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#2401032 - 11/09/17 01:03 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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I'm taking tomorrow off so that I can go take a good hard look at both cars. The guy at the dealership seems to be pretty open about condition and was very open to me coming up to crawl all over the car, so I count that as a positive.

It's also a REAL 340 '71 Inviolet 'Cuda...so that definitely makes a difference in the value...but yeah...nice shiny paint on a car that people pay lots of money for is bound to make you nervous!
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#2401050 - 11/09/17 02:00 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: Orange_Crush]
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Originally Posted By Orange_Crush


It's also a REAL 340 '71 Inviolet 'Cuda...so that definitely makes a difference in the value...but yeah...nice shiny paint on a car that people pay lots of money for is bound to make you nervous!



Based on what the OP is going to do to the car, does any of this matter???

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#2401062 - 11/09/17 02:25 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: minivan]
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Originally Posted By minivan
Originally Posted By Orange_Crush


It's also a REAL 340 '71 Inviolet 'Cuda...so that definitely makes a difference in the value...but yeah...nice shiny paint on a car that people pay lots of money for is bound to make you nervous!



Based on what the OP is going to do to the car, does any of this matter???


Depends...

It'n not the individual buyer's needs that dictate the asking price in the classic car market. It's the attributes of the car being sold. In a sea of clones, an original is always going to fetch more money.

Hard to find a '71 'cuda in good shape anymore that doesn't cost 40 grand or more. Hell...clones are well into the 40s nowadays.
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#2401093 - 11/09/17 03:43 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: Orange_Crush]
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Originally Posted By Orange_Crush
Originally Posted By minivan
Originally Posted By Orange_Crush


It's also a REAL 340 '71 Inviolet 'Cuda...so that definitely makes a difference in the value...but yeah...nice shiny paint on a car that people pay lots of money for is bound to make you nervous!



Based on what the OP is going to do to the car, does any of this matter???


Depends...

It'n not the individual buyer's needs that dictate the asking price in the classic car market. It's the attributes of the car being sold. In a sea of clones, an original is always going to fetch more money.

Hard to find a '71 'cuda in good shape anymore that doesn't cost 40 grand or more. Hell...clones are well into the 40s nowadays.


Correct, I understand that part. What I don't understand is the need of a matching # car based on what the OP is going to do to it..

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#2401116 - 11/09/17 04:41 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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There is no need for numbers matching and that isn't even a consideration. I think that is was noted for informational purposes.

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#2401132 - 11/09/17 05:51 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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This is just my opinion. But at anything close to 62K I have to ask ,,,Why ?

For the OPs intended purpose maybe look for a clean cuda body of any year and build your own

Even if you spent say $20K on a clean body. add the gilled fenders and tail light panel from AMD and away you go.

Again just curious. But then again, I am about doing what YOU want with YOUR money . Just seems like a bad idea. Again IMO only

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#2401170 - 11/09/17 07:48 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: gtx6970]
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Originally Posted By gtx6970
This is just my opinion. But at anything close to 62K I have to ask ,,,Why ?

For the OPs intended purpose maybe look for a clean cuda body of any year and build your own

Even if you spent say $20K on a clean body. add the gilled fenders and tail light panel from AMD and away you go.

Again just curious. But then again, I am about doing what YOU want with YOUR money . Just seems like a bad idea. Again IMO only


First off, the OP can do what he wants, that's cool.
But I could not agree more with the above.

I would find a decent body and go from there, I think you could do better $ wise since those Mods are going to change the car so much.

Those cars have been for sale for a while.
71 Cuda's are very sought after.
I think both those cars are over priced by around 10K even if they check out.

I very recently sold a 71 340 4 Speed FJ6 Cuda. It was a very nice original car with tons of original paperwork.
That car went in the mid 60's.

However it turns out, good luck with your pursuit.

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#2401194 - 11/09/17 08:39 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: Matt M]
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Well, say he used a 72 barracuda, would people on here would be slamming it saying it was not a real 71?

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#2401211 - 11/09/17 09:52 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: Danny]
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Originally Posted By Danny
Well, say he used a 72 barracuda, would people on here would be slamming it saying it was not a real 71?


Probably, myself, I prefer the 72-74 Cuda. I looked at a 70 Gran Coupe in St Louis that was nice and quite possibly a survivor for 29 grand. The boss didn't want it because it had a vinyl top. He doesn't want to do a restoration or fix someone else's poor bodywork. He would prefer a car without an engine or trans but after looking for two months and finding nothing acceptable, he has opted to spend more money for the pop and pizzaz that a 71 billboard Cuda has. That's what he likes and I have been tasked with helping to accomplish the transformation. He will not sell the car once it is done. It will go into the climate controlled shop with his other toys and be driven to shows and events as he sees fit.

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#2401592 - 11/10/17 06:41 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Thank you Orange Crush for taking time out of your day to stop and look at this car. The little things you see in person over photos can make or break a deal. From what you told me I can feel comfortable with our decision. I would be happy to return the favor in the future. Thank you again, Ed

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#2401917 - 11/11/17 11:51 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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My pleasure.

Just my 2 cents. I did a whole lot of price research on 71 'Cudas before going to look at these cars. I looked all over the internet.

It is almost impossible to find a 71 'Cuda selling for less that 50 grand. Heck, 72-74 'Cudas are getting there quickly. I've personally witnessed a nuts and bolts restored show-quality '71 Cuda 340 selling for six digits...so it's not like the asking price in these two cases is that far out of line.


Edited by Orange_Crush (11/11/17 11:51 AM)
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