Re: 1969 Chevelle - Worth?
Iíd be wary. There are several signs this car was done on the cheap or is a swapmeet special. The mismatched valve covers to air cleaners, rubber fuel line with plastic filter, if it is an 850 edelbrock thatís an odd choice to go on an edelbrock performer, alternator bracket, fan without a shroud, that wood steering wheel looks to be an economy version sold by Grant, it also appears to be missing the cover between the wheel and the head of the steering column. These are all little things, but they would have been easy and inexpensive to address while the car was being put together.
The seats and stripes are subjective, many people will like them, just as many wonít. The new paint may be a plus, but donít assume itís been done well just because itís straight and shiny. I live in California and have several friends that have bought cars with fresh paint that looked great but have deteriorated rapidly. There were warning signs like some of those I spelled out, but they bought into the nice looking paint jobs and overlooked red flags. Make sure you do your due diligence, itís your hard earned money thatís at stake. You are the only one involved in the transaction looking out for your best interests.
It also has manual steering, is that something you are willing to live with?
Last edited by Steve R; Jul 7th, 19 at 4:38 PM.