'63 T-Bird value?
Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:36 AM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:44 AM
There would really need to be more information to make an educated guess. I would suggest getting it out of the barn and giving it a thorough cleaning. Right now I can't tell if the car is just really dirty in spots or if it has surface rust. How rusty is it underneath? Of course it hasn't run in 20 years and will need work on the engine and complete brake overhaul before you could even consider driving it. I don't think that particular model is a the high end of the '63 T-Birds. I would say as it sits it might be worth in the 3 to 5 thousand dollar range, but that may be too high. I would check on EBay to see what similar cars are going for. That will give you a better idea of what you have.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:10 PM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:04 AM
My "Old Cars" price guide says that one of these in "good" drivable condition (that is a #4 by their standards) would bring as much as $5000.
If the frame isn't shot, shine it up and get it running. If it hasn't been started regularly in those 10-20 years (doubtful it has) a lot of prep work will be needed before any attempt to start it now... as I'm sure you're well aware.
Maybe you can make a deal with your son if he gets it running and it's his... or you'll pay him the extra value it will have as a running (if not yet driving) car. Great learning experience, but of course it'll require a lot of guidance if he hasn't undertaken such a task before.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:59 PM
It is built off of 20years of auction data from sports Sports Car Market magazine, and is pretty cool. Full disclosure: I'm in marketing at Chubb, so I'm biased - but that doesn't mean that I'm wrong about the app.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:06 AM
Thanks again. I think all the questions I have are answered, at least until I can pull it out of the barn and shine it up a little.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:55 AM
Our daughter recently did the same to us.
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