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Ok everyone....I was driving around Georgetown SC today and happened upon a classic car dealer.

He had a couple of cars that caught my eye....but the prices seem pretty heavty.....

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1966 289 2v convertible, burgundy metallic, 4 speed, supposedly a frame up resto job, but lots of little things that I didn't see right...like very faded wood glove box door, and gauges, also had a rally pack that just didn't seem to fit with the car....like the plastic was the wrong color (the rally pack was just worn out looking) also had a dent in the inside of the drivers door...where your elbow sits. The felt strips all needed replacing. Listed for $16,900

2nd car....289 2v coupe poppy red with white vinyl top...looked clean...nothing that looked bad at all. nice fog lamps and trumpets in the back....could this be a GT? I don't know them that well. Listed for $12,900


Let me know what you guys think....I just need something to compare these to...I'm not thinking of buying them...too expensive for me.

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Jason
 

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Well, I'm not sure how the pricing of cars runs in your state compared to Ca, but typically, convertibles go for $3-5 K more than coupes of comparable drivetrain. The coupe is probably near the top range of its value.

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Those sound pretty steep to me. If the second car was a 65, the GT's had the 5 gauge clusters instead of the standard idiot lights, and IIRC, should be an A code engine. They also had the flat glove box door as opposed to the curved ones.

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Those look like normal dealer prices, although I agree that the coupe is up there at the extreme high end of the range.

The convertible sounds like a #3 car and that price seems about right for a dealer. If you look around the web at places like KAR Mustang and some of the other classic dealers, you'll see C- and A-code convertibles priced from $13K to $25K. Right now there is a K-code, non-GT convertible on the web for $34K. To get those higher prices, the cars have to be exceptionally nice, however.

On the other hand, private seller prices are lower. I bought SWMBO's '65 A-code convertible for $9,750. It was an older restoration that looked really good to the average person. No rust, new top, new interior, etc. So the deals are out there, but you have to look at a lot of junk to find them.

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In my neck of the woods..both those cars would list for 20% more..saw a convert same as you described..dealer wanted 22 grand

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That's too much money. If you are interested in the car(s), you may want to get some comparable pictures / prices from the auto trader and negotiate off the prices.



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I think they are a bit pricey, especially the coupe. However, when purchasing from a dealer, you can expect to pay a few grand more. Case in point, I saw two different cars for sale at the Columbus OH swap meet about two years ago, a fastback and a convertible. Both were later advertised for approximately $3,500 more than the asking price at the swap meet and the dealers hadn't done a thing to the cars. Nothing against them, they got to make a profit and they were not shady either, just wanted to let you know you might be better off trying to find one through a private party. Good luck.

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