'65 Chevelle SS Convertible
I've been contacted by someone selling a '65 SS convertible.
Grandson inherited car from grandmother 20 years ago and car has been sitting in garage all 20 years.
Prior to the car being stored, engine was replaced with non original small block. Car was repainted once and looks decent, as in presentable. It also had non original body side mouldings placed at the time of repaint. The original steering wheel was replaced with a '80's era GM 4 spoke cushion wheel.
Interior looks very nice, no rust at all, and is sitting on 4 flat '80's era white letter tires on original rims with SS hubcaps. Its a true SS car with original invoice. Buckets, auto floor shift, console, etc..
I have a couple of pics, but not able to post at this time.
I was contacted by the Grandson's father, and have been emailing back and forth with him. When I ask about price, he only says they want to get the best price they can for it.
Since its been sitting, it definately will need work to get it road worthy. Original engine is gone too, so that should some what lower price. I have yet to call direct, and was looking from you all to see waht you think would be a fair price to pay for such a vehicle.
Now, I'm in New York and the car is in California. That would be another issue for me, but shouldn't be impossible.
At minimum, I would expect the car will need:
brake rebuild, carb rebuild, suspension rebuild, gas tank cleaning, tires, steering wheel, paint, and possibly exhaust. Possibly more.
So, what do you think is a decent price to pay for this car?
Thanks for your thoughts.