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My convertible has to go according to the wife

69 Galaxie convertible with 302, front disk brakes from the factory.
Super straght body but needs trunk pan.
Runs but smokes

Needs the top done and cylinders rebuilt but the top motor works.

What do you guys think. It is the car in my sig!
 

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Check Hemmings to see what similar cars are going for. You have to take in consideration what you have into it and what you would like to get If you can ,take it to a swap meet ( goodguys) and but a best offer sign on it. Our old cars are funny : one person sees a cool car some one sees an ok car and some one else will flat out just pass on it. But there is always that one person who HAS TO HAVE IT!!! That is who you want to sell it to. Not a direct answer just some tips good luck I would think it would sell fast.
But I would agree with 409 3-5K would be fair

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: sleepysal on 2/24/06 3:08am ]</font>
 

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You guy's are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY off...... Those books are not talking about the car's selling.... Just an Estimated value based on other car's of that era....The '69 Gal is NOT a super popular body style, and, with the top needing repair, the trunk pan needing replaced and the engine needing re-built... Set your sights on no more than $1,000 bucks... Sorry to let you down but that's my opinion, and it's a fairly accurate one. And remember one thing! There is a buyer out there for ANYTHING you just have to wait until they show their cards.... Talk is talk but Money Walks!

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KBB is not so far off when you analyze a little and set your definitions of FAIR, GOOD, and EXCELLENT. Start with $3325 for the fair car. Then add or deduct for condition, accessories, etc. In this case, the poor running engine and trunk rust are major issues. An engine rebuild will run well into the hundreds for parts alone. Trunk pans will take a good two day's worth of your local welder's time.

FE's estimate of $1000 being a good price sounds about right. If Mrs SLCGalaxie liked the car, then chances are reasonable that Mrs Buyer would be OK with it. Since that is not the case, list it locally and let that baby fly. Take the opportunity to clear all the old Galaxie parts out of your garage.

BTW, my wife didn't see my car until the body work had been done and the paint was dry.
 

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Man, I am terribly sorry, my Galaxie got between me and my ex-wife, so I know the feeling. When I bought a set of tires out of my military retirement check (I maried her two years before I retired), the doodoo hit the fan, you can guess the rest. Ever hear that song Galaxie 500 by Reverend Horton Heat?
 

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Well,

She is ok with the car but she is more ok with the money.
Thanks for the heads up guys! I just don't have the room for it. I already have an old car(72 buick skylark) and need the garage space- oh well I might just throw it on ebay and see what it fetches.
 

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On 2006-02-24 13:40, FEandGoingBroke wrote:
Look at it this way... here's a Galaxie Convert similar to your but in GREAT condition... look at all he's getting... I'd have to lower my estimate on yours to $500, and I hope I don't hurt your feelin's here but it's the market...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Galaxie-66-Galaxie-converitalbe-new-paint-interior-and-top_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6233QQitemZ4615761076QQrdZ1
How many vehicles have you sold on ebay(I've sold two and bought one)? If the auction was posted when it was ended then I would go with your assessed value. If it is only worth that in your opinion then I will keep it. Its a 60's convertible,I'm sure it would be no problem to fetch a grand out of this car. If not I'll wait tell it does or I'll say f*@k it and build it
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I do forget sometimes that there are cars in other places than Sunny So. Cal, here our cars are worth more especially converts being that we do not have a problem with rust or corrosion of any kind and Convertible weather is 10 months out of 12 (12 out of 12 if the tops shot)
 

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Yup 406 is right out here in California a drop top will fech some nice coin,thats why I agreed with his original quote. Try this Tell your wife you are going to sell the car put a $3500.00 or best ofer on it and see if you can sell it for that .If not the wife knows you are trying to sell it, and you can tell her if you would fix this, or that on it it will sell faster....
try it
 

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It's orignally out of cali and the floors are great except the trunk(I'm probably going to take care of the before I sell it)

Not really too worried about the welding thing. My buddy owns this shop

www.kindigit.com

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I'll try that! Converts fetch good money here also.
 
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