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Just browsing around in the for sale section on Team Chevelle and heres what I found :
70 LS6 Chevelle needs resto $26,000
Car is in need of total resto,has matching engine and tranny,posi,bench seat,rust in rockers and pans,have POP and build sheet,real LS6,but needs serious work,price is non-negotiable-$26,000

SS454 LS6 Matching needs resto $24,500
Needs total resto,moderate rust,needs,brakes,interior,paint,runs but needs tune up,carb and various other mech.red with black interior,auto tranny.$24,500 firm
These are just two examples I found a little high....Hell,plain ridiculous.Now I know they are LS6 cars but I paid way less for my matching LS6 and it doesn't have a spot of rust and although unrestored is in damn good shape. One place here in FL is selling a unrestored gobi beige with dark green bench interior(Yuck)for $55,000.This car didn't even have any cool options like cowl induction or gauge package.Where do these people get these figures?

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these prices sound downright crazy,I see alot of this lately,these car will sit for sale for a long time,bring it down to a fair price and SOLDIN NO TIME.
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I always figure it is not what a car is advertized for, but how much it sells for that determines what it is worth. Hell, it doesn't cost anything to put an ad on a bbs, go for top dollar, maybe find a sucker. tom
 

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Why try to take advantage of someone? What ever happened to being fair and honest with someone instead of trying to suck them for all the money you can get?
I say sell the thing for what you know its worth. In that kind of shape, not much! Lets treat the "sucker" as we would want to be treated if we were not fully knowledgable of something. Just my thoughts.
 

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I agree with the idea that they're "sucking giggle gas".

I mean here's just a couple for that price range from Traderonline.com from near where I live that sound ALOT more like it... (although I havn't looked at them).

1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE, LS-6 Black on black white stripes 4-spd. Has build sheet,Needs nothing, $29,000.00, (918) 697-1958
Location: Broken Arrow, OK

1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE, LS-6 white with blk stripes, Has build sheet. Needs very little work. Very solid, $25,000.00, (918) 697-1958
Location: Broken Arrow, OK

This same guy also has a bunch of other cars for sale... couple of 1st gen Camaros and such.
Thanks, Len

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Come on guys, the real value is whatever a buyer is willing to pay. Kind of like a '99 SS Camaro with $4000 of ADP (added dealer profit) tacked onto the LIST price. They sell all they can make. If I was selling, I'd want every penny I could get, wouldn't you? It is up to the buyer to come back and say that he can get better for less somewhere else. I understand you and I would shop and compare, etc. The people who don't usually end up paying a premium. Kind of like my 16 year old going to the mall stores to buy $50 jeans and $25 T-shirts. Ouch!
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Okay, now I wanna say something. Why is it that when you look in the paper EVERYTHING for sale is either an SS or LS6 or Ultra Rare Options or New Everything!....

Seems that LS6 SS's have found a way to reproduce with out the aid of GM. I find it disgusting that people want 5 figures for a car that is a fake or worse yet a hackjob abortion of a decent car. If I see another 70 SS sporting a 350 and Mr.Gasket Hoodpins... I fear what I may do. It's one thing to do a car up as a Ed "Big Daddy" Roth version of a hot rod, it's another to gut the interior, horse enough power to warp the frame, paint it Home Depot Mostly Flat Black and then try to hock it to me for 5 times what it's worth together or selling it in pieces...

::Seething:: and for the love of godl, if you have a scoop:

A.make it functional
B.make it work
C.make it tastful

::panting:: i'm done


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I often way over price a car that I don't really want to sell. I figure if someone has more money than sense what the hell, I will sell it to him and go buy two or three more.
Bidness is bidness, and a fool and his money are soon parted.
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I think these people see what the car COULD be and that`s what they base their price on.They dont take into consideration that you may have to dump 20,000 on top of their price. I`ve tried to buy several cars from people that are just sitting in their yard, of course the answer is NO, they think they`re sitting on a gold mine , then when it sits there and rots, it`s no good to anybody. Dont that just *****you off?
(wow! you can say damn, but you cant say pi$$)
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69 ElCamino SS/396, 325+ (matching numbers).
You can get this one for $11,000, and all you would have to do is put gas in it. 17.5
mpg @ 60mph

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Amen, Harley.
I buy the run till it sells ad in Auto Trader and put it in to start at a stiff premium. If it doesn't sell in the first 3 weeks, I drop the price 300-500. Repeat every 3 weeks until it sells. I have never sold below my own bottom dollar that I wanted to get.
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I think that part of the problem is that there seems to be a lot of people with more money than they know what to do with. As soon as one of these moneybags steps up and buys a car at an outrageous price, the price on everything else seems to creep up a little. Some people will try to get as much as they can when they sell something. If someone is willing to pay the price, that hurts the average guy down the road.
 

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Your 100% right Bob!These "money bags"are probably buying up these cars as investments only and not even driving them.Don't get me wrong I am hoping the values go up a little too,but I drive and enjoy my Chevelle and thats the main reason why I bought it.Makes me feel a little sorry for the kid out there who's in high school and works part time.He probably wants a Chevelle but that old man thinks his rusted out Malibu is worth $6,000.Poor kid will probably buy a Honda civic!

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Damn Patrick, I wish I had the bucks for your 69!!!

I told ya'll of a 72 350/350 car, in mintish green paint (ok as a driver...needs paint for great looks)
sounds ok, interior is ok, and they want 7500 for it.
Still have it after three weeks as well...good for all us poor folk!

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Im 16 and wouldnt of been able to afford a chevelle but i got lucky and i traded my brother my 88 Formula 350 and some cash for his 69 SS 396 that is in great shape. before my brother bought the chevelle that i bought off him he looked at so many clunker chevelles way overpriced and almost gave up until i spotted the chevelle at a car show and told him about it, then he bought it , then i bought my dream car from him 5 years later.. i love the car to death. its ashame i went on vacation 2 weeks ago and i missed my chevelle.. is something wrong with me or is it normal?

here she is if you wanna see..

http://www.traxsal.net/personal/macgyver/todd

there i corrected the link.. sorry bout that.

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Todd's 69: www.newwave.net/~macgyver/todd/

Hey Todd-The link isn't workin'. And yes, missing your chevelle IS normal!

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Is it also normal to sit in your chevelle and wish it would move under it's own power?

Its almost there!! Please Lord,Let me finish this car and still have some sanity left to enjoy it.


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The older Chevelles and A-cars of 1964-72 vintage are reaching the glass ceiling when it comes to pricing. Low mileage cars, restored, and sport models are those affected. Alan F. (a good friend) found his 1970 SS 396 ragtop for $15,000, which is lower than other SS ragtops that sell above $20,000+

From a perspective, in the next 20 years, the classic 1964-72 will be priced like the tri-year Chevrolets (1955-57) or tri-year F-cars (1967-69). Look at a tri-year Bowtie today, since the hardtop/2-door sedan average around $7500. This price figure is for completed cars in fair condition.

Right now, the tri-year F-car averages around $5000, and is expected to climb. That's why the alternatives to building a street machine is limited to post-1973 to early 1980s, since these are more affordable, but the downside is that these cars are too new to be classics yet. There are no parts manufacturers (some do, like OPG for 1978-88 El Caminos, Malibus, and Monte Carlos), and worse yet, these vehicles are being treated like AMC products. This includes 1973-80 vehicles.

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81elcamino, Wish you did to, then I wouldn't have to drive it to HOT AUGUST NIGHTS in Reno on the 6th.

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