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Guest alex_houston

I have a 1960 Kingwoob Chevy wagon. I had it pushed out of the garage making room for a Reatta in the garage. A man stopped by and asked me to sell him my Chevy.

Problem, I don't have a clue as to price!

This car has been sitting in this garage since 1976. Considerable rust showing up due to humid garage. Poor interior. 346 big block, power everything, loaded. Ran/drove great when parked. Book "Sixty Years of Cheverolet" says only nine of these were ever produced.

Could anyone please inform me a fair price please? I could use the room for my new herd of Reattas.

Thanks

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Guest alex_houston

Yes, that would be great if I were a member, which I don't have time to do. I know there are great people in this forum where I am already comfortable.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Guest daveagain909

I found this in a car guide I use, Not sure where a kingwood sits, but there is a station wagon in the pricing.

Collector Car Market Review Value Report

1960 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 283-170hp (8cyl-2V) AT

#5 #4 #3 #2 #1

2dr Hdtp 1125 4275 7450 10875 15625

2dr Sdn 875 3300 5725 8375 12025

4dr Hdtp 900 2650 5125 7975 12050

4dr Sdn 800 2325 4500 7025 10600

4dr Wgn 1375 3400 7150 10850 16025

Add:

283-220hp (8cyl-4V) NC%

348-250hp (8cyl-4V) 10%

348-305hp (8cyl-4V) 15%

348-280hp (V8-3x2V) 30%

348-320hp (8cyl-4V) 30%

348-335hp (V8-3x2v) 55%

4spd manual trans 12%

Air conditioning 12%

Power windows 3%

Deduct:

235-135hp (6cyl-1V) -15%

3spd manual transmission -10%

3spd manual trans w/od -5%

Manual steering -3%

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Guest daveagain909

lets try that again:

Collector Car Market Review Value Report

1960 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 283-170hp (8cyl-2V) AT

#5 #4 #3 #2 #1

2dr Hdtp 1125 4275 7450 10875 15625

2dr Sdn 875 3300 5725 8375 12025

4dr Hdtp 900 2650 5125 7975 12050

4dr Sdn 800 2325 4500 7025 10600

4dr Wgn 1375 3400 7150 10850 16025

Add:

283-220hp (8cyl-4V) NC%

348-250hp (8cyl-4V) 10%

348-305hp (8cyl-4V) 15%

348-280hp (V8-3x2V) 30%

348-320hp (8cyl-4V) 30%

348-335hp (V8-3x2v) 55%

4spd manual trans 12%

Air conditioning 12%

Power windows 3%

Deduct:

235-135hp (6cyl-1V) -15%

3spd manual transmission -10%

3spd manual trans w/od -5%

Manual steering -3%

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Alex,

some things to consider:

-wagons are HOT on the market. finding one like yours would be very difficult, if not impossible.

-Kingswood is the top line wagon; equivalent to the Impala.

-this is the last year of the finned body style.

now, some numbers:

Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 2009. 1959 Parkwood (Bel-Air), with 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual; $35,200.

current CPI (Cars of Particular Interest) Guide for 1960 Kingswood wagon: #4, $5,525; #3, $9,900; #2, $18,800. for some reason, they don't list a 348 for the wagon, but on the coupe and convertible, it commands a $2,500-$4,000 premium. you would need to add that in, too.

don't make a big mistake an undervalue your car; you won't have a second chance to correct your mistake.

I learned this myself with a friend's 1969 Malibu convertible. he wanted me to sell it for him, and I literally had the ad, ready for Hemmings in my pocket.

it was a "nothing special" car, or so I thought. his dad bought it new, and it had a 307 with A/C, and a bench seat. it was a California car with no rust. the ad in my pocket priced it at $8K. I thought that was kind of high, but wanted to see what kind of activity it would create.

I was over at my friend's house the next Saturday to help him with a garage sale. I hadn't run the Hemmings ad yet. I thought, what the heck, let's throw a "for sale" sign on the Malibu.

ten minutes later, some guy came by, and asked about it. I said, "make an offer", and he did. for $14,000! the guy was back within an hour, with the cash.

don't miss your chance.

Mike

buickreattaparts.com

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Guest alex_houston

Wow! I was about to make a mistake.

I thought the $3600 the guy offered for this #4/5 car was fair. According to your input that is barely the value for the 348ci engine to be added to the car base value.

I will have to think this all over again.

Thanks for your input.

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Guest CL_Reatta

My 2 cents.... If it isn't eating anything don't sell it yet... this is not exacly the time to be selling anything collectable IMO... just hold off a few years until there are people that actually have money

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Guest Bobby Valines

That Chevy looks to be in good shape, but I'm sure would cost a ton of money and time to make it right. Cool car. My input would be $3,600 is questionable but so is our economy. I seen a lot worse cars going for $4,000 but are they selling.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Reattatude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like it!

I had a '65 Chevy wagon that same color.

This Kingswood has an interesting tail section, I dont think I have ever seen one before - but something about it seems familar. I wouldnt sell it too cheap if it were mine. </div></div>

Are the air deflectors on the rear posts causing it to look strange to you? Think they were to keep the rear window clean.?... Jim

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Guest Bill_Boro

Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 2009 is mentioned. I spent one day at the Russo Steel auction in Scottsdale this Febuary that ran about the same time. It was one of about 5 car auctions that ran concurrently. There was a blue Reatta convertable but I could not hang around for its auction. Does anyone know if it sold?

There were many, many cars that were beautiful that did not meet reserves.

I fell in love with a Jenson Healey Jamacian that did not sell with a $20,000 final bid. A lot of money for a limey sports car with a Fiberfab kit body but it was a sleek fast back that weighed only 2000 lbs.

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