JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/06/selling-mustang.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1214612714-593727  Infidel at Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:25:14 +0000

I bought 2 pickups and a Harley Road King through Ebay. All 3 purchases turned out to be good deals. I sold the 69 El Camino for about $100 less than i paid for it about a year after the purchase. My F150 pickup and my 01 Hog are still with me and run great and I am very happy with both. As a buyer ebay works! Good luck with your project!
Really like your blog!

jsid-1214614290-593728  Brigid at Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:51:30 +0000

Had a 67 Cuda that I bought out of school, in the late 80's from a family member. Put a 440 big block in it. Other than changing the headers as the old ones barbequed the brake booster with the new engine, it was mostly original. But not all. That makes a big difference in the price I think. I sold it to pay for part of grad school. %15,600. Don't know if I got robbed or what, but it sounded good at the time.

jsid-1214636333-593735  Will Brown at Sat, 28 Jun 2008 06:58:53 +0000

My former son-in-law bought several cars and/or motorcycles via e-bay - at least one from as far from Texas as central Florida. He always seemed to have a satisfactory experience buying and selling, so I would suggest you seriously consider them at least.

Always was a Mustang fan, wish I had the money. Best of luck.

jsid-1214655954-593739  geekWithA.45 at Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:25:54 +0000

Dude, I sold my '68 baby 8 ragtop under circumstances similar to yours.

Just build a new garage, keep it there, and live a regret free life. ;)

jsid-1214668428-593740  Kevin Baker at Sat, 28 Jun 2008 15:53:48 +0000

I have neither the money nor the space to build a new garage. If I did have the money to build a new garage, I'd spend it on building the Mustang.

But I only have enough money for one expensive hobby, and I've made my choice.

jsid-1214693201-593754  Mike Gallo at Sat, 28 Jun 2008 22:46:41 +0000

Rubbish! I listen to my elders when it comes to such matters, and one of my 62-year-old racing buddies told me to never sell the car, because even if it's an easy decision now, when the time comes for you to come back around to that hobby (which is going to happen), you'll be mad at yourself that you can't afford to re-build the car you sold.

That being said, I will offer that I purchased my '72 Cutlass on ebay, and had no trouble at all with the transaction. It's now an ugly-but-fast 11-second street car. I also bought many parts there. I suggest you sell off any performance parts piecemeal. Whomever buys the car is not going to keep it as you had it, so you may as well be the one who capitalizes on the parts sales.

If it's a rare-optioned car, I would think you're easily in the 14-16k range in decent condition with all the peripherals. The trouble with ebay is that you'll get a great price if two or more people want it at once, and if only one person wants it at the time you list it, you'll get bottom dollar. Dont' be afraid to set a high reserve.

jsid-1214839028-593806  Smokin at Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:17:08 +0000

As a former owner of a '70 MACH I, don't do it.

jsid-1214841912-593811  Kevin Baker at Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:05:12 +0000

Like I said, I've owned it 11 years, put less than 2,000 miles on it, it hasn't run in 3 years, and it should be with someone who loves it and drives it, and I'm only one of those.

jsid-1214848947-593816  louis at Mon, 30 Jun 2008 18:02:27 +0000

I understand the not enough time to drive problem. I have 4 old cars that move about 500 miles per year.

I'm more of a GM guy, so my estimate may be off, but my guess would be about three times what you paid for it. That number could go up considerably if it is really original. I would go to some mustang and ford forums for good estimates, and not really depend on ebay. If you had sold a lot of cars there and had perfect feedback, it might be ok, but most people wont pay big bucks for sight unseen cars from unknown sellers.

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