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Do you think I did ok on this 1951 Chevy?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KarKrazy56, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,723


    I sure hope we did not scare the guy away with our estimates on what he paid for the car.

    I think is really nice even though I am always a bit skeptical of any car painted white which I think comes from my body shop back round.

    When cars any body work that was not perfect they always said just shoot it in white.

    Sure hope he let's us in on the price he paid.

    Who ever is the closest on the price get's an all expenses paid trip to to the island of their choice for 30 seconds or 30 minutes which ever comes first.

  2. wowwy
    Joined: Jul 3, 2013
    Posts: 16

    from california

    So it cost 6 to 25 g's?
  3. mechanic58
    Joined: Mar 21, 2010
    Posts: 681


    Well - I think we're saying anywhere between 6500 and 35000...

    And as far as selling it someday is concerned - I bet you're one of those guys that thinks you need to get every dime you have in something back out of it when you sell it. That shit always cracks me up!!

    Good luck!
  4. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,204


    Here's 20 cents...send me a dozen and keep the change!!:cool:
  5. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    How do you expect an answer if you don't tell us what you paid? Wasted bandwidth.
  6. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 476

    Driveway builder

    this tread blows...
  7. GlennCraven
    Joined: May 2, 2013
    Posts: 8


    Exactly what I was thinking! :confused:
  8. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,512


    What? You paid between 6K and 20K, but it's a secret because you might want to sell it here someday? I'm confused. If you're flipping cars, you ought to know what something is really worth when you raise your hand and write a check, not ask after the fact if you got a good deal. That's kinda chickens hit (spell check corrects what I'm saying, just take the space away...) if you ask me.

  9. speedexx
    Joined: Jul 6, 2008
    Posts: 92

    from Georgia

    Yes it does. I guess it was the op's way of saying "hey, look at me."
  10. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

  11. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,112


    Good luck with flipping it.
  12. How could anyone have a clue what it's worth without seeing it on a hoist? Of course more than a few people buy them without really looking at what's important.
  13. uglysteve
    Joined: Feb 15, 2011
    Posts: 312

    from Elgin, IL

  14. fnjunk
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 358

    from Australia

    Well that was a complete waist of everyone's time.
  15. RatPin
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 573


    I just don't really like how the car was done. Too street-roddy. To me it's worth maybe $9-10k max. I would have to sink another $5k to make it look good again.
  16. I'll second that motion!
  17. It's worth what somebody is willing to pay for it....

    I don't see anything too special there, no heater or AC (either one a minus depending on where you live), I personally wouldn't give more than $12K for it. If he paid more than 15, the seller was the one with the mask.

    As to 'build cost', since when do you get out what you put in?....
  18. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    This can be a tough crowd, no doubt. I for one am kinda tired of these guessing game "how much is it worth- did I pay too much?" threads. Any time two parties walk away from a deal thinking they got the best of the other guy it was a perfect transaction regardless of the dollar amount.
    Nice car, if your happy, you paid just the right $$$$$'s.

  19. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    You can probably bet that he paid too much for it. It matters not, weather he is going to sell it on the H.A.M.B., it will only be worth what someone will pay for it.

  20. mechanic58
    Joined: Mar 21, 2010
    Posts: 681


    Best post in the entire thread. lol
  21. You want to know if you got a good deal but you won't tell us what you paid because you might want to sell it again? What the hell does that have to do with anything? If I'm looking at a car to buy, what the owner paid has no bearing on the value or what I'm willing to pay. I don't care what the owner paid or has into the car. I'd pay what I think it's worth. If he takes a bath on it or makes a huge profit is not my concern at that point.
  22. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

    I know you paid WAY more than I would have!

  23. What exactly are you fishing for? Compliments ? Market evaluation?
  24. kyvetteman
    Joined: May 13, 2012
    Posts: 760


    It's really all a matter of taste. I happen to like the '50 Chevy's because my Mom drove one when I was little, but as is evident from some of the comments/values expressed here, not everyone likes them. It looks like it was well done and if you like it, it really doesn't matter what everyone else thinks. Nice car by the way. If I was in the market I wouldn't have a problem paying around $15k for one in like condition.
  25. TULSA
    Joined: Sep 27, 2008
    Posts: 659

    from Tulsa

    I think some of these numbers are waay high. I wouldn't pay more than 10-12. Needs different wheels tires, needs chrome grill, needs new steering column and steering wheel. Needs proper gauges and that whole giant gauge cluster removed. Then it might be a $15k car.

    Ohhh and those side mirrors. Those are horrid.
    It's a nice car if ya just put 3-4k into it. Start with the wheels and tires!

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  26. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    I bought some new shoelaces for my shoes this morning, Did I get the right length?
  27. GM tilt columns drop 5 g's of the price instantly. nice street rod boyyeeeee
  28. Grumbler
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 358


    Yeah but its got DICE man, come on!!
  29. WillyNilly
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 239

    from NorCal

    "Best deal is where neither party is happy with the price paid." Tyrion Lannister.
  30. scrubby2009
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 195


    Oh Gawd I love this shit! Only on the HAMB do we get to mercilessly hack eachother AND quote trendy TV show characters. Should I be embarrassed that I have a little man-crush on that dwarf? Maybe.. At least I read the book before they made the show...

    The car? Yeah, it's all out of my reach.. when you talk about 10k to 15k... all I think is how much better of a car I could BUILD if you just gave me the cash. You can still find decent unmolested '49-'52's for under 5k and BUILD IT YOURSELF. But that's just me. Yeah, I said "molested". Somebody touched that car in a very inappropriate way for a lo-ong time. No Bueno, man. Gonna need some therapy to get over that relationship!

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