Survivor vs Resto question - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Nicholas
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Survivor vs Resto question

Hi Guys,

I had a 1971 GTO when I was in highschool (1982) and sold her for a VW bug when i went to college (still crying after all these years). However, I am now at a point financially to look for my high school ride back into my life.

I've found a 1971 GTO/400/4sp which seller claims to be a survivor car from front bumper tail pipe and it's in fantastic shape with PHS documentation and boasts that it is worth more than resto-mods since it's 100 percent factory. Well, rear quarter panel has 2 dime size rust and the had body and paint work that 's little off. What do you guys think? Is it worth more than resto mods? He is asking 32K and hagerty has it fair priced at 20700 and +15 percent for 4speed and -10 percent for no AC.

Thanks.
riverwabbit703 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 05:38 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
Posts: 3,262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by riverwabbit703 View Post
Hi Guys,

I had a 1971 GTO when I was in highschool (1982) and sold her for a VW bug when i went to college (still crying after all these years). However, I am now at a point financially to look for my high school ride back into my life.

I've found a 1971 GTO/400/4sp which seller claims to be a survivor car from front bumper tail pipe and it's in fantastic shape with PHS documentation and boasts that it is worth more than resto-mods since it's 100 percent factory. Well, rear quarter panel has 2 dime size rust and the had body and paint work that 's little off. What do you guys think? Is it worth more than resto mods? He is asking 32K and hagerty has it fair priced at 20700 and +15 percent for 4speed and -10 percent for no AC.

Thanks.

Too much in my book. The '71 isn't the most desireable and parts may be harder to get. If it has known issues, then it probably has issues unknown. The minute you begin to put money into it, it won't take long to be upside down.

Mileage is also important. 100% factory means nothing when it comes to mechanical condition. Engine rebuilt? New clutch? New front end? New brakes? New shocks? etc..
A Pontiac is not a Chevy or Ford so parts will be more costly.

And, never go by the sellers appraisal of what they say the car is and what its worth. You want to see it in person and climb all over & under it, and road test it. Don't let sentiments take over and steer you into a bad deal.
PontiacJim is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PontiacJim View Post
Too much in my book. The '71 isn't the most desireable and parts may be harder to get. If it has known issues, then it probably has issues unknown. The minute you begin to put money into it, it won't take long to be upside down.

Mileage is also important. 100% factory means nothing when it comes to mechanical condition. Engine rebuilt? New clutch? New front end? New brakes? New shocks? etc..
A Pontiac is not a Chevy or Ford so parts will be more costly.

And, never go by the sellers appraisal of what they say the car is and what its worth. You want to see it in person and climb all over & under it, and road test it. Don't let sentiments take over and steer you into a bad deal.
Thank you for the advice. I think I am going to pass on this one. The owner is pretty young guy and he sent me a picture of engine bay where he spray painted it black and it looks trifling under the hood. That lost my interest. Will keep looking.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	thumbnail_imagejpeg_0.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	251.3 KB
ID:	118933  
riverwabbit703 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
Posts: 3,262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by riverwabbit703 View Post
Thank you for the advice. I think I am going to pass on this one. The owner is pretty young guy and he sent me a picture of engine bay where he spray painted it black and it looks trifling under the hood. That lost my interest. Will keep looking.

Run! Looks like someone painted the chrome valve covers blue as well. Original? Yeah, right. LOL
PontiacJim is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 05:45 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
I have a '71 GTO, and desirable or not by many, I think it has great body lines, style, character and I like it alot. I also think his asking price is too much for what you get. Mine has been a body off frame resto and is very nice. Original drive train with factory AC. needs nothing. If I was to sell it, I'd probably be somewhat firm at about $28,000.00 which I think would be a fair price, Nicholas.
clevelandpartsguy likes this.
Nicholas is online now  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 03:49 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Agree that you were wise to move on. Car overpriced by 15k or more, IMO.
geeteeohguy is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB 1965 GTO Survivor NYGTO2018 1964-1974 GTO's and Parts Wanted 7 02-10-2019 07:15 PM
New member Howdy! Did I find a survivor? 13mpg Member Introductions 0 01-08-2018 04:51 PM
A True Survivor - 1965 GTO 60sstuff 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 7 05-13-2015 09:42 AM
68 GTO survivor, NC/GA echo6delta Member Introductions 5 10-14-2008 07:20 AM
Survivor?? Rukee 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 4 08-25-2008 10:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome