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davids68
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From: Louisville, KY, United States M&M # 351
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posted 02-11-2002 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay guys here's what I have been approached with. A fellow has had the above car given to him by his sister. It has been sitting in a shed covered on three sides for the last 20 years. The car has 40k on the oddometer and his sister has been the only owner of the car. About the only thing he could tell me was it had a vinyl roof that needed replacing and there was a small dent near the driver's door. Of course he said there was no rust on the outer body. Believes it is an automatic and is not sure about the engine. Also mentioned tan colored leather (can't find where that was an option) interior. Had brand new tires when it was parked and all four are flat now. Other than a parts car for someone in need what would something like this be worth.

I've been searching and they seem to go for about 22 to 25 hundred in good condition(from the few I've been able to find for sale on the internet).

I know all the seals would be gone and the engine probably wouldn't turn over. But if it is a 40K car it should be pretty well stock. And they didn't make that many comet's as compared to the maverick's.

Hmmm. What about if it is the GT model?

I haven't seen it yet and he hasn't seen it in a year but will be going where it is this week. He never would say what he would want for it but was asking me what I thought it would be worth. Seems to me something sitting that long would need an awful lot of attention not to mention cash to get it back in shape.

David

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MLariviere
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posted 02-11-2002 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you'll have to go with your gut on this one. Lesser desirable cars like these are easy to get in over your head with. If it sat that long,it will need alot of work.

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davids68
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posted 02-11-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kinda my feeling too. I'll have to wait till he gets back to me on it and find out exactly what he has.

I did tell him I had bought a one owner maverick that was driveable several years ago for 200. And also that parts are a lot harder to get for it than the 68 mustang I'm restoring in the garage.

Actually I'd hate to give any more than that for something that has to have everything gone through. Don't know but that might still be too much.

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cpmaverick
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posted 02-11-2002 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There isn't really enough demand for these cars yet to have a set market price. There are a few looking for them, and they will pay the prices over ~$1500 or so. But unless the seller finds one of those people, that car will be worth less than a grand. If it is a GT with a 302 it might be worth $1500 in that condition.

I'm sure the interior is tan vinyl.

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davids68
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posted 02-12-2002 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed. I figured the vinyl. If it is in good enough shape. Such as all the parts there, chrome in good shape, interior good, etc. I still might consider it. Who knows what it might be worth in several more years.

Thanks guys I believe you all have confirmed my views on the subject.

David

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MLariviere
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posted 02-12-2002 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it a 2 door? If it's a 4 door,I'd forget it. Noone else will want it. Those cars went into the Pinto pile years ago.

[This message has been edited by MLariviere (edited 02-12-2002).]

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cpmaverick
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posted 02-13-2002 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of the small bumper 4-doors look OK. But if you don't like it, the 4-door has lots of parts that interchange with a rotten onld 2-door.

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davids68
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posted 02-13-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh I forgot he did say it is a 2 door.

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