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Old 12-30-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question Helping pricing a Bonneville convertible and a 1940 Chevy Coupe

I joined this forum to ask a few questions but I'm unsure where to ask them. I am neither a GM fan (don't hate me!) nor a car salesman.

I have a very busy friend who asked if I would like to attempt to sell for her two GM cars she owns. In today'* economy, I would like to know if there is any demand for these cars, what (in very general terms) they might be worth, and if it is worth my trouble trying to sell them. These cars have basically been sitting in a garage since she bought them and are, in my uneducated opinion, in very good condition.


Car #1 -- 1967 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
Red with white top
Original red leather interior
V-8
Automatic
Mileage: 74,554

Car #2 -- 1940 Chevy Deluxe Coupe
Totally rebuilt
350 V-8
Automatic transmission (sitting on a Nova front clip - whatever that means)
Mileage: 9,298

More details and picture available.

You thoughts/input/direction appreciated!
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Number 1 thing that helps at least stir up interest is detailed pictures..that and prices. I think that there is a market for these, but it all depends on pricing and condition. Your best bet would be to have your friend look into advertising on classic auto trading publications. There is also a website called oldride.com that seems to be a fair place. You have to keep in mind that these publications are almost always not free, but they do seem to be effective during times like these. It'* too bad that I"m not in the market for another classic (need money first lol). They both sound like sweet old rides. Hope this all helps!
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nova front clip meens the old suspension and steering have been replaced with one from a nova.
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Ebay is a great place to sell those models. That seems to be the standard for private sellers of older collectible vehicles. I checked Ebay completed vehicle sales on your generation of Bonneville, and it looks like it should sell for some very good money, and will generate a lot of interest and bids.

You may want to continue to do research to know more about what you are selling, so you can provide an accurate listing. That will bring you top dollar and set realistic expectations for the buyer. Expect a lot of questions from buyers, most people that buy these type of vehicles know these vehicles and will be asking very specific questions. The sale of these vehicles likely will take some work on your part, but they will sell and sell for good coin.
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Thanks for the replies to my post. (Still searching for this forum'* settings.... How can I get an email sent to me when a reply is posted?)

Still looking for a ball-park figure as to these cars worth. Guns mentioned "good coin" ... but what is -- in very general terms -- "good coin"? (I'm thinking the Bonneville is worth somewhere between $10-20K. I have no idea as to the Coupe'* collectability or value.

I do realize a potential buyer/collector will want detailed details on condition, etc.

Again, thanks in advance for any info.
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BTW, is this the correct thread in which to post this topic?
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"good coin"

I would guess from 5k to 25k. Depends on many factors. Original engine, maintenance records, how many owners, anything that makes it rare. The list goes on and on.

Here is a listing of completed Bonneville convertible auctions on Ebay that may give you a pulse of how the market is currently acting,
http://motors.completed.shop.ebay.co...=&_trksid=m270
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I"d be careful with ebay though. They seem to have a pretty hefty fee if you sell the cars on there if I remember right. Just something to look into.
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I can't really help you with the Chevy, but if the Pontiac is a nice turn key driver, it should be worth somewhere between $5-15K.

Is it possible to post some pictures?
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