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What is this thing worth?



  • I saw a much better '65 Mustang 6 sell for $3000 a few weeks ago. It was all original, all there, unmolested and running. Soap and water, a few stitches here and there, some rattle cans for the engine bay, a power wash underneath and a cheapo paint job was all it really needed.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    That's why I'm thinking that solo 2200.00 bid was from a shill to throw some chum into the water.

    But.. I could be wrong!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    But its not a solo bid. That's the high from 2 bidders. In other words, the other guy had to bid $2100 max.

    could it be 2 shills? Sure. But if you are going to bother, just set the opening bid at $2k and be done with it. But people do weird things, right?

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • garv214garv214 Posts: 162
    edited October 2013
    The 2 bids are from the same EBayer... The bidder only has a feedback of 3, so it could be a shill bid. But he has been bidding on a whole bunch of Ford items, so he may be looking for parts...
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    you can bid against yourself? I didn't know that. Doesn't make much sense.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    Three days to go and no more bids on that Mustang!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    I lost track! did it sell? Anyone know?
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,272
    It looks to me like it sold for $2910, unless the buyer regains his sanity.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • paid too much for it.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    Well now the owners's wife tells me that I can have everything for 3000.00!

    " We just want it out of the garage now"

    By "everything" they mean all books and manuals, all of the parts, an engine stand (with 289 mounted) a cherry picker, go jacks and a "bunch" of other stuff.

    Now, if that POS Mustang on Ebay REALLY brought that kind of money, this one seriously should be worth three times that!

  • Deals like this depend entirely on how much of the work you're going to do yourself and how much labor is farmed out. "Project cars" are always a big question mark, so you don't go by price guides, or even comparables of complete and running cars. "Project cars" require their own careful consideration.

    Pay no more for it than you'd get back if you dumped it, as is, on someone else.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    Sounds like a helluva deal.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    It's not the money so much.

    It's just the time, space and commitment that I'm struggling with.

    I do think that were they to advertise it someone would snap it up in an instant.

    Decisions......what to do?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    Time and space. You'd no doubt be able to break up the lot and make a nice profit, but you might end up making $2/hr when it is all done.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424
    edited October 2013
    Might a compromise be to have a garage do the engine/transmission installation, and you take it from there? Or is there lots to do before they can be put in?

    edit - Now I remember you saying something about reworking the tranny (maybe the engine), so how about renting a storage unit for a few months to store that chassis while that's being done, when they're ready tow the chassis to the shop, and go from there...
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    Hey buddy!

    You live nearby. Any space in your garage?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    The engine sits on a stand and it isn't frozen.

    The transmission has been sitting for 23 years along with everything else so I'm sure the seals and o rings are shot.

    There is a place nearby that only does Mustangs. They said they would install everything for around a grand. Might be a good idea.

    Fintail....Are you familiar with Bel-Kirk Mustangs on Bel Red Rd.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648
    edited October 2013
    The only way this is going to work for you is if you build most of it. Remember, you can buy a nice one for $15K, so work off of that as you calculate risk/desire/motivation/space etc. Do the math, see how it comes out and use at least a 1.5 multiplier as a fudge-factor.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    Nope, never been there. But I have seen the Mustang show at Bellevue College a few times, there's no doubt a local group of enthusiasts.

    I could probably only fit a couple hubcaps in my extra garage space.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,355
    You and I are on the same page.

    I can't tell you how often I have given the same advice.


    Thanks for talking me down!
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