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Camino LS6

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Low mile version of a rare car, some collector will pay it.

What makes me sad is that this thing never got to be a car. I'd rather see it with 80,000 miles on it, and the patina of age, after having been beaten on at the local drag strip and driven on a couple of Hot Rod Magazine long haul tours.

Cars are meant to be driven and abused, dammit.

The only number We should be worried about with this car should have 1320 in the formula.

Chris

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Why would anyone buy a GNX and only put 170 miles on it over 20 years?

For a 40k+ profit.

But this price is way out of line generally speaking, after all they built 500 of the damn things!

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...and your going to find another for sale that is virtually brand new when and where?

Let's see what the market does with this.

Chris

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Actually, they are plentiful - most of the GNXs were wrapped in plastic and stored away.

There are two others on the same site right now (also overpriced).

There are better buys in collectibles of that era.

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80's collectibles, thats slightly oxymoronic, isn't it?

No, not really.

But there are fewer than in previous decades.

In fact, you could have made a fortune on the lesser ones by now if you had ridden the market properly.

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People actually want '80s model G-Bodies now. Chevrolet Malibus, El Caminos, Monte Carlo/SSs, Buick Regal/T-Type/Grand National/GNXs, Olds Cutlass Supremes, Pontiac Grand Prixs all are commanding prices higher than they used to and decent examples are hard to find cheap. If you want one and can find a way to get it, jump on it. In about another five to ten years, they'll join the ranks of cars like the 1970 - 1972 GM A-Bodies, classic F-Bodies, and so on.

Believe it. Shortly, there will be plenty of people asking five-grand -- minimum -- for a non-running, extremely ragged-out and beat to hell Monte Carlo SS or Cutlass Supreme 442, just like there are people now asking five grand for a non-running weathered and beaten '71 Chevelle or LeMans.

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Dammit! Maybe I could have pulled a 1000% profit on the wagon if I hadn't done all that work on it.

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Almost any wagon is increasing in value now...

And YJ is correct about the G body cars, they bottomed in price a while back.

Same goes for F bodies.

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Almost any wagon is increasing in value now...

And YJ is correct about the G body cars, they bottomed in price a while back.

Same goes for F bodies.

It's a shame I'm in no position to buy that wonderful white '87 Pontiac Grand Prix LE that's practically right around the corner from me. Never been titled (the guy's dad owns the Pontiac-Caddy dealership, so it still has it's MCO after 21+ years!), 90,xxx original miles, garage kept & well-cared for. Maybe I better start playing the lottery, and soon :scratchchin:

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If you do, good luck!

Chris

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Wow. I mean it's neat for what it was, but you have to have mental illness or a lot of money to blow if you're going to spend $90,000 on something from the 80's.

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Yeah, they were 50k new.

Handbuilt and rare (to a point)

Very fast

But they should be worth only a small premium over the original sticker, and only if they are perfect.

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The next car I'm going to pick up is going to be an '82 - '83 Trans Am, possibly as soon as next summer.

Or maybe if I could find someone who would want what's left of the Firebird that has a really beat-to-hell but running one ...

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I would love to cut up an 80's Camaro and make it into a race car.

Chris

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