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Username Post: '68 Impala SS Value?        (Topic#368429)
SSuper Dave 
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05-15-22 06:21 PM - Post#2841239    

This car belongs to our own Donny from AAW, it went thru Mecum Indy and was bid to $40K and did not meet reserve.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0522-500903/19 68-chev...

I'll admit to being partial to '68's and have always admired this car, I'm thinking $50-$55K. There for sure is noting to compare it to, what say y'all?

BTW, I had a friend there who looked it over, and said it was much nicer that the pics show. He likes resto mods and I am broke, so that let us out of the bidding

1968 Caprice coupe, 327/275, TH400, Ash Gold/Ivy Gold, Tach Dash, Tilt, Buckets, Console, AM/FM, Rear Defog, Disc and Rallys.
1970 El Camino, 350, TH400, 12 bolt posi, a blank slate!


Edited by SSuper Dave on 05-15-22 06:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Tony1963 
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Loc: Orlando Florida
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05-16-22 04:42 AM - Post#2841253    
    In response to SSuper Dave

It is a nice car. Great to see factory air and a big block.

I believe that the bidding fairly represented the value, but we shall see.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
BigDogSS 
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05-16-22 08:48 AM - Post#2841276    
    In response to SSuper Dave

Actually, this is not an Impala SS, rather an Impala. Great car, none the less.
Interesting the 8-track player was not mentioned in the description.


    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 05-16-22 08:50 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
space66 
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05-17-22 01:01 PM - Post#2841352    
    In response to SSuper Dave

the value of any car is in the eye of the guy with the wallet ... and never believe these car evaluators, they just scroll the for sale pages ...


My first car: 1970 Olds, 442,455
My last car : 1966 Chev. Impala convertible,396
current car: Can't afford them anymore ...


 
toro455 
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Loc: Western NY
Reg: 06-15-02
05-17-22 01:42 PM - Post#2841357    
    In response to space66

Considering this is Donny's car it almost certainly has 100% correct parts and if there are any exceptions he would be transparent with them. Based on my experience on CT you could use anything Donny says is correct as the reference standard.

Nice combination with Protecto-plate, BB 396, AC, slick-top, and an 8-Track as someone pointed out. Too bad it doesn't have the full factory gauge package but I would fully expect this is a very nice car.

I wasn't that active on CT in the past few years but I hope Donny isn't getting away from '68's...I think I recall he had more than one.

Scott



 
Jynx 
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05-17-22 09:49 PM - Post#2841391    
    In response to space66

Gotta agree with Space66, market value is a fickle thing, it's literally just right place right time to get the right buyer if you're lucky enough & he's gotta be in the market on that particular day. When it truly works is when you have multiple potential buyers & it's especially helpful when they're all suffering from a dose of fomo.

67 Impala 4Dr Hardtop.


 
Donny 
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05-18-22 08:32 AM - Post#2841417    
    In response to SSuper Dave

  • SSuper Dave Said:
This car belongs to our own Donny from AAW, it went thru Mecum Indy and was bid to $40K and did not meet reserve.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0522-500903/19 68-chev...

I'll admit to being partial to '68's and have always admired this car, I'm thinking $50-$55K. There for sure is noting to compare it to, what say y'all?

BTW, I had a friend there who looked it over, and said it was much nicer that the pics show. He likes resto mods and I am broke, so that let us out of the bidding



Thanks for the kind words. It is my old car, yes. I sold it to purchase a 1968 SS427 with 16k miles on it. I sold it 2 years ago. The guy selling it now is a flipper just trying to rape the market. The car just sold for 30K 60 days ago. The car is a great one for sure, but is not a 40K car IMO. Maybe 35 or so at best.

BTW, it does not have an 8-track player, just factory Multiplex stereo, and it played great when I owned it.

Donny




Edited by Donny on 05-22-22 08:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
space66 
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05-18-22 08:52 AM - Post#2841418    
    In response to Jynx

so true, it's all about place , time and manner . Not forgetting , and it goes both ways, do you want to, do you need to, or do you have to, for any reasons ... either way there will always be some kind of regrets at the end , and not really talking in this case about the people that just flip cars for a financial gain ...

My first car: 1970 Olds, 442,455
My last car : 1966 Chev. Impala convertible,396
current car: Can't afford them anymore ...


 
space66 
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05-18-22 10:38 AM - Post#2841421    
    In response to Donny

Donny,
it reminds me of a story. one of my friends, few years back , purchased a low km mint 2005 BMW 330CI convertible with the full sport package for ~$40k, but then a year later he saw on the market another same , mint 2005 BMW convertible for sale but it was a M3 with only 17k km, for around the same price he payed his , HE HAD TO HAVE IT ... , but in this short time, he didn't have enough cash and no buyers for his, so not to lose it , he exchanged his car plus $20k .
At the end , he didn't regret the purchase at all, even by losing money but was disappointed that no one he knew wouldn't even buy his at this low price ... , and the dealer will flip it once again without a problem with car guys like us ...

My first car: 1970 Olds, 442,455
My last car : 1966 Chev. Impala convertible,396
current car: Can't afford them anymore ...


 
Tony1963 
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05-19-22 02:46 AM - Post#2841464    
    In response to space66

As a former dealer, I used to go to the public auctions and could outbid the general public and still make a good margin on cars.

What I concluded was that the public stood there waiting for next year's fully loaded Corvette to come through the line and they'd bid it up to $1,200.

We used to call the non-dealers as those auctions "pubic". LOL

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
BigDogSS 
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05-19-22 09:32 AM - Post#2841479    
    In response to Donny

  • Donny Said:
.....BTW, it does not have an 8-track player, just factory Multiplex stereo, ....


Thanks for the clarification. I've never seen a multiplex for a 68. I had to go back to the auction and view the pictures! It does look similar to the 8-track player.


    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 05-19-22 09:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Donny 
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05-22-22 08:23 PM - Post#2841654    
    In response to BigDogSS

  • BigDogSS Said:
  • Donny Said:
.....BTW, it does not have an 8-track player, just factory Multiplex stereo, ....


Thanks for the clarification. I've never seen a multiplex for a 68. I had to go back to the auction and view the pictures! It does look similar to the 8-track player.




Yes, instead of the folding aluminum tape door with a black painted bowtie, it has a plastic insert in where the tape would insert with a chromed bowtie on it.

Donny




 


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