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50 mercury, help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by L50 Merc, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. L50 Merc
    Joined: Jul 15, 2019
    Posts: 1

    L50 Merc

    Hi all. My father was restoring a 50 mercury2dr mint green and stoppedabout 15 years ago. I trying to figure out what to do with it He did 80% of the body, recovered the seats, got engine redone but after getting the wiring harness got stuck there. It has been sitting in the garage in sections and I’m trying to figure out whether to sell as a whole or in pieces or find someone to finish for him(doubtful we can afford this). Ideas, suggestions? We are inWv.
  2. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 373

    Casey Riley

    Honestly, it is only your and his decision. How are we supposed to help?
    Pist-n-Broke likes this.
  3. You have posted in the wrong section and to confirm what Casey said the decision to sell is up to you and your dad, I will say if the car is a project your bot going to get top dollar. HRP
  4. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 14,704

    Staff Member

    I moved this to the main board....
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 22,766

    Jalopy Joker

    you face a dilemma that many do. a car that has been given love and attention but, for various reasons sits with inattention. as stated only you, and other family members, can make the final determination as to where to go now. if you do not have the wherewithal to complete the project maybe there is someone else in the family, or a friend of your Dad's, can take it to completion. if the decision is made to sell it best to find and inventory and photograph everything that has been accumulated for this car. once that is done place an ad here in the classified section stating that it is a project. it will be very difficult to put a price on all of it. do not expect anyone to pay a high price for it. but, at least you will be freed of the burden of having this car only falling into more disrepair. hope that you can do what must be done, no matter what is decided.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  6. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,819

    from Alabama

    Best price....
    Car in one piece With A Title!
    Engine in rigged up to crank and run.
    Clean it up, cleanup the background around it. Nothing turns me off like a dirty car with junk on it, in it and garbage around it. Parts neatly placed in it is OK.
    Make it where it can be retrieved in one piece. An out of state buyer is not going to make 5 trips.
    A local buyer may not give the best price.
    If you decide to sell, make it look it's best.
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  7. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,343


    F-one offers best advice, especially if you don't have the funds to finish it.
    And, if you do finish it and then decide to sell it, you will loose money.
    flatford39 likes this.
  8. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,270

    anthony myrick
    from al

    Do you want the car
    Do you just need help to get past the wiring and can finish after that

    What do you think it’s worth
    Do you think you will regret selling it

    Are you baiting us for a sale
  9. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 904


    If it is completely taken apart, It's a whole lot harder to sell.

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  10. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,270

    anthony myrick
    from al

    Not to me
    I would rather buy one like that. I’m gonna take it apart anyway

    But the price has to reflect taken apart
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  11. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,551

    from SW Wyoming

    Are you close to Parkersburg or Point Pleasant? Do you have the title for the car?
  12. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,271


    Either way, if you decide to sell it there will be buyers. You have one of the most sought after car there is!:cool:
  13. What does your dad want,do you/him have any car friends that are able to help?Do you have a husband or boyfriend able to help?And post some pictures.Sounds like a nice Merc.
  14. Restoring any car then selling it and making money is made up story's. If your Dad had this Merc for long he probably has friends that know about it. Ask them how to move past the road block. We like helping friends out. If it's just in the way and means nothing ( I couldn't imagine that) then just sell it as is. Next owner will have there own ideas of how things should be done. You won't have any problems selling it.

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