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Had a customer in my shop today asking if I'd be interested
in a 65 vert for a really good deal. Ask him how much, he said
come take a look at it. He bought the car 10 years ago and has
been restoring ever since. It started life a a straight 6. Here's
what's he done to it. Upgraded the suspension with Granada
disc, Granada rearend, complete V8 suspension, new radiator
support, rebuilt C4, new never ran 302. He's bought several parts
at swap meet which include deluxe wood grain steering wheel, complete
used pony interior, complete A/C system, spinner hubcaps, & various
other parts. Most of the body work is done. Frame & torque boxes
looks good, as well as floorboards. Trunk in real good shape.


He told me to make him an offer, didn't want to insult him, so I asked
what he would take for the whole lot. I was figuring on at least 5k to 6k.
Are you sitting down for what he's asking for it. And yes this is a legitimate
deal, as soon as he's ready to part with it. Also has to clear it with his
SWMBO.
His mere asking price is only $1500. So I told him consider it sold. Only
reason he's selling is his health his failing, plus he has seen mine. My son
had to pick up my jaw.

So what do you think, is this a deal of the lifetime or not? Should I feel
quilty or count my good blessings?
 

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You people make me SICK!!! You should all be drug out into the street and... LOL. The guy must really want to see his car done right!!! You better have fun with this car. Anyway, glad to hear you got such an AWESOME (I repeat, AWESOME) deal. Can't wait to see pics!!!
 

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I always here of other people finding good deals.
Guess I was in the right place at the right time.
And yes, I will do it right. How else could I do it???
 

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Even though he's asking $1.5K, offer him $3K and you might make a friend out of the deal.
 

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Well....I am in more of the "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" crowd than the "karma" crowd, but the message is the same. Unless you feel that you need the money worse than this man does, it would seem right to offer him what you feel is a fair price. I don't know if that is $2000, $3000 or $5000, that is your decision. Your feelings about the issue will be with you long after the car is gone.
 

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go for it you fool. Fate has dropped this deal in you lap, take it. Your paying 100% asking price, your probably going to make the guys wife happy to rid of it.
 

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Wow, why can't I find a deals like that!
I think they're going to be happy the car is going to a good home.
 

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If you were thinking he was going to say $4-$6K, determine what your counter offer would have been and use that. If he's sick and needs the money that would be the way to go..../forums/images/icons/smile.gif!
 

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As they say "you were the first one there and you were in the right place at the right time"

Congrats! When do we see pictures!

Tom
 

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Whoa! Jump on it! As for the comments about paying more than the asking price, you're in the best position to know whether the guy needs the money and whether you want to offer mere than he's asking. If the guy's hurting financially, I'd be inclined to give him what I considered to be a reasonable price for the car, if I could afford it. Although his health may be failing, he may not necessarily need money and may be just giving you a deal. Consider the facts, then JUMP ON IT!

By the way, in case you decide against buying it, you can email me anytime!
 
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