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Hi all-- sad day here but decided to sell my convertible. Car has been great, but with 2 kids and having to store it at my parents house over an hour away, it's just not getting the use that I would want.

It's a rangoon red 65 Convertible w/ Std white interior. Has a V8 that was rebuilt about 4k miles ago. The paint is good and is about 10 years old, though doesnt look it. I spent the winter re-doing the interior, which included new carpet, new upholstery, and chrome. Needs some very minor things. When I lifted the old carpet, there wasn't even a spot of rust. Cowl does not leak. Mechanicals are very good. Only major thing that is wrong with it, and I was told is that it wasn't that big a deal, is that it is slightly difficult to shift into 2nd gear-- am told a worn synchro.

So, here's the question-- what's it worth?

some pics:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3736285016/in/photostream/

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I would say geography will play an important role in this economy, where do you live? My ballpark figure is high teens but hard to say without seeing the car in person.

The trans problem is going to definitely hurt resale value; I would try to fix it if at all possible
 

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I have no input on the value, but if you haven't already, I suggest you donate to the forum immediately for the ability to post in the For Sale section before Bob goes Dooley on you:

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Why ever bother to support this site then if you can price your stuff, get the page views, and never even drop the $5 'cause you wind up either selling it via the 'WIW' ad or at the price you determined for free on CL?

I don't mean to sound like I'm nickel and diming, but it's a bitch (lately) for me to keep this place up.

It ain't cheap, so maybe I'm overly sensitive when it comes to these sorts of things - considering my own personal cut-backs in the last few quarters.

-bob
 

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Thanks for the response. Let me explain a little bit more abt the transmission. It is mostly unnoticeable except on rare occasion. It shifts but sometimes needs to a little effort. It by no means is undriveable. Jus trying to fully disclose everything I know.

Btw, I am located in NJ and will be listing the car here in the for sale forums.
 

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well it looks like a nice car in the pics, but seeing it would make the differance! when you deside what you want for it ??? i'm always looking to add another pony to the ranch....Jim [email protected]
 

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Well...bought a 65 vert here in SE P.A. 2 mos ago for $15K...in very good shape. No rust, new power top, 5 yr old engine rebuild w/4V 289, new duals, red/blk, etc. Also bought a factory GT vert in avg. driver cond for $13K in Mass, 1 mo. ago. Not the best timing, but you'll probably get more now than in Nov.
 

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Thanks guys. It was a tough decision to sell, but in my mind, cars are meant to be driven and not sit. With the small window of time each year that a convertible can be driven in NJ, coupled with my storage issues and 2 small kids-- it's not getting the proper use it should.

At some point in the not too distant future, I'll be back looking at fastbacks. I always wanted one but this vert came along, too clean and was a good deal.
 
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