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Price range for a 1972

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Hello. We have a 1972 malaga. Original owners. Boulder Colorado. It has not run for 2?3? years now. Last I checked it was a fuel pump issue. Otherwise it was more or less fine mechanically and was the usual fun used 2002. No idea what the mileage is as the odometer was replaced at some point (but 150k? 200k?). We have kept it over the years with the hope of someday restoring it, but that days isn't going to come. We get notes on it often asking if its for sale. I think the last note leaver is going to get the call back. But I have no idea what its worth (what he will pay, right?). It doesnt run. It has rust. But somewhere in there is a nice single owner roundie. Could the experts here give me a range of starting prices?

 

Thanks in advance.  

 

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Condition is everything. Hard to say by $2k to $8k would be a reasonable range. Also this assumes it is a manual. 

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Thanks. It is a manual. 

 

Its condition is... does not run... has real rust but otherwise body is ok (i.e., no crumpled panels)...

 

I have not been in the 2002 world for a while but 2k seems very high (maybe not?) 

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yes i can post some tonight. they will show a forlorn car starting to fall into the ground... 

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I wouldn't expect a single number, maybe multiple different numbers, or a range.  But without photos, particularly of the rusty spots and rust-prone spots (rear shock towers, rocker panels, floor, front frame rails, etc.), you may get no response.  Is it a $500 parts car, or a $7,500 complete one-owner that needs little but a cleaning and a tune-up to be fully road-worthy?

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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3 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 

I wouldn't expect a single number, maybe multiple different numbers, or a range.  But without photos, particularly of the rusty spots and rust-prone spots (rear shock towers, rocker panels, floor, front frame rails, etc.), you may get no response.  Is it a $500 parts car, or a $7,500 complete one-owner that needs little but a cleaning and a tune-up to be fully road-worthy?

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

understood. ill get some pictures up asap.

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I have added pics now. This may turn into a for sale thread if my local buyer doesnt want a restoration like this..

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Need pictures of shock towers in trunk. Door sills, common rust spots.  Also floors get rusted from leaking heater for so you have to look underneath.  From the pictures, it looks fairly good but need more.

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Let's start out by saying everyone wants to buy a car from an original owner. Books, records, original window sticker etc etc. Everything you have adds to the value. Everything. Stress the tool kit, the spare, the patina, the original radio, the interior, the books, the service receipts. People WANT original cars. Personally, I don't care, but the broader market does.

 

Now. The rust issue. Nobody wants a rusty car.  Well, they'll buy it, but they won't pay up for it. People here need to see the rust and what it's going to entail to fix. Mechanicals are relatively easy compared to fixing body panels. You need to post really good photos of the body, the rust and the paint. Then your PM box should light up with offers. They may be LOW offers, but you'll get a few I bet.

 

I would think $2K is light for the car you describe, but the inference of rust kills all estimates. Let's see what you have, and then the real value will surface.

 

GLWS

 

Nick

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As it sits?  Ask 2k, and be ready for the deafening silence.  If you get a bunch of responses, see what happens.

 

Personally, I would get it to start, run and roll.  Then post up pictures (good camera pictures, not cellphone)

of the rockers, back edge of front fenders, inside of trunk spring perches, and anywhere it looked questionable.

 

Then let the market decide.  I agree, prices are high now, for running projects with little rust.

As the rust increases, it gets harder to slap numbers on it.

 

And a lot depends on the local 'scene'- if Boulder likes its 2002s like Seattle does, you're in better shape than you might

be in Waterloo, Ontario.

 

fwiw

 

t

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