67' Camaro 'RS'?, Keep or Sell

Hi All!
My brother has a 67' Camaro that has been off the road since 1984 (per regy sticker). He had drained the gas and has 'rolled' it around a few
times, so the drive train and suspension need rebuilding. It also has been stored outside, uncovered (paint is shot, body straight). Reading on the newsgroup, if it an RS model (it has hide away headlights and two tone seats) it may be worth a good penny.
Being that it needs full restoration, what should the asking price be if he were to sell it. He says it is all original except the steering wheel and carb, carpeting had been removed.
The firewall plate reads: 12C E ST 67-12637 NOR 54870 U body TR 765-Z Y-2 paint E 2EMG 3L
Has P/S, center console, no A/C or P/B. 327ci motor w/2 bbl
Thanks for your input. Mike
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Sounds like there is much work to be done to get the car in acceptable shape. As long as all of the parts are there you might be able to squeeze out $5,000 for it if it has some desirable options built into it from the factory. If it is pretty much a plain jane car even with the RS option you'll be lucky get get the above price for it. If you plan on rebuilding it for a later sale expect to put up to $10,000 to rebuild it which will in all likelyhood leave you with a $10,000 car if the rebuild is done well. This is just my opinion and may have nothing to do with reality because some people are getting crazy money for these cars.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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I was shopping for one about a year ago, IMO a well restored one should go for at least twice that. This varies a lot from car to car depending on the details as well as where/how it's being advertised, but as a ballpark from what I was seeing:
project car (doesn't run, parts missing, etc): 5K - 6K running, but in bad shape: 10K mediocre restoration: 10K - 15K nice restoration: 20K+ professional restoration: mortgage the house
I agree, they're getting crazy money. It was painful buying my 67 RS, but I love the car so it was worth it.
John.
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Agree with John and RSCam...
speaking from experience as well... it is USUALLY cheaper to buy a restored car vs do it yourself... so from imagination you would be lucky to get the price... it is a desirable car... would love to have one myself... but knowing how much money has to go into restoring cars left out in the elements... it is pretty expensive... likely have to find someone who loves the model specifically and who wants to and is capable of doing most of the work on their own and a lot of the parts will have to come from the US so it is pretty pricy... but as most of us know... somehow we find a few hundred or thousand a year to sneak into our babies... just cause... it is a labour of love and futility... not normally a plan to sell... usually the selling comes with another family member being born (like us in December - our first), or some unforeseen bill popping in, or just plain ran out of funds and want to see someone else take over the car who will continue the passion vs scrap it.
I have tried to sell my Z28 and it is "only" a 1981 but it is my fav other than the 67/68 (which I could not find at the time... other than $20+K) but when I take the cover off her in the garage... I just can't do it. I have had to turn a couple of people away at the last minute offering them a box of beer or bottle of rum or something for their trouble. Told my wife that if she ever gets my asking price again... just to tell buddy to come by when I am on one of my road trips and take it leaving her the money order in MY name (to prevent any last minute shopping sprees while I am gone LOL)... cause if I am there... as soon as the cover comes off... I know I will be apologizing and covering her again LOL

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Personally, mine is going in my will. No, not to leave to my son... I'm going to be burried in it. ;)
Seriously, I can't think of anything that would make me sell it.
John.
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LOL!!!!
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I have a plain Jane '67, white w/black vinyl top, 327 2 bbl, powergide on the column. I have had it since it was new. I have it restored for the street, and would never think of selling it. My son will get it, when I am gone. http://cpcug.org/user/jlacombe/tom.html
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we are expecting our first child in Dec (14) and it happens to supposedly maybe be a girl... so I guess my girl will get mine when I am gone ;)
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