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Clear title. I had it registered in TX 45 minutes after delivery which 20 mins of that was the safety inspection and 15 more waiting in line at DMV.    Sub courthouse and DMV is across the street from inspection. Life in a town of 3500 is great. I actually drove the car the to DMV to get it registered.  She asked if that was it in the parking lot as she watched it drive in. If you have insurance it is about all the sheriffs department here cares about.

 

But no title I would knock it down another 1 k.  Surely a title was issued on that year?

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But no title I would knock it down another 1 k.

 

In my state it would bring it down at least another 2000, and that's optimistic. More likely another 4000, for that car. There are some exceptions to the must-have-title-to license rule around here, but not very many.

 

A lot of sellers say, "Oh, it's easy to get a title," but don't do it themselves, for some reason....and end up asking half of what the car would bring with a title.

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Depends on the state it has paper from.  Could have registration paperwork from another state than it's in.   If it is a registration state,  all you have is a registration card often found in the glove box if the mice didn't eat it up.  That's all you need and is honored in title states when you go to title it.  Now if it has none at all,  or the registration is assigned to someone else then that's a big mess depending on your state.  No paperwork is almost better than messed up paperwork,  especially if the people who technically own the car or it's been assigned to are deceased. 

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Like the deed to your house. It proves who the legal owner is, and thus who has the right to sell it.

 

You don't want me selling either your car or house for you, without your knowledge, and keeping the money.

 

 

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Decent 56 Olds… isn't perfect but looks mostly original (I'm not an Olds guy).

 

Curious  to know everyone's honest feedback on this one. Rockets never seem to have much value from what I've seen for some reason and was curious as to why... 

 

Good value or is it right in line?

If you all want me to delete them I can if they aren't value buys.

 

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/d/phoenix-1956-oldsmobile/7017967975.html

 

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And opinions on this ragtop 300 in the same price range

 

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/hackberry-66-chrysler-300/7006538582.html

 

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The Olds Is about where it should be if not a tad high.  Tired interior, needs 1000 in tires, Some repairable rust?  Whatever that means, and a rear bumper that needs plating which is going to be expensive.  I have virtually that cars twin.  Was offered  $17,500 by someone a couple of years ago that wanted that exact car,  but didn't sell it because it was my first Old Car and have had it almost 30 years.  Looking back I should have took it and bought another old car on my bucket list.  My chrome is all New replated or NOS. I have alot of NOS odds and ends for it as well. 

I would say same on the Chrysler.  I like these,  but they have little love in the old car marketplace and don't seem to sell well. 

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I think both are worthy cars. I suspect if around 10K was offered the sellers would probably think hard about it. Personally, I've never understood the seemingly inverse relationship between low price common car when new to high price as a collector car but this seems true in most GM, Ford and Mopar non-ultra-rare situations.  So.. if you would be just as happy in a '50s Olds as you would be in Chevy,  this would be an attractive choice. 

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The reason I ended up with a 56 Olds.  When I bought mine for 3G in the early 90's,  you couldn't touch a good 57 Chevy in comparable condition for under 10G.  I liked it was a little different as well.  I never restored it.  Just some light mechanical work, tires, replacing the incorrect front seat with an original one, new carpet, then some chrome work.  I never even repainted it,  though it could use a paint job. 

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It seems 64-67 big block mopars have climbed in value as the 67-71 mopar muscle cars have gotten out of reach. But these yachts get not much love while their one size smaller brothers get the bucks. Lots of people still thinking 383 speed.  I like these huge dominating presence on the road mopars with their mile long trunk and that 383 will get you moving. Really distinct color.  But being a 300 the car will have zero road feel and "holy crap I just changed 2 lanes with a sneeze" power steering. I sure would be going over the function of that power top and the overall condition because you can really eat up some $ on repairs and a new top install. If it is ripped or wearing thin knock off 1500-2 k just for that.  

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5 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

But being a 300 the car will have zero road feel and "holy crap I just changed 2 lanes with a sneeze" power steering.

That one made me laugh. 

