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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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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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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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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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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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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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