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Old 07-06-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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68 coupe price?

So I recently met a guy with a 68 coupe hes looking to get rid of. Its been sitting in his barn for about 6 months and has neen started at least once in the past 3. Car is mostly restored with a 351 crate motor new paint on exterior and engine bay, the interior needs finished and just an over all cleaning and tune up. He doesn't know what he wants for it so my question is what do you guys think it's worth and is there anything I should look over before I buy it if I do. Im not super farmiliar with older models as I have a 95 gt and an 03 mach so any pointers would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys
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A lot depends on how you are going to use it / what your plans are. If you're fixing it up, then you'll be looking for different things than if you're looking for a DD. Either way, you want to know what you're in for. Here are a few things I would check:

Rust is #1. Look in the trunk, wheel wells, floor pans (ask if you can lift it up and secure it with jack stands and get under there to really look it over and knock on various parts). Also ask to do a "bucket test" to see if the cowl is leaking.

Next I'd find out if it was originally a v8. If it was a 6 cylinder and they just dropped a crate motor in without upgrading suspension/brakes that is an expense to consider.

Then the usual test drive stuff: does it start/idle/run/stop/leak/brake in a straight line/steering issues/etc. again this depends on your plan. If you are planning to fix it up and are okay with some issues, that would change what you might be okay with (and what you should pay). If you're looking for a reliable ready-to-road trip car, then obviously some issues are non-starters.

I'd look on eBay and craigslist and get a feel for what people are asking for their rides. That should help you get an idea of a price point to start negotiations.
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Excellent, thanks thats very helpful. Im going to check it out again on Saturday, ill try and get some pics and post on here again to see what you think and let you know what more I find out.
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Ok so the guys had ni clue what he had, I talked to the guy he bought it from. Its a 68 302, supposedly engine and trans have 100 miles on the rebuild but they are not numbers matching. He still hasnt come up with a price, he wants me to make an offer because he knows nothing about cars.....
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Can anybody twll me anymore about it?
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How complete is the interior? And check everywhere for rust, stick a garden hose in the cowl and feel for drips. Rusty cowls are a major PITA


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Interior is incomplete but he says all the parts are in the trunk, there was quite a few boxes in there but I didnt open all of them
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Its kinda hard to see how the paint work is id offer like 8k and pay up to 10k for it
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Another thing to consider, it's dressed as a GT, but it might be worthwhile to spend a few bucks on a Marti report before pulling the trigger to be sure it actually is one. Then you can see how it was optioned, if it came as a GT, etc. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but good to know beforehand.

Since he is letting you make the first offer, I'd start around 5k and see if he balks. If he does, show him some craigslist or eBay ads for some comparable coupes in that price range and see what his counter is - have the ads in your back pocket so to speak so you can how him why you're offering a low price.
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Another thing to consider, it's dressed as a GT, but it might be worthwhile to spend a few bucks on a Marti report before pulling the trigger to be sure it actually is one. Then you can see how it was optioned, if it came as a GT, etc. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but good to know beforehand.

Since he is letting you make the first offer, I'd start around 5k and see if he balks. If he does, show him some craigslist or eBay ads for some comparable coupes in that price range and see what his counter is - have the ads in your back pocket so to speak so you can how him why you're offering a low price.
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Start low and check the reaction. It's looks pretty good, but there's a lot of stuff to check out.


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Thats what I was thinking, starting at 5 or 6 and going from there. I found a few comparables on Craigslist for about that. As far as the marti report the door jamb plate is missing so I can just run the vin right?
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Thats what I was thinking, starting at 5 or 6 and going from there. I found a few comparables on Craigslist for about that. As far as the marti report the door jamb plate is missing so I can just run the vin right?

Tbh just a base marti report isnt worth it. You can decode vins for free online and get pretty much all the same info. The only thing i got on mine was that it was built 27 days behind schedule
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Thats what I was thinking, starting at 5 or 6 and going from there. I found a few comparables on Craigslist for about that. As far as the marti report the door jamb plate is missing so I can just run the vin right?

Tbh just a base marti report isnt worth it. You can decode vins for free online and get pretty much all the same info. The only thing i got on mine was that it was built 27 days behind schedule
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Lol, ok cool
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My Marti report, I think I got deluxe, told me the options. The seller thought it was a GT, but couldn't confirm it. The deluxe report told me it did indeed come with the GT package. Up to you if it's worth shelling out the $ for the report, if it being a real GT makes a difference to you.

It didn't make a big difference to me for price when buying - I actually got the report after I bought it to get some history on it
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What's the first 5 letters of the vin?


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Its not a deal breaker if it isnt a factory gt but I would like to get a little history on the car. And @ BA68 I took a pic of the vin but it didnt turn out legible, ill have to call the guy this week.
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Okay, if it's a factory gt it should read 8*01a or 8*01s. A for 4v 302 and s for 390


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Awesome, thanks for that
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Well it looks like I'm getting it for $4,500.......couldnt be happier!
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That is a great price congrats
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Good price
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Picking the car up tomorrow night, ill put up pics then! Cant wait!
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Here she is, got her all shined up today!
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Jusg got her cleaned up!
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She looks good all cleaned up!!!! especially for the price you got her for!!!!
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Thanks man, I just couldnt pass this this one up!
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You got got that for a steal

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Jusg got her cleaned up!

She is a beauty, congrats!
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Thanks! Im sure I'll have lots of questions once I start getting into it!
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Does anyone know a good place to get wiring diagrams?
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Does anyone know a good place to get wiring diagrams?

Which one do you need?
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