A broad what's it worth Q? 69 polara

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  1. cuda hunter

    cuda hunter Active Member

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    I understand my ebody values pretty well. However I really know very little about the different versions of C body values. Aside from 70 sport fury gt being expensive.
    I have an opportunity at a Red, convertible running 440 polara with good floors.
    That is really all the info I have at this moment. Working on getting more info but the fella is an older gentleman and it may take a little bit to get info. Not to mention it is 1300 miles away so I can't just run over and get pics. When I get more info I will post it here.

    So, some kind of value would be appreciated.

    And I understand value is in the eye of the beholder. Or the person who wants it. And 1 dollar to 30K. That doesn't help me.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    what year and body style is it?
     
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    1969 polara.
    Not sure about what differences there are in body style.
    It;s a convertible. Are there different body styles for the 69 vert?
     
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    cuda hunter Active Member

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    Is there a standard polara vert and a 500 polara vert?
     
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    It's a 500 body style. power windows and power top.
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    My answer to questions such as this is always the same: It's worth whatever you are willing to pay for it.

    I paid $6,500 for my '70 Newport Convertible in 2003. In retrospect that was $2,500 too high for the things I had to do on it. But, the seller and I agreed, he held the car for the two months it took me to come up with the money, and 17 years later I still have the car.

    So, what is it worth to you?
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    All c body Values have at least doubled since the mid 2000s. Some probably tripled .
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    OK, doesn't change what I said.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Yes, we can not give you an answer without seeing and knowing more. Values are all over the map. If it's a solid original survivor, real nice paint, top interior, could be 25 grand. Rusty floors, interior shot , stuck engine 800 bucks.
    Really, we need more to be honest.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    True, it doesn't but I'm not sure you under paid.
     
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    Believe me, I am. The highest bid the guy got on eBay was $3,500; there were reasons for that. I paid him what he wanted because he was willing to hold the car for me; said he didn't need the money. Had I seen the car in person, with money in my hand, I would not have offered him that amount.

    AC was inoperative, cooling system was on it's last legs, motor mounts were shot, exhaust system was shot, brakes were very bad, top didn't operate without being given a hand, trim pieces were missing, and most of the light lenses were broken or heavily faded. I put a lot of work and money into it that first year. But the biggest reason he wasn't getting any bids higher than he was was due to the fact that he listed it as a "Factory 440 car," when the L in the VIN told another story.

    I told him, "Chrysler people are funny. When they see that they will wonder what else you're lying about on this car?" He told me he wasn't lying; the car had a 440 in t. I said, "Yes, but it's not factory."

    We did work a deal. I told him if he;d hold the car, for an unknown length of time, I'd pay him the $6,500 he was hoping for. He agreed. I sold my '62 New Yorker to Steve Hobby for 2 grand, then borrowed 5 grand form a 92 year-old church member. Took two months. I drove to Pahrump, Nevada and towed the car to Bakersfield. As I said, I've had it ever since.

    First person I gave a ride to, other than my wife and children, was that little 92 year-old woman. She couldn't see over the dash!! But, she turned to me and said, "Peel out! I love it when a car peels out!"

    So... I did!!! Ha!!
     
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    So, floors are not rusty. I've been told it needs a restore but is a decent driver. Motor is guaranteed to run. It's a 500 model with a 440.
    Red. Power window and power top. Told most items on car work as it is a guaranteed driver car.

    I know ya need more info but that's all I got. Driver with little to no rust. Stored indoors for years.
     
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    the premium you paid was well worth the holding time. Sometimes that holding time is everything.
     
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    There are a bunch of variables. A nice rust free Polara vert is going to start at about $6500 and go up from there. A low mileage survivor that has been garaged and well cared for that still has bright paint and chrome and a clean interior will be worth something approaching $25k or more if it is a low mileage unit. You need to get eyes on the car and as much history as possible. The other issue is the vehicles mechanical condition. A lot of elderly owners do not drive very much. That is good in the sense that often such a car will have low mileage. The down side is that things like the exhaust will frequently be rotted, brake cylinders leaking, coolant hoses rotted etc. So go into a potential sale with your eyes open because you could wind up spending some serious cash to get the car reliable and road worthy. A rust free car that needs a full restoration, paint, brakes, engine work, top, seats etc is likely not worth over $3.5k

    Dave
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Dave put up a good number but it certainly is impossible to give a fair number.
    Different people have different perspectives...yadda yadda you already know. I am intrigued however and am anxious to hear more.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Yes. Standard Polara or Polara 500 were available as convertibles in 69.

    From the 69 Dealer databook:

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    one thing I have learned is that interiors are really expensive so the condition of the interior is a big factor
     
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    Thanks Dave, That gives me at least a base point to work with.
     
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    I will definitely share my info with all of yal.
     
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