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william

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Caveat Emptor...huh?
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:17:56 PM »

maroman

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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
Izn't ther some kind of limet tu misspeelled wordz in one ad on Ebay?
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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 05:08:13 PM »
He invested $100K into that?!?

I don't see it.
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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 05:11:04 PM »
I guess Iím a little dense this morning - what is the concern? 

Car is not being presented as anything other than how he describes it - a pro touring resto mod - spelling issues and $100k not withstanding

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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 05:25:05 PM »
12337 VIN never stared life as a V8 let alone a big block!!

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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 05:29:16 PM »
The seller thought it significant enough to mention.

It's a misrepresentation. What else is misrepresented?

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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 05:28:25 PM »
He invested $100K into that?!?

I don't see it.
From personal experience, a really nice paint job, starting with taking the car to bare metal, can easily be 15-20% of that number - or higher - depending on how much body work. 

Then you have the LS engine, T56 6 speed, suspension, wheels, LABOR, etc, etc, it can add up quickly.  If the car was turned over to a restoration shop (turnkey restoration) to do everything, parts were probably only about 40% of the cost of the project -60% of it was shop labor.  It can add up very quickly.


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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 05:29:03 PM »
He invested $100K into that?!?

I don't see it.
From personal experience, a really nice paint job, starting with taking the car to bare metal, can easily be 15-20% of that number - or higher - depending on how much body work. 

Then you have the LS engine, T56 6 speed, suspension, wheels, LABOR, etc, etc, it can add up quickly.  If the car was turned over to a restoration shop (turnkey restoration) to do everything, parts were probably only about 40% of the cost of the project -60% of it was shop labor.  It can add up very quickly.




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Re: Caveat Emptor...huh?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 06:12:40 PM »
I can see the $$$. Some guys are doing this with the mid year vettes with even more $$$. Nice work just not my cup of tea. But then again neither is a 200+ mph new car either.
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