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Paging Mr Panther

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I'm not entirely certain that it is the same car... but it sure looks like it to me.

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The decal in the side window gives it away.

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yes.... oh my god.... :(:cussing::mind-blowing::banghead:

I'm so... ^$$#@&*@&%! Damnit, damn my broke self with $0 expendable.

Ok, it's 3:29am... I HAVE to drive off to UPS now, I'll try to forget all about this. :(

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If a person has a heart, seeing a beloved old car is always an emotional experience.:(
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I'll second the authentication of the one and only Mad Max '68 Camaro. Bastards yanked the motor, too!

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I'll second the authentication of the one and only Mad Max '68 Camaro. Bastards yanked the motor, too!

What did it have under the hood? An SBC? Hopefully it won't be parted out..

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Is she recoverable at a reasonable price, and moreover is she worth the B I N for $5500?

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What did it have under the hood? An SBC? Hopefully it won't be parted out..

It had a ZZ350 crate motor in it.

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When a close friend and professional body-man saw my "Panther" a few days

after I bought it back in summer of 2002 he remarked: (close paraphrase)

Well you paid $5000 for a kick-a$$ crate motor that would cost you about as

much to build yourself, and along with the motor you got a FREE 1968 Camaro.

Cosmetically it's beat to $hit and needs a complete restoration, but for a 1968

Camaro residing in New England in 2002 it is rock solid underneath.

The car was, as looks as if it still IS a solid starting point for a restoration. Yes,

I daily drove it in the summers for four years, but the interior was 1/2 gutted

when I got it and I proceeded to take up the carpet & install a n aluminum

racing driver's seat & a worn but supportive passenger seat out of crashed

1980s Porsche. The seats, super-sweet ZZ350 motor and trans are basically all

that are missing.

Even the yellow key tag I sold it with is still there. :blink:

BTW: The 1989 ZZ350 that powered my "Sixy8Panther" while I owned it was

one of Hot Rod magazine's "TEN BEST HOT ROD MOTORS OF ALL TIME!" in an

issue back around 2005 or so. :metal:

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Had a GM crate motor in my 55 Chev...they ROCK!

We need to drive to NY and shoot the bastards that parted out that 'maro.

Chris

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We shouldn't worry too much, that car is sure to get rebuilt into something worthwhile.

It is highly unlikely that will ever end up in a boneyard.

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Yup. :)

That is the saving grace, even if the entire car rotted to death or

was driven into a telephone pole, it's a 1st generation Camaro,

every single nut & bolt (with the exception of the subframe which

is not hard to track down or replace with a tube-chassis) can be

replaced from the Year One or Classic Industries catalog, not to

mention the C.A.R.S. replica complete shells.

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At least it will get a good owner....

I hope, eBay is a funny, fickle & unpredictable place.

It might not sell, it might sell to the guys neighbor

off ebay or it might end up on a shipping container

headed to France, Pakistan or Equador... No way

to tell.... esp. with the weak dollar.

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I hope, eBay is a funny, fickle & unpredictable place.

It might not sell, it might sell to the guys neighbor

off ebay or it might end up on a shipping container

headed to France, Pakistan or Equador... No way

to tell.... esp. with the weak dollar.

Hopefully there is a good home bidding on it now....

These cars are always wanted...

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It went to $2,225 very quickly but stalled there

two days ago... the more it sells for the better

the chance of a speedy restoration and thus I

hope it sells for top $$$. :D

I love that car, but for me to buy it back would

be selfish and pointless. I can not afford to give

it the full attention it needs.

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