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VALUES AND PRICES!!! #2965745
09/20/21 01:10 PM
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Is it just me, or are the prices and values going through the roof in the past year or so?? It really has me thinking about selling my roadrunner to fund another project I have. Are people really buying average b bodies for 30-45K? Let me know what you guys think is going on.....

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Since1822] #2965759
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Prices for everything have been going up for sure. Everyone is flush with cash from being locked up at home most of last year and with stimulus money the government was shoveling into their bank accounts, and looking to spend it before inflation cuts the value of those dollars a bunch.
As to what people are actually paying for a particular car, that’s always hard to determine based on just seeing ads and looking at places like eBay.
Even auction results are to be taken with a grain of salt due to all the games the auction houses play.
But if you are thinking of selling, it’s a great time to advertise your car and see what happens!

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Mastershake340] #2965765
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68 to 70 Dodge Chargers are the new and inproved,lol, 70 /71 Cuda's the prices of them are through the roof. The people who want second generation Chargers but are priced out of the market, are looking at other 68 to 70 b body cars that are more affordable to get in the game. Because of this the demand for them has gone up and so have the prices of them. Like back in the early 2000s when the Cuda brought up the value of everything from the Mopar muscle car era,the second generation Chargers are doing it again. Other models are riding the coattails of the Chargers. It has even brought up the values of the 66/67 cars and the 71/72 b Bodies as well.

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Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: chargervert] #2965861
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Everything is up - cars and parts. Lots of people trying to get rid of cash and buying anything they hope will hold or increase in value in the future. Our money buys less and less as time goes on by design.

Sellers are taking advantage of this and unloading the extra cars they have lost interest in.

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Neil] #2965875
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I have been turning down transports over the last few months, people ARE buying and spending large dollars right now! They all seem to be concerned about the economy and getting what they always wanted, and paying up for it... twocents


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Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Rhinodart] #2965896
09/20/21 11:50 PM
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Prices have definitely gone up, no doubt. At this very moment I still see many cars that languished for whatever reason while I was on the hunt. I bought about one month ago. Now those cars are getting price cuts. End of show season and the coming end to driving season I think is only thing happening with that.

I took a very long time and did a methodical search. I did very well with getting a desirable car and on the price. I’d certainly not want to do this again and the amount of effort out out is probably beyond what most would do. It was hard to justify paying what many cars asked and I was repeatedly blown away by what cars sold for. Even if you didn’t know the exact number that changed hands, you know it was close when they sold fast.


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Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2966239
09/22/21 08:26 AM
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IMO I see the prices all over and unless your seeing the money change hands as said above it's not sure wear they go. I see a lot of car's listed and still for sale. What i do know- I'm 63 and talking with guy's of my age are getting out. The passion is slowing down. Either selling off a lot of their stuff and using money for retirement needs (Homes in warm places, investments, kids etc) On a few occasions guys are buying new cars, trucks or a new muscle car. They want the creature comforts. As i see in shows and hear from people who been to larger shows the new Mopars are moving in and the old getting less. You'll see a few younger guy's driving old cause they grew up with it, but most younger guys are driving the small tuner cars. Can you blame them?? 4 cylinder's putting out 400,600,1000 hp, Electric cars kicking V8's is what is..... So in my mind guy's are jumping on the wagon to try and catch a high price, but in the long term of things, i think you'll see prices being affordable , going down as we cant stop the aging process ! My POV


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Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: hulmule] #2966276
09/22/21 10:14 AM
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Typically here in Ohio are cheap.But local auctions have beeninsane.Saw a few gus sell for crazy $$$ that like 3 years ago would have been half.Same with some furniture and coins.Saw 6 worn Indian pennys common dates that a few years ago would be like 5 bucks sell for like 40.Same with 2 mickles that can stll bi picked up in change if you look sold for 11 bucks.Peopl are nuts.Let alone many have loads of cash from the fed $$$ for not working.I mean if Id been workibng and not retired Id have made lots more that I ever did as a tech.Rocky


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Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Since1822] #2966294
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Originally Posted by Since1822
Is it just me, or are the prices and values going through the roof in the past year or so?? It really has me thinking about selling my roadrunner to fund another project I have. Are people really buying average b bodies for 30-45K? Let me know what you guys think is going on.....


Since the new P started in January, it's caused an inflation rise like to other. Expect small blocks to be the price of 2nd gen hemi's by next year. Every time a moderately cheap car shows up locally, 8-16 guys try to cash fight to being the new owners. It's insane here in Cali. Trucks we parted out are now going for $5k. Trying to buy any 2 door muscle car body, is like putting down a deposit on a house. Glad I got all my cars years ago before all this inflation went bonkers.

