Classic Car Watch
GM Pony Cars
|NOTE: This column displays cars I have found on the Internet. I am not selling them. Please follow the links if you are interest in a car. Be mindful of the date this article was published. For an explanation why I do this read the original column here.|
July 1, 2008
By Scott Lewis
A couple of months ago I showed you a California Special Mustang and some other Mustangs that could be potential projects to reach a CS look. This month I want to do something similar. I will show you an almost perfect 69 Camaro (my favorite Pony car of all time) and a handful of 1st generation Camaros and Firebirds that would make more affordable alternatives.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro - $26,995
Description: Number's matching 350 CI motor. Factory A/C that blows cold. Tilt steering wheel. Power disk brakes. Power steering. A no rust ever car. Mint black bucket seat interior. Have original paper work. Runs and drives AWESOME! A very rare find.
Source: Premium Motors
Comments: This is just about perfect. I love the dog dish hub caps and no spoiler. This could make a great COPO clone, though I hate that word. I would love to drive a car like this as-is for a while. In the long run I would add horsepower and suspension pieces to get modern performance with the classic look.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro - $23,925
Description: Factory correct butternut yellow paint with black bumble bee stripe, factory correct black deluxe interior, correct ME code 327, auto, console, ps, factory A/C, black vinyl top, very clean, very straight unmolested classic Camaro.
Source: Austin's Pro Max Performance
Comments: Not much more affordable here. If I saw this car on the same lot as the red car above I would spend the extra 3 grand for the red one. However, this makes a nice backup. I like the Butternut Yellow color, and it looks great with black. It says factory A/C, but that is not a factory setup. We could use that info to negotiate the price.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro - $17,500
Description: Red/White Vinyl top & white stripes, 283 motor, Power glide transmission, power drum brakes, 10 bolt rear end. Engine: 283 motor, headers, chrome valve covers, chrome air cleaner, chrome master cylinder cover, new belt & hoses, new battery, Edelbrock intake, quadrajet 4 barrel carb, electronic ignition, detailed nice under hood. Interior: Black cloth bucket seats, automatic in console, AM/FM/Cassette radio, after market gauges, interior nice & clean. Exterior: Red/White vinyl top & white stripes, front & rear spoiler, Rally wheels, white letter tires, new dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, new chrome bumpers Overall: Good looking car, good driver.
Source: East Coast Classic Cars
Comments: Now we are getting more affordable. This car is OK looking. The 283 engine is the smallest V8. This is a hot rod, so be prepared.
1967 Pontiac Firebird HO - $19,950
Description: Rare HO! Strong, detailed 326 HO 285 HP V-8, easy shifting Powerglide automatic transmission with console mounted shifter, power steering, power drum brakes, like new Rally II wheels, new Good Year radial tires, dual exhaust, nice chrome, Air conditioning, AM/FM cassette, three spoke steering wheel with simulated wood grain. Excellent Black bucket seat interior. Good freshly buffed and waxed Signet Gold finish with Black vinyl top. Really nice HO ready to cruise!
Source: Duffy's Collectible Cars
Comments: The HO is a bit rare. This is a nice looking car. This is a car definitely worth looking into. I like it.
1968 Pontiac Firebird - $15,900
Description: You are viewing a 1968 Pontiac Firebird. This Firebird comes with a big block V8 with an automatic transmission. The body is solid with driver quality burgundy paint. Majority of the interior is brand new. The door panels, seat covers, carpet, and other pieces are new. It comes equipped with brand new 17 in. Torque Thrusts rims and tires, long tube headers, Flowmaster mufflers, Competition Engineering sub frame connectors, power steering, A/C minus the compressor, and much more. This car look good and sounds good. If you're looking for a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, this is the one for you.
Source: Harwell Motor Company
Comments: Now this is a nice looking Firebird. I love Torque Thrust wheels. I like the color too. I could see myself driving this car. We do have to deal with the A/C. As a bonus this car is located at a dealer in Texas, making it easy for me to take an in-person look at it.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro - $20,000
Description: Very Good condition, has been repainted, interior has been restored (original color), original 250 ci. inline 6 cylinder engine and 3 speed manual tranni. I am the second owner. My father bought it in 1970.
Source: Private Seller
Comments: This car may seem like it is not affordable, but I think it is great. I would love to start with a 6 cylinder car. With a well know owner history this car could be a great find. I would try to get the price down, but this car is close to being better than the red car above.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro - $9,500
Description: Factory air, at, ps, economical driver every day, 12 bolt posi rebuilt, new polyurethane front end, dark blue int, buckets, perfect rebuilt driver, AZ car, AZ car.
Source: Private Seller
Comments: This is the only really affordable car I could find in a condition that I would consider. A true Arizona car should be rust free. A good inspection should tell if this would make a great project car. I wish I had the money to call and take a trip.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro - $15,900
Description: SS396 clone, solid original pans, big block, 12 bolt, rust free.
Source: Private Seller
Comments: The picture looks pretty decent. I would love to see this car in person. With so little info I can't comment more than that.
1969 Pontiac Firebird - $16,900
Description: 350, at, ps, Buckets/Console, Blue with Blue interior, Rally II wheels, Excellent shape!
Source: Just Muscle Cars
Comments: Ah! My favorite color. I love the color, and this car looks really nice. I could easily see driving this car. The price is reasonable, but I would have to add A/C to make a good driver out of this car. A/C and a decent stereo is all this car needs to be ready to cruise.