FireballV8

1957 Buick Projects Caballero Convertible For Sale

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Hi 

I am thinking of selling my 1957 Buicks. I have a Special Convertible, a Caballero Wagon and a Century Four door hardtop with factory air. 

They are all projects, but are good restorable cars. The convertible and wagon are partially disassembled. 

I am not sure if it is best to offer them as a set or individually.

I need some advice on how to proceed. I have about $17,500 invested in all three cars. Also is it better to reassemble the two cars or sell as is? Both have front clips removed.

thanks

Steve

 

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I would suggest selling them separately:

Far, far more people would be interested in

a single car than in your particular choice of 

three at once.

 

If you can readily reattach the front clips, I think

the sale might be easier, too.  A seasoned restorer

might not mind, but a typical buyer might feel there's

more value when visualizing a whole car.

 

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I agree … it has been my experience that the low fruit hanging low ballers will flock to an unfinished yet easily reassembled or staged project then pose and pause there to complain and point out this and that all of which ending in a mercy low ball offer.  You really want to avoid this … So if you can put or tac things back together in a clean orderly fashion,  you will not only attract better quality prospects but also get better less time wasting low ball and sometime mind bending creative offers.  Regarding selling individually or as a set, if you do your due diligence and create for each a attractive product then the family pack approach could work for an all  three purchase.  Like all 3 for the full price of the other 2 or some such arrangement ...

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8 hours ago, FireballV8 said:

...I need some advice on how to proceed. I have about $17,500 invested in all three cars. ...

 

Steve, you probably know that cars tend not

(regrettably) to be money-making prospects.

So you may or may not recoup what you have spent.

 

Let the cars' value determine how you price them,

not what you have into them so far.

 

All the best to you on your sale.

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When I saw the post title, I went "OH NO, some idiot cut the roof off a wagon"

 

Put them together and sell separately

 

Location (although, thats not that important to me being in Australia) and pictures help a lot

 

Good luck with your sale

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Steve,

  You need to at least put in a minimal effort to buy some hardware store bolts if necessary and wire or bolt the cars back together.  Preferably rolling chassis, but you will get more if someone can visualize the dream and not the nightmare.

 

You need to start separate ads for each with at least the following pictures of each- Front, each side, rear, engine, interior, trunk.

 

Hugh

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Hi

The convertible has been sold, but I still have the Caballero and the hardtop. I you like I can email you pictures. 

Thx

Steve

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was the 57 convertible a sky blue over a dark green ? .. cos i believe its now being sold elsewhere

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The Convertible and Caballero have found good homes. The Century four door hardtop is left if anyone is interested.

Thank You

Steve

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Hi Fred

the four door hardtop is still available. Do you want me to email you a few pictures?

thanks

steve

 

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Hello Steve,

 

I'd like you to emal me pics of the car, I could be interested!

 

 1957fbuick at gmail.com

 

Where are you located? What about the sale price?

 

Thank you!

 

 

Fred.

 

 

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