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#2507971 - 06/13/18 01:33 PM Drag car sale questions
340B5 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/09
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Loc: off the grid
I would like to know what you think is the most effective way to sell a drag car is. I don't want to deal with craigslist wierdos and such.

What do you think of Racingjunk?

Also, which is a good photo-hosting site for putting an ad here?

Photoshop seems to be full of pop-up ads.....seems kinda squirrely when I get on it anymore.
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#2507980 - 06/13/18 01:46 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
an8sec70cuda Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 10829
Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
You'll get weirdos and picture collectors wherever you post it.
I've had good luck selling things on craigslist, here, and on RJ. No matter what, you'll have people wanting to give you $200, 3 goats, and a bushel of butterbeans for it.

I've always just attached pics directly to the post here on moparts. Never used a hosting site.
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#2507987 - 06/13/18 02:02 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: an8sec70cuda]
340B5 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 1532
Loc: off the grid
Ok, thanks. Yeah, I figure I'll get a lot of tire-kickers. You're quite right about the crazies and opportunists, they're everywhere.
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#2507992 - 06/13/18 02:06 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
Dbl"00"Joe Offline
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Registered: 07/28/06
Posts: 508
Loc: N.W. Indiana
I'm on the other side haha, I've tried to contact a few about purchasing and never hear back from them.

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#2508032 - 06/13/18 03:47 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
CMcAllister Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2474
Loc: Fulton County, PA
Craigslist is the WalMart of advertising. RacingJunk is ok, but it seems like everyone is on Facebook. Lots of for sale pages there for any kind of item. The "DRAG RACE parts and cars for sale or trade in northeast" page has everything from clapped out $500 Mustangs to $150k Pro mods on it for sale.

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#2508036 - 06/13/18 03:51 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: CMcAllister]
pittsburghracer Offline
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Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 13317
Loc: PA.
8 out of every 10 items I have been selling have been on Facebook groups
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#2508061 - 06/13/18 04:30 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
merpar Offline
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Registered: 01/27/17
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Loc: Nevada
Put a for sale sign on it at the track. I tried, craigslist, racing junk, news paper, just about everything. Sold it at the track.

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#2508141 - 06/13/18 07:56 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
Sammy Offline
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Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 872
Loc: Wind Gap,Pa.
Be very careful with Racingjunk. The 1st day is the worst for online scammers wanting to buy it from you with paypal or cashiers check and then send someone to pick it up. They say they'll pay full price and no haggle. lol
You'll see the style of how they want to buy it right away but be careful. The last 4 things I tried to sell on their website, I was hit fast by the scammers.

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#2508144 - 06/13/18 08:00 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
moetown Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 201
Loc: Cochise Co, Az, From Detroit
I have never had a problem buying or selling anything on craigslist.
I bought my challenger and a lot of the parts for it from craigs in the last year and a half.
I like RJ, but you get a lot more contacts from around the country. And that will lead to waiting for money for payment and having to ship stuff.
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#2508248 - 06/14/18 01:54 AM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: an8sec70cuda]
slantzilla Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 18211
Loc: Park Forest, IL
Originally Posted By an8sec70cuda
No matter what, you'll have people wanting to give you $200, 3 goats, and a bushel of butterbeans for it.


I had a lady offer me a John Deere yard tractor, a fishing boat, and her ex husband for a bike I was selling.

I respectfully declined. boogie
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#2508347 - 06/14/18 10:51 AM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: CMcAllister]
BigBlockGTS Offline
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Registered: 05/27/17
Posts: 101
Loc: Denver, CO
I don't use Facebook but my wife has a page. How do you find these groups that have parts for sale?

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#2508461 - 06/14/18 02:31 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: BigBlockGTS]
CMcAllister Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2474
Loc: Fulton County, PA
Originally Posted By BigBlockGTS
I don't use Facebook but my wife has a page. How do you find these groups that have parts for sale?


Do a search in the page name bar at the top left of the page. Use terms like - Mopar, drag race parts, drag race cars, performance parts, etc. Just joined "Directly Connected Mopar family" today. Wiil see if it's worthwhile. I don't have time to look at all the stuff that comes up. If a page I join doesn't suit me, I just delete it rather than have the clutter.

Don't neglect the Moparts classifieds either.

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#2508517 - 06/14/18 04:50 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
joes68340s Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 384
Loc: Rescue CA.
When selling a Drag car I like the, “is it sreetable” question.

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#2508955 - 06/15/18 01:21 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: joes68340s]
Eric Offline


Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 2350
Loc: Pittsburgh PA
Originally Posted By joes68340s
When selling a Drag car I like the, “is it sreetable” question.


When I was selling the Arrow I had a guy who wanted to Pro Street it.....I suggested otherwise lol.

Facebook Marketplace works well as well as the drag car specific pages on Facebook. I did have interest on Racing Junk and a firm buyer but got quite a bit of spam also from RJ.
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#2508976 - 06/15/18 02:11 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
Al_Alguire Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 16810
Loc: Las Vegas
Another vote for Facebook. There are Race specific pages like, drag race results classifieds, and Mopar Specific ones as well..
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#2508996 - 06/15/18 02:54 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: Eric]
JERICOGTX Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 8018
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By Eric
Originally Posted By joes68340s
When selling a Drag car I like the, “is it sreetable” question.


When I was selling the Arrow I had a guy who wanted to Pro Street it.....I suggested otherwise lol.



If someone wants to pay for it, they can do what ever they want with it.
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#2509104 - 06/15/18 07:30 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
topside Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12494
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
I get a scammer about once a month from my RJ ad. They all do the same thing; first the text, then maybe ask something stupid and not related, then the offer to pay the asking price by PayPal.
Just put a different car on a FB Marketplace site, and within an hour got an IM asking "item still for sale?" but no follow-up.
As for the streetable question, I've had that asked on the racecar. Sure, if you don't mind the cam, the 6000 stall, getting in & out past the bars, the 5.38s, the dinky brakes, the lack of wipers, signals, hi-beams, etc...but I don't think it's traveled more than a mile at a time...

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#2509113 - 06/15/18 07:48 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: topside]
pittsburghracer Offline
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Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 13317
Loc: PA.
They can only get you if YOU let them and I did. Story time. I had my 1974 high 9 second Duster for sale around 30 years ago and had it advertised in NHRA National Dragster. I got a collect call from California (I live in pa) so I accepted the charges and the guy proceeds to ask me how I fit a 14-32 slick on that car. Didn’t want to buy it but he called me collect to tell him how to do it. Lol. In your dreams buddy.
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Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.89 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
6.001@113.27mph
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#2509161 - 06/15/18 09:19 PM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: 340B5]
topside Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 12494
Loc: So Near, Yet So Far
Yup, had a couple of those as well.

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#2509264 - 06/16/18 08:32 AM Re: Drag car sale questions [Re: topside]
J_BODY Offline
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Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 11578
Loc: aZLiViN
Originally Posted By topside

Just put a different car on a FB Marketplace site, and within an hour got an IM asking "item still for sale?" but no follow-up


Someone looked, scrolled, and hit that dang “auto response” tab.... see it all the time.

Selling a drag car.... I should try that sometime.

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