Whats it worth?

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  1. 1981blackZ28

    1981blackZ28 Veteran Member

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    I know a guy who is selling his 1981 Camaro. It was garage kept most of its life and is in good shape. Body is rust free and what I think is original paint is nice enough. Interior is almost perfect, no cracks in dash or console, no tears in seats, but carpet does show some age. It is a V6 car. Runs and drives, probably could use a tune up. It looks to be all original, rims, radio, even the smog equipment. And it is a T top car.
    I'm very tempted to buy this car. Realistically, whats it worth these days? I've looked at some price guides but they don't go back this far.
    Thanks guys
     
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    Probably only $500... and you can tell them I'd be more than happy to pay that price. ;) hahahahaha

    Sounds like a nice car, but the V6 will hamper the price a quite a bit. It's hard to guess without seeing the car (of course). Can you post any pictures? Unless there is something special about it, I'm guessing it would be in the $3500 - $4500 price range. Maybe you could get $5000...

    I might be way off, but around here (SW Ohio) it seems that Camaros priced north of $5500 sit for a while unless there is something special about them (Z-28, recently had lots of work, great paint job etc...). I can't say I remember the last time I saw a V-6 stock Camaro bring anywhere near $5500, though.

    Hope this helps...

    Rob
     
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    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Without pics my guess would be about $2500...
     
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    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    I'm in the $2500 camp as well

    it's a V6
     
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    ^+1 we paid $2200 for our w/ V6. it was VERY clean with a 9 out of 10 interior. It needs paint, but the body is very solid without a lick of rust anywhere.
     
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    pics go a long way helping here but as a v6 car i'm inclined to go along with the 2500 crowd.
     
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    Thanks guys. He is asking $3000 and I was thinking $2500 as well.
    It seems all of the cars I have bought lately were either major projects or parts cars that were all dirt cheap. I think the last complete running Camaro I bought was the year my son was born (1995).
     
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    351maverick full time Ebay seller/hustler/car killer

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    as long as you do not open the hood no one will ever know it's a V6, as the 350s sucked just about as bad

    plus it would be a GREAT candidate for an engine/trans swap
     

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