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Just had my car appraised, can't believe it?!
As some of you may remember I asked for help trying to diagnos a slight knocking noise. Still not positive but it appears to probably be a wrist pin. New motor for only 300 mls but this is what happened. I started thinking that I'll rip the motor out and start an internal inpection which would take the better part of a day. But then I thought, I have this car for twenty years and since the frame off 7 yrs ago I have 300 mls on it. A damn sin. I have alot of projects that I'm more interested in and mabey I should sell it as is which is w/ the wrist pin but still a new blueprinted motor and a prettyy nice car otherwise but needs TLC and some finishing. So I had it appraised today. It's a #'s matching 1970 GTO 455 HO w/ a 4 spd, 3;31 gears, A/C, 8 track, pwr windows, pwr drv seat, decor group, and firm ride group. PHS doc and I have the orig build sheet. Never rusted w/ pics from resto when sandblasted. All orig panels. It's 1 of 1671 I believe. All parts like manifolds, carbs and dist are date correct. This is not a perfect show winner here. But it's a nice all together car that needs a little tlc and to find the noise in the motor. Well I had AAG a respected appraiser do an appraisal which is compared to national auction prices and sales. The range on the car came in at 40,000 to 50,000 us dollars!!! Does this sound right to anyone?? I thought in mint condition the top was around 38000 for this car. I was about to sell this car for 24000 to someone this week as is and now I'm reconsidering. I know the market is soft and there are alot of deals out there but 40,000? Am I making a mistake? Thanks for any thoughts and info Jim
Last edited by seamus2154; 07-15-2008 at 08:06 PM.