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Old 07-29-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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muscle car prices make me sick

today i was doing my morning routine, which is checking out the sacramento bee and looking to see what cars where on the market. and its making me sick. i go through them and the only car you can get for under 5gs is a rusted up pos thats not worth $500 and theyre trying to sell it for 3 or 4gs. or things like el caminos (things that arent that big in the market) everything else is ove 10 gs and its disgusting. i cant stand seeing how much prices have gone through the roof. theres way too many crack heads out there going "hey i have a numbers matching camaro for 14,000. it needs a new interior and some body work." and you go up there and its a numbers matching car alright. the engine and tranny match up and thats about it. meaning its not the original engine and tranny but the two numbers do match cause they were pulled from the same car. i mean everyonce in a while you will find a good deal like this 1970 camaro lt i saw with a 454 and cowl hood and some nice tires and rims and a decent interior for 3500. but then you look through and see that any pre 70s camaro is over 15Gs even the rusted out no engine/tranny camaros are trying to be sold for over 7gs. i mean honestly what the **** are people thinking now days? another example was i saw a 69 super bee prject car , with a non running 318. a god damn 318! not running at that! and the dumb shithead wanted 11gs for it. and the body need some work and paint. and the interior was fixable. it makes me want to shoot all these crack heads. cause like everything else these materialistic people only car about money and ****ing people over. damn i miss the good ol days.

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Old 07-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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I agree 1000%, it has gotten crazy. Although I must say it has been good for business. Not that we charge more, we do a job for the same price no matter if it a model A or 'Cuda, but people are willing to put more into these cars because of the increased value they are bringing.

You can not completely blame the sellers....They wouldn't ask that much if there wasn't someone out there crazy enough to pay the price.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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the thing is though half these cars have been listed on the sacramento bee for the past month. doesnt seem to me like there sellin well. they think that just because its a 67 camaro thats its worth something. a rusted pos is a rusted pos no matter what bag its in. they got a rusted pos and they want bufu bucks for it. its stupid. its so rare now days to find a decent deal. usualy you find them from the older people. its like the enthusiest are keeping there cars, and all these wannabe crackheads are buy cars to sell them at crack head prices
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:32 PM   #4
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you should go crusing the back roads. lookin behind houses, barns and such. thats how i find most of my demo cars. i know it isnt much of a comparison, but sometimes you can get a pretty good deal on a car just sitting in the yard. after awhile they just want it out of there or something minor might be wrong with it so they just parked it. the worst they can say is no. i always leave my number with them and have got a few call backs. just my
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:41 PM   #5
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I love going down back roads, but at the same time i hate it lol. Kinda sad when you see something so beautiful sitting there rotting away, especially if the owner will not sell.
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:47 PM   #6
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yea i know how that is. ive been badgering my uncles neighbor for the past 5 years trying to get him to sell me this 68 firebird that hes had parked in the dirt next to his driveway. the things sat there forever. it hasnt run in a decade. but theres almost no rust and the paints still decent (besides it being a shit brown color) and you can get good deals from these people. its mostly the younger people whove been ripping us off and making prices go sky high. and adam. you go looking for demo cars. i look for decent shaped resto projects, we settle for different things. but yea going in the country looking for cars is fun. especialy when theres a storage yard out in the country with this 74 donor firebird. the owner has been there to check on it in years ( i occasionaly will make a night trip out there for donor parts lol. it sucks jumping the barbed wire fence but its worth it)
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Old 08-15-2005, 12:24 AM   #7
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I love going down back roads, but at the same time i hate it lol. Kinda sad when you see something so beautiful sitting there rotting away, especially if the owner will not sell.

I know exaactly what you mean. My uncle has a 65 Ford Mustang GT that he just wont sell. It just sits there under a cover and a 2 in. layer of dust. He hasn't turned the engine in like 4 years. The body is amazing for its age, no rust, no dents, almost perfect. The paint is showing its age (I beleive it was red when it rolled off the assembly line. It's kinda orange now.) I'm pretty sure all the numbers match. The only thing that need restoration is the interior. ITs pretty ****ed up. Oh, and it's sitting on aftermarket wheels (with flat tires from lack of use). I must have made him a million offers and he just wont budge. It breaks my heart everytime I see her (the stang).
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:06 PM   #8
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hey i got lucky i payed 8g for my chevelle big block no rust new tires 396
with mucncy 4 spd and 12 bolt rear and new 2500$$ paint with recipt thats canadian curancy.
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