Team Chevelle banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part JULY's Ride of the Month Challenge!
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
563 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well my 68 Chevelle convertible was sold today. The new owner loaded it onto a trailer and drove away.

I bought the car a little over 2 years ago. My first ever car was a 69 Chevelle and I wanted to score another car of that body style. So I found this 68 ragtop. I loved this car and felt like it was going to be "the" car, but then I had a really nice 69 Camaro fall into my lap and I couldn't turn it down.

I grabbed the Camaro and brought it home and even though I tried, I couldn't convince my wife that 2 Musclecars were better than one. As much as I loved the Chevelle, the Camaro was just a much nicer car all around so the Chevelle was put up for sale.

I'm sad to see this car go. A Chevelle was my first car ever and they will always hold a special place in my heart.







 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,989 Posts
Well, you got the camaro of your dreams and someone got a chevelle of thier dream. Great way to end or start the new years for the both of you. It is always sad to see them go. But the bulging wad of cash in your pocket does help ease the pain a bit. Jim
 

·
Registered
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
Joined
·
7,422 Posts
Was it a quick deal or one that you had time to think about. :frown2: When I sold my last 69 Camaro it was a quick deal. The kid that came to look at it told me on the phone I'd like to come see your car and if I like it and we agree on price I will have the cash in my pocket and a dealer plate to drive it away. That was just what I was hoping for and I watched as he drove it away. I've also have been in the same place where I think this is the forever one but you always find something better. Good Luck with the Camaro to me the 69 was the best year. :thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
563 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Was it a quick deal or one that you had time to think about. :frown2: When I sold my last 69 Camaro it was a quick deal. The kid that came to look at it told me on the phone I'd like to come see your car and if I like it and we agree on price I will have the cash in my pocket and a dealer plate to drive it away. That was just what I was hoping for and I watched as he drove it away. I've also have been in the same place where I think this is the forever one but you always find something better. Good Luck with the Camaro to me the 69 was the best year. :thumbsup:
It was a long process. The previous owner of the Camaro restored the car and then found out he had cancer. He told a good friend of mine that he had decided to sell the car. My buddy knew that a 69 Camaro was one of my favorite cars ever so he put the seller and I in contact with each other. That was back in mid-September.

Initially, I actually passed on the car because the seller was asking for serious money for the Camaro and I also had winter plans for my Chevelle. But my buddy kept after me and urged me to see the car. Once I saw the Camaro and looked through the long list of receipts I knew that I couldn't let the Camaro go.
 

·
Registered
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu
Joined
·
7,422 Posts
It was a long process. The previous owner of the Camaro restored the car and then found out he had cancer. He told a good friend of mine that he had decided to sell the car. My buddy knew that a 69 Camaro was one of my favorite cars ever so he put the seller and I in contact with each other. That was back in mid-September.

Initially, I actually passed on the car because the seller was asking for serious money for the Camaro and I also had winter plans for my Chevelle. But my buddy kept after me and urged me to see the car. Once I saw the Camaro and looked through the long list of receipts I knew that I couldn't let the Camaro go.
No, I had read your thread about pulling the trigger on the Camaro and when I saw the picture of your Chevelle in your garage I thought I had just saw it on Ebay. I was referring to you selling the Chevelle as a quick deal knowing you wished you could have kept both.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,728 Posts
Personally, I would have kept the Chevelle....but one man's coffee is another man's tea.

However, losing one cool, muscle car and replacing it with another cool, muscle car isn't that bad to go through. You still have a cool ride at the end of the day.

When I had to sell my very first car (my first '69 Malibu) in January of 1994 because I was a broke, college student who needed apartment rent for an internship in Columbus, I was left with a 1982 Regal four door.

That.....was depressing. But it was the right career move. And I got a replacement '69 Malibu in 2009 that will follow me to my grave, Cadillac Ranch style.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
563 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
No, I had read your thread about pulling the trigger on the Camaro and when I saw the picture of your Chevelle in your garage I thought I had just saw it on Ebay. I was referring to you selling the Chevelle as a quick deal knowing you wished you could have kept both.
OK gotcha.

Selling the Chevelle was excruciating. When I was first offered the Camaro, I tossed the Chevelle up on eBay. I was hoping to sell the Chevelle and then turn that money right into the Camaro. Well the car didn't sell. I dealt with a lot of a$$hats who either picked the car apart or with low-ballers looking to steal the car. Since the Chevelle didn't sell and the Camaro's previous owner wanted some serious cash for the Camaro, I passed on it and focused on a few winter projects on the Chevelle.

This was all with me not ever seeing the Camaro. My good friend knew the seller and had seen it several times and he had raved about the car. Making the decision to pass on a car I had never seen was pretty easy. Especially when I really liked my Chevelle. Then the seller of the Camaro decided that he didn't want to deal with listing the car on eBay or having strangers come to his house to see the car so he contacted my buddy and passed the word on to me that he was lowering his price. His new price was attractive enough for me to actually go see the car in person. Once I actually saw the car, inspected it, and drove it, I knew that I was going to buy the car.

So I listed the Chevelle on eBay and Craigslist and again dealt with a lot of nonsense. I had all kinds of stupid trade offers, lots of super low ball "cash" offers, and a ton of "experts" who wanted to talk cars. The eBay auction again ended up a little short of where I wanted to be on the car. Finally an eBay buyer hit me up and wanted to talk seriously. He ended up combining a trip up from Florida to see family with a visit to see the Chevelle. He came by on Friday the 30th to see the car and we ended up striking a deal. He came back today and picked up the car.

It's a little bittersweet. I really liked my Chevelle and I had big plans for the car. But it was an older restoration that needed some updating. I was facing a situation where eventually I was going to have to put some decent money into the car to get it where I wanted it. The Camaro is at that point now. So while I will miss the Chevelle, I'm excited to move forward with the Camaro.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,595 Posts
Very nice Vert, I think we need a few pics of that Camaro, yea- a pic-fix!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,277 Posts
You never know.

It may find it's way back to you some day, or you can always look for a better one when the time is right.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,900 Posts
that is a sharp looking car:thumbsup:
hated to see my 68vert go down the road also
i even drove it up on the trailer for the guy
i was an investment car for me... >:)
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top