So, I'm thinking about getting either a chevelle from 69-71 or a nova II and I know a little bit about cars, and I've always wanted to learn more. I also am looking for it to be able to run. I'm just curious about how much I should pay for one that runs, but still needs some work, as well any other advice would be great. Thanks.
Classic cars are so difficult to estimate their value. Alot of it depends
on not just if it runs, but how many miles it has, what condition the body
is in , condition of the interior, brake system, steering system,
suspension, headliner and one of the most important things, how good are
the floor boards, not to mention, do the numbers match and do you care if
One other VERY important thing with classic cars/collectibles, is that the worth of an item i dependant on what you are willing to pay.
Do you know of anyone that knows cars well that can help you?
yea, most of my friends know how to work on cars, and I figured it was about time to follow suit, as well the chevelle and nova 2 seemed like good choices, because there American made, and I would be glad to drive either for years to come. As well I will have access to a garage. Ideally i guess I am looking for something that runs, but that still needs a lot of work. And that the exterior is not all messed up, aside from paint I can deal with though. As well I have a pretty decent budget depending on what I pay for the car up front.
if your getting a nova have someone follow you to make sure it's going down
the road strait and make
sure you cant see front wheels and back wheels at the same time..there known for this..
thanks for the advice, i will definitely make sure to do that.
very true.. my bros does that.. he got new rims and tires the right rear
hit the wheel well and the left has room..
but my dad got a 70 chevelle malibu running great but it had rust and still needed the interior redone.. it has its problems but he got it for 6500.
just look for a while before you jump at anything.. youll find somethin
The most important thing to look for is a complete car that is not half
disassembled and in the trunk.....You will never know if you are getting
all the pieces. It is much easier to walk around a car that is all together
"hey..there is a missing door handle"
Than to dig through a box to see what is and isn't there. Trust me...you will always be missing the part that is no longer available.
Also, keep in mind the repairs you are capable of doing. Quality work is very expensive, so if there is alot of rust damage and you can not weld...you will be better off paying more for a less rusty car.
Good luck, and most importantly ask lots of questions...