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Old 04-11-2024, 4:53pm   #61
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Prices have come way down from a year ago. You already missed the prime time to sell so keep your expectations reasonable. Modifications don’t usually help the value. Good luck.
That's my assessment too.... And, complete restomods (still bringing good money) are a different category. One-off additions or partially modded cars, not so much.
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Prices have come way down from a year ago. You already missed the prime time to sell so keep your expectations reasonable. Modifications don’t usually help the value. Good luck.
That's my assessment too.... And, complete restomods (still bringing good money) are a different category. One-off additions or partially modded cars, not so much. However, an early C3 "shark car" with the chrome bumpers are more desirable than the later cars of the same generation.
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Highway Patrol would feel better if it was trailered

I ask because I don't currently own a truck or trailer so if I bought it I would drive it home.
Why do you all feel the need to down on the car, and since he built it, MrVette too? I often feel like I somehow got transported back to the 6th grade when reading the comments here.
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That ass belongs in The Louvre!!

^The ‘Kim Kardashian’ of Corvettes right there…
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I ask because I don't currently own a truck or trailer so if I bought it I would drive it home.
Why do you all feel the need to down on the car, and since he built it, MrVette too? I often feel like I somehow got transported back to the 6th grade when reading the comments here.
When someone asks an opinion question, there are two options. Truth or Lies.

Nothing else.

In my opinion, no one should ask for an opinion unless they are prepared to hear the worst of the worst. Anything above that, is a plus.

In this case, you have a rock solid point. The answers "should have been" numbers, not comments.
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I ask because I don't currently own a truck or trailer so if I bought it I would drive it home.
Why do you all feel the need to down on the car, and since he built it, MrVette too? I often feel like I somehow got transported back to the 6th grade when reading the comments here.
mrvette quote "so lets keep it honest and lo price estimate".
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I need a decent valuation for my '72 vette.....there is NOTHING stock, except the chrome bumpers....pix from 6 years ago are online here....

paint has suffered the usual wear over the few years.....but from tires up, it's totally custom, both mechanically and cosmetically......and the rag top is tired....it drives ok, but it's a DD use for some years now, spending more days in the garage than even a 2 mile trip.....

so lets keep it honest and lo price estimates.....

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If I was in the market for a C3, I would be looking for something pretty much stock, at least in appearance. That said, I believe this car would be a very tough sell and would probably take considerable time.

I have seen reasonably clean early 70's C3's in the high teens. I would say 10k on that one tops, and you would have to find the right buyer.

If Mr.Vette likes it, that's really all that matters.
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Has it sold yet??
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Has it sold yet??
No, I just need a valuation on it......and on account of all the extended hobby time mods, it seems to have knocked value down, BUT IMO I have improved the car.....kant win.....

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No, I just need a valuation on it......and on account of all the extended hobby time mods, it seems to have knocked value down, BUT IMO I have improved the car.....kant win.....

You made the car better for you. Nothing wrong with that.

Reminds me of discussions I have had about taking out a bathtub in a house and people say it will impact the resale value. I didn't buy the house for the NEXT owner. I bought it for ME.
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The problem with custom Corvettes is you cut your buying audience down to about 10% that will like what your vision of a custom is. In today's world if it's not a restomod that looks mostly stock it's not going to fetch much and certainly not as much as a stock one would.

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That ass belongs in The Louvre!!

This is the ass that started it all and is by far more sexy because of the round tail lights.

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This is the ass that started it all and is by far more sexy because of the round tail lights.
Without debate, this is the MOST FINEST ass of any Corvette with round tail lights!!

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Without debate, this is the MOST FINEST ass of any Corvette with round tail lights!!

Although I love the '63 Split Window, which is my favorite body style of any Corvette, the ass just doesn't quite make it for me. Yes, it looks good but the Chrome bumper C3 ass end is, to me, the best looking by far.

Edit - BTW, that's my car in the picture not some internet copy and paste so I do own one.
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Without debate, this is the MOST FINEST ass of any Corvette with round tail lights!!

I think the C3 is the best looking corvette ever made. They all have their design advantages and disadvantages, and of course some have mechanical advantages.
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No, I just need a valuation on it......and on account of all the extended hobby time mods, it seems to have knocked value down, BUT IMO I have improved the car.....kant win.....

Can you give us some info on the engine and trans? Small block, big block? From the one pic of the interior, looks like an auto trans, yes? Is the drive train original?

What the car actually is will drive the value to a large degree. Once we have a baseline, then sure, folks will be dinging the price for mods they don't like, and want to reverse. This isn't the end of the world necessarily as something like that custom gauge cluster can be returned to basically stock for less than $1000 in parts, and my wife and I could knock out a project like that in a weekend so that shouldn't be a big hit. If someone hates the tail lights, it looks to me like we are talking body and paint work, and someone like me can't do that without professional help, so that would be a bigger hit.

I've seen '72 verts with NOM go for $20K+.
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Do you currently have one? Did you own one in the past? Several?
I had a 1971 LT-1 convertible.
Of the 5 corvettes I’ve owned I probably should have kept the ‘71.
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As far as restoring, never will happen, like I said above......the ONLY thing stock is the chrome bumpers, and in fact one of the rears picked up a stratch fairly recently, and the front is too wide on the end tips....sticks out about 1.5 inches per side at the end tips....it is a replacement bumper.....engine is an aluminum headed roller motor, L98 cam, .030 over bore...serp drive, 200 r4 auto, used to be a stick shift 4 speed......4 core alum radiator.....dual spal fans, high amp alt ~105 amps.....nothing stock about steering/brakes/suspension
even the gas tank is modified......so are the gas lines.....pix shows total custom gauges.....steering wheel/column are from late shark, power added to windoze, it has DPFI on it from the start with ME, some 30 years ago.....but it failed and so I went AFB carb/intake when rebuilding engine 2-3 years ago......
A/C does not work, hardly needed, so did no bother last time around, like 2 years ago....hydro boost brakes, aluminum master cyl.....wipers are electronic controlled variable epeed, door opens/closed via motor not vacuum......vents removed from rear just aft of the top hatch door.... speakers are unused, in rear deck/wall just under the top hatch .....the green paint is NOT STOCK.....side scoops are modified, front grill is hand made by a welder buddy and I, lights are totally NOT STOCK.....LED lights for headlights.....etc....
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I ask because I don't currently own a truck or trailer so if I bought it I would drive it home.
Why do you all feel the need to down on the car, and since he built it, MrVette too? I often feel like I somehow got transported back to the 6th grade when reading the comments here.
It's been an ongoing joke for many years. Nothing i havent said in person, either.

I also know a bit (a lot) of the motor history, what worked, and didnt along with who did the work and why.
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