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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 18, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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thinking of buying 72 ss barn find . will need interior,has not been on the road for 30 years all paperwork ,no rust 4speed
what should I pay?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 18, 05:56 AM
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Re: 1972 ss

Between $5K and $25K

No way to guess closer with no info or pics showing present condition of the car

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 18, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1972 ss

not sure owner will sell body just needs cleaning all original just need new interior
only 30 thousand miles it has ALL paperwork from day one
debating on throwing him an offer
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Re: 1972 ss

Estimate what it will cost to restore, if that is your goal. Its a 40 year old car, will need drivetrain rebuild, interior, chrome, paint, tires, weatherstrip . . .. on and on. Can you do the work yourself or hire out. Your looking at $20keasy. Need pix and more details. We bought a 69 plain jane one owner with a lot of rust for $1500 and poured over $18 in parts. . . .labor cost added and wow. . . . .turning out really nice. . . .just an old guy talkin.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 18, 06:16 PM
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Re: 1972 ss

A truly rust free 72? $5k is a nice number. Maybe $8k depending. See what he says.
When you say it needs an interior, are you talking about the seats and rug, or is everything metal rusted and needing replacement?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 18, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1972 ss

body and chrome is in excellent condition just need to go thru car from sitting ,interior was changed not original
car was just not used, garaged for 30 years
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 18, 07:20 AM
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Re: 1972 ss

Bill, Take a look on nastyz28.com to get an idea what the car might be worth. Make the guy an offer that's not insulting and see where it goes. He might say no but it will get him thinking. If it's in great shape as you say and not cannibalized it could be a good investment.

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Re: 1972 ss

Sitting for 30 years. Why was it parked?

Check to see if the engine is frozen. Bring a big breaker bar and socket to see if you can turn the engine. Don't start the engine with the old fluids and gas.

Plan on changing all the seals. They might not be leaking now but once you get the engine running, the engine, transmission or rear end might spring a leak.

30 years with the same antifreeze could cause some serious corrosion in the coolant system. The brake fluid is full of water.

Engine cylinder walls could be rusted from humidity. Clutch could be rusted and frozen. Fuel lines and brake lines could be rusty.

You could have stumbled on a wonderful find. Sorry for all the negative comments. Just be prepared.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 18, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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agree with all points . this why I am not sure of which way to go if at all
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 18, 06:16 AM
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agree with all points . this why I am not sure of which way to go if at all
If you are considering buying do not throw out an offer.

Ask the guy what he wants for the car and go from there.

Never negotiate against yourself.

I see guys all the time at shows and cruises with for sale signs. No price on the sign and when asked replies what will you offer?

I tell them "is it for sale or not? If it is then how much? If you won't put a price on it the it obviously not for sale or just fishing for a sucker that will over pay"

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If you are considering buying do not throw out an offer.

Ask the guy what he wants for the car and go from there.

Never negotiate against yourself.

I see guys all the time at shows and cruises with for sale signs. No price on the sign and when asked replies what will you offer?

I tell them "is it for sale or not? If it is then how much? If you won't put a price on it the it obviously not for sale or just fishing for a sucker that will over pay"

I always offer $1.00 Then, when they get offended, I tell them "hey, you told me to make an offer, now give me a price and we can see if it is something I am interested in pursuing"

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 18, 09:22 AM
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Re: 1972 ss

Aren't 72's a lot more reasonable than first gens in price ?

Can you buy a really nice one for $25k ? If so, don't pay much for this one.
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