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Old 10-29-2004, 04:33 PM
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Is it worth it?

Not being a Mopar guy, I was curious what all of you think about this...

Afriend of mine offered to give me a 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury convertable. It is a 383 4-barrel.

The only catch is that I have to restore it (he did say today that it wouldn't have to be a factory resto). The car was given to another guy that has stripped it down to the bare frame, started the resto and then lost interest.

The car needs some sheet metal replaced, but it is not all that bad.

The only catches is are:

1. I have to complete it (no time limit).

2. If I decide to ever sell it I have to give him first chance.

I don't know if these cars are worth anything ($$$).

Do you think it would be worth it.

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Old 10-29-2004, 09:25 PM
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I say if you have the time, money, space and drive to do it go for it 60's drop tops are cool

As to it being worth it, unless the car is rare or in really good condition you probabally wont make any money on it, but if you are looking for a car to keep for cruising it probabally will
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Old 11-03-2004, 09:01 PM
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is it worth it?

I would be leary of that deal. You might wind up getting it 85% done , then your friend comes along and demands you sell it back to him for a fair price, ( at a nice loss to you of course).

I would offer to buy him out of the car so he doesnt have any kind of interest in it. Second issue, does the car have all its paperwork? Title etc? If it doesnt have paper work that may be the reason interest was lost.

Sorry, but its the 5 yrs as a COP and 19 yrs in Corrections thats speaking out here.
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It will make a really nice luxo barge for cruising but it's too big and heavy to provide sparkling performance, even with the big block. When you're done you'll have more money in it than it's worth but.... if it's something you really want then that's only a minor concern. Most of us invest more money than we'll ever be able to get out of our cars anyway.

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Old 11-04-2004, 08:00 AM
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Re: is it worth it?

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I would be leary of that deal. You might wind up getting it 85% done , then your friend comes along and demands you sell it back to him for a fair price, ( at a nice loss to you of course).

I would offer to buy him out of the car so he doesnt have any kind of interest in it. Second issue, does the car have all its paperwork? Title etc? If it doesnt have paper work that may be the reason interest was lost.

Sorry, but its the 5 yrs as a COP and 19 yrs in Corrections thats speaking out here.
I have known the guy for quite some time, and it comes with a clean title so I'm not concerned about that.

Centerline, I am interested as the car is in good shape and is already dismantled. Plus, it would be a nice cruiser.

I am taking it and I guess we'll see.
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Old 11-04-2004, 08:06 AM
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is it worth it?

Best of luck on your project. Hope it turns out great. Should be an awesome cruiser.
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I guess you made up your mind quick. Good luck on the project and provide some pics of your progress in your gallery or start a journal about a real car.

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The real question is ...whats it worth to YOU??

One mans prize is not another mans choice so what ever you decide make it your decision...do you want to spend your time and your money rebuilding this ride or NOT?? I would do it if I were you...I like the 66 Fury and its a vert too....hell yea, I'd build it!!!


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Old 11-05-2004, 07:49 AM
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As I said before, I'm not a Mopar guy but this looks like a cool ride. The great thing about it is that it has been completely disassembled...saves me a lot of work.
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