Looking at a 1970 SS RS Camaro Gold

Discussion in 'Original Drivetrain Topic' started by TommyRS70, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

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    Located a 70 SS 350/300 4-speed that might be for sale. Waiting to hear back from owner.
    It needs a lot of TLC...water in oil, rear frame rails are toast, needs floor pan work. Deluxe interior looks to be in reasonably decent shape. Original engine (might be cracked?), m21 trans and 12-bolt rear...94K miles.
    Any ideas what a fair price would be to offer?
    Here's some more pics.... 0224181153g.jpg
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/tYz2LCGdve5ZndSz1
     

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  2. TommyRS70

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  3. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    If the frame rails are toast I'll also assume that the quarters and fenders need work. 6k seems about right.
     
  4. restore-z28

    restore-z28 Veteran Member

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    Neat car, if that motor is gone and is the original then that brings the value down. Sounds like some metal work is required as well, I would say $4K-$5K in terms of value. Should be a nice car when it's back on the road, best of luck closing the deal.
     
  5. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

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    Thanks for the advice....love to save the old girl.
     
  6. 1978OriginalZ28

    1978OriginalZ28 New Member

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    My first car was a 1970 SS 350/300 Camaro. Check the trans... I had a M20!
     
  7. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Figure on Full One Piece Floor and Full One Pc Trunk Floor
    (does that come with the rear frame ???)
    And maybe Rockers

    Car has to come 100% apart
    MUST BE mounted on Rotator
    MUST BE 100% Sand blasted

    Save that Original Block if at all possible

    Anyway write me email about what Ive done
    to my 73 RS/LT project
     
  8. 2ndGenCrazy

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    I believe that it would tear up 15 to 20K to have the sheet metal completely done by a professional. I just had mine done at the AMD Installation Center. It was worth every penny to me because I don't plan on ever selling it. If you were to restore this to sell it, you may recover 1/2 of your investment.
     
  9. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've had may car since 78 and even if I were to totally right off the original purchase price, which wasn't much, I will still be way upside down in the resto. If you have to start doing much metal work and you pay someone to do it, on one of these cars, even a 70Z or L78 you are lucky to break even. Pretty much make up your mind to do it cause you want to, not to make a profit.

    Now if its an original LS-6 or Hemi Cuda, that's another thing.
     
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