Approximate fair value

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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 15 Nov 2017, 01:18

Socalef9 wrote:
14 Nov 2017, 22:37
Darn, was really hoping that the low production numbers of j code 4 speeds would help the value a bit.
Hey, you don't have to listen to us! As they say, it's your car, you can ask what you want for it. And as my Dad always told me, you can come down, but you can't go up. So price it higher, but maybe be willing to deal a bit on it. And expect lowball offers - which you would get no matter what you priced it at, LOL! "$5"... "will you take a nickel for it?"...
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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by BossElim69 » 15 Nov 2017, 06:46

I've been watching the 68 XR7 market pretty close lately to help a friend find one. Unfortunately, the two things he definitely doesn't want is green and a 4spd. Just his own personal preference nothing at against your Cougar. This is what I would do. Install the new seat covers and carpet you already purchased. Take the seat to a local upholstery shop if you need too. Put the stock air cleaner & steering wheel back on the car. Can't tell for sure but it looks like you got original 69 center caps on your wheels. Sell them to a 69 owner and buy the black repo Mercury head caps from WCCC. They would look much better on your Cougar. The biggest distraction is the mirrors :wall: Take it to a body shop and see what it will cost to spot fix the holes and put the mirror back in the correct location. This is all money you'll put out now and get back with a better selling price & make the Cougar easier to sell. I would make those fixes and list on "bring a trailer" in April.
You cougar has what I would say is excellent bones. "Original exhaust" when I see that I know their are no major rust to deal with. Original hood blanket tells me it spent it's life in a good climate and was reasonably well cared for. A good detail cleaning can go a long ways. Things like the over spray paint on the seals in the door jams & on the door striker. Buyers will notice these details.
Fix the things I mentioned above and start out at $19,000 and come down to $15,00 if you need to in order to make a sale. A Cougar like this will bring more money in the rust belts states vs. southern CA.
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67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
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69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by ssava » 15 Nov 2017, 07:09

Don't know if it helps, but I just purchased my 67 XR7 for $24k. She needs work... but she runs and is in good condition so I can drive her and work on her with the kids.

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=8563

I live in Franklin, TN and purchased her on eBay with the location of Florida. Cost $600 to have someone trailer her up to me.

Hope that helps you in locking down a price.
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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by Don Rush » 15 Nov 2017, 14:17

The four speed really helps but the mirror placement makes most people think repaint as filling the holes and matching an older metallic dark paint is daunting. The trunk rack holes are also problematic. Maybe if you took those items off and placed little rubber plugs in the holes that might help. I would think $13k in current condition would be no problem and if $1500 was correctly invested and some TLC you could see $18k. Proper marketing is so important...

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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 15 Nov 2017, 18:57

BossElim69 wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 06:46
Can't tell for sure but it looks like you got original 69 center caps on your wheels. Sell them to a 69 owner and buy the black repo Mercury head caps from WCCC. They would look much better on your Cougar.
Huh... I happen to know a guy with a '70 that is looking for those center caps. He also happens to have original black Mercury head caps on his car right now. They are used, but original.
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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by Don Rush » 16 Nov 2017, 10:41

Those caps are valuable as they are no longer made in the tri-color, only solid blue.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/c ... attribs=79

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=79

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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by Socalef9 » 16 Nov 2017, 19:25

Don Rush wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 10:41
Those caps are valuable as they are no longer made in the tri-color, only solid blue.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/c ... attribs=79

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=79
I believe these are repros though

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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by Socalef9 » 16 Nov 2017, 19:28

Mike_B_SVT wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 18:57
BossElim69 wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 06:46
Can't tell for sure but it looks like you got original 69 center caps on your wheels. Sell them to a 69 owner and buy the black repo Mercury head caps from WCCC. They would look much better on your Cougar.
Huh... I happen to know a guy with a '70 that is looking for those center caps. He also happens to have original black Mercury head caps on his car right now. They are used, but original.
I'd be interested in a trade, but these are not original, at least I don't think they are

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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by BAust » 17 Nov 2017, 10:53

I'm just assuming the car has been repainted? I can't seem to find the topic addressed..
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Re: Approximate fair value

Post by BossElim69 » 17 Nov 2017, 11:26

BAust wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 10:53
I'm just assuming the car has been repainted? I can't seem to find the topic addressed..
Yes, you can see overspray on the door seals, striker and a paint line in the jam.
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67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

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