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Considering purchasing a 71 SS 454 Chevelle

The car is an original 71 LS5 SS, has build sheet, with all of its original equipment, matching engine trans and rear. Cowl hood turbo 400, and 331 posi, except for the paint, the mags and the exhaust manifolds which have been replaced with headers. There is a new stainless steel exhaust. The car is very clean some old rust patches which were filled but nothing major. Undercarriage was flawless, painted and detailed well as was the engine compartment and rear, small rust spot on the driver quarter, interior was perfect except for the door panels and the fuel gauge does not work. The car was restored 9 years ago.

The price is 12,500.00. Before I take the plunge I am looking for opinions on the price.

Its been awhlile since my last Chevelle, 14 years, so being out of the loop for so long your opinions are valued.

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Rich
 

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If it has been 9 years since it was restored and only one small spot of rust is showing, then the body is probably in pretty good shape. If it was well optioned (4 speed/AC), desirable color, and relatively bondo-free, I would say the price is a little on the high side, but in the ballpark. The documentation (build sheet)of a real SS in itself is worth something. My 2 pennys.

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12.500 sounds fair for this car.we have a car lot here in p.a.that deals high performance,and i have seen chevelles there that looked like yours sounds,and they were asking around 14.500 but his prices are a little high,hope this helps 67rat member #199
 

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Since you're on the east coast, you probably don't have a ton of stuff to choose from. How nice of a job did they do on the rust patches? Can you tell where they are from outside the car? I'd agree with Gregg that the price is a little on the high side considering that it has had rust repair and needs more. Figure how much you'd have into the car to do the bodywork right and have it repainted. You'd already be in the mid to high teens, and there are nicely restored cars out there in that price range. See if you can get the car for $10K or less. Good luck!

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