Looking for an interested buyer, 69 Stage 1 in need of a resto.

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  1. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    The dash looks very clean, especially the speedo and clock.
  2. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    The condition underneath the car will be half the issue.
  3. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Starting price would have to be very reasonable for a $ 100,000 restoration if you look at it that way. Only a ragtop would command that kind of money.
  4. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    As far as mileage.... I can say when evaluating a 68-69, in regards to the interior, you look at the steering wheel grain, certain areas of the dash, the dash pad, brake pedal pad, the steering column, the radio surround, and a few other "wear and tear" items... There are quite a few things that may point to a poorly cared for, poorly stored low mileage car.

    For comparison, I know of a 69 Stage that only has 60,000 miles and every single piece of metal has deep surface rust and rot (more than 50% of the car is rot). In addition, the frame is rotted away. The factory applied paint, however, is still on it.

    Here is an original, old lady owned/ well cared for 69 stage 4 speed... I don't remember the mileage but it was over 70K.. everything under the vinyl roof was rotted....

  5. slamjob

    slamjob Well-Known Member

    That car is rough. I agree that it would be a ton to even get it back to a driver. Sounds like he’s thinking a large sum. I’m thinking 10 grand. I didn’t talk to him either. But I guess that I’m supposed to be getting his contact info which I won’t need. I don’t need another parts car or car that takes 100,000 to restore and bring 50 if you’re lucky. I’m set. Hope it goes to a good home
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  6. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    Okay, I’m not familiar with ‘69 Buick GS restorations, but is it really $100k? I have been through two First Gen Firebird restos, neither of which were cheap due to extensive metal work required. But I couldn’t imagine spending 100k on them.
  7. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    $100,000 is on the low side.
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  8. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    X2. - Every panel on that car needs work, trunk drops, outer wheelhouses, deck kid, doors, fenders, core support I’m guessing, windshield area , and that’s what you can see. Easy 100k to do it correctly.
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  9. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Slam- 10K!?!?!?!? Geeze!!!! I happen to have a 70 GS 4 speed ragtop project, Mr Deep Pockets... LOL.

    I was in the neighborhood of $2500. And even then, it would have to have every 69 stage specific part. They don't reproduce outer (rear) wheelhouses, the Tabco quarter die is getting a little worn down, no reproduction fenders, no repro front inner wheelhouses, very tough to find a straight front bumper core, etc, etc.....
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  10. The mileage on that car is irrelevant given the condition. It's going to cost every bit as much to restore as a 200,000 mile car.... As a restoration project It's a losing proposition even if somebody got it for $500
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  11. sriley531

    sriley531 M.M.O.G.

    Given that the price the seller wants is such a closely guarded secret, it's all conjecture at this point anyway. However, if someone is trying to be coy because they think they're sitting on a gold mine, well......

    Oh and since it's in "leads", we get to comment without breaking the rules at least!!
  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Its rough but a stage 1,..complete,.red over black,..buckets,..sport wheel,..non ac,..if it's got f41,..its about all a 69 guy could want.
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  13. slamjob

    slamjob Well-Known Member

    No George, I wouldn’t think of paying 10k. I’m just thinking from the email I received, that’s probably what he’s looking for?? Just speculation but you know if it were reasonable , it would be gone.
  14. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Probably worth $5K in parts...……. if you have the time to disassemble, clean, inspect and list parts. It would be a very nice combo if restored to original specs, but like many were saying..... $100K does not go that far these days, and from my personal experience spending $100K or more on a vehicle and later selling for less than 1/2 of that.... well let's just say it "hurts" in all the wrong places!!!
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
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  15. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    If anybody buys it to redo, I have a very nice rust-free '69 Trunk floor for sale.
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  16. hopefully some unscrupulous party doesn't buy this and rebody it.
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  17. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    Pretty rusty........
  18. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Well, what happened?

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Maybe the rust finished it’s mission?

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  20. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    At least the seller hasn't taken it completely apart without marking or bagging anything, cut half the sheetmetal away, took the engine block to a machine shop that went out of business and he thinks he knows where it might be, lost the title, and still has the nerve to say, "I started the restoration".

    I think Duane may have mentioned this - it may not even be possible to take this car to number one condition, given the quantity of quality of the remaining parts out there.

    Going with Brad on resto cost...
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