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#1011 of 1124 Re: Bumper With Amnesia - Where Do I Belong?? [dschluer]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 09, 2012 (10:50 am)
i was thinking it might have originally been painted rather than chromed. Might be worth something but I wouldn't plan on retiring from the proceeds.
#1012 of 1124 Re: Prices Dropping (texases)( Mr_Shiftright) [hpmctorque]
Jun 25, 2012 (9:52 am)
That small amount of exposure won't do any appreciable harm. Its not like they are being dunked in the ocean................
#1013 of 1124 This lady is unrealistic
Jun 26, 2012 (5:29 am)
My Grandmom's friend has a black 1989 or 1990 Cadillac Sedan DeVille with a black "roadster top." The car is filthy, but only has 80K miles in it which is low for its age. She wants $5,000 for it, but the automotive accountant in my head says $2,500 is more than generous. So far, the lady has received no offers which isn't surprising. I'd say she'd do a lot better if she at least had me clean and detail the car for her.
#1014 of 1124 Re: This lady is unrealistic [lemko]
Jun 26, 2012 (6:32 am)
I bet you're right
#1015 of 1124 Re: This lady is unrealistic [lemko]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 26, 2012 (8:17 am)
I think if it cleans up to the level of a decent driver then his estimate of $2500 is spot on. For $5000 the car would have to be a stunning automobile of show quality---and since it doesn't sound like that, then yeah, IMO, she is not realistic.
It's just a nice old used car. It's not a classic and isn't ever going to be one. Let's face it.
By all means he should clean it up. As it sits, if it's truly as filthy as stated, she'd be lucky to get $1000 for it.
#1016 of 1124 Re: This lady is unrealistic [lemko]
Jun 26, 2012 (10:02 am)
A couple hundred dollars spent on a fantastic detail can add many times that in value, for sale or trade in.
Your price is fair, and would probably be the only offer. Just not a car many want today, but I can see your eyes dancing at the thought of a new hooptie
#1020 of 1124 1964 Thunderbird Landau
Jan 08, 2013 (3:52 am)
Am restoring a 64 T-Bird Landau with about every option available. The only part not stock is that I put in a 5 Liter HO (300 hp) and an 800Hp capable transmission. Back in those days, Ford didn't put VIN numbers on the engines, so if someone wanted to switch it back to the 390 and Cruiseomatic, they could. It didn't have the original engine in it anyway when I bought it. I'll have about 15 16k into it when done. Wife will never let me sell it, but if I did, would it bring significantly more by reverting it back to the 390? The main reason I changed was because it dropped over 800 pounds, and with the HO I can buy parts anywhere instead of having to wait like a week or more just for a fan belt. With the Holly 4bbl, and performance kit, it fairly screams.
(last week I blew the doors off a Charger RT Heh)
Any clues on value now verses with the 390?