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I couldn't believe it when I read you were already thinking of selling it. About time you pulled your head out and looked at what you have. TENS of THOUSANDS of people would give their left arm for a car that nice.... They would need the right arm to shift...
Congrats on your decision to keep it..
I know...

My issue is that I become somewhat bored of a project once it's been completed and usually end up moving them along. It's like, OK what's next. There's no doubt the car is a quality piece, I was simply thinking it's time to try something else after completing what is now my fifth Z/28 restoration. It's now my third one in the past 6 years, and thanks to Covid it is the fastest I have ever turned one around.

I was also tempted to list this one on BAT just to see where it would land. The listing would have included a few hundred choice pics and a host of narrated video clips to really showcase the car, and then sit back to see what it would pull for bids? That was, until I looked back and saw all of the effort I put into this one. Viewing this thread again really made me appreciate the car on a new level. For at least the time being, it'll stay where it is while I look for my next project to restore.

Maybe it's time for a 69 or 70 Chevelle? Going to keep my eyes open for the next project?
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For those who haven't had enough Daytona Yellow, here are a few pics taken out along the Rockies last week while we were out for a good rip in the car. I stopped to cool it off while getting a great backdrop to shoot the car with.






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Simply breathtaking. Both the car and the scenery!
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I hear the sentiment of getting bored after completing a restoration from other people too. I don't have that problem...I never complete any of mine, only customers at work and I'm usually way beyond ready for them to leave... I would LOVE to get a few of mine to a level of completion that they are nice drivers.



Don't you have room to keep it and feed your need to work on something with a new project ? A '69-70 Chevelle would be a cool project, but anything fairly clean and solid seems to be rather expensive just to start with.
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Don't you have room to keep it and feed your need to work on something with a new project ? A '69-70 Chevelle would be a cool project, but anything fairly clean and solid seems to be rather expensive just to start with.
Yes I have room, and yes...certain projects are expensive to start with.

I tell everyone, I'm a hobbyist...not a collector. In saying that, I do like building solid lifter cars. More often than not, they end up being restored well into the 6-figure range, and rather than beat on them when they are freshly done, I'm more likened to moving them along and perhaps trying to recoup my costs when a car is fresh.

It's a strange yet addictive hobby (and an expensive one most of the time). Sometimes I question my own sanity when it comes to starting another frame off restoration, as I know full well where that's gonna end up.

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Now, on the lighter side of the hobby...

Here are a few more pics to showcase the 714 yellow interior and the paint work now that I've had some time to get it outside in the sun. Ron really did do a remarkable job with the paint on this one. It does need a bit more polishing in a couple spots, but the body and paint are simply excellent on this one. Also included is one more V75 trunk shot for good measure.

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Awesome build! Said it before and I'll say it again... you saved this Z!
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Awesome build! Said it before and I'll say it again... you saved this Z!
Thanks Dan.

Always feels good saving another real Z car.
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Is this the car from Apollo, PA?
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Is this the car from Apollo, PA?
Yes. The car was purchased from the previous owner in Apollo PA last year and was then shipped up to Canada where I restored it over a 12 month period.
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