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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Amish Wonderland Of Central PA
Re: 64 falcon sprint- value
How long is he planning on owning it? Is the plan to build it and then resale in the next couple of years? Basically, what is his end goal for the Sprint?
If this is the car you dad always wanted and he plans on keeping it 10 years or more then he should do what ever mods he wants for his enjoyment. If he is paying the $$, in this case, let him pay for what he wants.
Even in the short turn, most bolt-ons can be undone at any time. Wheels will certainly not affect its value unless they are distasteful to the general public and besides, they are probably the easiest mod to undue. Disc brakes can be undone but MII front suspensions are more permanent. Even the 347/5 speed could fit in this category, BUT you would still need to factor in its resale value should you eventually want to reinstall the 260 and 4 speed. Flashy paint and modified body parts will be the most expensive thing to undo so I would certainly steer him away from that as acceptance is certainly a matter of taste to a potential buyer.
For quick resale, keep it stock (except for maybe wheels.) For short term personal enjoyment, do bolt-on tasteful mods that can be undone. For maximum enjoyment with no strings attached, let him do what he wants.
My little 65' Stang street car:
Dart 428W NA, 4 Spd, 4:33, on pump gas pushing 3550lbs.
Last edited by dennis111; 05-20-2010 at 04:38 AM.