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Old 01-27-2014, 10:00 AM
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1955 chevy 5 window series 1

Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and have a couple of questions.
I am currently building a rat rod and almost have it completed.
For a while now, I have been wanting an older model truck to keep
mostly original. My buddy has a 1955 Chevy 5 window Series 1 truck
that he is wanting to sell. The motor and trans is bad, so I would need
to put something else in it (which is no problem). The body looks to be
decent and everything there. What would you guys price it at like it sits?
The pictures are attached. Thanks
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:47 AM
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Depends on where you are located. I have gotten trucks like that for scrap price and then seen one go for several hundred at a swap meet in poor shape. I have heard of rigs like in the picture go for stupid money because the buyer just had to have one of what ever it is. Local market governs the price on rigs like that.

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Depends on where you are located. I have gotten trucks like that for scrap price and then seen one go for several hundred at a swap meet in poor shape. I have heard of rigs like in the picture go for stupid money because the buyer just had to have one of what ever it is. Local market governs the price on rigs like that.

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That's what I thought. He's wanting $1,200. I am located in Georgia
and usually older truck projects go quick when for sale, at a good price.
I was just thinking it would be a good old truck to drop a motor and trans
in and go. But I don't want to overpay for a truck that isn't worth it. I
know it's worth what someone is willing to pay, but if the truck really isn't
worth it I would pass on it.
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offer him $800 and get to work on it.
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offer him $800 and get to work on it.
He won't take lower than 1,200. (he was at first asking 1,500).

I'm thinking about it...
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He won't take lower than 1,200. (he was at first asking 1,500).

I'm thinking about it...
grab it before someone else does. the spots that are usually rust out ,look to be in good shape on this truck.
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That's about the right price range around here for one that has a title. I gave close to that for mine, but it had a running 292 6 cly in it with a granny 4 speed and the body was pretty ruff. I haggled with the guy for almost a year. He started out wanting over 2k for it, but he finally came down enough that I thought I could afford to redo it.
It's my daily driver now and I wouldn't take for it!
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He won't take lower than 1,200. (he was at first asking 1,500).

I'm thinking about it...
also that is the 5 window everybody wants.
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The 3 windows are actually a little harder to come by around here and except for the fact that the 3 window has a bit of a blind spot in the area where the quarter windows would be I prefer the looks of the 3 window myself. But that is just my opinion.
I've seen a lot more 5 windows built into street rods than three windows, but it may be because most people prefer the 5 window.
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