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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2006, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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62 Impala 4 dr hardtop worth???

I know, I know, I hate seeing these type of posts also, but could someone get me in the ballpark. Here it is: '62 Impala,70k miles, matching #'s rebuilt 283, powerglide, column shift, red w/ black cloth seats, NO rust anywhere, never wrecked, repainted once, 4 wheel manual drums, manual steering, perfect chrome, car show worthy. I think that about covers it. I am not new to cars, but I am new to NICE cars. Asking $9,000. Deal, or no deal?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 02:24 AM
 
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that's kind of a hard one, if it's real nice (nothing to do) well....maybe
http://www.bcautos.com/musclecars/impala62.html
I found this coupe for the same money, not as original and probably not as nice but it's a coupe.
but nice 4 door hardtops are rare, so it could appreciate more in the future, who knows ?
but if you've fallen in love with it ? haggle some more with the guy.
having a wad of cash in your pocket on the day can make a big difference !
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 07:28 AM
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I think you are in the ball park but if it is listed at $9000 you can probably work them down to $7750 to $8250..

There are 3 approaches that I use to buy cars.
1.) Upfront approach: Ask the person what is the minimum they will take for the car. Then knock a bit more off. So if this person says $8500. Then offer them $8000.

2.) Low ball: Check over the car and find any imperfections. Pick the car apart.
Go with cash if possible. $7500 and start there with negotiations.

3.) Budget Approach: Tell the person that you have $10000 to get the car transfered and certified and run it until then end of the year. If the car needs any work then you would like to have a bit of a cushion and money to repair it or maintain it. Start at $7900.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 06:13 PM
 
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I agree , all of the above have worked for me when buying a car,
you can also try and use the "four door not as desirable" aproach
but don't fall for the "I've got someone else interested " it's usually B.S.
if it's a "dealer" ...well those guys can be hard nuts to crack, good luck !

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate the responses. It belongs to a Grandpa on the wife's side. I think he is firm on the 9K. I just wonder how hard it will be to resell! If we knew the future though, we would all have put one away 40 some years ago. LOL! I am going to look at it tomorrow(7 hr. drive). I want to make sure, I absolutely, want this car before I move my money around! Thanks again guys!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 08:01 AM
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He's Family.... Offer him 6K... 9-)
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 09:27 PM
 
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How did you end up on this?

Thanks,
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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http://www.impalas.net/forums/showth...=newpost&t=447

I bought that for $7500 so take it how ever you want to. I suggest holding out for a coupe
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 11:24 PM
 
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Wow you made a good deal. Wish I could come out like that.



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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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I know I count myself lucky every time I look at it. Makes me feel like a kid at christmas time every time I walk outside lol
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