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My friend wants to buy a car from another one of my friends. The guy has tons of cars he will sell for cheap to us....old to new. He said for a 1000 he would sell him the 65 with a 390 in it. running and in good condition except paint. What my friend really wants to buy from him is a 1960 t-bird with a 352 in it. the guy says it is worth alot more even in its junky condition. What does everyone think? Should he get the 65 or try to get the better looking 60? How much would you pay for the 60 with a running 352 with about 60,000 original miles. Bad paint, decent interior with everything original still there? thanks Ryan
 

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For your consideration, here are the rundowns on pricing for these two cars from VMR (www.vmrintl.com):
1960 FORD THUNDERBIRD 352-300hp (8cyl-4V) AT
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2dr Hardtop 1400 3425 6050 9075 12500

1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD 390-300hp (8cyl-4V) AT
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2dr Hardtop 725 2200 4425 7300 10000
Landau 2dr Hardtop 750 2275 4550 7525 10300

See their website for how they rate condition.

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After copying and pasting, those prices didn't line up too well. check the website if you are confused.

To my eye, a '60 T-bird looks much cooler, but your friend needs to go with what he really wants.

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The 65 would be the best engine to use, as it has the later style of cam retention. That is if this is only a donor. If the car is to be restored/driven get the one you like best. The cam thing is really no big deal to convert.
 
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