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Drivetrainless '74 rolling shell value?

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That is the one. It has no rust, that is a 325 differential, he has an e23 Alpina interior he will include. I'm trying to make a fair offer but considering I need a drivetrain, lots of sanding/finishing full respray & assembly can see the build spiral out of control so can't pay too much.


Also, could I put round taillights in without replacing the entire rear panel? 



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He asked me what my offer was, said I'd think about it and call tomorrow.


The interior is in storage so no pictures. I don't want to offend but I'm basically trusting there is no rust at all (where the value is imho) and taking on a giant project so the value is less than if it were running in this condition. 


I feel like full assembly required demands a huge depreciation.

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Round tail lights would also require a new nose or be ready GIANT ridicule 


the thing is that a Wide Body shell has a much smaller market, Danco just sold something very similar last month in round taillights vintage for $2200, it sold very fast 


realistically I’d call that project as needing $15k-25k to complete (min $9k paint and body at a driver quality) unless you’re building it as a race car.

going from race car to street can be expensive 


best of luck on the project 


you could always try and squeeze in a more modern drive train and build it into a monster for less 

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The car I end up with will be a weekend driver. I never liked square lights and can take the ridicule. lol


I plan to do most of the work, over a year or more (if I end up with it) Obviously it will need to be painted and thats a couple grand for a bad job (which I would not do) so closer to 4k.


My thinking is if the interior is amazing 2500 is reasonable. Am I wrong?

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Lotta bondo in the lower rear panel, and it's already starting to crack.  Same with the lower nose, and the quarter panels between the door opening and wheel arch.  Take a magnet with you when you go to look.  What you don't want is to discover the body is rust free because the rust has been replaced with bondo...


Also, with that E30 diff, you're gonna need a custom exhaust, as there's no way the stock exhaust will snake its way around those differential mounts.  



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