Thinking to buy this car:http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MALIBU-CONVERTIBLE-RESTOMOD-POWER-TOP-CUSTOM-WHEELS-12-BOLT-POSI-F41-SUSPENSION-/370632138558?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item564b659f3eI see it has many non-period correct parts and drive train, so I'm not sure how to determine its market value? What number would you give it?
Country: United StatesMake: ChevroletModel: ChevellYear: 1964Engine: 350
Just a moment and I'll crunch some numbers. It is a difficult thing to put a value on, particularly since it's not an open auction.
He's probably not far off the mark from other sales I see. Sellers almost always ask a little on the high side, and it would take seeing it in person to give a really good assessment, but maybe around $18K - $19K would be about right. It is extensively modified, so a combination of personal taste and how well the work was done will come into play.
Thanks for the request and, as always, please don't hesitate to ask if you have other questions!
what number would it be on here considering it's been modded? http://collectorcarmarket.com/menus/ccmprcs/64chchle.html
You mean in terms of condition?
I'd say it's a high #3 / low #2 in terms of condition, as best I can tell from the photos, and excepting the authenticity aspect.
I'm thinking to buy it for my dad.
what's your rough estimated cost to turn this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-Buick-Special-Base-6-0L-/290748818792?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item43b1fae568 into this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/INCREDIBLE-TWO-OWNER-PERFECT-CHROME-1958-Buick-Century-Riveria-Coupe-/120957938406?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1c29a7aae6
Probably far more than whatever the reserve is on the finished one. If you're talking paint, upholstery, engine, and the whole works -- depending on the finer details of condition, about $50K to $75K and two years.
ok, what do you think of this one instead?
It depends on to what level you want to take it. That one is pretty interesting. If it's like they say and is solid and a driver ready to go, the price is not obnoxious and you'd be starting with a pretty solid example. The one thing to ask about is if those are slip covers over the seats. They just have that look about them. Sometimes that means the previous owner wanted to protect the original seat, and sometimes it means the originals seat underneath is worn out.
was just one the phone with him.. he said it needs new breaks and stuff before can drive because been sitting for a long time.
as I understand it, I will save a lot of money if I find one already fixed up?
then it's just the tricking part of finding one that has been fixed up in the colors I want.. which I have still not been able to find. so not sure what to do?
That's typically the case. There's a margin in there where you can afford to do some work. Brake jobs on these are simple, and you might find a really nice one restored 20 years ago that needs the brakes done again. What you don't want to get into is having to do an entire repaint, or have a car like that rechromed. That stuff gets expensive. Find one decent, do a brake job, do a spot repair here-and-there, and you won't be going nuts with a full blown project.
finding one is just sooo hard.
Some people enjoy the looking! If you're seriously set on Buick's, joining the Buick Club of America would be to your advantage. That's a very active group. They just had a big national show Concord, NC -- over 500 Buick's of all years in one spot.
man, mad I missed that.
A customer of mine drove his '47 from Philadelphia all the way down.
ok, I'm going to make an offer on this one... but need to know estimate cost to change out all the aqua colored vinyl to white or black. (seats, console, door panels, steering wheel) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MALIBU-CONVERTIBLE-RESTOMOD-POWER-TOP-CUSTOM-WHEELS-12-BOLT-POSI-F41-SUSPENSION-/370632138558?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item564b659f3e
labor and materials
(I guess it's not really aqua, but lighter shades of blue)
You can see your options here:
'64 Chevelle interior kits
That's about as complete as they come and that gets you the material price. Labor can run a wide range depending on the quality of the shop and their rate.
Whoops, I just noticed that's a coupe kit. Hold on a second for the convertible kit.
Here you go, this is more suited to what you're doing. The other kit also had a lot of stuff you probably wouldn't use, like a new top, etc:
'64 Chevelle interior kit, bucket seat, convertible
Just as an idea, I'd say labor might run in the range of $2,500. Price it out at a few different shops first and ask to see their work.
Full service restoration shop specializing in pre-war, brass era, and full classic, but also up to mid-'60s.