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Old 12-13-2011, 05:24 AM
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OMG this thread is old and I just wasted my time posting some advice! LOLOLOL

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:59 AM
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I bought and sold cars on the side for years... mostly collector Chevies. An older friend had been at this game much longer than me. He once told me that if you want to sell it... don't put any money in the car. Once you start down that road, the profits always go down.

I also custom paint for a living. It gets more expensive every year, and as one of the other guys said... a cheap paint job may hurt the sale in a couple different ways... wrong color... or the buyer may look at the paint quality, and figure he is going to have to pay for all new paint anyway.

It looks like the car might have been red originally, so if it is a resto guy thinking of buying, he will probably love that!

Financially, I would make sure it's running good, and driveable, then sell it as is.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:48 AM
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Jay, this thread is over six years old! Unless this guy is as slow as me, the car is long gone.

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:08 AM
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Throw it on ebay and start it for $1. It will bring exactly what it's worth.
From an old trader who has been around this stuff a long time, the primer, or a cheap paint job, is a huge red flag, suspect of hiding bondo, patched rust ect. On the flip side a good paint job is going to start at $3500 nowdays and add any body work on top of that. Then finding a shop that wants to do it because, as you found out, most of them make way more money doing insurance work on late models.
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Sold it on ebay a couple of weeks ago. Went for $8005.00, I probably took a very slight loss on it although I never had the guts to sit down and add up all my old receipts.
Not sure which is worse, I posted to this or that I read this 7 year old thread from the beginning!!!
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Stop the Madness!!!!!!!!!



Not sure which is worse, I posted to this or that I read this 7 year old thread from the beginning!!!
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