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Username Post: What do you think about this car?        (Topic#333857)
winckelmann 
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03-11-16 10:35 AM - Post#2614611    

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/cto/5484990445.h...

It's located in my town. I am looking for a daily driver. Please disregard that it is a 4 door, I don't care. The worst thing about it in my opinion is that it was painted a non-factory color. Engine and tranny rebuilt so that's good.

Thoughts? Price high or low?

Beau C
1966 Impala



 
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Shepherd 
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03-11-16 01:24 PM - Post#2614656    
    In response to winckelmann

8 or 6 cyl? Also nadaguides has some price info.



 
winckelmann 
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03-11-16 02:48 PM - Post#2614669    
    In response to Shepherd

8 cylinders. Nada comes back @ 4800 bucks average retail. Hmmmm. For the right price it seems like a nice little car but this one that just sold is far nicer. Maybe I should hold out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-Chevrolet-No va-/17212...

Beau C
1966 Impala



 
Shepherd 
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03-11-16 06:05 PM - Post#2614710    
    In response to winckelmann

Expensive shipping from Cal.



 
winckelmann 
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03-11-16 07:22 PM - Post#2614723    
    In response to Shepherd

Well that's true, plus I couldn't see it.

Beau C
1966 Impala



 
0utlaw 
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03-12-16 03:54 AM - Post#2614766    
    In response to winckelmann

If a seller advertises that a car does burnouts, it's probably been thrashed quite a bit. Beware, it might have several areas of rust repair from salt or accidents...all hidden under paint/ undercoat. This car can have trunk floor rust and are of particular concern since rear windows seals dry out and can leak and let water in. Front sub frames and mounts are subject to rust also. Check these areas before you buy.



 
62sedan 
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03-13-16 11:46 AM - Post#2615072    
    In response to 0utlaw

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If a seller advertises that a car does burnouts, it's probably been thrashed quite a bit.



My thoughts exactly. What a stupid line of information to place in an advertisement when trying to sell a car. All I can do is shake my head in wonder as to what this guy thought it would accomplish. What a MORON!!! Sorry, but only another idiot would buy a car that had that disclosure.

Chuck






 
knightfan2691 
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03-13-16 12:13 PM - Post#2615082    
    In response to 62sedan

  • 62sedan Said:
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If a seller advertises that a car does burnouts, it's probably been thrashed quite a bit.



My thoughts exactly.



Same here. Don't all cars do burnouts anyway? From the pics in the ad, it still looks nice.


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winckelmann 
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03-14-16 03:55 PM - Post#2615350    
    In response to knightfan2691

Thanks everyone, I've decided to pass on the car.

Beau C
1966 Impala



 
raycow 
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03-14-16 08:25 PM - Post#2615451    
    In response to winckelmann

The seller says "body fair". That could cover a LOT of sins. For $5500, I think you can do better.

Ray

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Chevy 4 Life 
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06-23-16 08:33 AM - Post#2635588    
    In response to winckelmann

That cream yellow nova was a heck of a deal. Cant believe it sold so cheap



 
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