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Post by Grumpy427 on Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:02 pm

I have an 80 Vette which i did a 2 year body off rebuild on, and i did it because i liked the car. I have a lot of money into the car and its all new, except for paint. I have a chance to trade it for a 72 duster that was a california car, and is now in Canada 8 hrs away. It has been given a rotisserie body make over, and has a 440 4spd with 8-3/4 in it. car is yellow with black interior has run 11.60 et. comes with torque thrust wheels. My vette is worth $26,000 to me, thats what i have into it maybe a bit more. I know its hard to judge with out pictures etc, but based on the info given would this be a fair trade or do you think cash would have to go either way? It would be cool to have 2 big block dusters in my garage.

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Post by JGL on Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:51 am

How long ago was the rebuild on the Duster? In what condition is the engine? How new is the paint on the Duster? Have you seen pics of the underside of the Duster, sometimes salt water spray is almost as bad as our Canadian salt. If everything is ok I would say they are both in the same ballpark. I would go for: if no pics no deal. Word of mouth can be tricky, you never know the guy just might be a lying good salesman.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:24 am

Yeah i spoke to my buddy Corey today, and i am thinking i am not going to move forward on this deal. I know what i have done to the Vette, and it is all new needs nothing.

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:11 pm

Reality is the Vette, will never be worth what you have in it, except to you. An 80 Vette is probably worth no more than $15k, and that's probably high. However with that said you already have a mopar, that's going to be rather fast and the Vette gives you a change once in a while. Just my opinion.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:18 pm

Oh Dan i agree. The vette is a nothing car really. It was therapy for me at the time. Its a different car to build and drive. It took 2 years to build, and its a new car. I have it appraised and insured for $32K. It makes 350 hp and 390 tq, and fun to hammer around curves and corners. If it ever gets totaled off i will make good money on it.

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:21 pm

Grumpy427 wrote:Oh Dan i agree. The vette is a nothing car really. It was therapy for me at the time. Its a different car to build and drive. It took 2 years to build, and its a new car. I have it appraised and insured for $32K. It makes 350 hp and 390 tq, and fun to hammer around curves and corners.

That's why I said, that you already have a Mopar and the Vette, is a great change, when you feel like driving something different . I say keep what you have and finish up the Duster. The only problem with 2 good running classics, you always have the dilemma of which to drive. I do disagree with you when you say the Vette is a nothing car, it's just that the collector market sets the prices and popularity of our cars.

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Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:32 pm

I guess i meant to say its not worth as much as say a 68-69 Big block car.

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:13 pm

I don't think I know anyone who wouldn't want a factory, 68/69, big block 427, vette.

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