Love is only expensive when it stops.
Try as I might, I see no price, anywhere…?
I reckon it would be worth half the asking price, IF you had a better body shell handy, and the interior isnt trashed as well
Seller is asking $14,900 or obo USD.
Wiggles like the house, the garage and the car, theres a time to die and move on.
Look at the garage, its about to collapse, like the car.
P.S. its not worth restoring you would need close to 200,000 to make its new.
Im not exaggerating
Sadly this is common out there.
That’s assuming you were paying someone to do it. For someone with some fabrication skills, it would be much less.
Honestly it wouldn’t.
Your life would be gone if one person restored as I have over the years.
And I mean this in a non combative way.
That car needs a new body, doors, glass,suspension , interior, engine, trans and rear, wiring.
Today a quality rebuild ENGINE , TRANS AND REAR, Lets say 25 grand?
That’s if you pull it all out and bring to a specialist. At least.
Move on from there…
Its not a good thing.
They go for 30 to 50 grand mint now, so whats the point.
I used to save the world but I’m to old now.
I’m tempted to bid a grand and lets see if he takes it, wall art for my barn!
I agree with Joey
just buy an ok one for twice the price, and be miles ahead
its just a collection of spare parts and a title
a 3.8 engine core is worth a premium
its fairly likely the unibody flanges are rotted, which means you have no metal to weld panels together, and both panels need to be replaced
Look at the pictures
It’s an Abortion
Connelly interior at least 20 grand
At least then blast al the frames it will never end
All the doors are rotted
We forgot chrome
Every piece of chrome would be another 25 to 20 grand and what about vent windows on and on
Ang is a smart man!
I wonder how much this one will go for
Like the other, it didn’t sell…….
And the scam 23 bids were his mother who doesn’t know she has a ebay account…haaaaa
Sold for around $5000 , about right I would say
Hope we see it on the road, but all kidding aside at 5 grand if sold, parted out you can get about 10 grand in parts…maybe more.
This is not a question of whether its a wise financial investment or if you could buy one that is finished cheaper. That goes without saying.
But if you think it would cost $200,000 to restore it yourself, that’s just nuts.
You have my avatar at work…so that means your my age.
If you added the cost to restore WITH TIME AND LABOR, you would be very shocked.
But who cares, if its sold, it will be in boxes soon, before the rust eats through everything.
Or we hope.
My 65 mark2 with an original 43,000 miles was a joy to own.
3.4 right hand drive with a 4 speed and overdrive. I sold it for 50 grand 2 years ago, it maybe goes for 35/40 and I have every single piece of paper from new.
Its just the way things are going.
GO SPEED RACER GOOOOOOOOO
WYLDE8 Love ya!
P.S. I’m talking about the first car not the ebay car…
I certainly don’t want to guess what the cost would be to restore it with time AND labor. I fully concur that the cost would be astronomical.
When I first started working on my old Dodge Charger shortly after I got my license, I heard a piece of advice that has served me well over the years… When restoring a car, you get back $1 for every $3 spent on parts, and labor is worth nothing. Since then, I’ve always tried to keep that in mind which has kept me from thinking of my cars as investments. If I’m being honest with myself, I should fully expect to lose a ton of money on every old car I buy. If I break even or somehow make money, great, I got lucky. But I’m not doing it for the money. Its for that reason that I can look at a car like this, and while it would be a money pit, I can imagine someone who just enjoys working on old cars and doesn’t care about the money saving this one. Sometimes its easy to forget, but there are still plenty of us out there with that mindset.
Brett, I agree…
That’s either very old, or very optimistic…
Although the asking price is far too much for the condition it doesn’t look a bad car at all, i’m currently restoring a 2.4 auto and thats far worse, the entire chassis rails from the spring to the front crossmember need to be replaced.
The car in the listing is a very early MK2 with the 100PSI oil gauge and oil bath air cleaner which gives it some addition value/interest over a later car.