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11-27-2019 09:07 PM
pilgrim Wow, so much really great potential!!

I see a lot of surface rust on the body, and suggest a complete repaint with careful attention given to the rust. I would also give that frame a very careful inspection; hopefully there's only surface rust.

If mice didn't get into it, the wiring and electronics may be OK, which would be nice. The gas tank needs to come out and be cleaned and sealed.

Brake systems will need to be completely gone through, cleaned, and calipers either rebuilt or replaced.

You'll want to keep as much original as possible, but there will be parts to replace and I'd repaint to the original color.
11-27-2019 08:52 AM
wags528 I'm going to try and keep it as original as possible. The interior is in amazing condition and just needs a good cleaning. The original hubcaps are in the trunk and are in amazing shape. The exterior will need some attention, but I think that'll be the worst of it.
11-26-2019 11:17 PM
Acemon Nice!

Add some big plastic fender flares, hood scoop, ditch the bumpers, slam it to the ground, eliminate the muffler, pop in a kickin' stereo with subwoofer, mirrors on the fenders, tiny low-profile tires, aftermarket steering wheel, and don't forget to add all sorts of stickers and decals. Hey, that's what the kids would do, right?

Major score. Give it a good wash and some new fluids and enjoy a great barn find.
11-26-2019 09:10 PM
wags528 I just bought this car! Here is a picture of it out of the barn that it’s been in for the last 40 years.
07-11-2019 11:33 PM
Zacny77 Good reference for resale values

https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuati...73-Datsun-240Z
07-11-2019 03:25 PM
pilgrim Some of the value is in how much work you can do yourself. If you're a good DIY type, then things like dropping the gas tank and cleaning up the carbs become less of a cost factor.

I would also check low on the body for rust - I know from experience that cars sitting above dirt will tend to rust on the lower body panels.

I'd probably offer $2K and work from there.
07-11-2019 12:20 PM
tommmy If you can buy it for 5500 get it quick.
07-11-2019 11:51 AM
V70toZX98 Wow, looks like it's probably in good shape under that filth! I wouldn't hesitate to make an offer of $1k-$2k before getting it running or figuring out what's wrong with it. Even though it was running when parked, it's been sitting a long time. I'd check over the car really closely for any rust or damage before making a larger offer.


I think your $5,500 limit is more than fair. These cars are going up in value, but to me a project is a project. I would never spend $7k on a car that isn't running for whatever reason. But, it also depends on how badly you want it and how clean it is.
07-11-2019 12:52 AM
crayzlair
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That's the problem with older cars, it's always hard to put a value on them. Their conditions are all over the place and fluctuate in values. I would get some comparisons from the bigger sites like ATclassics, Autolist and cargurus. Private party values never seem to be realistic.

Hagerty is also a good source of classic vehicle value.
https://www.hagerty.com/valuationtools
07-10-2019 11:36 PM
RB26 That's the problem with older cars, it's always hard to put a value on them. Their conditions are all over the place and fluctuate in values. I would get some comparisons from the bigger sites like ATclassics, Autolist and cargurus. Private party values never seem to be realistic.

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