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Username Post: ASC vs Non ASC Convertible conversions        (Topic#337114)
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Loc: PA
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06-30-16 08:04 PM - Post#2637028    

Ive been in the market for a few years for a Gen 3 Camaro or Firebird convertible. Ive read alot about these cars but Im looking for some facts and opinions of which years/conversions the folks on this board feel are most valuable and why.

Here is the question:
Which years are more valuable, the early conversions 1982-86 NOT approved by GM OR the 1987 and newer ASC GM 'approved' conversions.

Please state if you have "facts or documented information" or it is "just your HUMBLE opinion"

Here is my take: IN MY HUMBLE OPINION: YES I know these are not factory made/titled as convertibles from GM factories but they have enough GM factory and Dealer involvement PRE-DELIVERY to the customer that they should be considered similar to a Yenko / Baldwin Motion type of conversion Camaros. And some day they will be top 10 value for 80s vehicles made in the US.

Anyone have an opinion?

Frank T


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07-02-16 11:11 AM - Post#2637333    
    In response to Frank_T

Yes, I have an opinion, but I can't guarantee it will be humble, or else I might not be giving it.

As anyone who thinks about this should tell you, it is almost impossible to predict a collectors' item of the future. So the real issue is, are you wanting the car for driving enjoyment, or as an investment?

If to drive, buy what speaks to your heart. If an investment, look at prices on B-J or other similar auction venues.


Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.

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Loc: Middleburg, FL
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12-25-17 07:39 PM - Post#2719002    
    In response to raycow

I think the 3rd gens are due as a whole. First gen cars are out of reach for the average collector and 2nd gen are well on their way there. It is only a short matter of time before the 3rd gens will be there. As with 2nd gen cars, hardtops will be worth lower, then t-tops, then convertibles. As with all the earlier models, you usually only find cars that are real nice or total projects. I feel the cars that are near original are going to be the most valuable. These tend to be the adult owned, more respected cars that have not been driven hard. BTW I have a 91 RS convertible that I am getting ready to put up for sale that is 98% original and unmolested. I live in North Florida if interested.

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JJ Flury 
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JJ Flury
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02-19-18 12:27 PM - Post#2724882    
    In response to Toqwik

Have a very nice 84 Z-28 Autoform convertible I would sell for the right price. Almost all original. Shown on this site with pictures under 3rd Gen Auto-Form Convertible if you would like to see pictures. Approx 23 k miles.


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