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Old 10-27-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a nice driver and I think this fits the bill. I am trying to get a ballpark figure as to its value, thanks in advance.

Frame off restored in 2005
no rust on the frame
jewel blue
350 engine
Muncie four speed
355 rear end
both tops
roller front wheel bearings
no evidence of any accidents
paint is not perfect, but really nice
Engine, transmission, rear end and steering box were rebuilt during the restoration


Only known issues:
Vibration at 60-70 mph, current owner suspects wheel balance.
Weatherstrip at the top of the windshield has been pushed up.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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40k I think you can find an original motor car for 45k. I like it.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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Very nice looking car. I would place a value on it in the $40-42 range as well. It clearly has been upgraded to provide dependable driving (350, alternator vs generator, smaller steering wheel, etc.) yet kept the overall look original. A "driver" can be defined a couple of different ways. The first is the way this car is set up....for drivability and dependable performance. You can also define a driver as an original car in "non-show" condition. I assume you want the get in it and go kind? If so, nice choice. The only thing I would suggest is to make sure this car has been driven by the current owner(s) for several hundred miles to make sure all of the bugs have been worked out and it is dialed in so that it will be dependable for you. Good luck and let us know what you decide.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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He increased the price to $46,000 so I guess he found another buyer and was trying to get the sale price up a bit. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:07 PM   #5
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He increased the price to $46,000 so I guess he found another buyer and was trying to get the sale price up a bit. Thanks for the replies.
What was he asking originally? I don't believe your post ever had that information. Did you speak with him when he had a lower price? Surely he didn't raise the price on you after you talked with him.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
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If he did raise the price on you, I would make a lower offer and let him know that it, like his asking price is subject to change....
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:49 AM   #7
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Mike by your screen name I guess you are in VA check this out I am sure it can be had for less and in your range

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...673836412.html
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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Not too swift of a seller if they raised the price, there's not much live money out there.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #9
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We agreed on 44 which was his "out the door price" (his words). I wasn't too thrilled with this number but I really wanted the car. The next day I told him that I'd be picking the car up in a few days with a cashier's check and he said that sounded great. Later that afternoon I received an email saying being that I wasn't paying in cash that he wanted extra for tax. At that point I told him to forget it and then he sent me another email with a few choice words. So the search goes on.

Bowtyeguy, I noticed the '62 and it's in the condition that I'm looking for but not the year I want (thanks for the link by the way). For the C1's I tend to prefer a 59-61 for various reasons. To be honest I really like the mid-years (specifically a '67 BB but who doesn't) but I'm having trouble finding anything within a reasonable driving distance.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:45 PM   #10
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Good for you, Mike.....glad you walked away when he tried to squeeze a few more bucks out of you. What a bunch of BS......

Hang in there, you'll find what you're looking for.

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We agreed on 44 which was his "out the door price" (his words). I wasn't too thrilled with this number but I really wanted the car. The next day I told him that I'd be picking the car up in a few days with a cashier's check and he said that sounded great. Later that afternoon I received an email saying being that I wasn't paying in cash that he wanted extra for tax. At that point I told him to forget it and then he sent me another email with a few choice words. So the search goes on.

Bowtyeguy, I noticed the '62 and it's in the condition that I'm looking for but not the year I want (thanks for the link by the way). For the C1's I tend to prefer a 59-61 for various reasons. To be honest I really like the mid-years (specifically a '67 BB but who doesn't) but I'm having trouble finding anything within a reasonable driving distance.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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Thanks Danno!

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #12
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Prob best you walked....waffling on an agreed upon price is a non-starter with me.

Also windshield weather stripping 'pushed up' could be a sign of broken windshield pillar tabs...not a hugely expensive repair but a LOT of labor to get the pillars out, repaired and then back in.. And a high speed vibration could be wheels (it was on my car) or more serious issues.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:12 AM   #13
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its good to walk away and reflect,,,,a seller changing prices is not kosher....and not condusive to selling a car...the price is the price!
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When a guy does that crap..........walk like you did! You will find the right car, take your time.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #15
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I had a member of this Forum try and pull that stunt with me after he had formally agreed to a deal. I taught him a few of the more basic points about contract law........ and then took delivery of the car as originally agreed upon.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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Good to know, next time I'll get everything in writing.
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