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Offline SSSupercobra

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Current market value of my car
« on: December 29, 2010, 03:05:03 pm »
A pending legal matter has me in need of a current market value on my car. There's really no one in my area that can do this so I'm asking if anyone could help me out.

I don't need an actual appraisal as much as a general idea of what this car might bring if it were for sale or at auction possibly. Doesn't have to be exact just a ballpark based on condition etc.

Hopefully a few of you guys that buy and sell these can chime in.

I'll give alittle background on the car and a link to pics.

70 boss 302 California company lease plan car. Spent most of it's life in Texas. In storage from 1983 to 2004. Have some paperwork on the car. vin on dash matches both stamped on shock towers
solid very rust free car. All Ford body panels. Had to replace only about 12" of the front floors in the usual place and done so it looks original. quarters, trunk and most of car are original rust free sheetmetal.
original grabber orange ext. Interior change to white deluxe from black standard. Still have most of old interior. Original shifter, tach dash, rimblow, shelby gauges, tilt, convenience group, folddown seat, intermittent wipers. Custom exhaust but have original style as well. Added slats, magnums, spoilers. Has correct 9" 3:50 TL rear.

Motor: 302 boss motor. Has custom grind schneider cam, gold roller rockers, original crank, rods,heads, distributor etc. Block has no legible vin but is dated to car. Shaker assy added to car. All metal shaker with 428 base. Complete smog system. Calif emissions parts intact except for tank. i have original in good condition but went with new after the resto. Has Wide ratio transmission, rebuilt.

Car is very detailed top to bottom. Rotisserie restoration in 2004 and finished in 2007.

Too much else to list what do you think??

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Offline epresher

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 04:43:21 pm »
Nice looking car, I like the color combination.  My B2 is also restored in your time frame.  I added oil cooler, shaker, fold-down rear seats.  It has deluxe interior, same clock, console sits on shelf for now.  I get offered $35,000 often but never see the buyer again when I say I would think about $55,000.  I've been watching ebay for years and have only seen two sell, both restomods in the $35,000 range.  I think that is low for a restored B2.  Good Luck. 

Offline Jadeezra

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 05:18:56 pm »
45-50 at least

Offline Fairlane514

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 05:56:00 pm »
The fact that it lived in Texas most of its life increases the value by 10,000.00......... ;)
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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 09:23:30 pm »
Wrong Fairlane...
Ask a real Texan ( Danoh1)... 1 million dollars LOL!

Nice guess 50-60g's..though times.
Hope you can keep it.
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Offline Olaf427

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 07:49:33 am »
your car has a current value of about 55-70 but it really depends on a modivated seller to get upwards of 65. The history, location and color/interior add value to your car. The fact that it's not an original shaker car hurt it a little but the added shaker is a plus. The missing  block vin (in my humble opinion) doesnt hurt anything (might turn a couple buyers off but shouldnt drop the value). I love the car and anyone looking for a car like yours would probably step up price wise. If it were my car and I wanted to sell it I would put the price around 70K and hold out for pretty close to that. Hope this helps. Olaf
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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 12:53:05 pm »
As nice a car as yours is (and others) "real" market value is what someone will pay for it in real dollars (not bogus offers). It sucks that the economy is in the tank currently, as such I have seen many "nice" cars sell way less than I would think. Im not suggesting you sell at a "loss". However, (not assuming this is your situation) if you need the dough and its a matter of saving your home or keep the car, I would sell the car. Just my 7 cents.

Offline CaBossFan

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 01:47:53 pm »
I recently purchased a 1970 Boss 302 and had it appraised for classic car insurance.  I was told by the agent that the value for a 1970 Boss 302 ranged from a low of $32K to a high of $87K.  Although it is hard to predict what a car will go for at auction, I sure like your car as it is in my favorite color! 

Offline 307TJ

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010, 03:54:49 pm »
I'll take a shot at it. Sounds like your car is a very nice driver. A lot depends on the time you invest in the "selling process".
value 1: If you want cash in hand in less than 21 days, expect $35K. (many qualified buyers at this price point)
value 2: If you spend 3 months advertising and showing the Boss you should find a buyer at +$40K. (buyers at this price will be more informed and will set value according to thier expectations and knowledge)
 value 3: If the car is really nice and you are willing to spend up to a year marketing the car, detail and document it, and spend time and money to reach a lot of buyers, maybe $50K. (buyers at this price range will be expecting a nicely presented package, and a fine car)

Two more things to keep in mind:
1. Even though prices are down, it does not mean there are a lot of "undervalued" cars on the market. The gap between what a buyer will pay, and what an owner will sell for, has widened.
2. For the foresable future I believe there are only limited number of +$50K Boss buyers, and only the best cars bring top dollar.
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Offline noboss

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 04:13:48 pm »
If that Boss was ever advertised for $35,000 I would overnight the check so Fast it would be on Fire.

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 04:34:36 pm »
I Like your car very much! It's all about finding the right person to by the car..In
this market that can be very hard..A few years ago, i put my Boss 351 on Ebay and
the highest bid was $48K. I told misc,people including on this forum that i was willing
to take $60K for it, for the last few years,no bites..I decided to take a chance and
send it to Best of  Show /RC Motors, They sold the car in Less than one week for
$70K..So on your own, i would think $45 to $55K..To the Right buyer up to $70K
Just my Guess..

Offline Canboss

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 04:47:07 pm »
I agree 100% with Nadine's opinion. I guess it's hard because it doesn't seem like you want to sell but only get an educated estimate. Hope all works out and the Boss stays home!

Offline SSSupercobra

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 06:54:48 pm »
I think you guys know what's going on. I guess time will tell and I'll see how things work out.

I hope to keep it. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks for all the info. I really do appreciate it.


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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 07:15:32 pm »
Beautiful Boss, reminds me of my first one....I think minimum $45K and top, well in this market today...$65K  BUT then you will have to really market it as Nadine stated or perhaps the auction in January @ Scottsdale( if it's not too late)?  Not easy and once you pay all the costs are you REALLY ahead?   I hope things work out for you and you are able to keep your Boss.. GOOD LUCK!

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Re: Current market value of my car
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2010, 09:47:21 am »
Ever bit of 50 k but if tied up in divorce only 30 k. :)
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