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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 9:59 PM Thread Starter
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Price too high?

Hey everyone,

Iíve got my 66 El Camino up for sale. I havenít had anyone come take a look at it in the past two weeks since Iíve listed it. I have it listed for $20,400 right now. Is that too high?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 10:22 PM
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Re: Price too high?

Probably. There may be other factors too, time of year, where itís advertised, how the ad is written and the pictures selected. It might be a combination of all of the above.

When you did your research what did you find similar El Caminoís selling for? It may be hard to find a direct one to one comparison, but you should be able to get close. Unfortunately, El Caminoís donít bring the same money as comparable Chevelle's, they never have.

Good luck with your sale.

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 19, 1:19 AM
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Re: Price too high?

No offense... I like the car, and like what you did, but as Steve mentioned, El Caminos don't typically bring the money... I don't see anything right now, but there have been a few other '66/'67 El Caminos semi-recently "asking" around $15k. Those others' pictures looked nice, 12-bolt posi, some with buckets, etc... And those have been for sale for MONTHS... The few asking over $20k were mostly big blocks (IIRC)...

Here's a '67 with 4-speed, buckets, SS hood and a 350, asking $13,500... not much detail and only a single picture...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto...991559259.html

Nice '65, 4-speed, buckets, console, nice paint and interior, "asking" $20k
https://stockton.craigslist.org/cto/...994132385.html


I am not great with value, but I'd be thinking $12k-$14k would be more reasonable, based on what's been out recently...


IMO, its also the place its advertised; Craigslist doesn't seem to be great for people looking for higher prices on unfinished cars...

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 19, 9:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice, fellas! Always much appreciated. No offense taken.


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Getting all the parts on there to get the AC working would help a lot.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 19, 2:54 PM Thread Starter
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Getting all the parts on there to get the AC working would help a lot.


I agree. Iím trying to evaluate if I will get my moneyís worth if I get the AC going


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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 19, 2:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have the compressor, I just need a condenser, dryer and lines


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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 19, 3:38 PM
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Ac seems to be making a comeback. Stay at 20 go from there. Lots of stuff in the teens on CL that is garbage.
KNow a guy in NM that actually has $ and would buy it. Not sure about 20 but wouldnt insult you either. He offered 20, then finally 25 for mine it just wasnt enough.
Knew I couldnt get any more so decided to keep it.
If it would drive back to nm I bet youd get lucky with him. He flies out to Ca to buy rare MB and flip em. Nice guy

Lots search for those on CL but your price may not show the car. Some may put 20 in the price instead of 20000

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Ac seems to be making a comeback. Stay at 20 go from there. Lots of stuff in the teens on CL that is garbage.

KNow a guy in NM that actually has $ and would buy it. Not sure about 20 but wouldnt insult you either. He offered 20, then finally 25 for mine it just wasnt enough.

Knew I couldnt get any more so decided to keep it.

If it would drive back to nm I bet youd get lucky with him. He flies out to Ca to buy rare MB and flip em. Nice guy



Lots search for those on CL but your price may not show the car. Some may put 20 in the price instead of 20000

Sure - Iíll send you a DM. Itís worth a shot. I appreciate the lead!


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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 5:58 AM
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Re: Price too high?

I would lower it into the teens, fix the a/c then advertise it and let it sit. Do you need to sell it right away? If not let it sit and refresh your add once a month. I had a Chevelle SS I sat on for 2 years maybe more. The first person to actually come and see it bought it for my asking price. But I was in no hurry to sell.


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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 6:54 AM
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I have Elky fever James, I think its worth every penny. But the market is softer than that.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 2:38 PM
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There is an azz for every seat, it only takes one buyer to fall in love. Stay pat on your price.
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\The first person to actually come and see it bought it for my asking price. But I was in no hurry to sell.
This has been my experience with the last 3 cars I've sold. Not a used car lot by any means, so no expert here, but you can have a car advertised at a bargain price and still get 100 idiots shooting lowballs via email and then after months of advertising, a real buyer takes notice. That real buyer doesn't know how scarce real buyers are and assumed since it's an old ad, there must be something wrong with the car. Truth is, even though your elky may be worth $18k or near that, finding a buyer isn't easy. Another fact of the times, most classic car sellers don't advertise because they need the money, most just need the space....the reason most are willing to sit on their price.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 19, 4:25 PM
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Love the blue wish I Had the coin. Trying to get into my yahoo where that guys info is.
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 19, 4:47 PM
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Re: Price too high?

Wait for a buyer that knows how much money and effort it takes to get a ride in that kind of condition.

If I could get back all the money and time I've got in my '65 back I'd buy your stock looking beauty, have $20K to spare, and be 7 years younger.

Don't cave on the price. I've seen worse without the original engine go for $18k.

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