I'll throw some uneducated guesses out there:
Painted 57 - 15K
Primered 57 - 10K
C10 - 6K
At least if I were shopping, that's what I would expect to be reasonable. It will depend a lot on what's included with each vehicle.
Yeah I agree with you. I had decided I was a buyer at right around those prices...that was the limit of what I was willing to pay on each. It was all contingent on how complete each vehicle was. But....
I had a conversation with the son of the widow who owns the three cars in question. Very nice guy, but unfortunately he's someone who watches too much Barret-Jackson.
According to him the painted '57 is not on the market & all the '57 trim & chrome they have is dedicated to that car. So the primered '57 is basically a shell plus drivetrain, with no interior, no trim etc. He wants to sell the car with the understanding that any leftover trim from the painted '57 will then go to the primered car. That's a tough ask...I would never agree to a deal like that.
Then I inquired about the truck. He was saying it's some type of GMC special edition 2WD that has factory leaf springs instead of coils in the rear. Maybe that's a selling point for someone, but I took it the opposite way. I'd much rather deal with coil springs. Otherwise it's a 402, TH400 with a GV overdrive..which is cool, but of course, "all it needs is paint".
I stayed on the phone as a courtesy but I knew there was no deal to be made. Before hanging up, curiosity got the better of me and I was interested to know what number he had in his head.
Obviously there's an emotional tax being levied on the price these cars because they were his late fathers, but when he said $19000, I got a little excited & thought there was room to deal. So I said, "For both?" Nope, what he actually meant was, $19k each.
I wouldn't pay that much for them, but maybe someone else will. I got the feeling he was fishing, but doesn't really want to sell. Sounded like he knew just enough about cars and wants to keep them, but doesn't know how to put them together himself. If I was in his shoes, I'd want to keep them too.
Oh well. Not the end of the world. Thanks for all the replies...For a day or so, I thought I had my next projects lined up.