Should You Buy A Flood Damaged Car?

Flood Damaged Camaro

1970 Chevrolet Camaro 0000124870L505458 for sale. Primary damage: Flood,

With all the recent climate issues across the US the subject of flood damaged cars has again come to the fore.

These cars will of course include a good percentage of classic cars damaged in this way.

Are these cars a good buy?

The Hemmings Classic Car Radio Podcast Episode 154 has a good discussion regarding the pros and cons of a purchase

Another good point of reference is the article that can be found here on How Stuff Works

Conversely if you want to avoid a car damaged in this way take a read of the article How to avoid a ‘Hurricane Car’ also on How Stuff Works

My thoughts on it are if you are very brave and can get a fresh water car that’s no newer than the early seventies at a good price then have at it!

Anything newer will be most likely be plagued by all manner of electrical issues amongst other things.

If however you are willing to accept the challenge you can get a bargain such as the Camaro pictured above which is up for auction here at Hemmings

 

The First Camaro – “The 6-Cylinder Detroit Convention Unveil Car” VIN N100001

If you read my last post about the Norwood assembly plant this will also interest you.

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The First Camaro

This is the story of the first pilot prototype Camaro built at Norwood, even before it was actually named “Camaro” read about the restoration and history of the car here

Also here is a link to a recent episode of Hemming’s Classic Car Radio where you can hear from the owners of the car and Philip Borris the author of the “Echo’s of Norwood” book

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Web site is here and there was also a feature on Hemming’s Motor News Radio here

Echo’s of Norwood

The book that goes inside a General Motors Corporation automotive assembly plant-all the way to the factory floor. Here is the story of Norwood Assembly- from the first car produced in 1923 to the 8 millionth-and the last car off the line in 1987

From the “B” body to the “F” car in never before revealed photographs, production data, and personal recollections, all providing a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the automotive industry during the halcyon era of domestic automotive production