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that's actually quite nice. The color has to go though. I think it would wear the color scheme you have in mind for the '77 Camino very well.

Maybe a straight up trade of either the Tahoe or wagon?

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that's actually quite nice. The color has to go though. I think it would wear the color scheme you have in mind for the '77 Camino very well.

Maybe a straight up trade of either the Tahoe or wagon?

I think it is supposed to be that maroon color Chevelles used back then - but isn't.

I'd trade the wagon for it, but it would be dangerous for me to own this car right now...

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OooooooOOooooooO!!

Camino, you kno I like this gen ('64-67) best.

Why no price?? Bet it's no less than $10K.

Good question about the price.

I'm sort of in fear of it being reasonably priced - not sure I could control myself if it were.

I'm betting this car started life with a 327 and a 3spd. overdrive manual. It's a very high-optioned car for a '64.

Some dumb stuff has been done to it when you look at collectability, but it would be tons of fun to drive as is.

If the original parts are still hanging around though...

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It's a Chevy- you can get a complete interior at 7-11.

Unless you meant the 327/3-spd; you might have to go to Target for that.

I see NO reason to NOT call & ask the price.....

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It's a Chevy- you can get a complete interior at 7-11.

Unless you meant the 327/3-spd; you might have to go to Target for that.

I see NO reason to NOT call & ask the price.....

Haha.

Been doing some digging and this is the uplevel interior, the gold you see on the dash is the original exterior color, the 4spd. could be original, The shifter location is correct, the car has been seriously de-badged, and there were no vinyl roofs in '64.

Yeah, I could just call.

What's the harm, right?

Would love to see the build sheet for this one.

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OooooooOOooooooO!!

Camino, you kno I like this gen ('64-67) best.

Why no price?? Bet it's no less than $10K.

Agreed, and it's gonna need cash dumped in. but hell, even I'm tempted by this thing and I live eight hours away.

It's a Chevy- you can get a complete interior at 7-11.

Unless you meant the 327/3-spd; you might have to go to Target for that.

I see NO reason to NOT call & ask the price.....

Me either....

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Looks like there is evidence of a column shifter.

Looked that way to me too, but the damned pic is too small to be positive. That's why I was guessing the three-speed overdrive trans.

I taught myself to drive a stick on a '65 Chevelle with the 3spd, overdrive manual - it was a hoot to drive, sort of a semi-automatic. Just stab the gas, and it kicked down to a lower gear.

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Very cool car with a ton of potential. This would be fun to drive as is, but would be a hella beauty once it was fixed up or totally restored.

Go for it Camino and keep trying till you get the guy to answer the phone.

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Guy noticed that he had a missed call, and called me back.

The plot thickens...

I was right, this was a 327, 3spd. car (but not overdrive).

He still has the 327, though not the trans.

He's willing to sell the car as a roller w/o the engine and 4spd. trans that are in it now.

As it sits, Balthy was spot-on - he wants 10k for it.

Just so happens that he has other stuff (like a split bumper Camaro) that he might sell.

And he has a rollback.

I may be doomed.

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Guy noticed that he had a missed call, and called me back.

The plot thickens...

I was right, this was a 327, 3spd. car (but not overdrive).

He still has the 327, though not the trans.

He's willing to sell the car as a roller w/o the engine and 4spd. trans that are in it now.

As it sits, Balthy was spot-on - he wants 10k for it.

Just so happens that he has other stuff (like a split bumper Camaro) that he might sell.

And he has a rollback.

I may be doomed.

What's a rollback?

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2nd gen: of course. The break... and the F/S <> intermediate thing always makes me forget.

Tho thats some coin, if I were primairily a Chevy guy, I could be happy with this one for a long time.

A 327 4-spd combo would be about the best powertrain combo for you, no, Camino?

You have some real thinking to do on this one, IMO.

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2nd gen: of course. The break... and the F/S <> intermediate thing always makes me forget.

Tho thats some coin, if I were primairily a Chevy guy, I could be happy with this one for a long time.

A 327 4-spd combo would be about the best powertrain combo for you, no, Camino?

You have some real thinking to do on this one, IMO.

I'm doing that thinking - and my head hurts.

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I'd have to be pretty sure about what I'd want to do with the car.

I don't really want the guy's tweaked 350, but it would be nice to have an M-22 4spd. again.

To go all original, I'd be rebuilding the 327, looking for a correct 3spd. manual, patching the shifter hole in the floor, painting the car that ugly original gold color, buying all of the missing emblems and trim...

On the other hand, a modern LS drivetrain just wouldn't be right in this car.

The '77 recipe will not work either.

I think maybe a semi-faithful resto would be the right thing here. Use the 327, but keep the 4spd. Restore the interior, but change the color and find a floorshift steering column, maybe a factory console with original buckets. Then use a year-correct color on the exterior that doesn't turn my stomach like the gold does. And, perhaps, add some of the trim and emblems, but not all.

The car loves the Cragars, so they could stay.

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Whoa NICE... clean as a whistle! And I still swear there's a lever on the column on that first one.

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