5th Jun 2014, 14:07
Read again, it said 66 to 70 Chevelle. I didn't like the earlier Chevelles, but wouldn't pass on a rare aluminum block. The hottest at the moment are the 70 Chevelle SS, followed by the 67 SS. First gen Camaros were 67 to 69. My next favorite Camaro was the second gen Camaro, preferably a Z/28. There wasn't a 66 Camaro, which in a sense was rather late for GM's entry vs the hot Mustang introduced in 64 1/2. If you can find a 1970 original LS6 454 SS convertible in your travels, you would get the bargain of a lifetime at 65k. Add another zero.
This is a review of an Omega sedan. But keep your eyes open for any of the aforementioned cars. You won't ever regret it. I bought mine over time, stepping up and flips. Enjoy what you own; that's got value in a different sense.
6th Jun 2014, 02:48
I'm sorry, but I can read it over and over until my eyes bleed "first gen Camaro 66-69 Super Sports and Z/28" is what it says. It's OK, we all make mistakes.
6th Jun 2014, 15:58
I'm just curious how one "remodels" a Camaro?
Do you put in a new kitchen & new living room furniture? ;)
6th Jun 2014, 16:29
Why would you devote so much focus and energy to validate a model year?
I owned a 69 Camaro SS for 10 years. The rear axle issue was cured on the 69 and I preferred the squared wheel wells.
The 67 first year is most recognizable vs the 68 due to the lack of the 67 side marker lights. I will be try to be extremely specific if you have a Camaro comment.
In 66 you had the hot Chevelle SS as I commented on. 66 to 70 Chevelles are great. Full frame vs unibody. We all make mistakes. Mine was selling my 69.
It's up to you to determine if keeping an Omega 4 door long term is worthwhile. The real joy of ownership is driving, and down the road making a big return. I call it a free car, even factoring in car insurance as well as restoration.
6th Jun 2014, 18:14
I never heard of remodel when I restored my cars. Had heard of restify, combining new technology in old cars, rebody a car to a different frame, rebuilt, reframe, but not to Camaros. Lastly, remuneration, getting paid. But not remodeling. Maybe you remodel an Omega?
7th Jun 2014, 14:50
The 68-72 Chevelles (& Skylarks, Cutlasses etc.) used the same platform & body. The grille/headlights/bumpers & rear styling basically distinguished each model year.
7th Jun 2014, 16:26
What's it to you if somebody wants to restore an Omega? Maybe the car has a personal sentimental value to them.
If you prefer a 1970 Chevelle, 1969 Camaro or 2014 Corvette and have a hatred for a 4-door, that's great. Reading your same comments over and over on different threads, it sounds like you are looking for bragging rights.
8th Jun 2014, 13:44
Honestly, people truly don't care about you, they care about the car. You find that out early. I was just passing along a tip not to go quickly underwater in a restoration. Look on the Internet and find the high and low values. I fell into traps with cars in primer, and learned about body and paint costs. Sentimental value in homes, cars, motorcycles, boats etc is true cost no object. Emotional attachments are great. The problem with that may be priorities change with college tuition, health issues, divorce etc with these restorations. I also mentioned cars are meant to be driven and give fun. Go to car shows and see over time how many people look at you vs the car. I have actually dropped mine off at shows and come back later. Had a couple beers and something to eat. And enjoy the ride home with the top down on a nice day. Have fun with what you own and don't sweat it.
10th Jun 2014, 13:01
Absolutely true. A four-door sedan will get a "meh" from most car-show attendees, who don't care if the car has been in the same family since new.
11th Jun 2014, 12:39
The guy really likes it though. Adding hood scoops on a 4 door and cold air intakes etc is what I commented upon. Costs mount. Not about my cars. If you are building an heirloom to pass down, more power to you. The whole reason I bought one, another car with a back seat, is to take my 2 kids to shows. It's a 2 door. They don't go as often, but Fathers Day is always great. I have a new 4 door late model vehicle, so I am not against 4 doors. I am not against hood scoops, and have cowl induction. Cool to look at when you open the throttle.
I am keeping mine to pass on to my children as well. It's great when they help detail them and ride with me. Having fun is definitely what it's about. When a kid sees your car at a show and gets really excited, that makes all the effort worthwhile. Maybe they will join the hobby someday. I did the same with my mom and dad. I collect auto memorabilia that they had. Even though they are gone, the great memories are in my garage.
12th Jun 2014, 14:50
Sounds like a Ford guy is on here with his 55 4 door Mercury. The nice thing about 2 doors is there is never a need to be overly sensitive.