The beater is for sale!!

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by buick64203, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:32 PM.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Its time to let the beater go to a new home For those not familiar with the car or the build, Ill givr you a brief description-

    Its an original 1970 GS 455 but totally non matching numbers. Originally a bench seat automatic, its now an M-21 4 speed. 72/73 vintage 455. Conversion was done with all original parts right down to an original big block clutch fork and 5335 shifter. You would be hard pressed to tell this was an original automatic car,

    All my best parts went into this car.

    restored tilt column
    16" thumb groove wheel
    15x7 steelies with almost brand new Polyglas G60's and doggies (cost me $1500)
    disc brakes
    restored AM/FM radio and new Turnswitch 8 ohm speaker
    1970 8.2 3.42 posi
    boxed rear lower arms and sway bar
    Complete instrument group dash with working factory tach
    Complete polyurethane front end
    TA Performance timing cove and oil pump
    Parts Place factory dual exhaust system
    KYB gas adjust shocks
    NOS Sun 2 5/8" "blue line" oil pressure and water temp gauges in chrome cups
    1971 Stage 1 carb
    Stage 1 fuel pump
    date coded ignition wires
    Crane XRi electronic ignition
    Legendary repro Buick mats
    Lectric Limited spring ring battery cables
    new Falcon 11" clutch disc and pressure plate

    Car has been gone over mechanically front to back, top to bottom. Everything is new underneath. You could drive this car anywhere. Runs cool, excellent oil pressure (30psi at idle hot). The 455 was rebuilt back in the late 90' s. Doesnt smoke, no noises and dry as a bone underneath. All you need to do is change the oil and wash it occasionally with a scrub brush:)

    $14k firm . Car is located on LI, NY
     
  2. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Oh god its happening, the challenger loans are catching up. Also, I'd sell a kidney for this car. Or a certain Riviera.
     
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Oh, and its a magazine car! March 2019 issue of MCR:p
     
  4. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    I'll trade you a 68 GS400 for it!
     
  5. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  6. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    14k? You paid 900 bucks!!
     
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  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I have $800 in the timing cover
     
  8. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    All that glitters is not gold my friend... glws

    Fwiw, it's just a friendly poke at ya. You were pretty vocal about the deal you got on it.
     
  9. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Factoring in the NOS bumper you got it free!
    Patrick
     
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  10. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    Im a man, I look at pictures. I don't know how to read.
     
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  11. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    So the way I figured the price was I added up the fair market value of all the parts

    For example, I paid $1000 for the 3 42 rear like 10 years ago

    The complete 4 speed set up has got to be worth $4000.

    The rebuilt 455 with the assembled TA cover has got to be worth $1500

    The wheels and tires cost me $1500.

    The instrument cluster- $400

    The steering wheel cost me $300. I can go on...

    Pus the countless hours of my labor that's worth zero. Honestly, I don't think you could build the car for less.
     
  12. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    want....... more than fair price Jason.
     
  13. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    No interest in my trade offer?
     
  14. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I appreciate the offer but I'm trying to think the herd a little.
     
  15. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Surprised no one made an offer, $1,400 seems like a very fair price.
     
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  16. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Sure is
     
  17. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    If you get that,I'll put my Maggott up for $22k...
     
  18. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    $1,400 is all I'd pay for it.
     
  19. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Jeez....I got $500 just in the rebuilt shifter and rods
     
  20. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    It's a novelty car thats cool but at the end of the day its a completely unoriginal GS that needs 1000 hours of metal replacement and paint work plus a complete interior resto. What you paid originally is about what it's worth. I get you threw money at the car and upgraded it to your taste, however that rarely adds significant $$ to the value of the car. If it was a numbers matching 4 speed GS you'd be in the ball park. Your best bet is to part it or pull your good parts and sell it for a couple grand. Respectfully.
     
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