UA-65274002-1

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Parts Car: What would you pay?


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 MemphisMan

MemphisMan

    Senior Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 1,120 posts

Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:53 PM

I saw a 1995 vert for sale. Identical car to mine with the exception of not having a CD player. The body looks very straight and it doesn't appear to have any rust. Car is 100% complete and drivable. It has a new top, but the rear curtain needs to be replaced. It runs, but seller says it needs a tune up from sitting. 113K miles. I don't know if timing belt has been changed. Seller says it leaks either tranny or power steering fluid after being driven. Asking price is $1500. I wouldn't pay $1500 for a parts car, but it got me thinking about how much people would be willing to pay (or have paid) to have a parts car. Every time I see a vert on the JY thread, it makes me wonder if I should try and get a parts car now since I don't see myself ever getting rid of my vert.I'd probably pay ~$800 for a rust free, running, complete twin of my car in the condition of the one I'm considering. Here are the pics of it.Attached File  00J0J_aR898hfFpfs_1200x900.jpg   122.15KB   12 downloadsAttached File  00707_jpGtLKz29Tz_1200x900.jpg   101.78KB   10 downloadsAttached File  00M0M_2eiZAbh2uGb_1200x900.jpg   89.71KB   9 downloadsAttached File  00J0J_h63OMrpHryp_1200x900.jpg   74.3KB   10 downloadsHow much would you pay for a parts car?
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including' their life.

#2 vipmiller803

vipmiller803

    Advanced Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 291 posts
  • LocationDetroit, MI

Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

I think I am missing why this is parts? Is it a title issue?

 

I imagine if the color is the same as yours, the value is certainly there.


Edited by vipmiller803, 07 September 2017 - 09:44 PM.

  • Heartbeat1991 likes this

1995 Buick Regal Custom 2DR - 3.8L - DD - 4th Engine, 3rd Transmission, and counting...

1993 Jeep GC LTD - 4.0L - Snow Days Ride

1999 Grand Am SE - 2.4L - Sold


#3 Imp558

Imp558

    Proud TransCelestialsexual

  • Contributing Member
  • 3,465 posts
  • LocationErie PA.

Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:00 PM

I think I am missing why this is parts? Is it a title issue? I imagine if the color is the same as yours, the value is certainly there.

Up north that's a $3500 car, the south works differently.
  • Psych0matt likes this

Banner.jpg

 

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"  - Mario Andretti

 

1996 Regal L67/4T65E-HD swapped

1980 Dodge Sno-Commander

1984 Dodge Prospector

1968 Empi Imp on '67 Pan


#4 Galaxie500XL

Galaxie500XL

    Senior Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 2,534 posts
  • LocationKnoxville, Tennessee

Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:07 PM

I sold mine to Rich last year for not much more than this. It needed a top, and very little else, but had nearly double the mileage.
galaxie500xl

1988 Camaro IROC-Z 5.7 TPI 5-speed

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT

1994 LeBaron GTC Convertible

GONE to a new home... 1995 Cutlass DOHC Convertible, 3rd Quarter 2012 W-Body.com COTQ

1993 Buick Century station wagon...sold to our son, kept in the family since 2003


#5 94 olds vert

94 olds vert

    Executive Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 10,335 posts
  • LocationRay, MI

Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:08 PM

I would gladly pay $2,000 for any rust free Vert around 100k miles. A rust free parts car like that I wouldnt mind paying $1500. That car is too nice for a parts car.
  • Heartbeat1991 likes this

new sig 3.jpg

1994 Cutlass Supreme Convertible [2Q 2012 COTQ]

2000 Grand Prix GTP 2015 GMC Sierra Z71 SOLD

2006 Chevrolet Silverado


#6 94 olds vert

94 olds vert

    Executive Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 10,335 posts
  • LocationRay, MI

Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:09 PM

Up north that's a $3500 car, the south works differently.

Maybe more here. If it was cleaned up nicely.

new sig 3.jpg

1994 Cutlass Supreme Convertible [2Q 2012 COTQ]

2000 Grand Prix GTP 2015 GMC Sierra Z71 SOLD

2006 Chevrolet Silverado


#7 Imp558

Imp558

    Proud TransCelestialsexual

  • Contributing Member
  • 3,465 posts
  • LocationErie PA.

Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:40 PM

I would gladly pay $2,000 for any rust free Vert around 100k miles. A rust free parts car like that I wouldnt mind paying $1500. That car is too nice for a parts car.

If you search on Craigslist there are a ton of rust free cars, figure $1000 or less for shipping. $1100 was Sacramento to Erie not running.

Banner.jpg

 

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"  - Mario Andretti

 

1996 Regal L67/4T65E-HD swapped

1980 Dodge Sno-Commander

1984 Dodge Prospector

1968 Empi Imp on '67 Pan


#8 94 olds vert

94 olds vert

    Executive Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 10,335 posts
  • LocationRay, MI

Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:47 PM

Verts are more money. Most of the time.

new sig 3.jpg

1994 Cutlass Supreme Convertible [2Q 2012 COTQ]

2000 Grand Prix GTP 2015 GMC Sierra Z71 SOLD

2006 Chevrolet Silverado


#9 jiggity76

jiggity76

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 727 posts

Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:47 AM

I've bought two really rusty Cutlass's for parts, one a sedan and one coupe.  Both are International series cars.  I paid $300 or $350 for the sedan and $700 for the coupe I think, can't remember exactly but not over $800 for either one.  I needed them primarily for interior and some body trim plastic parts and whatever else.  Wasn't concerned with body condition, just International stuff.



#10 MemphisMan

MemphisMan

    Senior Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 1,120 posts

Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

I think I am missing why this is parts? Is it a title issue? I imagine if the color is the same as yours, the value is certainly there.

There isn't a title issue. The guy is just selling it. He says it needs a tune up, but that can mean anything. This might be too nice for a parts car, but if I could get it for a good price that's exactly what it would become. If I were to get this, I would keep it in my storage shed and out of the elements. Sad thing it would see less weather than my current vert.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including' their life.

#11 94 olds vert

94 olds vert

    Executive Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 10,335 posts
  • LocationRay, MI

Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

Having an extra vehicle you can pull parts from anytime is worth it. Especially if you plan on driving that vehicle for a long time.

new sig 3.jpg

1994 Cutlass Supreme Convertible [2Q 2012 COTQ]

2000 Grand Prix GTP 2015 GMC Sierra Z71 SOLD

2006 Chevrolet Silverado


#12 MemphisMan

MemphisMan

    Senior Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 1,120 posts

Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:47 PM

Having an extra vehicle you can pull parts from anytime is worth it. Especially if you plan on driving that vehicle for a long time.

Yeah, it's almost like buying an insurance policy up front. I'm in contact with the seller so we'll see how it goes.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including' their life.

#13 rich_e777

rich_e777

    Interweb SortAScrub

  • Contributing Member
  • 2,030 posts
  • LocationNashville,TN

Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:04 PM

If you have the parking for it and are a real fan of these cars I`d go for it and put a few hundred into a regular top and tune up then just take turns driving both, split the mileage. Then for that rare oh shit occasion when you need a specific CS part, you have it on hand until another can be sourced.

 

I couldn`t buy a parts car coupe or vert, I`d end up trying to fix it. That being said I wouldnt spend more than $2k on a 1st gen unless a TGP but it could only be one owned and cared for by another member here.



#14 Imp558

Imp558

    Proud TransCelestialsexual

  • Contributing Member
  • 3,465 posts
  • LocationErie PA.

Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

If you have the parking for it and are a real fan of these cars I`d go for it and put a few hundred into a regular top and tune up then just take turns driving both, split the mileage. Then for that rare oh shit occasion when you need a specific CS part, you have it on hand until another can be sourced. I couldn`t buy a parts car coupe or vert, I`d end up trying to fix it. That being said I wouldnt spend more than $2k on a 1st gen unless a TGP but it could only be one owned and cared for by another member here.

Verts are like superpowers, they come with GREAT responsibility. Having one would be awesome, having two might be a tad overwhelming.
  • rich_e777 and cdn_olds_94 like this

Banner.jpg

 

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"  - Mario Andretti

 

1996 Regal L67/4T65E-HD swapped

1980 Dodge Sno-Commander

1984 Dodge Prospector

1968 Empi Imp on '67 Pan


#15 MemphisMan

MemphisMan

    Senior Member

  • Contributing Member
  • 1,120 posts

Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:04 PM

Verts are like superpowers, they come with GREAT responsibility. Having one would be awesome, having two might be a tad overwhelming.

