Originally Posted by jeff.hill
sorry its a 73 with a 260z engine swap. it has the interior except for the carpet. I was going to replace anyways, other than that its a complete car.
If you're looking for something that will hold its value, a non-numbers matching car (engine/chassis with matching serial numbers) is not it. Also, the 260 engine is hot garbage compared to the standard 240 or 280 engine.
A car that needs new carpet ($450), re-upholstered seats ($300 if you do the work yourself), missing consoles/other stuff is going to add up quickly.
Define "surface rust." If there's visible rust on the upper body, the underside might be terrible (frame rails, floor pans, etc). Cutting out/re-welding new metal is incredibly expensive especially if you have someone do it (thousand(s) of dollars).
Also, for something you basically have to put together yourself, (with an engine which may or may not work well or at all) $3,500 is a slap in the face. A car in that condition (without rust) should go for MAYBE $1,200 on a good day.
"No lowballers, I know what I have" usually means they don't know what they have.
This is a roundabout way of saying 'no, don't bother with this car unless you can get him down to 1k ish' (and have the means & space to doing all of this work yourself).