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Old 02-28-2013, 02:20 PM
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With that tinted glass, it might even have A/C
I believe it does, actually.
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See the 430's with AC are rare too....


I would buy it for $1100, yes.
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Front bumper over rider is bent so if the bumper is bent too that's going to hurt the value a little (might be a $100 difference simply because the bumpers are expensive to ship and re-chrome etc). Overall though the $1100 sounds fair (making the assumption that it is the original 430).

Would add value if it were a highly optioned car for example with black leather interior (sort of looks like it), power windows and seat or if it is something low production such as the cloth/vinyl option interior. Post the door tag when you get time and believe it or not the build sheet could still be under the back seat (tucked in the upper or lower springs). If you can match the original equipment on the build sheet to the car I think it would add value (JMHO).

Post pics of the interior, engine, and trunk if you have time.

Hopefully someone here will pick it up - like you though - I have some other projects at the moment so I'm out.

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:00 PM
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Thanks!

Just got some news yesterday from the DMV that might kill it completely. The guy originally bought it back in like 1990 from an older couple. He never got the title, and screwed up and NEVER retitled it based on on the bill of sale he got, which is technically illegal. So, he can't legally sell it as a title-able car until he gets the title himself, which probably requires getting bonded title and all of that.

I basically told him I'm not interested in it as a parts car (that wouldn't make much sense), so he needs to go get the title stuff figured out. Once he does that, I'd be interested again. There may be someone locally that will snatch it up as a parts car, but seems unlikely, so we'll see how it all turns out.

The car has every option but the sun roof. It has power windows, seats, etc. And I believe the seats are leather. He had a bunch of crap in the interior, so it was sort of hard to see everything, but it was verifiable.

The biggest expense would be the chrome pieces, and figuring out what's there and what's not. If I do get it, I'll have to do a full inventory and see what's missing. The bumper is not bent, the overrider seems to be unbolted or loose, not sure if it's bolted or welded (suspect the prior).

I think it would be a good buy, just have to get the title stuff situated.

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Front bumper over rider is bent so if the bumper is bent too that's going to hurt the value a little (might be a $100 difference simply because the bumpers are expensive to ship and re-chrome etc). Overall though the $1100 sounds fair (making the assumption that it is the original 430).

Would add value if it were a highly optioned car for example with black leather interior (sort of looks like it), power windows and seat or if it is something low production such as the cloth/vinyl option interior. Post the door tag when you get time and believe it or not the build sheet could still be under the back seat (tucked in the upper or lower springs). If you can match the original equipment on the build sheet to the car I think it would add value (JMHO).

Post pics of the interior, engine, and trunk if you have time.

Hopefully someone here will pick it up - like you though - I have some other projects at the moment so I'm out.

Eric

(here's what the build sheet will look like)
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We've been here before with other 'suspect' cars. You're doing the right thing by making the rightful owner title the car. If you don't, you may end up losing the car and your money. We don't want that to happen. Now you know why the car sat for so long and why he's willing to dump it for cheap. You don't want to be the 'end guy' in a roulette game of musical owners.

Our members register their Thunderbirds. That way a person can track the car years after it is sold to find the present owner.
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