For Sale 1978 Chrysler New Yorker, 392 miles - $25000 (barre)

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  1. LeBaron1973

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    It would be nice to think such a car was worth $25,000 but reality suggests otherwise.

    Perhaps someone can go see it and then we'll all know.
     
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    He told me he'd email me pictures and what I got was two text picture messages and I have flip phone so I get a tiny picture after I told him to email me! I told him on the phone that this was out of everyone's price range for these particular vehicles and bid him good luck.
     
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    I forgot to add the hose to wash the car off is lying on the ground next to it!
     
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    So it sounds like Stan thinks it is worth a lot and others don't (assuming it is all it is cracked up to be). Hence, my question didn't seem ridiculous to me last night. Maybe the answer is that it is worth that much being a one of none left, but most Formal guys would not pay that much except a real formal guy? It really doesn't matter. It will be worth what it sells for.
     
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    You took my rib poking 180° from what I was meaning.
    That car will go to another flipper in the low teens, eventually.
     
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    The guy emailed me again...said he started it and it runs great. Of course!

    Still no photos. I don't want to lead him on.
     
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    I agree.
     
  8. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Is ten or eleven really a teen?

    The seller is going to have to figure out how to operate a camera to get the $5k I think the car warrants... then somebody is going to have to repair the wipers...

    Will this car be cherry? I'm guessing after new tires, a brake system rebuild (rust and old rubber), a fuel system clean out (maybe the fuel tank is savable)... the next owner will get to enjoy the rust damage to half the ring gear, the guts in the transmission and the few cam lobes that sat dry for so long... The pristine but brittle leather will turn to crap as it gets sat on and the dry powdery foam falls apart beneath it. The steering wheel is out gassing like an old bowling ball (or Snap On screwdriver handle) and will turn to powder shortly after a change of climate effects it... meanwhile the owner will continue to drum on about this "Time Capsule" and disconnect the speedo cable to preserve the low mileage as they sneak the old girl on and off the trailer at whatever events they choose to bring her to... my guess is a show field full of chevies and a big sign bragging about the mileage she has seen...

    This is unlikely to be a car bought by a Mopar lover, but an avid watcher of BJ telecasts. A fellow who's "Man Cave" has a sign that says "Man Cave" and a big Husky tool box with a single drawer's worth of tools in it... including his only hammer, which has a claw... but the garage has a nice looking checkered flag vinyl tile floor and repopped neon on the walls. He can put his friends and family to sleep as he brags about what an investment genius he is, buying such a museum quality car for the fantastic price that was so much cheaper than the 6 banger Mustang or Camaro (now an 8 cylinder small block with stripes) that would have fit in his "Man Cave" much better.

    Gotta go... my coffee is only half full, and turned cold while I was typing... I'm going to make it barely empty and hot again. :realcrazy:
     
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    Oh, that was beautifully put.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Even @Carmine couldn't have said it better. :p

    I love the true cynics that reside here. That's what keeps me coming back.
     
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    I'm reminded of the guy I met a couple years ago at a cruise night. Metric Challenger (that wasn't there) and him talking about having to take the car to the dealership which added to the uber low miles on the car. I think he said under 1,000 and wasn't ever driving it to keep the miles down.

    This guy was in his early seventies. I couldn't help but think that it was a horrible waste for this car to have become a giant paperweight. If he was saving it to keep the value high, he's not going to see it in his lifetime. You know it's sitting in a tiled floor garage surrounded by Challenger knick knacks.
     
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    I know someone with a Formal NYB in my area that goes to every car cruise in my area. He has a big ass For Sale sign on the windshield for $15k. There is bubbling under the vinyl. The red lion fell off both sides of the hood ornament. I don't even think he knows the lions are suppose to be on the hood ornament. The leather is trashed. He had the trunk open at one show and I pulled the trunk carpet liner back and I could put my size 14 through the hole in the bottom of the rear quarter on both sides without touching any sheetmetal. I know the wipers don't work because you can freely move them back and forth with your hand. The engine compartment has the Lakeland special treatment but you can tell the exhaust leaks, the shields rotted off. The valve covers leak, the oil pan and txsm leak because of the puddles on the ground when his car leaves. I just ask him how the sale is going and he said he has a lot of people interested in his car.
     
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    He has a lot of people asking about his car because their buddy told them and they can't believe their ears and have to personally verify the ask and once they hear it they have to look for the necessary hidden gold mine.
     
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    I thought he was actually joking the first time I saw the For Sale sign. After talking to him....he was dead serious.
     
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    I'm not doubting you, I'm speculating how he may come up with the idea a lot of people are interested in it.
     
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    I think Stan has a better idea than most, of the real cost in terms of time and money that it takes to put one of these back into showroom condition.

    Kevin
     
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    I think he bought the car as an investment and planned to flip it for a nice profit. I truly believe that he still thinks someone is going to offer him his asking price.
     
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    For 25 k he could post some decent pictures. What is this 1950 ? No, For not what he's asking for sight unseen, Just Sayin'
     
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    For me, that was the highest compliment possible... :thankyou:
     
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    It’s a scam until I see pictures AND touch it.... nice condition garage kept car with 100,395 miles IMO.

    My clue: starts and runs fine.
     
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    The giveaway:
    Really?