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Old 01-22-2019, 06:15 AM
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OK, the widow is "considering" the sale of another project Corvette. This one is a 1962 body only. No chassis, and the body is complete from the firewall back.
The deal will include a pair of 62 doors, 62 seats, a complete instrument cluster, a trunk lid, and a steering column with a valid 1962 VIN tag. This is the column that was originally in this car.

The deal does NOT include the hardtop. It may also include a hood if there is one in the parts stash.

OK, same arrangement as before, she is looking for a ballpark figure that is not a steal, and not top dollar.

What is a fair value for this as it sits, and as described above.












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Old 01-22-2019, 10:07 AM
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5000 dollars ?
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:43 AM
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Oh the humanity! I keep staring at the ‘64 with the 65/66 BB hood, what a shame!

Is there a valid title or valid proof of ownership for the ‘62? If so, and I hate to phrase it this way, selling it is practically selling a title given the condition. $3-5k is probably about right.
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:47 AM
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$500-$1,000 tops!
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The hardtop alone is worth more than the rest.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:23 AM
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I would make them pay me to take that to the local landfill. Time, energy, money this project puts you permanently upside down.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:25 AM
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Hello Ed,

Boy....it looks like you're going to have your hands full for quite some time. Very commendable that you're able to help this gal out.

I honestly really wouldn't have any idea what this could be worth. Like hedgehead has already said; the top is probably worth more than the car, but you have already stated that the top is not included.

I can't imagine anyone buying this with an attempt to revive it, but I'm sure somebody out there could have aspirations of building this.

I would remove the top, lay down the doors, steering column, and hood alongside the car. Take some pictures and place it on ebay. Unfortunately, if I remember correctly, she doesn't want to auction items.

Take the value of the doors, hood, steering column, windshield trim and posts, plus a bit more.....maybe $2,500.00?

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Originally Posted by hedgehead View Post
The hardtop alone is worth more than the rest.
I think he said the hardtop is NOT included.
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It would make for a cool couch.
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Ask 5K or make offer. Windshield, hood, doors, seats, trunk lid, decklid, 2/3 of body, and a clear title w/VIN tag is a start for someone. Think about it, look what folks pay for just a set of 2x4's or FI unit.

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Amazing the posts including this one that contribute nothing to answering Ed's legitimate question.
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No hardtop then I would say around 2.5-5k. I sold a body in the same shape with less parts about 10 years ago for 2000.00. Then again mine sold without a vin so... Maybe more.

Heck the windshield and gauges are worth about one thousand. Add more for the moldings, heater, console, pedal assembly, steering column, deck lid and deck lid trim. Wiper transmissions are there too. Price out all of that stuff then it comes down to what the body is worth with the vin if it has the vin for sure.

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So the hardtop is not included-----I take it the widow needs the hardtop for the car she will be using? As for the rest of the shell, I would bet 2-3k for parts. The dash/windshield are worth something. Many here would rebuild this car, but I wouldn't. Time is too precious these days. And so is money.
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So the hardtop is not included-----I take it the widow needs the hardtop for the car she will be using? As for the rest of the shell, I would bet 2-3k for parts. The dash/windshield are worth something. Many here would rebuild this car, but I wouldn't. Time is too precious these days. And so is money.
Yeah, I did it once and that was enough for me. Mine was in the same condition. I had more parts in the deal bought it all for 4.5k in 2000 including a few chassis.

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Yes, but many would pay simply for a valid vin and title.
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Originally Posted by Factoid View Post
Oh the humanity! I keep staring at the 64 with the 65/66 BB hood, what a shame!

Is there a valid title or valid proof of ownership for the 62? If so, and I hate to phrase it this way, selling it is practically selling a title given the condition. $3-5k is probably about right.
The car next to it is a 63 with a VIN tag, but no trim tag. It is also available.
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Yes, but many would pay simply for a valid vin and title.
Yep it's a future restomad...
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:35 PM
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The person interested in the car does not want a chassis, just the body with the VIN tag. He runs a local restoration shop and he wants to resto-mod this. This same guy bought a 58 from the widow many years ago that was in about the same condition as this 62. He turned it into a $175K resto-mod for a customer about 5 years ago.

The car has a steering column with a valid VIN tag and all of the appropriate paperwork to get it titled in any other state.

The deal does NOT include the hardtop, but does have a complete set of doors, a trunk lid, some additional exterior trim (bumpers, etc.), restorable seats.

Now I need to go talk to the widow and see where she wants to go with this.
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