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TerryO’s Profile Photo
Nov 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm
If you want an investment you buy and original BB SS, but if you want a childhood dream car you can drive and have fun with then you get a clone. Look at all the AC Cobra replicas that are driving around. They're all clones. No one can drive around in a real one because they are investments. Is it right? Is it wrong? It all depends on your opinion and and what you want in a car. If you are a connoisseur of collectible cars it may be offensive to you, but if you just like cool cars that you can drive then you love em.
GMman’s Profile Photo
Nov 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm
I don't have a problem with clones or recreations if people are honest about them. I agree with you that the recreations or clones should not bring the high prices they are not the real thing! Good thing about Chevys are thru 1968 there is no doubt with the Chevelle VIN# a 138 car is a SS and a 136 car is a Malibu. From 1969 and on if you don't know if it was a real SS with the vin# cause all Chevelles were a #136 then. If you don't have a build sheet or original window sticker you just don't know. I know the 70 Chevelle SS with 454 engine, there were only about 4600 cars made I bet there are 15,000 cars out there now! Buyer beware now, you should get someone who is an expert when you are not sure about a classic!
alwaysakid’s Profile Photo
Nov 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm
I've always said anything is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. It doesn't matter how high a price an owner puts on it if there is no buyer. But whenever someone does buy a muscle car, they have to be real careful and do the research to be sure they're getting what they think they're getting. Still, if a guy wants a big-block muscle car and finds the only one he can afford is a clone, if that's what makes him happy, I say go for it. Different strokes for different folks.
Having said that, I'll point out that most pictures of engines in my photo albums are usually small V-8s or I6s because the go-fast chrome motors are so plentiful.
Crazyfast79TA’s Profile Photo
Nov 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Good point! Re-creations just aren't worth what original musclecars are. I don't care what anyone says. But if it's been restored or customized, then it's worth whatever they can get out of it.

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