I was looking through some old threads, and found one about an auto junkyard near Phoenix and saw a '66 hardtop "survivor" that they had for sale at $5,200. Am I wrong in saying, that short of this being a special edition of some sort (which they do not advertise), that this is a $1000 car vs their $5200 price?
I live in pphoenix and $2000 seems to be the average price for a survivor car. don't forget if it is a AZ car the chrome around window frames is not pitted and it probably will not need floors or much rust repair. better to pay a little more for this type of car than $$ on chrome replacement and body repair. However $5000 is too much for this car. Gary
68 Shelby GT 350
2008 Shelby GT500 Convt.
65 C code Coupe
There used to be a Mustang-only wrecking yard on 35th Ave/St in Phoenix that I went to a few years ago. An older guy and his wife, Maria, were running it. Then some other guy bought it and was running it. I don't know if it's still in business. But, it wasn't these folks.
Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."
I bought my 66 coupe rust-free with 91k miles on it from the original owner for 5700. Definitely I wouldn't pay 5200 for that.
2004 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
1966 Ford Mustang Original 289
Edelbrock RPM Performer Heads; bored .30 over
Weiand Stealth Intake, Holley 600 CFM Carb.
Comp Cam 268H 9.5:1 Speed Pro Pistons
Patriot Tri-Y Headers w/ 2.5" H Pipe, Flowmaster 40S
620 1" drop in front, CSRP Front Disk Brakes.
Ford 8 3.40 trac-loc rear end
I got my '65 coupe relatively rust-free (a bit on the lower part of one quarter panel) for $6000 and drove it home. It had a newly-rebuilt motor, an unbroken windshield, a fully-attached headliner, decent paint, a hood that closed all the way, and good tires. It even had a trunk lock and front bumper! Looking at this car, I guess I got a whole lot for only $800 more.
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