Classic Car Watch
A Very Short Search

April 1, 2007
By Scott Lewis

I was stuck for a theme this month. I had a couple of cars I wanted to list. One was a Duster with a slant 6 that looked amazingly clean. I decided to start looking on the Internet and see what pops up at me. I came across an unusual Ford Econoline Van. I know this is a stretch even for me.

I decided at that point I would look for unusual vehicles. The I came across a really nice Lemans, and I just had to use it. Shortly there after I came across a 1973 Camaro Z28. That put a stop to my searching. The Camaro was just about perfect.

I decided to try and make my searches more realistic, and if I was really looking this month I would have stop everything to inquire about this Camaro. As you can guess, the Camaro was my preferred car this month. I left the others in here because they would probably do well any other month.

1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - $15,500 (Preferred Car)

Description: Here's a good looking 1973 Camaro Z28 RS. Painted in the original Midnight Blue Metallic and Saddle Interior with new seat covers and carpet. Powered with a 350 V8 Motor and 4 Speed Manual Transmission. Motor rebuilt about 9 years ago, Clutch new in 2005. The car was originally sold in Florida & moved north in 1999. Power Options include Steering & Brakes. Also equipped w/ Air Conditioning, Headers, New Brake Booster, Master Cylinder, & Front Rotors, New Shocks, aftermarket AM/FM w/ Cassette.

NADA: $27,650 - $55,785

Source: Classic Auto Showplace Ltd.

Found: 3/25/2007

Comments: Wow! I couldn't believe my eyes as I looked at the pictures of this car. First I saw it was a split bumper RS. Cool. Next I saw a 4 speed sticking out of the transmission tunnel. And finally I saw air conditioning in the engine compartment. I just had to stop looking.

I mentioned I would try to get more selective. Here is a perfect example. I had not decided what I was going to list this month. I wanted to show at least one slightly older car I know was sold since I found it. Then I just started looking and came across a Ford Econoline Van/Pickup thing. I thought for sure I would use it. I even came across a super clean LeMans that I thought would spur another short list of non-Muscle Cars.

But when I saw this Camaro all searching stopped. Why look further. If I was ready to go shopping I would stop... and see what it would take to buy this car. I like it a lot. It doesn't hurt that it is my favorite color either.

1961 Ford Econoline - $8,995

Description: 196 c.i. 6 Cylinder, 3 Speed, Stock Rear End, Wood Grain Accents On Dash and Doors, Dual Exhaust, AM/FM/Cassette, TV Located In Glove Box, Bucket Seats, Correct Style Red Vinyl Interior, Oak Rails, Oak Trimmed Tailgate, American Racing Polished, Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Is Very Nice, Custom Paint w/Stripes Clear Coated, Rubber Floor Mat In Bed, One Of A Kind Custom!!

NADA: $5,825 - $8,250

Source: Fast Lane Classic Cars

Found: 3/25/2007

Comments: I saw this and wanted to do a month of totally different cars. But then I came across a split bumper Camaro that I couldn't resist. Maybe I will come across some other strange vehicles and this car will get a second chance.

1967 Pontiac LeMans - $13,900

Description: Gold paint/Black vinyl interior; 38,503 stated miles; 326 CID V-8; Automatic transmission; power steering; power brakes; bucket seats; original AM radio; black vinyl top; PMD mag wheels.

NADA: $12,390 - $21,525

Source: Classic Auto Showplace Ltd.

Found: 3/25/2007

Comments: When looking for something really unusual I came upon this. I love it. It looks like it would be a time capsule. All we have to do is add air conditioning to make a great daily driver. Unfortunately a Camaro came up that just put this one on the back burner.