Fix up 92 or sell as is? - Camaro Forums - Chevy Camaro Enthusiast Forum

Fix up 92 or sell as is?

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 07-13-2018, 11:33 AM
Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
Question Fix up 92 or sell as is?

Looking for a few opinions: I have a 92 camaro RS 6 cylinder. Runs good but needs cosmetic work. New speakers (two aren't working), headliner & clear coat is mostly peeled off hood, roof and hatch. I get offers that people want to buy it. can get a headliner done for $250. Would only be painting the hood, hatch & roof (wouldn't do a crap Maaco but not a 3K paint job either). Would I be smarter to fix these issues or sell as is?
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2018, 12:39 PM
Fourth Generation Moderator
October 2009 ROTM
ROTM Winner's Club
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Eastern PA,
Posts: 8,884
Default

I am not sure anyone can answer that for you. From a good investment point of view there are a lot easier ways to make money then trying to make it on a V6 3rd gen. The question is, do you enjoy it enough and is it reliable enough for your needs to make it worth wild?

If you don't love it and it can go to someone that does, that can be a good thing but if you do they can be hard to find in solid condition and you may regret the sale. As you can see it all comes back to what you want and the condition of your car.
 

Last edited by Gorn; 07-13-2018 at 12:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2018, 01:15 PM
Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
Default


I am the original owner and I LOVE my camaro. I've always had two cars (an heir and a spare) and my other one is a '09 honda with low mileage. I would like to make the improvements I mentioned and maybe even keep it for now. but, what I am wondering is if I get it looking good again, would I get a good return on my investment? If I spend, say, $2000 to spiff it up, would I get that back? like when you are selling a house, put in a nice kitchen and bath and you get that money back on the sale. does it work the same with a car?
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2018, 06:06 PM
Fourth Generation Moderator
October 2009 ROTM
ROTM Winner's Club
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Eastern PA,
Posts: 8,884
Default

Originally Posted by carolinNJ View Post
[IMG] If I spend, say, $2000 to spiff it up, would I get that back? like when you are selling a house, put in a nice kitchen and bath and you get that money back on the sale. does it work the same with a car?
I doubt it but who knows for sure. If anyone could truly predict the raise or fall of cars he could be rich. 3rd gens could worth 3 times their todays value in 8 months or 1/2. In my area even well kept V6's don't do well. That is kind of true for all generations of Camaros. They are looked at as swap candidates or as parts cars to fix a V8 cars. Heck that was true for first gens Camaros through the 80's and most of the 90s. Heck I bought a 72 Camaro 6 cylinder for $250 in 1985 drove it for 2 years and as soon as the engine gave me a little trouble I parted it out to fix a V8 car I had.


Check values in your area but IMO if it is a rust free car that is the value. Also you may be very surprised what a paint conditioning specialist can do for that car. I have seen cars that looked ALOT worse then yours look close to new when done.


Dr Colorchip for the paint chips.
https://www.drcolorchip.com/demo/videos.php
 

Last edited by Gorn; 07-13-2018 at 06:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-13-2018, 09:52 PM
Y2K's Avatar
Y2K
Y2K is offline
4th Gear Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yacolt,WA
Posts: 1,705
Default

My 2cts,sell as is if you have a buyer.
Third gens just aren't bringing the kind of money yet that would make putting money into it worthwhile IMO, especially given it's just a V-6. Maybe if it was an IROC or at least a Z28 but even then it would be a gamble depending on how much you are into the car to start with and that would have to be not much.
 
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
josh3408
93-02 General
23
12-21-2010 08:33 AM
dpend
67-69 General
2
03-08-2009 07:06 AM
Blade
70-81 General
18
09-21-2006 06:04 PM
Valle622003
93-02 General
2
03-13-2006 04:22 AM
dusty
82-92 General
0
02-23-2006 08:25 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory