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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 20, 1:02 AM Thread Starter
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Question Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

White 70 El Camino factory four-speed roller.
No engine or trans, not an SS.
At first glance it is rust free and strait.
Guy is selling several vintage project cars.

I already have my '68 so not particularly interested in this '70 for myself.

Curious what might be a fair price, if he's reasonable I can take pics and post here if there is interest.
Local to me so easy to take a close look.
Not looking to make anything on it, just help a neighbor clear his yard, and maybe earn some goodwill toward getting some other cars I would rather have.
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At these gas prices I want it 100+ octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 20, 8:35 AM
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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

Not enough info
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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

Not an SS, what specific info do I need to add?

At these gas prices I want it 100+ octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

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Not an SS, what specific info do I need to add?
Anything...
Rearend?
Buckets or bench?
PS?
PB?
AC?
Wheels and tires?
And pics, lots of pics.
THEN you can get a guesstimate as to what others think it might be worth.

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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

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Not an SS, what specific info do I need to add?
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Anything...
Rearend?
Buckets or bench?
PS?
PB?
AC?
Wheels and tires?
And pics, lots of pics.
THEN you can get a guesstimate as to what others think it might be worth.
^^^^^^^^this. Without some of this its worth its weight in parts, about $50/ton.

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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

if the body is decent, 2000 to 3000 depending what is all there. might get more if you find the right person. but around here el caminos just dont bring the money.
I bought a 70 in August. tubular front suspension, coil overs, discs, original 350/350, needed wiring, and the 9in rear swapped. paid 2000 for it, installed a 12 bolt, wiring, dash, ss hood, got it running sold for $4000. buyer drove it out of the yard.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

I will try to get notes and pics in the morning.

At these gas prices I want it 100+ octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!
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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

Keep in mind the value of those cars are local to you.In the snow states those kind of cars are hard to come by.
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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

A friend just sold his pro-touring 70 El Camino for $50k. It was more than just an LS swap but not frame off. I was staggered. It gives one something to shoot for.

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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

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A friend just sold his pro-touring 70 El Camino for $50k. It was more than just an LS swap but not frame off. I was staggered. It gives one something to shoot for.
Can I please quote your comment above to my wife? Maybe I'm not as far upside down in my 70 EC as I thought. If that really is a good $50k value number then I'm above water by at least $20k. I guess it really helps to do a lot of the work yourself.

You sir, just put a big happy smile on my face.

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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

Rick, you've seen the car that Alan is referring to at the El Camino show in Belton in 2018. You spent some time under out tent, with they guy and his wife who had the restored red '72 El Camino 400. It was root beer brown with a saddle interior with a 556 hp connect and cruise LS 6.2 and a 4L85E. Nice to be sure, but the $50K number blew me away as well.

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Re: Ballpark value 70 EC project, factory 4-spd?

Hello Dave,

Ah yes, that EC. I do remember hanging out in your groups tent that day at Belton and now I'm going to dig through my collection of Belton pictures to see if I have any of that El Camino.

Your group was very hospitable that day and I thank you. My EC was still dead and sitting at home back then but your people let me hang out as if I was a car guy.

And I thank you for that.

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Keep in mind the value of those cars are local to you.In the snow states those kind of cars are hard to come by.

Amen. In the SE US, EC are pretty good sellers. Rust free trucks bring much better money. Original BB EC are king in the money world for ElCos but will never compete with Chevelles in terms of value at the auction.


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Can I please quote your comment above to my wife? Maybe I'm not as far upside down in my 70 EC as I thought. If that really is a good $50k value number then I'm above water by at least $20k. I guess it really helps to do a lot of the work yourself.

You sir, just put a big happy smile on my face.

Rick

Rick, FWIW, when I finish the resto on my EC (documented SS 396 truck), I would not sell it for $50k. Fix it, restore it the way that you want and enjoy your ride.



To the OP, you have not provided much info to go on to recommend a price point. Much more info and pics are needed so that we can help you out.

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Hello Dave,

Your group was very hospitable that day and I thank you. My EC was still dead and sitting at home back then but your people let me hang out as if I was a car guy.

And I thank you for that.

Rick
I was there that day sans car myself! I enjoyed our conversation about the BUFFs.

The owner of the brown '70 is very astute and aware of values, but even he was stunned by the offer on the Elky. One can only hope that a rising tide lifts all boats!

He was into his for around $30K. The $20K engine trans combo was picked up at the Houston Mecum auction about 5 years ago for $5K, it was brand new and installed in a '77 Cadillac Seville at the time! Someone had dropped over $40K into the car and sent it thru at no reserve. Ugly would not begin to describe that car, but it was built right and after we parted the rest of it out, he made over $4K on it, putting him in the $20K engine/trans package for $1,000! Horse trading at it finest!

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