chevy didn't make any. The TTops were added after it left the factory, so there really isn't any way to know how many got the TTops.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:35:36 PM   #3
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One problem with American Hatch T-Tops is that I have never seen replacement weatherstripping anywhere.....not even NOS.....doesn't mean that they aren't out there I just haven't seen any. I do believe the American Hatch is the most "uncommon" of the three (Hurst, American and C&C. Any 77 camaro T-Top has some "rareity" to if but for the most part it may actually hurt the value in some respects for those purists even though the tops are correct for the year. I happen to like the T-tops. Can you send me some pictures and history on the car? VIN number, etc. all that stuff. I think I saw your car listed on the internet......you are moving to NYS correct?
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:14:57 PM   #4
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We have our sites set on Tucson at the end of next year. Why are you leaving?

Your car is nice, the tops are definatley not factory. I think they started t-tops in 78.
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:05:15 PM   #5
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to rhinehart 1977 RS LT: I was actually surprised when i got the car because the t-top seals are in real good shape. From what I understand and can decode from the vin, it is an original 305 car from van nuys. I bought the car about 8 months ago from a guy in phoenix and have done some things to improve the car( a few interior things, changed out power steering pump, tune-up). The car currently has a gm crate 350 with a th350 trans/ Here is a link to the car http://tucson.craigslist.org/car/711459262.html. I am moving back to NY.

to Damon23: I am originally from NY and have just graduated from the University of Arizona. So now I am moving back home. You are correct, as far as I know camaros did not come with t-tops till 1978. Since mine are the american type, they are definitely aftermarket.

I received a call from a guy who said that there were less than 10, 1977 camaros with american t-tops left in the Usa. I am basically trying to confirm or get more information on this so I can get a better idea on the value of the car.
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:36:36 PM   #6
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wow your going back to new york on purpose lol
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:49:07 PM   #7
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Yes, I am a native New Yorker and I love it there. Believe it or not, Tucson has a higher crime rate than most places in New York. This is one of the main reasons I am moving back. Also, their car laws are kinda silly. For example, any car 1966 and newer must be emissions tested in Tucson.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:10:39 PM   #8
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I received a call from a guy who said that there were less than 10, 1977 camaros with american t-tops left in the Usa. I am basically trying to confirm or get more information on this so I can get a better idea on the value of the car.
it doesn't really mean its rare it means it may be unusual which doesn't really translate into $s
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:13:10 PM   #9
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I have a 1978 z28 with the american t-tops on it, like the one person said I have not found after market seals or for that matter yours is the only other camaro I have come across with them on. I would love to know how the person that called you knew the numbers of camaros that had that brand of tops for that year, maybe he would know how many 78's had them. Nice car anyhow.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:19:26 PM   #10
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I bet it is not as rare as my 73 convertible..................



That is a nice looking 77 though. Is that a Hurst hatch in it?
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:07:28 AM   #11
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That is a nice looking 77 though. Is that a Hurst hatch in it?

I guess you didnt read the first line of the post. LOL
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Hello all. A few months ago, I aquired a 1977 camaro with American-style t-tops.

Seriously though, thanks for all the compliments and info guys!
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:18:54 AM   #12
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My 77 has the American T Tops also. Again, good luck with finding seals for them. I ended up making my own out of some scrap weatherstrip I had laying around. BTW, nice car.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:00:29 PM   #13
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I know this thread is old, but has anyone out here found any more info on the american t-tops??? Websites, articles, replacment parts, etc. More close up pictures??? I have a a '71 Camaro with these tops on it, told it was aftermarket done in the late 70's, trying to get any/more info as I can about this. Here's a link to my car.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2408564
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:52:53 AM   #14
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I'm going to bring this post back again. I've got a 77 T/A with the aftermarket American t-tops on it.

I need new weatherstripping, and just wondering if anyone else found out any info.

Like, if you had to make your own, did you start with new weatherstripping from a coupe car, and then modify it, or did you start with Hurst t-top type weatherstripping and modify it?

Any ideas/suggestions would be great!
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:14:47 AM   #15
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i have a 77 with hurst hatch, i need some info too!
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