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I'm new to this forum and would like to get some advice.

I am currently looking at a 1985 El Camino w/57K miles, 350 (mild cam, headers, Flowtech afterburner exhaust), w/700r-4 tranny (B&M Megashifter), body is silver w/black racing stripes, fiberglass tonneau cover, interior is completely original w/burgandy velour seats (one minor rip on drivers side). The current owner installed the Monte Carlo SS front end when the car was painted a few years ago.

I know its hard to estimate, but what do you guys think this vehicle is worth? He's talking around $6500. Is that a good or bad number?

any help will be greatly appreciated.

bob
 

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I'm thinkin that may be a little high. With the stock origional interior not in perfect condition I'd say more like 5000
 

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Welcome Bob. N.A.D.A. puts it at $5750 Avg. retail.
My thinking is subtract 20% for a private sale. That puts it at $4600.
Add $500 to $1000 for the new paint, SS front end, Engine mods, and fiberglass tonneau cover.
That puts it at $5600 max that I would pay.
Offer him 5K and go from there. If you meet in the middle, $5750 You are right at Avg. retail.
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This vehicle would be in good condition overall. It could be an older restoration or a well-maintained original vehicle. Completely operable. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. A "20-footer".
 

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Hey everyone, thanx for the replies.

i was figuring something between $5K - $6K so you guys are in the same general area. I haven't seen the vehicle yet, just got a few pics and "words" from the owner.

Will keep you updated.

thanx again
 

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Just to keep you updated, I saw the El Camino yesterday. Just as the guy described it. He was holding fast to the $6500 figure so I passed on it.

Actually, I was happy I passed because this morning I spotted a '80 El Camino that looks like it was completely redone and seemed to have an extensive amount of work done to it. The price tag was $7K. Might call about that one today.
 

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I have seen many nice ones for the 3500 dollar range. Make sure you check the bottoms of the doors for rust.
 
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