Good afternoon everyone.
New poster here and was hoping you can help me figure out an evaluation here.
I know evaluations will be subjective so I will try and post as much information as needed but i understand that valuations will still vary so for me to get the most honest valuation I will hold off on posting what the price of the car actually is.
A little background.
I was with my friend when he bought this car circa 1997 in California. The price of the car then was $13000 ( pretty high price for back then, he got it for $10000 though ). The car was a clean complete SS. Not a show car, but a pretty nice looking ride. 396/TH400. It was my friends daily driver until 2004 when he moved to Arizona and since 2005 the car has sat non-opd and not running.
Five years ago I went out to visit him, saw the condition the car was in and wanted to buy it from him. He wanted a little bit more than I wanted to pay but recently he has hit me up with an interest in selling at the price I originally offered. He has been getting cold feet though on the price and is having second thought so I thought I would post on here so we can agree to a fair price for both parties hopefully. Obviously he sees it as it once was and I see it as a car that has been sitting 14 years.
Here are a few details.
1970 Chevelle 396 SS
-As far as I know this is a real SS. I know without paperwork this is just talk though. He says he used to have the original sale sheet but no longer does. like I said, I was with him when he bought the car and I believe it to be real. Correct Suspension etc.
-I believe the car has the original engine - though I think one of the heads have been replaced before he bought it. I have not been able to get access to verify this for sure though.
-The car appears to be rust free from what I can see.
-The interior appears to be in much better condition than I expected. Vinyl is dirty and dusty, but still is soft and flexible.
-Original cranberry red, bucket seat, AC car.
-The car was always taken care of before it was parked and sat and was in great condition and complete.
-The car has sat 14 years without running.
-A rabbit had set up shop under his hood and chewed up a spark plug wire and a battery cable. Set up a nest on the intake. Air Cleaner has been on the whole time though.
-Mouse set up shop and as left droppings on the carpet. Set up a nest with some insulation. Wires look of from what I saw but I could not get a real good look or remove any of the dash components to fully check it out.
-Headliner needs replaced.
-The car most likely will need painted. It has a spot on the hood on one of the racing stripes that has always been a problem.
-A trailer scraped and slightly dinged the passenger fender during his last move.
-A 2x4 fell from a shed and slightly dinged the top of his car. Not to big but it's there.
-The front grill valance is cracked and will need to be replaced most likely or rigged up.
-The AC is there but was not working when parked and the Cowl induction flapper never was working.
Thanks for reading. I know it was a long post but I wanted to provide some decent information. If you have any other questions I will see If I can answer them. I want to hold off on giving the price for right now to get the most honest feedback, but I will provide those details later on most likely.
Thank you for any suggestions or feeback you think you can provide.