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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Default Am I missing something?

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?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 11:56 AM
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Dude, it's Desert Valley Auto Parts. The same group of clowns that had that so called "restoration" program on History or Discovery Channel a couple years back. They always ask 5X what it's worth.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:09 PM
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they dreamin , $500 -1000. maybe

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:35 PM
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If it were actually rust-free, I could see $2k. Look at the lower quarter- Looks repaired to me. $500, tops, $1000 if it can be driven as-is.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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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

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:57 PM
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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.
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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.

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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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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 04:12 PM
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No, you aren't wrong. It's not worth $5200. Even in New England, that at most would fetch $1500, maybe $2k.

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