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I have come across a 1968 GT Fastback S-code 390-4spd car. It's a rolling shell with no motor or trans. It spent the majority of its life on dragstrips. It's straight and clean with the floor needing some minor work. The frame rails, torque boxes and trunk are all perfect. I am a 69-70 guy. I am trying to figure out a fair price to offer this guy. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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What is he asking? Look at the mods made to make the car a drag car (and what it would cost to return it to original) and the repairs need (floors, motor, trans, etc) and deduct that from the blue book value of a decent one.......
 

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Hmmmmm..... Is this car local to you in Eastern North Carolina? If I were you... I'd offer him $2500 as long as he throws in the trailer... if he rejects your offer, move on, this car obviously isn't for you...

Then give me his number... ;)

Dave (also in Coastal North Carolina)
 

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He wants $10K for it. NADA shows $22,300 for average retail. I could make it a VERY nice car with $12,300 put in it after the initial $10,000. It would be worth more than $22,300 for sure...

It seems to be a fairly rare car. Only 3,708 S-code 4spd FBs made in 68 and who knows how many of those were GTs.

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Scott,

Sorry, I couldn't resist...

$10k seems MORE THAN A FAIR PRICE for this car.

There's a local guy here that wants mid-teens for his rust-free (now) '67 289 FB roller car.

$10k's a steal for a BB GT 4spd FB.

Dave
 

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Go and get it, price is right!
 

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I wish I could find it but I remember somebody posting a picture like saying that they were trying to find their old car.
 

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Good god, that's a nice looking '68. It's the perfect start of my dream car.

You could tell him that you know of someone that would be willing to trade his '67 coupe that needs a good amount work for it straight up.

And after he gets done laughing and wipeing the tears from his eyes you can say he's serious . . .

If he goes into another fit of laughter, you can just join in at that point.

Hey, a guy can dream can't he?


*edit* I can't tell, does it have a cage in it?
 

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return to original?

Heck no...offer him 8k as is and then bolt the power plant of your choice in and run it hard.
I agree with Nick! Great looking car.
 

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Agreed- buy the car- run the hell out if it. And after you have your kicks sell the car and get more than your money back- to put towards a car that you really want.
 

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I'm going to be selling my 68 coupe to make room for the 68GT.

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What else you got in there Scott?, I see two "car covers".........?
 

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The one on the left is a 1970 convertible with goodies and modified drive train. The one on the right is a 1984 Lincoln Mark VII GTC Jack Roush car (1 of ~10 built).

Scott

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Looks like a great deal. No motor I assume from its nose high stance. If it does come with an FE too is is a screaming deal.
 

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If he's asking $10K, definitely offer him $8K and see what he says. Someone else mentioned that you should have a look at the "modifications" he made to turn it into a drag car and be sure that you can undo the work at some point for a reasonable cost. And be careful using NADA as a source for what you are going to pay for it.
 

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I know what you mean reg NADA. I take those prices with a grain of salt. It's worth whatever someone's willing to pay...

He's pretty firm on the $10k. I can't say I blame him. There's really not too much modified. A little bigger hole for the shifter, metal patches over firewall cutouts (heater core). The roll cage is done nicely...I would actually consider leaving it in. I don't think there was a power brake booster yet the buc tag lists one. Probably a weight saver modification. I didn't get to look in the trunk so I'm not sure if any tubbing was done. I don't think so but they're some pretty fat tires tucked under it.

Scott
 
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