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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 2:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

Hi All, I am an avid reader of the forum but haven't posted in the past as I don't own a Chevelle. However, I'm hoping that will change - I have an opportunity to buy an "unrestored" LS6 from a collector, but want to ensure I pay the appropriate price, which is where I'm looking for help.

A few details on the car: numbers matching - original CRV 454/450 HP V-8 engine, original M22 4-speed manual transmission, original 12 bolt rear end, power steering, power break, cowl induction, "mostly" original paint with SS stripes, original headliner, glass, carpet, interior, radio and doors, SS wheels, Goodyear Polyglas tires. The owner says they have the build sheet and protect-o-plate and possibly other docs. Engine has been cleaned, meaning thorough cleaning and wire brushing all original components and some paint on the block and inside fenders. About 60,000 miles and the car has been garaged most of it's life.

I have attached a few pics I have but I hope to get more soon. I will also be seeing the car and driving it in a few weeks, but wanted to have an offer for when I got there.

Any help is appreciated and I can try to answer any questions as well.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 3:04 PM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

Where are is the car located?

With the capital outlay required for one of these cars, I highly suggest you contact a professional in the field.

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We need many more pictures to even have a clue. A copy of the build sheet would be important as well.

A local Team member can go check the car for you. If you post a location, someone may volunteer. But still suggest a thorough report by a specialist, not an appraiser.

Risk is if you post this info and the price is good, you might get swooped. So if the asking price is fair, don't lollygag. Move on it.

Lots of fakes out there, so buyer beware. The value of the car not only includes its current condition, but also the confirmation of correct parts and date codes.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 3:08 PM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

Not enough pictures to make a guess, but it reallly looks great. 1. Don't tell anybody where it's at -- they'll buy it out from under you. 2. Verlfy all the casting numbers, stamped numbers, etc. 3. Verify the ProtectOPlate and any other Docs. Realize that it should command big bucks...
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 5:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

@ Dutch - thanks for the appraisers, very helpful! I've actually reached out to Jerry twice with no response, unfortunately. I will see if I have luck with others.

@ NickeyChevelle - thank you too, that's really good advice as well, I will take it to heart.

For other replies - I realize this is more of an "unofficial estimate" in terms of your thoughts on a price but just thought I would pick some brains so that I am as best prepared as possible.

Thanks!
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Re: 1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

Not specifics but what area is the car located. For instance if car is in Pacific Northwest doesn't make sense for someone from New England to inspect. Also what roughly is the asking price. These cars run $80K to seven figures. From your description I would think for sure over $100K.
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Most of the interior looks original but the seat cover cloth pattern and the shift handle dont look original or correct to me. engine compartment looks restored too
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Re: 1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

got to appreciate the melba toast. always wanted one... better take some serious coin with you on that one. sad part is a "collector" knows about what its worth. doubt there is much room for bartering. had to guess with such few photos - 85k....
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Re: 1970 Chevelle LS6 "unrestored" - Pricing Help

What about Patrick Glenn Nichols? You guys think he would be a good person to ask for authentication?

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I'll throw my .02 into this discussion. Given the subject car, unrestored LS6, there are only 2/3 people I would hire to inspect this car, Chris White or Rick Nelson first and foremost. What you will get from either one of them, is a highly detailed report of "EXACTLY' what this car is, as far as originality goes and what LS6 components are still with the car. Both Chris and Rick are very well versed in every aspect of these LS6 cars, as well as being able to spot any re-stamped items or LS6 components that may be on the car. For the coin it will probably take to buy this car, if its' all as advertised, whatever their fee is, its' nominal. Jeff Dotterer, who is a good friend, is another who I would trust as well if neither Chris or Rick were available. Just my opinion of the matter at hand, good luck in your pursuit of a very special car!!!!
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Just curious, any updates?

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I'll throw my .02 into this discussion. Given the subject car, unrestored LS6, there are only 2/3 people I would hire to inspect this car, Chris White or Rick Nelson first and foremost. What you will get from either one of them, is a highly detailed report of "EXACTLY' what this car is, as far as originality goes and what LS6 components are still with the car. Both Chris and Rick are very well versed in every aspect of these LS6 cars, as well as being able to spot any re-stamped items or LS6 components that may be on the car. For the coin it will probably take to buy this car, if its' all as advertised, whatever their fee is, its' nominal. Jeff Dotterer, who is a good friend, is another who I would trust as well if neither Chris or Rick were available. Just my opinion of the matter at hand, good luck in your pursuit of a very special car!!!!
Absolutely agree. They might already know the car, so I'd talk to both of them anyway.

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What about Patrick Glenn Nichols? You guys think he would be a good person to ask for authentication?
IMO, no.
I'd also throw Jim Brady in the pool of qualified inspectors.
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