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1965 Lemans 326ci

I have a few?s I cant find and 1965 Lemans that was not converted into a GTO clone for sale any idea on a value 100% original Lemans??? Better to keep it a Lemans or turn into another GTO clone??? Also will replacing original Valve covers and air filter housing with edelbrock parts affect the value of an all original carů
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welcome to the forum Bear add another to the growing list of members whose cars names contain more than three letters. ahhhhh, an often asked question lately, short answer is that no matter what it will never command the value of a true GTO, if you are doing the car for future value, stock original will always cost more to buy and to build. If you are building it for "you" do what puts a big ole Poncho loving smile on your face. it looks like a gto and with a few mods it will go faster than a gto as they are a bit lighter (thats apples to apples engine wise). the Eddy parts will swap onto any engine you may upgrade to so if you want them you will be able to use them if you wanna drop a 400 in it later.Will have to step up in carb if you do though.
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I got the lemans for $700 good investment??? has been sitting for 5 Years and absolutly no rust i can see... Where do i start i dont know if it was running before parked the owner died and i got it from the daughter who has no info on the car...
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Sounds like a smoking good deal, congrats and welcome!! I like speed and chrome, so I would put the pretty stuff on, just save the original stuff for if you decide to sell it. Lets see some pics!!
The Lemans is not as sought after as the GTO, but they still have value, I would do what I like, but not chop it up at all, or do anything ghetto to it, lol..
Good luck, and again, we need pics, it is a must!!

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New to the site how do I post pics???
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Posted some pics on my profile but they are pending approval...
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Well I have a photobuck account it is free and then you will put into your post [img] the url of the pic[/img]

Phototbucket will give you that format at the bottom of the picture once you get the whole thing loaded up to there site


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Only body damage is the drivers fender...
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thats a steal for 700.00. Ask yourself "what do i want" then get it running if its not all ready, find a new fender, do all the safety stuff first (brakes, suspension..etc.). then drive it while you work towards your vision of your car. All cars do not need a frame off resto, If the undersides as clean as the top, freshen it up and go. Too many projects get taken apart (the easy part, only takes a weekend), only to have people lose interest, not be realistic about actual cost of restoring one, and /or realize they are in over their head.

Heres my non GTO body on project....welcome aboard, and please keep it a Lemans, too few of them left.

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