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Seems cheap but you should buy it for that if you can.
I have to buy it in order to get the car that I really want, then I'll be looking to sell it fast - in a perfect world someone would go in on the deal with me and take the G while I take the B...
It appears the motor and trans have been rebuilt=$7000 plus interior=$4-$5000. Its worth more than $8000.
Parting out would take forever, collect the parts together and sell together. Come up with the number that you want to pay for your project (any hint what the car is?) and then figure out how much the 300G would have to bring to break even and post it here or tell the 300 club. Are you saying that $8k is what you are willing to pay or is that what the seller has hinted?
Dave you have been selling (flipping) cars for a long time and you seem like a decent guy. Instead of the errogant dumbass flipper.
If you think parting this car out is a good idea you have lost your mind!!!
Do everyone a favor, walk away from this car and go buy a Brand XYZ or some other garbage.
Please do not part it out. I wish I had the $ to buy it.
So I may be able to afford a decent Forward Look car eventually, though not necessarily a letter car. I keep telling people that values of 50's cars are or will be coming down as the generation that enjoys them dies off and their kids don't want them. I would've thought that the letter cars would be always in demand and mostly immune from this though.
I'm trying to get my dad to working his 57 300, or he needs to sell it as it currently stands...
My previous comment was poor wording on my part. I meant that the data plate won't show tell you the specific color of the paint/interior if it is special order because it will just say 999. For standard colors, I agree it will be specific.
I agree. I always assumed the high-end rare cars (Adventurers, 300's, Hemi muscle cars, wing cars, etc) would always be more or less immune to the market drop. The more run-of-the-mill cars I would have expected a drop in value over time due to the same reason you state.
I don't think parting out is a good idea. Not only does it seem that you want your money back quickly (selling a whole car's worth of parts takes time), but this is still a very solid looking car that is partially restored. Even with a slightly weak market (relatively speaking), 300 letter cars are still desirable and still being restored in worse condition. Someone will want this and I don't think it will take you too long to find a buyer if you price it right.
Oh how I wish I had more of both time and money.
I see a ton of parts ready to be shipped to save other 300's because it's too expensive to reassemble them into a car that nobody is left willing to pay for it.
You can become a hero to a lot of other stalled restos out there.
I'm not sure that's a fair statement to say that it's a car that nobody is left willing to pay for. Maybe it won't be this thread that provides a buyer, especially with a bunch of c-body budgets here, but it's still a solid, partially restored letter car 300 that isn't exactly a common car. There are people out there that want these and there are always those people that would rather buy a project car that is cheaper up front and then can trickle money into rather than pay more for a done car, even if it's not cheaper in the long run. To each their own.
My post may have been negative but you never part out a Letter Car. Its still a $30-$40k when done which is nothing to sneeze at. Its just that they used to be $40-50k, sometimes even $60k for a really nice example. But like any other full restoration that you do, you'll be underwater when done unless you do 100% of the work yourself.
I have a message into Bob over at the Chrysler 300 Club - worst case I'll rent a storage unit and move everything into it until I can sell the entire car as one project. I had a 61 G on consignment a few years back and they are amazing cars - sold it to Reggie Jackson after Jay Leno came out to see it.
If everything is there and bagged and identified, I figure a buyer is at least ahead of having to dissasemble it. If parts are broke or missing it's still a worthwhile project and way to good to part out. If I was rich and 15-20 years younger.......
Thanks (I think, LOL) - I'm not really a flipper as much as I am a broker. I personally own 6 cars of which none are for sale. I don't do this for a living, I sell software to pay the bills (z-z-z-z-z). I started a website called VintageCarsOnline in order to sell my Mopar collection back in 1999 to fund a startup I was part of (in hind sight I should've kept the cars as the business failed, oh well - we plan and God laughs). It's a fun part time gig, I'm 60 and close to retirement. Plus you get to meet some great people and get exposed to some real cool cars.
Anyway, I can't walk away from the 300, as I have to buy it in order to get the other car that comes with it. But, you're right, after thinking about it I couldn't part it out - out of respect to the gentleman that was trying to restore it.
Thanks for the re-calibration!
Would it be possible to spend a day or two putting the suspension back under the car and placing the motor and trans, and maybe the seats back in place? Might make the project a little move desirable to a buyer if it could be rolled onto a trailer?