posted on May, 20 2015 @ 08:02 AM
a reply to: ThePublicEnemyNo1
First thing--beautiful car. It's nice to know that there are some on here that like doing this (my first car was a '66 Mustang, bought in '96--had to
sell it last summer because I was purposefully downsizing).
But as for Ebay, I'm not certain I'd keep that as my go-to for a car like this. I've never owned or sold a car worth even close to what you're asking
for this car, but I'd definitely give some of the other classic-car-specific places a try. I know that I'm very wary about some items on ebay--I
wouldn't buy a car on there unless it was from someone close enough to drive and check it out, first. Dropping $75k on a car on Ebay just wouldn't sit
well with me. That could be what is scaring them off--Ebay is relatively well known for scams, at least, that's a big enough reputation that I'd avoid
a purchase like this car through that site.
But, in the end, the value of the car rests in what the public is willing to pay for it--maybe at $75k, that's just too steep for that particular car
at this time in the market. That doesn't mean it's not worth that amount to someone, somewhere, at some time...and maybe that is this week, but
through another site.
I used to have my insurance through Haggerty--do they have any sort of car-selling site? I'd look into that, too.
Good luck, and like I said--beautiful car!
ETA: I'm really thinking that some others have hit the nail on the head--the lack of numbers matching. That's not to say that you can't replace the
engine with a hot 350 and actually increase the value for someone maybe looking for a restomod (is that term still used) that looks stock, but hides a
nice punch. But, in doing so, you narrow down your target audience willing to pay (what I consider, with my shallow pockets) a premium price. It could
also depend on how you're billing the car--if you're calling this a restoration, it's not one if you have a different engine in it. At that point,
like was already mentioned, it becomes a "restomod," and that can and does cause potential buyers to walk away.
edit on 20-5-2015 by SlapMonkey
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