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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 17, 12:54 AM
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Re: Price adjustment...'66 SS396 Convertible

-GLIDE- You should restore this car yourself. You are the only person that can start the project and net a profit. Properly restored that car could bring the 60,000+ you originally listed it for. A restorer/collector would need to get into that car for under $28,000 to see a return on his investment. You restore that car, take it to Barrett Jackson and the sky maybe the limit. It has the prominence and bones to be a serious collector car. You need the Barrett Jackson hype to pull the high numbers. If I could have gotten it for what I think you paid for it, I would be all over it.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 17, 1:27 PM
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I see Tommy the Cat is local to me -- I'll PM him and invite him over. Maybe he can offer an objective review.
I may be able to come take a look at your car and I appreciate the invitation and the implication that you think I might know something about Chevelles. However, I feel it necessary to clarify my qualifications. On this forum I'm just a guy. I am a life-long Chevelle fan and am fortunate enough to own a decent Malibu and a sorta cruddy El Camino and have had a dozen or so classic Chevy trucks. I'm a former ASE Master Tech and do all the work on my vehicles personally but I don't consider myself an expert on anything in the Chevelle world. My areas of specific weakness are body work/interior. I'm certainly not a qualified appraiser and value on classics varies hugely based on geographic location. Unfortunately, Colorado is one of the worse places for the seller of a car like this because the climate is relatively friendly to old iron and a clean car isn't hard to find and honestly there's a lot of cars on the market around us.

Another hurdle for me in giving a good value is my interest in the car. I want a '66 more than any car in the world that I don't already own. I think your car is cool and would make an awesome restored cruiser. Just not for me. I personally am not interested at all in an SS that hasn't already been butchered because my conscience won't let me modify an original car. As great as these cars were I wouldn't be satisfied with even a perfect restored to original LS6 car. I also deduct points for cars with AC, AT, PS, PB. I don't think I'll ever own a convertible. As original and cool as this car seems to be I have a hard time assessing value because I personally don't have any interest.

I guess that's a long way to say yes I will look at your car and give an objective review of its condition and originality to the best of my ability but I don't feel like I could give a qualified or objective value and, as such, must decline doing so.

I'll see if I can make time soon to check it out and hopefully I can help you and potential buyers be a little more informed.
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-GLIDE- You should restore this car yourself.
Yeah, I have thought about it. It would not happen anytime soon.... I'm already onto something else + I'm more into hot rodding cars to my preference rather than restoring. But it's a pretty straight forward refresh IMO so I might set it on the back burner if it makes sense to do so. My fear is that it will experience the same fate as when I got it -- sitting for 25 years again while I am distracted with others.

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I guess that's a long way to say yes I will look at your car and give an objective review of its condition and originality to the best of my ability but I don't feel like I could give a qualified or objective value and, as such, must decline doing so.
@ Tommy -- we're basically of the same mindset. I think the car is a gem, but isn't something for me to take any further. (Again, I prefer to upgrade/personalize/beat up my fun cars) That said, I do believe there is value to those who like original, #'s match, etc..

Hit me up if you find some time. I'm out of town for turkey day and sporadically thereafter. Was thinking you could evaluate/attest to the condition of the car and the peanut gallery then might be able to help me land the value ship. Getting some bites so I don't think I'm too far off base.
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Re: Price adjustment...'66 SS396 Convertible

Cool, glad you guys are able to connect! Tommy, we "peanut gallery" are looking forward to the assessment.

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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 17, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Price adjustment...'66 SS396 Convertible

Another price reduction to $36k:

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Re: Price adjustment...'66 SS396 Convertible

I haven't had a chance to check this car out yet and may not be able to before the end of the year on my own account but if anybody is really interested I'll work it in if I can. Just PM and we'll go from there.

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