Yeah, my wife wouldn't be patient enough with me to keep two of them running. I'd have to almost guarantee that it would only be used for parts, with the only time I spend on it being pulling something off of it to fix my current one. Anyway, I don't have the time to maintain two of them the way I would want too.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including' their life.

#16 Imp558

Imp558

    Proud TransCelestialsexual

  • Contributing Member
  • 3,465 posts
  • LocationErie PA.

Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:31 PM

You mere mortal
  • rich_e777 likes this

Banner.jpg

 

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough"  - Mario Andretti

 

1996 Regal L67/4T65E-HD swapped

1980 Dodge Sno-Commander

1984 Dodge Prospector

1968 Empi Imp on '67 Pan


#17 Schurkey

Schurkey

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,584 posts

Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:01 PM

That's not a "parts car".  It's worth what they're asking--depending on the engine "tune up" issues.

 

I paid $1100 for a '93 Lumina Euro 3.4.  Scalped the front fenders, hood, some trim, etc. to fix my long-term '92 Euro 3.4 which had been "totaled" by a kid who pulled out in front of me.

 

The parts-car ran so well, I turned the rumpeled '92 fenders upside-down in the back yard, and literally jumped up and down on them until the worst of the dents were pushed back out.  Re-installed the ugly fenders from the '92 back onto the '93 and drove the "parts car" for another 50,000 miles,until the head gasket popped and the trans failed.


"The most negative fricken troll ever." --Bee Twenty

#18 White93z34

White93z34

    Grand Potato

  • Administrators
  • 11,425 posts
  • LocationPittsburgh, PA

Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:28 PM

Thats a buy it, put a few $$ in it and resell it for profit kind of car.


  • 94 olds vert and Imp558 like this

-Chris D.

chrissig.jpg

1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L TDC v6 Getrag 284
1990 Pontiac Turbo Grand Prix 3.1L v6 Hydramatic 4T60 Qty:2
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L DOHC v8 Hydramatic 4T80
1987 Chevrolet Camaro Z28/IROC-Z 5.0L v8, Hydramatic 700R4
2007 Ford Ranger 2.3 i4 Automatic


#19 Mark 1997 Cutlass Coupe

Mark 1997 Cutlass Coupe

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 53 posts

Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:32 PM

I wouldn't have the heart to part a 95 convertible that nice! Low production, only year with the "new" dash and air bags and a regular rear seat. Maybe buy it, put it in your shed, and just hold onto it. Your wife may cave on the two car thing, who knows. Mine is slowly coming around (after 20 years) to nice old cars. All my cars are at least 20 years old (my 97 Cutlass Coupe being the youngster) and look and drive like new. I like not having a car payment!


  • Imp558 and Nas Escobar like this

#20 1989 Pontiac Se

1989 Pontiac Se

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 57 posts

Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:18 PM

I saw a 1995 vert for sale. Identical car to mine with the exception of not having a CD player. The body looks very straight and it doesn't appear to have any rust. Car is 100% complete and drivable. It has a new top, but the rear curtain needs to be replaced. It runs, but seller says it needs a tune up from sitting. 113K miles. I don't know if timing belt has been changed. Seller says it leaks either tranny or power steering fluid after being driven. Asking price is $1500. I wouldn't pay $1500 for a parts car, but it got me thinking about how much people would be willing to pay (or have paid) to have a parts car. Every time I see a vert on the JY thread, it makes me wonder if I should try and get a parts car now since I don't see myself ever getting rid of my vert. I'd probably pay ~$800 for a rust free, running, complete twin of my car in the condition of the one I'm considering. Here are the pics of it.attachicon.gif00J0J_aR898hfFpfs_1200x900.jpgattachicon.gif00707_jpGtLKz29Tz_1200x900.jpgattachicon.gif00M0M_2eiZAbh2uGb_1200x900.jpgattachicon.gif00J0J_h63OMrpHryp_1200x900.jpg How much would you pay for a parts car?

For this car id pay the 1500 im in Houston, Tx. Somebody would sell that car for 1750 no title. Sent from my LGMS210 using Tapatalk




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users