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Old 09-07-2003, 10:21 PM
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asking advice on selling '65 Chevy

hey guys,
times are tough and to pay bills I have to sell my beloved '65 Caprice/Impala. Love those round tail lights!
I am looking for advice from you fellahs on what price I should ask for it.

Here's the bad points:
-tiny spots of rust, maybe 5 or 6, quarter sized.
-small amounts of wheel well silver molding missing
-surface under rear window water damaged
-before I replaced weatherstripping, slight water damage on inside of doors.
-lame radio

Here's the good points:
-bought it for $4,000 in '98 and have put about $10,000 into it
-toally rebuilt original hi-performance 327 w/ dbl hump heads
-original 12 bolt rear end with new Kodiak posi 411
-good holley 4bbl
-new 700R4 auto trans
-AC works, repaired, recharged, all good
-apprx 300 hp. really fast for a huge car
-original danube blue paint job
-new huge battery
-new radiator
-replaced all brakes, stops fast

Appreciate any advice. really gonna miss this car.
-Dave
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Old 09-08-2003, 08:27 AM
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Post some close up pictures and we can tell ya.
Hard to say without seeing it.

I can tell you, you'll loose money from what you've said thus far. The ?? is how much.
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oh, yeah... I realize that losing money is the name of the game when selling a car. But I do need the cash. I will get some photos of it up. Thanks.
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Hate to bust your bubble but you will never get out of it what you have in it. If it has rust showing then there is quite a bit more that is not showing. For someone to pay out cash for something like that then they are going to know what to look for. For some kid to get a loan for something like that is frowned upon by the banks. I would find out who does car appraisals in your area for insurance purposes, get it appraised, then use that to determine what price to set. It may appraise for 10-15 thousand. If so you might have a chance selling it for 10-12 thou. If it only appraises for 5-6 thousand then you know what you have to do, and that is determine if you want to find another way to make some money for the bills or take a huge loss of your money and your time. But before you make any decision I would get it appraised. Good luck.

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65 chevy

Check in hemmings motor news, you can get a good idea what they are selling for. Al
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check that car year out on ebay,find one in the same shape or close
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Rust = Bad. I agree with chevmal... get a copy of Hemmings Motor News and check them out in there.
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Hemmings will tell you what people are asking for them. Ebay, with some caution, will tell you what they are selling for. Asking and selling are two different things. Both good things to know.

On ebay, look at no reserve auctions or auctions which have met the reserve. Also be leary of auctions where the buyer and seller both have very low feedback. While they may be legit, they might also be someone working to inflate the values of what they have.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:22 AM
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Another option, if you have the time to spend and don't need the cash right away, would be to part it out on ebay.

Selling the pieces may net you more than the overall car, and then you can get some residual getting rid of the remaining hulk from the local scrap dealer.

It will likely take longer, and involve a lot more work.

Just an idea...
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