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Ok guys many of you may remember my post last summer about this 67 gto that got rearended less than 100 miles after its restoration. An old farmer down the road from me owns it and I drive by his house at least twice a day and saw it smashed last summer. I stopped and talked to him and asked if he would sell it. We came to an agreement yesterday and now its mine. I am putting on the lift tomorrow to see the extent of damage that I cant see from laying under it.. I will determine then if I will keep it or turn over to someone looing for the challenge. The car came from Canada. The owner I got it from never even transferred the car. I believe the title will still be clear once applied for in the us. If I decide not to run with the project is anyone interested ???

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Gotta ask what you paid for it. Such a shame but I know that one can be brought back. Nice color combo too with the silver and black top. Looks bad but then I look at that front fender/door gap and think that it could be a not so bad fix.......
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got it for $6k.
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Certainly fixable we've restored worse.
1 new quarter
2 inner wheel well
3 rear bumper
4 rear valance panel
5 tail light buckets and lenses
6 trunk floor
7 trunk lid
8 trunk lid moulding
9 wheel well moulding
10 rear deck filler panel
11 rear window moulding
12 trunk lock
13 trunk lock tower
14 trunk lid hinges
15 trunk lid torsion spring
16 shock tower deck
17 side moulding
18 frame?
19 fuel tank
20 fuel tank straps
Assorted body work around the sail panel that connects the roof to the rear quarters and Paint. Check for cracked bell housing / transmission shaft.

Do the work yourself $15,000.00 to $20,000.00
Take it to a shop $25,000.00 to $30,000.00

If you do it yourself 20k plus 6k purchase 26k not a bad deal

Take it to a shop 30k plus 6k 36k not terrible but you won't be able to drive it for ??? Might be better to buy a very nice driver for mid thirties. But it can be fun fixing. If the insurance paid PO they may only issue salvage title might want to check that out.
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SGC is right on the money. I'll bet Mitch (Too Many Projects) could have it all done for under 10k pretty easily. The car is very nice, just needs the damaged area cut out and replaced. The fit of the front clip, etc. is excellent....better than many 'restored' cars. One thing, though: I'm delighted it's being saved and not scrapped out.
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I agree with you geetee it could be done cheaper with the right guy. The difference in 10K and 20K comes down to quality of the paint work and condition of the frame. If you have to slide a new frame under the car everything has to come apart.
I agree that someone should restore it and put it back on the road it is far from a total loss.
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Correct. With the way the car is sitting, door gaps and wheel placement, from the photos alone it looks like the frame is OK or if slightly tweaked, pullable with the body on the frame. Frame condition will be a major concern in regards to total cost. It'll be a 'win' if the frame is ok, and a so-so deal if it needs replacing.
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Woody, If you want to make this available as a project car what are you looking to sell it for. Was engine work done ?
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I picked up the car today with the trailer. Got it to the shop and the battery was dead. Keep in mind I never heard it run. I jump started it and it fired right up. The car sounded meaner than any gto I have owned. The old guy I bought it from said the motor had less than 1000 miles. I really like the sound of the magnaflows. After getting it started I drove it to the lift and got it in the air. I was very pleasantly surprised. The frame has a minor bend at the very back. an easy fix. The underside of the car is very clean. The interior is near perfect. Looks like a keeper. Paint on the car is very good. I belive it can be painted from rear of doorline back. Looking for full quarter, decklid, tail panel, trunk floor section, wheel house etc.. oh and a rear frame rail for repair.
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Looks like you scored woody. Glad to here you are getting her back on the road.
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