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Old 04-05-2012, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ap72
Sentimental value maybe but not fiscal value. It's a plain jane 67 chevy camaro, nothing wrong with that but "numbers matching" is worth very little on something that common.
First, '67 Camaro's are not that common; yes there are plenty of them around, but certainly not enough for everyone that would want one.

Second, collector car value is built on a foundation of Sentimental value. If we didn't love these cars we wouldn't spend a dime on them. Thus number's matching, era correct wouldn't mean anything, only the scrap value of the metal would determine value. Because as transportation the old cars are too outdated, inefficient, unsafe, etc.

It is way too easy to surmise that these factors don't count if they are not personally important to you, but the smart money will recognize that they do count in the collector car world.

Now with recent trends in "resto-mods", there is good value in properly prepared collectable cars with updates; but this value is only recognized in a few cases and almost always relys on high quality work. The truth is in most of these cases, there is very little money made because the cost of components and labor for high quality are so expensive.

Back to the case at hand, even a good experienced builder would be hard pressed to make the 67 Camaro with the LT1 sell for significantly more than a correct looking 327/350 version of the car (all other factors - brakes, trans, suspension, etc being the same). IMHO
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