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Old 04-11-2018, 09:28 PM   #1
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awesome opportunity i came across

in 2011 or so i bought a black 2002 camaro with ebony leather interior. around this time in 2015 i sold it so i could put a down payment on the house i was purchasing. although it was a v6 it was still one of my most favorite cars i ever owned. i bought it myself, took my (now) fiancé on our first date in it, drove around with my college buddies in it. there were a lot of great memories i had with it, road trips, etc. the sentimental value was high.

today i was cleaning out my contacts in my phone and came across the guy’s number i sold it to. i texted him to ask how the camaro was doing. he said it was on its last legs and had some electrical issues, has been sitting for 3 months, needs work. i sold it with 125k miles it now has 160k.

he asked if i wanted to buy it. i asked him the ballpark range and he said $700.

i went to check it out today. it needed a jump to start, definitely a detail, security light was on. i drove it around the parking lot of his complex since the kid said it wasn’t currently registered. it ran pretty well. a lot of the issues he pointed out weren’t major major issues and could be fixed.

he lowered his price to $500 and said that he wanted it out of there.

the car had a non cracked upper dash pad, ebony leather interior in good shape, t tops, center console lid is in good shape, sun visors that aren’t faded or broken. worst case scenario i can part it out and make my money back.

tomorrow i’ll throw in an offer to him. luckily i just bought a new place with a two car garage so i can keep my ws6 and possibly camaro right next to eachother.

...maybe a ls1 swap may be in store for it in the future. who knows. i’d need to read up more about how to do a swap on a v6 car.

i thought it was exciting just wanted to share.

here’s how she sits today

https://www.photobox.co.uk/my/photo/...d=500715828460
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:12 AM   #2
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I'm not seeing any pictures in your link, but that's awesome that you have a chance to buy it back for cheap! I think I would
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:02 AM   #3
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I can't see the pics either but from the sounds of it, I'd just on it for sure
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:22 AM   #4
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:31 AM   #5
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Its worth $500 in the interior parts alone. get it!
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:40 AM   #6
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yea for $500 i'd say do it if you can
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:45 AM   #7
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thanks guys. gonna try to upload some pics..




what would steer me away from a swap is i found rush in the rear wheel well areas..
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:35 AM   #8
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:46 AM   #9
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can still part it out even with the rot. its a win/win.

I need to start parting out cars. lots of money to be made there.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:10 PM   #10
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Doesn't look too shabby. Could be a nice weather commuter to Washington with better mileage than your truck until you transfer.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:33 PM   #11
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all i see are pics of a drift car build
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That rot is a no-no if you're looking to keep this stock and unmolested long-term... but this is a great platform for screwing around with, or at the very least a cheap beater to rack some miles on!

Not like it's going to depreciate much more!
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Doesn't look too shabby. Could be a nice weather commuter to Washington with better mileage than your truck until you transfer.
haha believe it or not i bought a beater 2000 honda civic 5 speed for $1000 a few weeks ago to commute. gets 30 mpg and runs great.

yeah the rot is def an area of concern which is why i think the ls1 swap in the future would be out of the picture. if i were to go that route i’d hold onto it for a while.

if i got it i would probably whip it around in the summer and enjoy it and part it in the winter. it does have a lot of good parts.
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haha believe it or not i bought a beater 2000 honda civic 5 speed for $1000 a few weeks ago to commute. gets 30 mpg and runs great.

yeah the rot is def an area of concern which is why i think the ls1 swap in the future would be out of the picture. if i were to go that route i’d hold onto it for a while.

if i got it i would probably whip it around in the summer and enjoy it and part it in the winter. it does have a lot of good parts.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:58 PM   #15
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just an update...i ended up buying it today. he wanted $700 for it but i talked him down to $400. had it towed to my house since it doesn’t start. so far it needs a battery for sure

i won’t lose money on this. it has great condition ebony leather ineterior, a non cracked upper dash pad in ebony, center console is good, and sunvisors are in perfect condition. t top car as well.

i hope i can get her running soon and hit the streets
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nice! congrats.
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