This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 01-07-2008, 05:42 PM
RustyNCa RustyNCa is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: May 31 2007
Posts: 1,303
RustyNCa is on a distinguished road
Default Looked at this 60 TBird over the weekend

And here are the details:

It was a 430 vert, the block is laying out side cracked. He says all the parts are there, included, an extra 59 front bumper, and extra top setup.

Strange that the title says it is a 59.

The inter. is red with a red plaid like insert?

Data plate makes it be be a Maroon Metalic with Red Inter.

So how much would you be willing to pay for this project car. Guesses on cost to finish if you are able to do all but body work at this point, and possible value at the end?

I imagine to keep it's value I would need to find a 430 and I have no idea how hard that is.

Does not appear to be any bad rust. Bondo in at least three of the panels.

I mean I have my 58 I need to finish, my 59 that is about the same condition as this one, and my olds that just needs a new job, and a repaint...
















Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2008, 08:09 PM
TChicken's Avatar
TChicken TChicken is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Nov 19 2006
Posts: 531
TChicken is on a distinguished road
Default

Don't know if this will help or not but I paid $2000 for my 60HT with a running motor and trans.All I did to the engine was an oil change and tune up and a new carb.I had to put new brakes and gas tank and lines.With new carpet,trunk mats,paint and body and tires I think I have about $10,000 into it and am looking to sell it now for $15,000.
Here are some before and after pics




__________________
George 60HT-Flame Red
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-07-2008, 08:20 PM
TChicken's Avatar
TChicken TChicken is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Nov 19 2006
Posts: 531
TChicken is on a distinguished road
Default

Also I hate to be a nattering nabob of negativeity,and I may be way off base.But I don't see you making money on that project,especially having to buy a block.I will feel fortunate to get back what I have in mine.But Good Luck and hope you don't have probs with the title out there in sunny California
__________________
George 60HT-Flame Red
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-07-2008, 09:33 PM
RustyNCa RustyNCa is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: May 31 2007
Posts: 1,303
RustyNCa is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TChicken View Post
Also I hate to be a nattering nabob of negativeity,and I may be way off base.But I don't see you making money on that project,especially having to buy a block.I will feel fortunate to get back what I have in mine.But Good Luck and hope you don't have probs with the title out there in sunny California
Yeah, that was my thoughts also. The gent is asking over 4k for it 4.5k with a block. Ah, well, I will wait and see if he gets more interested in moving it.

He also has the 356 in the background, a 55 Caddy 4 door, four early 60 4 door impallas, one 59 2 door impalla(well shell, no front clip or interior) and a 60 2 door impalla in decent shape. Other stuff also, but junk.

He had a stroked FE that he said he had 6k in on the floor just past the car also.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-08-2008, 02:38 AM
Husky35 Husky35 is offline
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 29 2006
Posts: 83
Husky35 is on a distinguished road
Default

Before you do anything, you gotta figure out why a 60 is titled as a 59. Something fishy about that. Otherwise, here are my 2 cents..I have a 59 convertible that has a 430 (albeit not original to the car) and 430 cars a worth 25% more than 352's. Convertibles are worth much more , obviously, than HT. However, it cost about the same to restore either one. The 430 is going to be much more expensive to rebuild (sounds like you need to find one) as parts are hard to find and expensive. I just dropped $3k on mine and it was supposedly rebuilt when I bought the car. And the top is going to cost more, but all in all, if its a choice etween the two, go convert w/430. I paid $7k for mine in pieces, however, it came with all new chrome and the motor was supposedly redone. Its going to cost me probably $40k to build my street rod when its all said and done. But I have to farm the paint and body, the motor, upholstery, etc. I am good a grunt stuff. So, $4k doesn't seem unreasonable for a 59 with a clear title and a motor, but that is not what you have.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2008, 04:22 AM
byersmtrco's Avatar
byersmtrco byersmtrco is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 28 2004
Posts: 1,611
byersmtrco is on a distinguished road
Default

Eeeeh, looks like a good donor for that front cross member someone else needs.

Naaa really, if you really wanted a project, a J code convertible would be sweet. That one would be allot of work.
$500 bucks is about all I'd pay.
Finding a complete 430 $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Ch'ching!!!!!
__________________
John Byers
1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
Pic of car with my son Justin (15 Y/O 6'1")
Poss 3rd Gen T/B owner
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-08-2008, 09:01 AM
Bob M's Avatar
Bob M Bob M is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Aug 23 2006
Posts: 823
Bob M is on a distinguished road
Question

Does the VIN# match the title sounds strange to me that it shows a 59. I would guess it would cost 30to 35K to restore and at least 2 years. Good Luck Bob M
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-08-2008, 08:38 PM
greasywrench greasywrench is offline
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 13 2006
Posts: 89
greasywrench is on a distinguished road
Default

I recently did a similar project on a 1960 ragtop. Realistically, doing the work yourself, (not including the engine machine work) but the paint, body, suspension and sweat, you're looking at $10-$15K including a modest amount of chrome work and parts. The interior looks like about $1500 alone- LEON
__________________
Leon- 1960 ragtop
EXPERIENCED
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-11-2008, 03:47 AM
FeFranco FeFranco is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Jan 13 2007
Posts: 232
FeFranco
Default

Would you be interested in a '60 HT all done? New 390, rebuilt trans, new paint, int., front disc brakes, American mags, custom headers/exhaust, interior, detent plate and more!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-11-2008, 01:12 PM
RustyNCa RustyNCa is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: May 31 2007
Posts: 1,303
RustyNCa is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FeFranco View Post
Would you be interested in a '60 HT all done? New 390, rebuilt trans, new paint, int., front disc brakes, American mags, custom headers/exhaust, interior, detent plate and more!!!!
You're wanting to sell yours?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.