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Old 12-05-2018, 09:17 PM
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Actually Dean, I would consider yours a "Tribute Car" or "Themed Car". As long as you don't try to pass it off as "oh this was factory" when it really wasn't, no issues. But too many people put some NASCAR stickers on the car and try to pass it off as something it's not to either make a sale OR up talk the price. That is what drives me crazy. I'm willing to assume *IF* you ever sold your Monte in it's customized condition, you would not say "oh this is how it came from the factory".

It's too easy to take advantage of someone because they don't know what they are looking at.

I added an oil cap that said "SS" on my Monte and a friend accused me of trying to false badge my Monte as a SS because he was unaware GM made a v6 SS. I told him no false badging on my car, I did not set the standard, but mine is a legit SS from the factory, per my VIN. I'm not into badging a car as something it isn't.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:39 AM
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Now on that "SS" up there.. Whats that body kit? The guy's by me has the same body kit and same SS looking letters..

Im starting to wonder if this was like a 3rd party aftermarket kit or something.. Ive seen several of these SS 5th gens that look exactly the same, too similar for this to be coincidence.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
It's too easy to take advantage of someone because they don't know what they are looking at.
It's amazing what even a few minutes of research can do - for both buyers AND sellers. Take advantage of the biggest tool you have right in front of your face - the internet. And don't just believe everything that's in front of your face. Some people are extremely gullible.

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Now on that "SS" up there.. Whats that body kit? The guy's by me has the same body kit and same SS looking letters..

Im starting to wonder if this was like a 3rd party aftermarket kit or something.. Ive seen several of these SS 5th gens that look exactly the same, too similar for this to be coincidence.
Could be. Just like those 06-07 Nascar editions in the other active thread going right now. Bottom line is it's still not a true SS, by GM, from the factory - I think that's the main point we're trying to get across here.

And I can't seem to find that body kit. It looks bloated, not like any I can find online right now.
 

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Old 12-06-2018, 07:45 AM
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In the case of the OP, I'm not sure it's worth it to really spend much time researching anything though, it's just a $600 car. As long as it runs/drives and has a legitimate title, it wouldnt matter if they put Z28 stickers all over it, lol.

To the OP - only thing I'd be careful of is putting too much money into it. 5th gens are at rock bottom prices nowadays, so I'd assume every penny put into it is gone forever.
 

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
Actually Dean, I would consider yours a "Tribute Car" or "Themed Car". As long as you don't try to pass it off as "oh this was factory" when it really wasn't, no issues. But too many people put some NASCAR stickers on the car and try to pass it off as something it's not to either make a sale OR up talk the price. That is what drives me crazy. I'm willing to assume *IF* you ever sold your Monte in it's customized condition, you would not say "oh this is how it came from the factory".

It's too easy to take advantage of someone because they don't know what they are looking at.

I added an oil cap that said "SS" on my Monte and a friend accused me of trying to false badge my Monte as a SS because he was unaware GM made a v6 SS. I told him no false badging on my car, I did not set the standard, but mine is a legit SS from the factory, per my VIN. I'm not into badging a car as something it isn't.
I do have a Story Board for the Car and I show the start of the Mods I have done and the end result. This year I was stunned that I won some trophies for my efforts, at two big Car shows. I have not tried to sell it because I don't think it would bring anything anyway, like bumpin said. I would really like to have my 1969 Chevelle SS back that I had when it was new. But that's a pipe dream. Hopefully I will have a few more years to play with this one. There is a fellow locally who has a Z-34 99 Monte in Black that has had it on Craigslist for 2500 but has not sold it.


Here a Carshow pic with the Story Board.

They even let me park in the show by the real nice Cars.
 
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bumpin96monte View Post
In the case of the OP, I'm not sure it's worth it to really spend much time researching anything though, it's just a $600 car.
This is true. I could see if it was up for $16k.

I don't mean to beat my point into the ground but I'm getting it across for sake of misinformation since a lot of people believe and run with everything in front of them.
 
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:32 PM
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I trust you fellows faaaaar more than the seller, and all research proves you fellows to be correct, and the seller to be wrong, so I will not be pursuing the project any further, my apologies if I offended anyone! I do try to do diligent research. I never have and do not claim to be an expert. I figure you guys know better than me !
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Skatulaki View Post
I trust you fellows faaaaar more than the seller, and all research proves you fellows to be correct, and the seller to be wrong, so I will not be pursuing the project any further, my apologies if I offended anyone! I do try to do diligent research. I never have and do not claim to be an expert. I figure you guys know better than me !
Curious why you'd abandon it just because the seller put some SS stickers on it? If the condition is pretty good, it's drives, and has a legitimate title, sounds like a good deal for $600.
 
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:06 PM
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The "SS" was probably was a dealer option. I'd be willing to bet the title labels it a Z34 though.

The gfx look like a Razzi kit.
 
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