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Would you pay $3500 for this '28 A coupe project? (pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loyter, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. loyter
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 28

    from SLC, Utah

    I haven't seen it in person, but I am falling in love with the thing. (It's sort of a long-distance relationship right now.) I have been wanting to build an A in the traditional style, and this one looks to have a solid body and seems complete (no motor or trans, which doesn't really change anything for me.) As far as price, I know it doesn't really matter and it's worth what someone might pay for it, but I'm just curious about the general HAMB public's opinion.

    Note: I didn't leave a link to the ad because I got dibs! :)

  2. gwarren007
    Joined: Apr 3, 2010
    Posts: 381


    If its nearly as rust free as it looks, I would :)
  3. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

  4. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,918


    If it has a title, and it matches the serial number on the frame, then yes, I would indeed buy it.

  5. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    It looks good to go, but maybe start at $3000 and see what he says. Does it have a titile?
  6. loyter
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 28

    from SLC, Utah

    I need to check on the title. That worries me a bit, but seems to be getting a bit easier with antiques around here lately.
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,892


    Multi colored cars raise a flag with me, so does primer on rusty areas. If it is a solid West Coast rust car with good subrails then yes $3,500. is a good deal. Just check to see if all the metal came with this car and it isn't just a collection of parts.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  8. loyter
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 28

    from SLC, Utah

    That's a good point on the different colored panels. However, if the person has assembled a good collection of panels, it shouldn't matter. I will keep you all updated after I take a look in person.
  9. I've seen nicer go for less, But it's in the ball park.
  10. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,787

    from PNW

    I've seen shittier go for more, and I've seen really nice go for free. So while it's in the ball park, it appears to be a box seat price for a bleacher car.
  11. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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  12. Homemade44
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 527


    Reported post 12 as spam
  13. Jarred Hodges
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 564

    Jarred Hodges

  14. dragster dude
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 194

    dragster dude

    every day down here in aus
  15. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 905

    from FLORIDA

    I would,and fast.
  16. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    i can get a sedan 4 door with a title for 4k that runs ( drive train engine would be useless to me so would be ditched ). so i guess your car is in t eball park to what people are asking.. his car aint going anywhere.. so maybe he is a little high.. in these old model A i do not see a more door as a disadvantage especially if you want room :D
  17. yep Id do it!
  18. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 395

    from cincy, oh

    Title? Garnish moldings? How are the fenders? Look a little beat up in the picture. If its all there, solid and has a title, I would go for it.
  19. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,989


  20. Dr_X
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 232


    Here in the rust belt, that's a bargain! That would sell in minutes.
  21. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much

    I have seen worse (junk) sell for more.
  22. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

  23. chopper cliff
    Joined: Aug 19, 2011
    Posts: 265

    chopper cliff
    from lodi ca

    I searched for 2 yr's just for the top on my 28 coupe, what the hell you waitin fer. Cliff
  24. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,315


    $3,500 is not a bad deal. I would buy it. I know it's stated often, but it's true, 28 coupes are getting more difficult to find. I wouldn't worry too much about primer and different color body panels. When I'm 83 years old I'm sure I will look a little rough too :) You will probably do some sanding on the body and shoot the body in primer/paint at some point anyway. It looks a little nicer than the 31 coupe I started with. Have fun with it.
  25. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,203

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    All depends on how much of it you will use in your build?
    If you're going to make a frame and are only going to use the bare body for a hiboy coupe, figure you might recoup $500 or so for the stock frame, hood, fenders, etc depending on condition.
    That means you're paying $3000 for a body. If you're going full fendered/hood and they're salvageable, it's a better deal for you.

    If it has a title, offer $2500 and hope you can score it for $3000.
  26. loyter
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 28

    from SLC, Utah

    If I averaged out the responses here, the answer would be right around a solid yes. I am going to take a look tonight. I'll take money. Interestingly, the ad has been listed (though a bit hard to find) for over three weeks. I have to think there is no title or something like that.
  27. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,623


  28. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    I think it's a fair price even without a title.....
  29. It's hard to find cars of that vintage WITH titles. Don't sweat it, every state has a process in which you can file for ownership in the event that there is not title. If it does have one, you better jump on it :D
  30. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,925


    yep...times two....grab it.


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