This if my first time in this forum so please be gentle.
I've been looking for a project car for a while now, and I think I found one, but I'm not sure about the price. The car is a '68 with no motor or trans. The VIN is 123378N398999, which if I'm reading correctly says this is a 6 cyl sports coupe, nothing special, so I can do whatever I want to it without destroying something with real value (Z28, etc). The guy wants $3800 for it, but will probably take a little less (He bought it to build a street stock car, broke the motor in another car and now is selling this one. Here are the details of what I would get and what I want to do.
What I want to do: I want to restore the interior and body to their stock appearance(mostly), and put a modern drive train under it (350, 4-spd, 9-inch rearend). I have a pretty good idea of the cost (alot) and amount of work (more than I anticipate
) this is going to involve.
What I'm getting: Like I said it's a 68 with no motor or trans. The guy who's selling it is a welder by trade and did a bunch of body work. Both front fenders are totally new. Radiator cradle is original but no problems visible. He replaced both rear quarter panels because of wheel well rust. Complete floorpans were replaced on both sides. Trunk pan is kind of rusty but no holes, etc. New shock tower caps were welded in. He has all the chrome (trim, etc) for it as far as I could tell. (BTW the car is basically a shell right now so I did get eyeballs on everything). All the rest of the sheet metal is in good condition based on a visual inspection. He already purchsed the kit and a bunch of other parts to do the interior (all from Rick's). As far as I can tell he has everything to complete the interior. Finally he's including a complete subframe from a 69 (body is on the pro-street chasis with the blown(up) engine).
That's pretty much it. I'm tempted by this deal because the body is so good. I have experience with all the drive train/engine/brake work, but I've never done any serious body work, so I need a car with a good body. I know the bottom line is what it's worth to me, but I'm curious what everyone thinks. Thanks.