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Old July 4th, 2013, 05:48 AM   #1
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So Genia has an old iron car that we're trying to sort out what to do with..

It's a 1959 Cadillac that has only had three owners, her being the third. The first two owners were in her family.

Right now, it's painted primer grey, the engine is in pieces next to it, the tranny is out and next to it, the rear window and windshield are in tact, as are most of the windows (some are busted), she has all of the chrome in boxes, the interior is in bad shape but original, the frame/body/engine numbers are original and match, and it's never been in an accident or had any body major damage.

I see it and say to myself, "yeah, it's in bad shape right now, but it's in the PERFECT spot for a resto project. It's not in our budget in the near future, but seriously, when will we ever find one that's all original and never been in a wreck?"

Thinking like that, I'd rather put it in storage for a decade or two or however long it takes, and restore it some day..

Thinking more realistically, she's on the fence about selling it as is.. She thinks it's probably worth between 4 and 7 thousand dollars as it sits.

What are your guys' thoughts?
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Old July 4th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Worth more assembled.

Basket cases don't bring decent money usually.
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Worth more assembled.

Basket cases don't bring decent money usually.

that's kinda what I think too, that if she sells it as is, even though it's all original and numbers match, it isn't worth much.. but if we could drop like $20k into it, it could be worth like $50 or 60k...
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