64avanti

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  1. The auction is not going very well thus far....
  2. It appears that there is no engine, probably no tranny, no wheels, and decades of exposure to the elements. Any moving parts appear to be rusted into a solid mass. Honestly, I think it is too far gone to have any value at all. Are all of the vehicles in this condition? If this is the best of the bunch, then unfortunately you've got nothing but scrap. Sadly, this is a common occurrence, where vehicles are neglected to the point of no return.
  3. The OP has been given tons of great advice from many experienced and knowledgeable folks, who are sincerely trying to help. He has chosen to ignore most of it. I, personally, am done. Everything that can be said has been. I suggest everyone just calls it a day and lets this one die on its own.
  4. After all of the advice you've been given, it really comes down to two choices: Advertise the car everywhere you can, and hold out for how ever long it takes to get the $9,000.00 price. be prepared to have the car for weeks or, most likely, months, until the person comes along who really wants the car and believes that the price is right. OR Advertise the car everywhere you can, accept that you won't get your money back that you have into it, cut your loses, and take whatever you can get for it. Either choice, accept that selling an old car is not going to be easy, or not going to be a lot of work. Take the advice you've been given or don't-your call. Above all, please stop complaining about how much the world sucks. No one wants to hear it.
  5. 5 pages. 105 posts. If we haven't convinced the OP that his car is only going to sell for $7K to $8K by now, I don't believe that we ever will.
  6. Honestly, I don't see anyone bashing the OP, or giving unsolicited advice. The OP opened this thread with a complaint about no one being interested in his car. Many members replied with helpful advice and very honest comments, most of which were pretty constructive. Just because the OP doesn't want to hear it doesn't make it less true. We've been here many times before, where someone doesn't want to believe that their car is not worth what they think it is worth. Sadly, no amount of logic and reality is going to change that. Just my $.02, for whatever it's worth.
  7. That process doesn't look unreasonable to me. A bother, yes, but not a major roadblock. I am curious abot the following: Did you have to pay Vermont sales tax? Will you have to pay Michigan sales tax when you tranfer the registration? Will you need insurance once you transfer to Michigan?
  8. It was implied in several of the responses. I was responding to urraco8 as the OP.
  9. Don't shoot the messenger.😋 The OP may not be aware of the possible repercussions of not getting proper title to the vehicle; many people aren't.
  10. Using a title that does not match the serial number or VIN is illegal in all 50 states. Your illegally titled vehicle can be confiscated as it is regarded as stolen. In that case, you will be out well over $200.00. Your car, your money, your life, your choice.
  11. I would assume that you would negotiate the contract when the deal is made. They would probably hand you their standard contract for this; that's when you take it to your lawyer to review and to add whatever you want for terms and conditions. I would think that you would have to do some research to really understand what you need to protect yourself, as as been discussed in this thread. I have found that it never hurts to ask for the moon in any contract negotiation-the worst they can do is say no.
  12. I agree that you need to look at sold listings on ebay for your year and model. What a car actually sells for vs. what the seller was asking are very often two completely different numbers. The actual sold prices will tell you what the real market is for your car. You may not like the answer, but you will know where to price it to sell it.
  13. Greg, as a professional woodworker/furniture maker/antique restorer for the past 50+ years, I feel the need to interject my thoughts about this car. I realize that you worked long and hard on this, spending many hours to get the car to this point. I looked at pictures of the car that you have posted on other for sale sites, and it appears that you did a good job on the mechanicals and the sheet metal. However, the quality of the woodwork is really going to hurt the sales value of this car. These are the issues that I can see from the photos: 1. Joinery. Every wood joint shows uneven gapping, which cannot be filled or repaired. Each joint must be taken apart and refitted. 2. Fit of pieces. The lines from one board to the next are quite far off; this may be correctable by planing and sanding, but only if the new wood is thicker than the original; there may not be enough material left to plane and align the surfaces, forcing replacement of some boards. 3. Doors. There is major sagging of the door frames; I assume that the wood frames themselves are sagging and have drooped to out of square; again, the only cure is to take the door frame apart, refit the joints, and assemble correctly. This assumes that there is enough material remaining. 4. Pieces. The original construction of this car had multiple pieces of wood glued up then shaped to the contours. It appears that many of these jointed pieces have come loose and have been glued back into place, just not very well fitted. This will require removal of the entire part, proper fitting and gluing (if possible), and re-installation. Overall, as a person who has the equipment, talent, and experience to rebuild this car, I would have to pretty much tear it all out and start over. Anyone who considers buying this car will be taking that into account, and will adjust their price accordingly. It's a similar situation to selling a house-the prospective buyer will deduct from his offer the cost of any work that needs to be done, be it a new roof, new plumbing, new kitchen, etc. You are in the same place with this car. Any prospective buyer will assume that the wood work will need to be redone, and will make their offer accordingly. That is, if they would even want to do the work or find someone qualified and willing to take this project. Yes, there are cars on ebay, Hemmings, etc. with an asking price that is way above yours. However, if you look at the pictures of those cars, the woodwork is nearly flawless, meaning that someone, at some point, paid the very high cost to have it properly restored. Unfortunately, your car doesn't even come close. Again, like everyone else who has given you advice, I am not trying to be cruel. I am trying to communicate to you as precisely as I can why your asking price is unrealistic, and why the car has been on the market for so long. Your car, your life. Best of luck to you whatever you decide to do. John