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ok , I'm looking at a parts car to buy as a spare, 87 with a hardtop, 150000 miles, sitting for 3 + years outside, bad tranny ( as far as the owners kid knows who is selling it ) and an unexplained Salvage title ( car in California ) again, kid says it was never wrecked, got from a police impound or something, years ago.. I havn't seen it yet, so couldn't check for previous bodywork. what should such athing go for? I know that individually the parts are worth more then the car if someone has the time, space and skill to remove them and market them,, but just to the average collector who has one already and may need stuff later on... what would you pay?
 

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ok , I'm looking at a parts car to buy as a spare, 87 with a hardtop, 150000 miles, sitting for 3 + years outside, bad tranny ( as far as the owners kid knows who is selling it ) and an unexplained Salvage title ( car in California ) again, kid says it was never wrecked, got from a police impound or something, years ago.. I havn't seen it yet, so couldn't check for previous bodywork. what should such athing go for? I know that individually the parts are worth more then the car if someone has the time, space and skill to remove them and market them,, but just to the average collector who has one already and may need stuff later on... what would you pay?
One rule of thumb on parts cars is to figure out the value of the major parts then divide by two.
 

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Here's an update on this car. What a heart breaker!! This car is an 87, the body and hard top a pretty much all I could see worth salvaging,maybe the power window buttons and glass the headlights are cracked, the tail light have MAJOR crazing ( but no melting ) center break light melted, a really bad repaint that is peeling and shows the original same color silver underneath,front bumper pushed in about 3 inches on the drivers side, the interior is pretty trashed, seats had panels of vinyl replaced haphazardly over the years, so the leather that is left looks pretty bad and doesn't remotely match,seat buttons are broken in the usual places and pushed way into the lower seat trim panel, console busted in a few places, the battery has no vents, so there is corrosion in the compartment, and the engine had evidence of a small fire, top of distributer melted, along with some wires and hoses,top of the engine looked black and sooty and the hood liner was ripped out.. owner wants 2000.00 it's in San diego

anyway, if anyone is interested..

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/car/356829061.html
 

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