Ok so this guy is selling a 1970 Chevelle the back seat is out and has a roll
cage the interior is not original but it is custom and the engine sounded
ridiculously loud but he’s selling it for 35,000 and it looks good but my
question is that too much of money For the car I’m asking cuz I no nothing
about the value of the car and I’m thinking because the guy knows I’m
clueless is he trying to rip me off
I only seen a video of the car and I don’t even know what the trim is but it’s
not a ss so it’s a regular basic chevelle I guess
Hi Tiffany, Your first instincts are probably 'bang-on' accurate. You need to have the car inspected, completely, by a qualified appraiser. He/she will verify the car from front to back...looking to see the quality built into the car, or lack of! Is the engine in good mechanical order, is the transmission and rear diff matching and solid, are the brakes suitable, any wiring or exhaust issues, is the frame and body solid...etc, can be answered by a thorough inspection. You will pay a fee for the inspection, maybe a couple hundred dollars but then you will be informed about making the investment to buy the car, or not to buy it! Wisdom is a great tool for negotiating.
If you don't REALLY know cars, you shouldn't shop for any old/classic car because they need a LOT of maintenance, and if you can't do it yourself, you'll a fortune on someone else. The roll bar and loud engine in this car should be a clue to just how bad a buy this car would be even for a seasoned mechanic. For a novice, this would be the worst mistake of your life..... If you really want to make a decision that's bad for you, we have a McLaren 570S GT4 and an Audi R8 LMS GT4 for sale. Used only on weekends for short distances and maintained well. Price reduced to @ $200,000 each.
That price is absurd. Even a 100% original car with original engine etc, might not be that much in really nice shape. Sounds like a $10,000 car. Post photos if you can.
If you really want a classic Chevelle check out the cars for sale on Hemming's Motor News.
Hot rods are not worth much at all as they are usually a cobbled together POS. If it was done by a nationally recognized shop like Foose it would be worth a good bit but still less than a correct restored and original car. National show winners and magazine cover cars can fetch a premium.
The first post is good but an appraiser that does not know classic cars and Chevelles in particular will not give you an accurate value.
Thank you F_O_R, for clearing that up!(Smh) I guess some folks just might have called on a jewellery appraiser, or construction appraiser, or even a marine appraiser for this...rather than intelligently seeking out a Classic muscle car appraiser, or even a pro shop who is familiar with such a car, or could direct a buyer of such a car, to an appraiser who does know it! Smh
The reason I posted this is I had a car appraiser value my 62 Jag and although he was familiar with classic cars he really did not have a clue about classic Jags. He gave me a good appraisal but I could tell that I knew far more than he did. You may know classic cars but most people do not.
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