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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 20, 5:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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1966 ss 396

I just recently bought a 66 chevelle and it has the original engine, transmission, and rear end in it. It needs work and patch panels but it has all the original power train. Is it functional? Idk but it’s all there. What would something like that be worth?
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ten bucks!seriously without pics of the car,cowl tag vin tag and engine etc there is no way to give even a ballpark figure.
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I know a guy that bought one that sounds similar, he paid 10k for it. his is a 4 speed car, needs lower quarters, prlbably floor patches motor hasnt run in years. jim

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seriously without pics of the car,cowl tag vin tag and engine etc there is no way to give even a ballpark figure.
I agree...

Could be anywhere from $3000 to $30,000...

It depends on a lot of things.

What's the drivetrain? 325HP? 360 HP? 375 HP? Automatic or stick? Buckets? console? Bench? posi, tach and gauges? options? Colors?

And probably most importantly, body condition... A lot of people always seem to think that their cars only need "a few patches"... Most people grossly under estimate the amount of panel replacement their car will need, until its all apart...


Figure, a 325 HP/powerglide car may be mid-30's - mid-40's once restored, but body and paint can easily be $20k (for something that's expected to fetch mid $30k to mid-$40k range)... Interior, another $5k+++ (for parts, IF YOU do the work, lots more if you hire someone)... And that's not even mechanical stuff...
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without pics of the car,cowl tag vin tag and engine etc there is no way to give even a ballpark figure.
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its worth just what you paid for it.

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seriously without pics of the car,cowl tag vin tag and engine etc there is no way to give even a ballpark figure.
I agree...

Could be anywhere from $3000 to $30,000...

It depends on a lot of things.

What's the drivetrain? 325HP? 360 HP? 375 HP? Automatic or stick? Buckets? console? Bench? posi, tach and gauges? options? Colors?

And probably most importantly, body condition... A lot of people always seem to think that their cars only need "a few patches"... Most people grossly under estimate the amount of panel replacement their car will need, until its all apart...


Figure, a 325 HP/powerglide car may be mid-30's - mid-40's once restored, but body and paint can easily be $20k (for something that's expected to fetch mid $30k to mid-$40k range)... Interior, another $5k+++ (for parts, IF YOU do the work, lots more if you hire someone)... And that's not even mechanical stuff...
Has bucket seats, 12bolt posi, 370hp, 4 speed. I’ve rebuilt several cars and have all intentions of doing all the work myself. I’m not asking the value as it sets right now. When it’s done, it will be done right so I’m just interested to see what a car like that will be worth since it has the original powerTrain and rearend.
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your going to need to post pictures of everything, (cowl tag, engine stamp pad, any documents, and of the whole car. a vague description will get you a vague response

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seriously without pics of the car,cowl tag vin tag and engine etc there is no way to give even a ballpark figure.
I agree...

Could be anywhere from $3000 to $30,000...

It depends on a lot of things.

What's the drivetrain? 325HP? 360 HP? 375 HP? Automatic or stick? Buckets? console? Bench? posi, tach and gauges? options? Colors?

And probably most importantly, body condition... A lot of people always seem to think that their cars only need "a few patches"... Most people grossly under estimate the amount of panel replacement their car will need, until its all apart...


Figure, a 325 HP/powerglide car may be mid-30's - mid-40's once restored, but body and paint can easily be $20k (for something that's expected to fetch mid $30k to mid-$40k range)... Interior, another $5k+++ (for parts, IF YOU do the work, lots more if you hire someone)... And that's not even mechanical stuff...
Has bucket seats, 12bolt posi, 370hp, 4 speed. I’ve rebuilt several cars and have all intentions of doing all the work myself. I’m not asking the value as it sets right now. When it’s done, it will be done right so I’m just interested to see what a car like that will be worth since it has the original powerTrain and rearend.
Sorry, 360hp. Fat fingered it.
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A strong number 2 car could bring $60k if done correctly. That means using expensive oem parts that can be difficult to find. If you cut corners and buy repop, don't adhere to oem specs, and pump out a number 2 car, it may only be worth $40k.
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my buddy sold his 66 chevelle at barretts a few years ago. full blown body off resto-slight mod.
new ho454, autogear m22w, 3.42 moser 12 bolt rear, buckets, no console, digital dash, AC, black with black i terror, sold for 58k plus tax and buyers fee. He does it as a hobby, has a deal with a body/ painter for trade work.
People make fun of BJ money paid but in the end, the checks cash and he buys the next shell and does it all over again the next year. jim

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