Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Mustang, OK USA
I do not want to offend ANYONEHERE AT ALL, EVER. But I believe there is something here to be considered. This may not be a numbers matching car, it may not be an LS-6 car, it may not be an SS car. Heck, it may be a plaino 307 Malibu that's been converted. I strongly agree that if it is a legit, documented, numbers matching car, then the price should reflect that. But if it is a counterfit car (some or all of it) AND IT IS TASTEFULLY AND CORRECTLY DONE WITH THE RIGHT PARTS, then it certainly is worth a fair price. Have people become so obcessed and blinded with the numbers, codes, accessories, etc. that they CANNOT see the value of the vehicle before them? If this car has a straight, rust free body, and is tight and solid with a dependable drivetrain and a good working convertible top, I feel it is worth buying if that is what a person is looking for.
Absolutely, a person should negotiate for the very best price that they can get so that these cars don't become rediculous in value. As I said before, I gave (I thought) too much for the 70 conv for my wife-------and it was a MATCHING NUMBER car!!! Right, a 2bl 307 car!!!! I got that 307 out of there and got rid of it and the Saginaw 4sp so quick it would make your head spin. Now it has a 406, Muncie, 12bolt posi and CI Hood. It looks one HECK of a lot better, performs a lot better and I'm convinced its value is better.
So if the car is a nice car, IT'S THE CAR THAT YOU REALLY WANT, and it can be had for an acceptable price, BUY IT!! To heck with the numbers