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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 17, 8:41 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow It's on the way!!! From California to Rhode Island!

The car I bought from Tom (tireburner396) is on the way from Rhode Island to its new home in California! I know many on this forum have watched as I have searched for a 70 Chevelle and I am VERY thankful to Tom for agreeing to sell me his (actually, his wife's... she is buying a Camaro).

Can't wait to get it!!!!

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 17, 9:16 PM
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Nice looking car, congratulations.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 17, 10:40 PM
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Congratulations Marc! Good luck with the car. I'm sure you will enjoy the car for many years to come. My wife was very emotional today and she even shed some "tears" as her baby was loaded onto the truck. Hopefully her new camaro will make her feel better. With any luck we'll have the car here this weekend.....Tom
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 17, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Congratulations Marc! Good luck with the car. I'm sure you will enjoy the car for many years to come. My wife was very emotional today and she even shed some "tears" as her baby was loaded onto the truck. Hopefully her new camaro will make her feel better. With any luck we'll have the car here this weekend.....Tom
She is gonna love that Camaro, it's beautful! And no matter how much she loved the Chevelle, it still isn't/wasn't a Camaro.

You have been a pleasure to talk with through this process and I look forward to staying in touch for years to come.

Up next... pics of it being unloaded! hahaha
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 8:15 AM
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Calm down now. Your too excited if the car comes from California to Rhode Island you may never see it. Now aren't you glad you listened to people on this website and passed on some of the other cars you were considering.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 8:37 AM
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She is gonna love that Camaro, it's beautful! And no matter how much she loved the Chevelle, it still isn't/wasn't a Camaro.

You have been a pleasure to talk with through this process and I look forward to staying in touch for years to come.

Up next... pics of it being unloaded! hahaha
And a video of a big smokey burnout!
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 8:47 AM
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Congrats on a great purchase! To both of you!
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 9:40 AM
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Calm down now. Your too excited if the car comes from California to Rhode Island you may never see it. Now aren't you glad you listened to people on this website and passed on some of the other cars you were considering.
Haha, he's right Marc. You're so excited you wrote your heading wrong. The car is going TO California lol
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 9:44 AM
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Congrats on a great purchase! To both of you!
Thanks Rick, Marc was a great guy to deal with, and hopefully the Camaro will be as good to us as the chevelle was. It's a really clean car, had a rotisserie restoration about 3 years ago. It's a clone 68 Z28. We couldn't afford the real thing lol
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Calm down now. Your too excited if the car comes from California to Rhode Island you may never see it. Now aren't you glad you listened to people on this website and passed on some of the other cars you were considering.
hahahaha

I kinda got that backwards, huh? Welp, I can't edit it now. lol

Oh well... so its Rhode Island to California!!!!! And yes, I am very happy I passed on some of the other cars for sure.
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That is a very nice looking car!! Congrats! Enjoy it!!!
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The fastest car Iv ever rode in was a 69 Z28 302 4 Spd bought new at Baldwin, my high school friends dad was a new car dealer body shop manager that was always coming across deals back in the day, he got his son the Z for $3000 from the 1st owner (1976), it had a SW speedo that registered 180 we did 165 on U.S. 19, I'm pretty sure I was about to mess my drawers, lol, I was 16 and you know the crazy stuff 16 yr olds do, the dad had bought 3 chevelle SS's, 68,69,70 all bucket 4 spds and I wanted the 70, he wanted $250 ea from his sons friends that were interested but I didn't get the $ together quick enough, 3 days and he sold it, man I really didn't mean to go on so long or hijack but it brings back some cool memories, but I'm really glad you guys got those beautiful cars!, we need some more pics!

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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 17, 9:03 PM Thread Starter
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That is a very nice looking car!! Congrats! Enjoy it!!!
Thank you! Yes, Tom and his bride took VERY good care of it for the 16 years they owned it.
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The fastest car Iv ever rode in was a 69 Z28 302 4 Spd bought new at Baldwin, my high school friends dad was a new car dealer body shop manager that was always coming across deals back in the day, he got his son the Z for $3000 from the 1st owner (1976), it had a SW speedo that registered 180 we did 165 on U.S. 19, I'm pretty sure I was about to mess my drawers, lol, I was 16 and you know the crazy stuff 16 yr olds do, the dad had bought 3 chevelle SS's, 68,69,70 all bucket 4 spds and I wanted the 70, he wanted $250 ea from his sons friends that were interested but I didn't get the $ together quick enough, 3 days and he sold it, man I really didn't mean to go on so long or hijack but it brings back some cool memories, but I'm really glad you guys got those beautiful cars!, we need some more pics!
Great story! hahaha

Oh, there will be PLENTY more pics once it arrives in California (not in Rhode Island lol).

Literally the only thing I wish this car had was a 12 bolt rear but I will get that eventually. I will also eventually get some motor work done to give it more pep. But overall, the car is just plain beautiful and the big stuff like paint/body repair, structure, frame and all that is great.
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I don't know prices in your area but I picked up a 70 chevelle 12 bolt 2.73 open rear here for $500 about 3 yrs ago when I was looking for one for my 68, then I found a 68 12 bolt with a posi and 3.73 gears for $500 so I sold the 70 rear but kept the Mr Gasket cover, lift bars and sway bar that was on the 70 rear, I did have to spend another 1K having it rebuilt but keep your eyes open while your out ENJOYING your chevelle at the shows and swap meets, and that really is a beauty!
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