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Old 01-14-2007, 05:06 PM
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Looking for 1973-1987 Chevy truck prices

Can anyone direct me to a web site that has values for Chevrolet trucks, years 1973-1987? I'm looking for the value of a 1975 Chevy shortbed pickup and I'm not having any luck find a site with prices. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:50 PM
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They're worth what someone is willing to pay. Check ebay for a truck in similar condition and see what they're going for. Generally,these trucks are quite low in value.
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Generally,these trucks are quite low in value.
That's true ... that series of trucks have been going for cheap.
The're kind of "boxy", were prone to paint/primer problems, and rusted out prematurely.

They certainly paled in comparison of popularity to the best series ever made (67-72) ... as did the 60 - 66's. (That's a little hard for me to admit )

The 60-66 series has "climbed the ranks" so to speak because of the low supply and high price of the 67-72. It seems that that trend is now extending to the 73-87 as well. I'm seeing a lot more of them getting a make-over now, too.

I imagine that a LOT of those trucks were used as "donor" trucks. I know a certain 79 C20 3+3 "Camper Special" that suffered that fate.
I paid $500 CDN for it, and "harvested" a running 454 / TH400 that were used as "good cores" for custom rebuilding.
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Not worth a whole lot...as there were a Zillion of them made. Hard to find in good shape.
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They are only worth money if they are pristine or have the 454 big block motor. Then you are only talking $5000-$6000 at most if it's 50,000mi or less.


My dad has 2 clapped out fell apart rusted ones at the farm that are worth more as scrap than as trucks. One of them is a motor donor (350) for my nova.
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Check with some of these guys http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/ That era of truck is now getting to be more and more popular. Especially the shortbeds. In a fairly decent shape you are looking at around $1500 for starts and if the truck is pristine can make it to the $10,000.00 range. If full out customized with bags, paint, interior, fully custommized and painted chassis, rebuilt motor and lots of go-fast chrome goddies on the engine, 24's maybe the $15-20,000.00 range. But like Poncho stated...there were a zillion made. So to command any money it has to be a standout. Like I said, they are now becoming more popular, so if you are looking for a truck to start a project with, you have it. Shortbeds are in demand. You may never get out of it what you put in it, but that is what it's all about anyhow. Bag it, drop it, drive it
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you could also check with the guys on the forums at www.73-87chevytrucks.com theres a few very knowledgeable people over there that may be able to give you some help.
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I gave 1800 for my 85 SWB rust free with Centerline Convo Pro's all around.

It's six years older now and worth about 2000 around here because of hte engine and trans mission upgrades. To be fair, I drive the sheet out of it and lift the hood about every few month's

2500 in good shape with little to no rust. You won't find that around here anyway.
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I have bought and sold several trucks from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. Most were rough and needed lots of work. Some ran and some did not. Paid for $50.00 to $300.00. Sold some for over a grand. Just never know. Bud
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I sold my 79 Chevy Shortbox for $9000.00 CDN about a year and a half ago.It had a 455 Rocket,Cragers,ARE tonneau cover.It was between #1 and #2 condition. Just don't ask what I had in it.$$$
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I gave $8200 for my 79 longbed 2-wheeler>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



In Feb., 1979 (still have it)


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you could also check with the guys on the forums at www.73-87chevytrucks.com theres a few very knowledgeable people over there that may be able to give you some help.
I'll second this. I'm rebuilding an 87. Its a somewhat quiet board, but your questions are usually answered within a day. These guys know these trucks inside & out. Excellent source of info on these...

These trucks are plentiful as mentioned, though most yards (in my area) don't keep them anymore, as there isn't much call for the parts. Any you do find are picked clean, or rusted out.

The upside is that you can buy virtually any part new for cheap. Body panels galore... (If you like offshore) LMC truck or Chevy Duty have absolutely everything down to the nuts and bolts.

There is some good buys out there, the shortboxes are holding their values in this area. I've always loved the crisp lines on the 81-87's. I think this series of truck will regain some popularity again. The next classic?? (I hope with all the time and $ I'm putting into mine...)

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