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My 65 Fury and 63 Dodge 880 (Chrysler Newport) is like that.  Worse is the 63 needs a steering box rebuild which I plan on starting in the next few weeks so you have a couple inches of side to side play thrown in too.  Go from driving a 60's Mopar with that "pinky" power steering and get in that 50 Chrysler and it is like piloting the Queen Mary in difference. 

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This very special 1965 300 is like riding on a cloud.

 

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

 I sure would be going over the function of that power top and the overall condition because you can really eat up some $ on repairs and a new top install. If it is ripped or wearing thin knock off 1500-2 k just for that.  

 

Absolutely ! You all bring up some good bargaining points that most buyers will fit into the discussion in person as we all know...

 

I think as Eric alluded to earlier, one could offer less and probably strike a deal especially since most sellers have a "true" figure in mind that's less than advertised - unless the ad said firm which neither of those ads did if I recall. 


The tired interior and rust areas are a concern, as Randy pointed out earlier. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, JACK M said:

This very special 1965 300 is like riding on a cloud.

 

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I wish they had put that dash in the 65 Fury. Just so plain in comparison. 383-4 spd with AC must make your car extra special !  Compare yours to a 65 Impala SS or a 65 Galaxy 500 and the Chrysler wins hands down for interior styling. But it seems every month I am tracking down a new squeak or rattle with as much steel in these interiors and they could have done a much better job with window isulators.  Looking at your 300 it is very easy to see where the inspiration came for the 67 GTX

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I am not the best with links but fb marketplace has a very nice Washington blue A roadster, late 30, nice, nice all around car in somers, CT at $12,700.  Around $5 to 7k less than I have seen for comparable 30, 31 roadsters.  Should sell in days not weeks.

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You know I was just thinking about getting on and posting an update after taking her on friday beer run before rain comes back in.  So far everything is really good except me trying to find out where the shift points are in the trans as they change whether your going up a hill or down a hill. If you start off in low and shift to high or just start off in high range.  Sometimes they just change because they want too. But the high range is usually right around 25-30 unless your going down hill which is how I have to leave to go to town. Then it likes to shift at 21 mph.  On the flat it wants to shift at 24 mph most times when it doesn't want to shift at 29 which is when it doesn't want to shift at 27.  Get it ?  Yeah, me either.  With the windows up now I hear a little "clunk clunk" when slow and hitting a series of bumps so will get under and check out the sway bar bushings and stabilizer links. Sounds like that. Loose wire on the heater fan switch that I have known about but been lazy as it is has not been cold and the defroster will chase you out of the car anyway. Blower works on the heater, just a wire under there doing something. Have to look into why E-brake light likes to come back on for no reason. So far a great sound car. But the plan to give myself a loan till I sold the z28 didn't work out. The problem with collecting is that you always want to keep collecting. So I just ended up trading it for this 32 Plymouth and expanding the Mopar collection.  The best made plan went down in flames. I started doing the math and figured out I came out ahead on the Chrysler which of course now means I still behind after this  ha.  The wire wheels just threw all logic out the window. Last week had too much fun with the 31 Franklin when we had the annual "Prohibition Speakeasy" night in historical downtown. It was a blast shuttling flapper's from bar to bar. And the decision to swap for this Plymouth wasn't hard to make after that.  image.thumb.png.b1cff2078cdcf7f29ed0139d397080c0.pngimage.thumb.png.296ee62a9673013c5641f3ce49153ec3.png1932 Plymouth Sedan (CC-1297729) for sale in Mankato, Minnesota

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On 11/17/2019 at 11:04 AM, JACK M said:

This very special 1965 300 is like riding on a cloud.

 

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Reminds me of my first fast car. A `1966 Plymouth Fury III  2 door Hardtop 383 4 speed. Had so much fun with that car. but then got lured  into sports  cars for several years.

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Ronn a smarter me would just buy it instead of restoring mine.  I figure 10k to paint and a bit more on interior..

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do it Steve!  HAha

 

dont look back................. and I totally agree. Happy with the one I got a few months back through Randys find, but but that one even looks better and Wash blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

grass is always bluer..............

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Yep ours has no rust and runs great, I have a standard LB uph kit for it and a new top in the box, but Paint is really dead.  That said, my hs buddy has had his w blue roadster since the late 70s, so we need to go with another color!  😁

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