'70 454 Monte Carlo Value??

Discussion in 'The "Other" Bench' started by flynbuick, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Please help - what do think the following car is worth?

    frame-up restoration
    matching numbers 454 Monte Carlo
    auto trans on the column
    build sheet
    new cream color paint which is a change from the original gold

    thanks
     
  2. Hector

    Hector '79 Buick Limited

    Jim,I can't help you with a price,I have no idea.The '70 Monte Carlo was the first year for that body style that lasted up to '72.In many Chevy circles this car is considered "fast with class".There were very few that I know factory equipped 454's,the 402(aka 400,396 on those years)was the most common BBC.Is the car an SS?In my opinion if the car is a true 454 car,there has to be a premium on it.The collector may cringe at the color change but the Chevy guy looking for the real deal will shed some money for that car,again,in my opinion. :3gears:
     
  3. BUICK528

    BUICK528 Big Red

    I am pretty savvy on these cars... I luv these things...

    :Brow: :Brow:

    email me the specific's...

    air suspension?
    cloth?, or vinyl interior?
    doc's?
    gauge package?
    options?
    pic's?
    vinyl roof?

    hopefully, it's NOT green interior...

    JH :bglasses:
     
  4. buicklawyer

    buicklawyer Well-Known Member

    Car has black interior bucket seats, tach in the dash , has air pump but not installed. Has the exhaust manifolds and the original intake. Now sporting headers and alum intake. A real sleeper in the cream color with no vinyl roof. Needs hood ornament rechromed and tail light bezels. Otherwise a nice , clean driver quality car that is local show ready. Matching # motor and tranny. I just don't know the value of these cars but I like this one.
     
  5. bruno17

    bruno17 Well-Known Member

    My friend just sold one on ebay for 12000.00.
    70 454 ss matching number loaded car. rust free southern car with build sheet
    too!!

    I passed because..1.interior reupholstered with wrong material
    2.missing resevoir for air suspension
    3. driver door didn't close well.
    4vinyl roof was redone with wrong material
    5 wrong size rims
    6 I have no storage space available.
    7 I compare all of them to copo pete's sons car!
     
  6. buicklawyer

    buicklawyer Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me like you were not in the buyer market if you have to compare to someone car and don't have storage. Did you have the money??
     
  7. bruno17

    bruno17 Well-Known Member

    You're right....I didn't have the money............to restore it!

    The one you found sounds like a better car...how much is it?
     
  8. bruno17

    bruno17 Well-Known Member

    Hey wait a sec here.........whats wrong with green interiors anyway??
     
  9. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Well, I had a 70 many years ago with a 402, 4 speed. All original at the time. I gave $300 for it and sold it for $750 and thought I was rich. If only I had a brain.
     
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  10. Jeff Mann

    Jeff Mann Well-Known Member

  11. buicklawyer

    buicklawyer Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Very informative and I will try to buy the car as I have verified it is authentic. John
     
  12. BUICK528

    BUICK528 Big Red

    yeah baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Jeff Mann

    Jeff Mann Well-Known Member

    Good Luck! Really nice cars, fast with class Chevy-style. There is a 70 402/auto currently for sale locally that I'm somewhat considering.
     
  14. jokers

    jokers Member

    probably a steal if you can get it for 15,000 if your selling it ask in the 20's 454 was original or just put in?
     
  15. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    I cannot recall the details. The thread is 10 years old.
     
  16. jokers

    jokers Member

    forgot to look at the dates on threads god we keep them forever huh
     
  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Many threads are used for reference years later. So often, today's question were covered many years ago.
     

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