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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/31/2006 12:57:43 AM EDT
I've had my 1996 camaro for 6 years. Is there any chance of it appreciating in value? If so, when?

I really don't care if it does or not. I'm still in college and it still runs well. (132k)

My dream is to fix it up once I hit 6 figures...Basically turn it into an SS.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 1:42:26 AM EDT
Don't get your hopes up. Cars that appreciate tend to be very low production, and very special in some way, which a V6 Camaro isn't in either case. Drive it till it dies and then replace it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:34:39 AM EDT
Not very likely.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:40:41 AM EDT
Not very likely. If you get the money to fix it, dont. Keep it as a driver and buy an SS. You will thank us later. This is coming from a Camaro nut himself.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:02:02 AM EDT
not in your life time
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:42:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:59:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hoosier122:
I've had my 1996 camaro for 6 years. Is there any chance of it appreciating in value? If so, when?

I really don't care if it does or not. I'm still in college and it still runs well. (132k)

My dream is to fix it up once I hit 6 figures...Basically turn it into an SS.



If your goin to do anything Pro-Street it. As far as the 6 cyl being worth anything, No, there is nothing special about them.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:50:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:55:06 PM EDT
If V-6 TT means Twin Turbo and the dual turbo's were a dealer option then hell yes.

If you added the Twind Turbo's probably not.

My .02
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:23:02 PM EDT
+1 for buying an SS. Not worth it to switch every thing over.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 7:57:44 AM EDT
no
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:39:58 PM EDT
As everyone has said, no a V6 camaro will not appreciate in value... About the only V6 Fbody to ever appreciate and hold a value was the Turbo TransAM. Even the newer LS1 cars are facing a bad falloff with the possible news of a '07/08 Camaro release so yeah....i wouldnt get your hopes up on the car keeping value and if any of the 4th gen F-Bodys do...it would be the SS/WS6 cars.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:04:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 4:06:56 PM EDT by AR-15Fan]
To hell with even keeping it, if you're a fan of Camaros sell it and get a real Camaro, a Z28 or SS. You can get them dirt cheap around the year model you have. It's absolutely not worth spending any money on, take that money you would spend on it and save it to put toward a V8 Camaro...

I got my fairly nice 94 Z28 for $4500 not too long ago, few mods thrown on and it runs nice and strong.

I've never quite understood why people buy V6 Camaros or Mustangs. I mean if you don't care about performance there are better cars to buy for the money. You're getting all the bad of these cars with none of the good (the performance). Sell it and buy a Camry if you want to drive around in a slow-ass turd.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:14:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:23:08 AM EDT by luger355]
threads like this make me regret buying my mustang gt vert.

I shoulda just shot the wad on a cobra vert instead


im pretty much in agreement w/everyone, unless the TT was a factory option its unlikely to see much of an increase in value in the short term.

But in about 30+ years it prob will simply cause many will have been scrapped by then. When it does happen though at the point. when it starts going up in value it will be worth far less than what you payed for it at the dealer. Assuming its completly restored to factory spec and in cherry condition.

My parents own a 79 boniville and 79 f-100 that they purchased new. Both in premo shape, they were relatively common vehicles. They have started to increase in value.

On the flip side my sister still has her 1979 V6 camaro that she bought, new rotting in storage. Its in ok shape and needs resto and tlc. The thing HAS NOT gone up in value and likely wont until a quality factory spec resto has been completed.

my .02 cents

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