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arcijack

USA
487 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2019 :  21:47:31  Show Profile
I found a 6.3 shell in California pretty solid, no visible rust, owner wants 3700.00 do that sound reasonable? Value your input, thanks

james lawson

USA
1358 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2019 :  11:51:03  Show Profile
What is missing? An original engine is important to value. Do you already have all the missing pieces? What do you plan to do with it? Does it matter that you can buy a nice example for less than 40k and you could easily spend a 100k or more restoring it? Is this your first restoration project? It can take years to finish and if you canít enjoy driving it, itís easy to become disillusioned with the giant that does nothing but eat your money and time.
Some folks enjoy the process and money is not an issue. Are you that person#129320;

jim
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mpmorris

USA
1387 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2019 :  13:16:31  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage
If I found a no rust, not-bent 6.3 body (straight front and rear frame rails) with a clear title and no back registration due --a sunroof would be a bonus-- in my book of things (because I have a complete early parts car) $3700 is reasonable.

And to quote Mr. Lawson: "itís easy to become disillusioned with the giant that does nothing but eat your money and time."

mpm

Edited by - mpmorris on 02/04/2019 18:19:34
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arcijack

USA
487 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2019 :  19:28:27  Show Profile
I am the person who enjoy the process, the car I bought a few years ago is very rotten but the engine was well preserved after a rebuild. My son who is a professional welder by trade was restoring the car, he took a job with a rail company in another state so I am on my own, though i can weld i am not getting any younger and the keepers of the house is getting a little dim, so I thought about buying a rust free car and taking the engine and and trans and transferring it over. I have even toyed with the idea of cutting the matching numbers on the frame of the rusty car and grafting it onto the shell so I won't have to re title. I will be retiring in a couple of years so will have lots of free time, if it does not work out so be it, I am not trying to a concours restoration, just like to see the car back on the road. right now just trying to weigh my options.
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2019 :  15:50:53  Show Profile
I agree with Michael; $3700 is quite "reasonable". This cost me $2000 30 years ago (including shipping 1200 miles from North Queensland), bought sight unseen.




Fully stripped down to every nut and bolt - front "rebuilt".




A lot of money and expertise later...




The car is still my daily driver.








Nothing like a challenge if you have the funds and the time!
Art
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arcijack

USA
487 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2019 :  20:14:56  Show Profile
Wow! beautiful car, that is what i am shooting for, not a total nuts and bolts restoration but a car i can enjoy, thanks Art
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Ron B

Australia
11659 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2019 :  18:40:28  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage
A rust free shell for $3700 is a bargain. You can easily spend more than that just buying odd panels...if you could find them. Get a trailer and drag it home!
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james lawson

USA
1358 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2019 :  21:14:24  Show Profile
Now you know why I donít get invited to many parties#129395;

jim
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