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Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources #2688365
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My 85-year old FIL is looking to sell off most of his collection of Ford cars.

I have been looking online for past sales (eBay) and have checked out some of the valuation sites (NADA, Hagerty, etc). Those are all over the map and none of them really get down into the number 4-5 condition range (which I suspect most cars would fall within). I’d appreciate suggestions on the best way to set prices. He’s old school of course, so these will probably eventually get listed via print media (newspaper, Hemings). I’d be more helpful if these were mopars....

Most of the cars are pretty worn, typical Midwest condition. He’s big on covering everything with tarps and blankets, so I’ve never really had a good look at most of these.

Here’s a list:

Sell
72 Ranchero, 302
72 Mustang convert, 302
72 Mustang Grande Coupe, 302
73 Mustang convert, 302
68 Torino 2-door; 302
2004 Crown Vic Police

Donate (my suggestion)
79 Mercury Bobcat wagon, v-6
85 Tempo 4-door
86 Honda Accord 4-door

Oddballs (sell)
87 Ford Escort - “survivor” - His mother’s car. Classic low-mile beige cream puff (20K). Undesirable to most...
72 Mercury Marquis 2-door - His dad’s car. Same deal, relatively low miles, green everything. Novelty whale car

Wild
56 T-Bird. Original owner. Black, 292, overdrive trans, has both tops. Garage kept. I’ve known them for 37 years and have never seen the car. Buried under blankets in the garage. I suspect that it’s fairly rusty based on its use as an everyday driver in WI and IL,, but who knows? He was very passionate about the car and it’s the only car he ever bought new. He probably won’t sell this one anyway.


Thanks!

Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: floyd] #2688370
08/16/19 11:06 AM
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Puttin' on the foil in Charles...
No idea on value, but the 72 Grand Marquis sounds really cool. $6-7k?

That 79 Bobcat wagon would be a cheap, fun little beater if it's not in bad shape and rusted, etc...that's probably no more than a $1,200 car if it runs, though, and likely less.

87 Escort? $2,500 to the right buyer.

the 04 cop car should be an easy sell. Lots of people like those.

Someone will snatch up that 86 Accord, too.

Again, this is assuming the cars aren't rotted out and falling apart.


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Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: not_a_charger] #2688464
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I've heard that people take Crown Vic's, cut the body off and place an AMD Charger body over the top as the wheelbase is the same...There's your next project!!!
I've found Honda's will always sell. Them and Toyotas have a loyal following and people are always looking for decent runners or good parts...Craigslist?

Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: RP's R/T's] #2688465
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Ron- You’re closer. Snap that Marquis up before it gets away. It’s quadruple green, just how you like ‘em! smile

Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: floyd] #2688484
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The Hagerty prices will be very optimistic, from what I've seen oftheir valuations of other cars.
Condition will of course be pretty much everything, but it sounds like they might be on the rough side.
And, most of that list is relatively standard fare, by year, make, or body style.
Throwing darts at a board without knowing condition, mileage, etc, kinda sounds like some $2500 cars, a few $1000 cars, and a big CL, FB Marketplace, and/or Ebay ad that lists the inventory.
If you have a Ford club nearby - even the Model T or A guys, who'll like all Fords - one of them can probably help spread the word or buy...

Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: floyd] #2688534
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Take a look under that Bobcat wagon. My dad had the '80 Pinto version, and it had a 9" under it, 4-bolt wheels, and pretty much a bolt-in for a Fox body Mustang. i cut the diff out and sold it for double the best offer i had for the complete car...

Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: nuthinbutmopar] #2688552
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Donate (my suggestion)
79 Mercury Bobcat wagon, v-6
85 Tempo 4-door
86 Honda Accord 4-door


Provided they all run/drive (well, move under their own power) I'd try to sell all of these. Hondas always have some kind of following. The Tempo someone might want/ need a cheap beater, and the wagon, is just quirky enough that someone may want it I follow a group on FB that are into all kinds of cars. Don't recall any pintos, but a bunch of members confessed to having Chevettes. It was actually kinda funny. One member quietly mentioned having a Chevette, worried he'd get laughed out of the group, and a slew of members chimed in and shared pics.

It might take a little effort to find THAT person, but not everyone buys cars based on resale value later on (as apparent here).

Good luck.


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Thanks everyone!

Re: Help Needed - Car Valuation Resources [Re: floyd] #2688913
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A '72 Ranchero is pretty cool,one year only styling.Do you have any pics or info on this one?
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No pics and I'm not close enough to get any. IIRC, it was primer gray with flames painted on the front end. My FIL's note says its an auto-trans, has a cap, and has "slicks"


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