Originally Posted by starnest
in the collector car world.
A plain 67 camaro isnt even a blip on the radar in the collector car world. As far as updating, I have seen MANY cars sell for more when they have JUST an upgrade to EFI, an LT1 goes way beyond that.
The OP can do what he wishes and if he has personal sentiment towards the 327 then that's a good option for him, but it is NOT the better financial decision. Again, there's NOTHING wrong with picking personal sentiment over a dollar value, if anything I support not just chasing the dollar, BUT there is NO advantage the 327 would offer other than a possible personal sentiment.
Personal sentiment is a LARGE part of why things are built the way they are in the custom auto world though and it is a very valid reason.
Bottom line the car should be built to satisfy the OP, but the OP should know going into it that there are other options that are more appealing to other people and those options should at least be considered.
On that point a LS swap would be about the same cost as would building a 400ci sbc or a big block swap- all of them are valid reasons and if you buy a running but used engine they are cheaper than building one yourself, and can be more powerful, more efficent, lighter, more reliable, etc.
Hell swap in a Jaguar V12 if you feel like it.