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Being hit with the COVID pandemic, has people trying to enjoy life more and buying what they always wanted!! They are realizing our time here is not promised, so [censored] I am going to have more fun and enjoy myself! I hear that a lot!

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09/22/21 04:48 PM
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Try getting any kind of restoration farmed out.

Paint and body shops are struggling to find decent body guys. Restorations are YEARs out and $$$.

People in their 50s and 60s flush w/cash. Those in their 70s want turn key trailer queens and are willing to spend the money.

Even 72-74 Challenger rust buckets are going for $10k.

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: 2fast4yourBrain] #2966450
09/22/21 07:03 PM
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This XP Charger sold this weekend in houston 99k with fees, not that nice of a car, almost NO body lines, missing interior parts ect

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Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: cudascooter] #2966640
09/23/21 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by cudascooter
Being hit with the COVID pandemic, has people trying to enjoy life more and buying what they always wanted!! They are realizing our time here is not promised, so [censored] I am going to have more fun and enjoy myself! I hear that a lot!



I think this ^ has a lot to do with it.


Prices are up, way up. 383 cars are comfortably pulling upper 40s to mid 50s for a nice car.

Even the low life 66-67 B body cars are climbing. especially Hemi cars. Hasn't been all that long 66-67 Hemi cars were all over for less than $40k, not anymore. Most everything out there avail is $60-70K AND UP
I get asked all the time if I want to sell mine , like just about every time we take it out. Ive turned down a VERY nice profit on my car on more than one occasion . And its a lowly simple 66 Satellite

I know several people looking for cars and finding something nice is tough in today's market. They've found A LOT of junk out there

Guy I know back east recently bought a green 1968 GTX, hemi auto. He paid mid $70s for it. I told him its looking like he got the deal of the year

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: 2fast4yourBrain] #2966656
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Originally Posted by 2fast4yourBrain

Even 72-74 Challenger rust buckets are going for $10k.


Wow, that's crazy. Years ago, 1972-1974 E-Bodies were considered "worthless".

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Wheeler] #2966681
09/23/21 12:51 PM
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I think there are 3 factors, maybe 4:

1. Inflation - the Dollar's simply worth less than 20-30-etc years ago, takes more for the same item.
2. Small pool of good cars, especially properly restored or without issues.
3. Like 'em or not, TV shows have made old cars more desirable at least from a romantic viewpoint.
4. Auctions that showcase big money being paid - though certainly they don't disclose all the problems many of those cars have.

I'd say, based on my last few years looking for another Road Runner, that there are fewer no-excuses old cars available.
When one pops up, it's "step up or step aside". Which I did in May.

The old adage "a rising tide lifts all boats" includes even hammered crap. In spite of the greater expense to fix them.
That greater repair/restoration expense is largely rooted in materials, manpower, and overhead.

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Originally Posted by gtx6970
Originally Posted by cudascooter
Being hit with the COVID pandemic, has people trying to enjoy life more and buying what they always wanted!! They are realizing our time here is not promised, so [censored] I am going to have more fun and enjoy myself! I hear that a lot!



I think this ^ has a lot to do with it.


Prices are up, way up. 383 cars are comfortably pulling upper 40s to mid 50s for a nice car.

Even the low life 66-67 B body cars are climbing. especially Hemi cars. Hasn't been all that long 66-67 Hemi cars were all over for less than $40k, not anymore. Most everything out there avail is $60-70K AND UP
I get asked all the time if I want to sell mine , like just about every time we take it out. Ive turned down a VERY nice profit on my car on more than one occasion . And its a lowly simple 66 Satellite

I know several people looking for cars and finding something nice is tough in today's market. They've found A LOT of junk out there

Guy I know back east recently bought a green 1968 GTX, hemi auto. He paid mid $70s for it. I told him its looking like he got the deal of the year


I followed your search.
I was happy when you found and bought that car.
Its a cool car with one of the best color combos out there. Plus its a HEMI.
Happy for you Bro!

Re: VALUES AND PRICES!!! [Re: Matt M] #2966912
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Originally Posted by Matt M


I followed your search.
I was happy when you found and bought that car.
Its a cool car with one of the best color combos out there. Plus its a HEMI.
Happy for you Bro!


Thanks Matt. I have to say Im extremely happy with the car. In all honesty it brings a smile to my face every time I walk into the garage and see it there. Even though Ive lusted for this very car since a long time very good friend of mine bought it back in the late 90s.
Never in my wildest dreams did I feel I would actually own it. And having history / and helped build the car back then just makes it all the better to me.

No one believes me ,,,,but the color combo is why i wanted it. not the hemi.







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