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Old 05-27-2008, 10:44 AM
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1996 Impala SS. What is it worth?

I found a 1996 Impala that has been sitting in a barn for the past 2 years at a friend of my uncles. Its pretty sad. And I have wanted one of these cars for the longest time. The guy said he will sell it, but he doesnt know what he wants for it yet. The interior is $h!t. Worn carpet, cracks in the dash, just dirt and crap all over. Oh, and the tranny is junk. Well, we got to haggleing and I offered him $3000 cash right then. He told me I was high on meth. So I came home and kelly blue booked it, and they said a *fair condition* price was around $7000. But this is far from being fair. But this car would be great if it just had a little work done to it. It has decent leather seats. Not very worn or anything. 350 LT1. Limited slip rear end. 0 rust. And the black paint is pretty nice. No dings or dents. It just needs a bath. It has exactly 100,000 miles on it. So, what do you guys think a fair price would be?

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most I would give for it is $2,500 and that's if I wanted 1 bad.. KBB numbers are innaccurate. you have to use NADA guides to be any kind of accurate.. no way would I pay $7k for a '96 Impala, SS or not.
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As the owner of a '94 Impala SS, I'd say that unless it was total junk, $2500 or $3000 is way too low for a real SS. The transmission rebuild will cost in the $1600 - $2000 range and the dashpad is the same as the Caprice or 9C1, available from a wrecking yard for $50 (dye it with SEM if you can't fine one in grey). The 100K miles isn't much (the LT1 is good for 250K- 300K with proper maintenance). If the seats, paint and body are as good as you say, you're probably in the $6000 to $7000 range... minimum. A Caprice Classic or 9C1 would sell in the $2500 - $3000 range. 1996 is a popular year too, since it has the floor shift. To learn more about 94-96 Impala's and other B bodies, check out the Impala SS Forum

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NADA is putting low retail at $9,100.. around here where I live Caprice's or 9C1's go for approx $1,500 in decent shape.
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If it's a mess, you pay less........

A car that hasn't been looked after is worth less than one that has been well maintained. Stick to your $3000 offer.......If he's too lazy to do some work, clean it up and get more, he will be calling you. .....Plus, it needs a tranny after 100,000 miles.........who knows what else it needs?
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I think $3000 is high. It is just a 12 year old abused, typical used car. Trans is junk, interior is trashed, I can guarantee the paint will be bad, especially black.
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Thanks guys. I guess If i dont hear from him soon, I will just dump that money into the Delta 88.
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I think $3000 is high. It is just a 12 year old abused, typical used car.
Pretty much a collectors item today!!

Shop around, see what they go for. Don't kick yourself later for maybe not getting it.
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They go high around here. 3000.00 in my area would be good. They are in the auto traders here between 7000.00 and 20,000.00 depending on condition. If 3000 would get it, I would buy it, restore it and SELL it in the market that is selling best. Good luck! Jerry
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