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Well I had my vette looked at by a mechanic with over 20yrs of experience in classics who advised me that unless I want to go with a ground up for 30-60k then I should sell my baby :thud: and find another one in better shape. He stated that the car has sat for so long that you would have to pull the body off in order to be safe. So now comes the time to price it. This is where I need your help. I have listed the specs below with pictures. I also have the original window sticker, sales invoice, sales receipt, factory build manual, and warranty guide.

1972 Convertible
4” Fender Flares
L88 Hood
Very good dash and gauges
I believe it has the original Motor although the block was decked so I don’t have the serial from the front. Any suggestions on where else to look??
Options:
LT1 350ci, 255hp, mt
C07 Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
AM-FM Stereo Radio
Original Paint Mille Miglia Red
404 Black Leather












 

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It's still a chrome bumper car, a rag top and a stick shift in restorable condition. Unless the frame is rotted out I'd say around $8K.
 

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Without being able to see everything I would say about 5 to 8K. I just passed on a '69 427 coupe with mods for $6800. Too much money to bring her back ... :(
 

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30-60K is BS.... if the frame is in good shape then throw 10-12K at it (parts only) and do the labor yourself.... a '72 4spd roadster is a desireable car, if I had room for another toy I'd buy yours :thumbsup:
It looks like it's in restoreable condition, search for "bobs77vet" and see how long and how much money it cost him to restore that flip front '69.... many told him to stay away from that car.... it really looked worse than yours ... he did all the work himself, the only way to go unless you really want to spend 30K or more
 

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If the frame and birdcage is rotted, then I'd say unload it. If the frame is not too bad and the birdcage is good- build some sweat equity and rebuild it yourself. Yes, you'll need to go thru just about everything, but if you have the time you could have a real showpeice for a reasonable price. First you need to decide that you really like the car and that you will commit to doing it right. If not, then find it a new home and find another one that's a driver..
 

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If the frame and birdcage is rotted, then I'd say unload it. If the frame is not too bad and the birdcage is good- build some sweat equity and rebuild it yourself. Yes, you'll need to go thru just about everything, but if you have the time you could have a real showpeice for a reasonable price. First you need to decide that you really like the car and that you will commit to doing it right. If not, then find it a new home and find another one that's a driver..
:agree: Is this a Kalifornia car since birth? It will cost 10,000 in body and paint here. and another 10,000 to finish it. 1 to 2 years for a frame off.:thud:
 

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I'm just shy of 40k in mine and have approx 12k to go..... Where the hell are you guys buying your parts from ?? The entire interior is shot in that car... more then likely so is all the wiring , gaskets and hoses. Chrome probable needs re coating... lenses are probably "dry" cracked and brittle. Not to mention A/C, rad.
every button and switch. tires, wheels, suspension etc. That's a major re build. 30k min. ..... and that's if you "half ass-ed" some items.

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I'm just shy of 40k in mine and have approx 12k to go..... Where the hell are you guys buying your parts from ?? The entire interior is shot in that car... more then likely so is all the wiring , gaskets and hoses. Chrome probable needs re coating... lenses are probably "dry" cracked and brittle. Not to mention A/C, rad.
every button and switch. tires, wheels, suspension etc. That's a major re build. 30k min. ..... and that's if you "half ass-ed" some items.

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I agree if you want to restore this car to showroom condition then you're looking at a lot of money, but to get it on the road with a rebuilt engine, new suspension, new brakes won't cost too much.

Not everything has to be perfect, ncrs correct and in 'as new' condition... I'm sure for $12K (no labor) you can turn this car into a very nice driver. Where do I get my parts ? Everywhere, MAM, Ecklers, Ebay, Wilcox.... and so on....

I replaced about everything on my '79 and including the stroker, the TKO600, Sidepipes, suspension, brakes and lines, fuel lines, body mounts, carpet, bumpers and a lot more I spent a little more than I estimated above... between 12 and 14 ....... and 2g for paint (that includes the compressor and guns)....

The 72 has a fiberglass body (not SMC) ?? I think 74 and up are SMC.... with fiberglass you got to be a little more careful stripping and cleaning but it can still be done without spending $10000 :thumbsup:
 

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I got about 16-18k into my '72 vert here, had it about 12 years now...paint is tired, but so am I.....only 20 years tired though in it's case....

depending on that body condition, you know, you can smooth out lotsa crap, and toss a Mako job on that thing, and have a decent 10-10 car, and get over with it....

it all depends on the shape of the birdcage more than the frame.....birdcage rust is a PIA, and hard to do, parts are expensive....a frame is 500-2000 bux, and a 40-80 hour job...PIA but doo able....

long as you don't fall into that NCRS crap, you can find ebay or vette meets/shows....join your local vette club check the NCCC web site for contact information...or your local chebby dealer...
 

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Thanks for the info...

I appreciate everyones responses except the $24.95 :nuts: Good one but I at least need $30.00 :cheers:. Well unfortunetly at this time I cant do the work myself, so its time to let her go. Its better to have her built by someone else rather then sit for the next five years while I save more money. Sooo I think I am going to start at 7k and see what happens. If anyone needs a roadster just let me know... :partyon:
 

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I wish that I had the room in my Garage. Sorry that you're having to let her go, but you may find yourself with a dream of a Vette soon. Good luck :thumbsup:

P.S. Sorry about the $24.95 :laughing:
 

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Well after almost throwing up and passing out...!!! I sold my baby:surprised Thanks for everyones advice. I put her in for $7,000 and a man bought her site unseen....:thud: for $6,750. One day I will find me anotherone.. :partyon:
 
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