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#2451371 - 02/13/18 05:42 PM '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW?
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This 1969 383 4-speed Coronet 500 was owned by my late Father-in-Law for several years in the early 1970's. There is a picture of my wife (10 years old at the time) with her Mom, sister and brother standing in front of this car on a trip to Disney World in 1973.



I began searching years ago not knowing if the car even existed anymore, and realistically not having much hope of finding it because it's an Ohio car.

To my surprise I was able to keep following the ownership trail and I eventually found it!

The present owner says he spent over $26,000 restoring it.

My wife loves driving 4-speed cars, and she obviously would love to have this car since she remembers it from her younger days.

I haven't had a chance to see it in person... but assuming the restoration was done well, what would be a fair offer for the car?
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#2451376 - 02/13/18 06:01 PM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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Kind of rare, but not as desirable of course as a Bee.

I would say, if the fender tag (or buildsheet) is intact and original, and restoration done to a high standard, I'd say $24k tops.
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#2451378 - 02/13/18 06:02 PM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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If the car is done well and complete it is a fair price considering the history to your family. I would assume resale and making a profit is not the objective and you are basically getting a Super Bee with a different trim package. If its a rust free car with a good restoration I would go for it considering the circumstance.

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#2451411 - 02/13/18 07:21 PM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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He didn't actually give me a price. I'm thinking he may want MORE than the $26K he spent on the resto...
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#2453132 - 02/17/18 02:54 PM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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He might want more than what he spent on the restoration but that doesn't mean he'll get it. Restoring a car that isn't super popular or rare generally results in a loss. It costs roughly the same to restore a 6 cylinder Barracuda as it does to do a Hemi 'Cuda but the market value is waaay different when you are done.

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#2453133 - 02/17/18 02:58 PM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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That is a cool car for sure even though it's green.

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#2453365 - Yesterday at 02:00 AM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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Does he want/need to sell and does he know the family connection? At this point it’s what you want to tack on top for sentimental value. 25Kish is what the car is worth in a fair market

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#2453453 - Yesterday at 10:52 AM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: Moparpete]
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Registered: 09/06/03
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Originally Posted By Moparpete
That is a cool car for sure even though it's green.
I couldn't agree more

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#2453482 - Yesterday at 11:49 AM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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My .02, if the inside and engine compartment are as nice as the outside then make an offer of $30K and see where that goes.
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#2453818 - Today at 07:44 AM Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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With the previous family history, which must mean something to you and your wife based on the effort to find it, and if the car still has it's original drive train and a nice resto I don't see how you could go wrong by offering what the present owner has in it. That car is sweet. Mind you, that's what I would do but would make my ceiling around 35K.
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#2454018 - 44 minutes 39 seconds ago Re: '69 Coronet 500, 383 4-speed. WIW? [Re: 300by500]
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Registered: 11/30/06
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Loc: IL
I'm lucky enough to still have my first car, just happens to be a 69 Coronet.
My brother sold his first car, a 69 Charger, 383 2bbl 727. Would love to have it back.
We sold dad's 71 Mustang that I drove through a lot of high school and some college.
Mom and dad's first 72 Mustang is probably long gone (one of the spirit of america blue/white/red ones)

All I know is that I would pay above market value for any of those last 3 cars. How much more would be determined in the moment I guess.

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