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Old 10-01-2018, 06:43 AM
 
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Miss Holbrook, you might see listings for it at 12k, 15k, more... Doesn't mean it is going to sell. Probably won't, at least not at that.

If you find the right buyer, you may get more. Otherwise.... It's worth what someone is willing to pay for it at any given time...

Comes down to "desirability" vs getting it sold, and for how much.

^ I would agree, check out the two enthusiast sites Electrician4You listed for a better shot.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Thanks Creamer... I'm not interested in just 'getting it sold'. It could stay here the rest of its life if that's the best use of it.

I wouldn't even think of selling it, but we get approached all the time in parking lots by guys who rave about what a nice truck it is.... but they won't give me a price, instead they look for me to hopefully declare how dumb I am with a low price So it's made me curious...

My interest is whether it is getting to be the vintage where it has special value to someone... a higher purpose than sitting outside being our farm truck. what would be a smart answer to give them when they ask? Something I can say with a straight face that's a fair and reasonable value.

I appreciate everyone's input. I'll check on the enthusiast sites today and see what more I can learn.

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Old 10-01-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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I just noticed this morning a couple of the interior pictures didn't post with the original... They were too big. Fixed 'em.

Here they are...
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Thanks Creamer... I'm not interested in just 'getting it sold'. It could stay here the rest of its life if that's the best use of it.

I wouldn't even think of selling it, but we get approached all the time in parking lots by guys who rave about what a nice truck it is.... but they won't give me a price, instead they look for me to hopefully declare how dumb I am with a low price So it's made me curious...

My interest is whether it is getting to be the vintage where it has special value to someone... a higher purpose than sitting outside being our farm truck. what would be a smart answer to give them when they ask? Something I can say with a straight face that's a fair and reasonable value.

I appreciate everyone's input. I'll check on the enthusiast sites today and see what more I can learn.
I would simply say yes I’m looking to sell it . I’m asking 65/75/8500 whatever xx00 for it. If you are interested give me a way to contact you. Or get a google number and run around with a for sale with a number on it
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:13 AM
 
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Why don't you ask these people raving about it for an offer? if they say $3k or something like that then there's your answer. Just because someone admires something doesn't mean it's worth a lot. I'd try to find an enthusiasts forum for these old trucks and ask your value questions there. If the value is more than 2-4 grand it's coming from nostalgia rather than utility, and that is a very hard thing to determine without data from actual sales of like vehicles.

I'd take the ads from Classiccar.com with a huge grain of salt. For example this truck https://classiccars.com/listings/vie...michigan-49601
is nothing more than a parts vehicle since it is totally ratted out and has no title. I'd give it a value of a few hundred rather than the preposterous $3k asking price. Without a way to search actual sales from that website I'd consider it pretty much worthless for determining value.

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Old 10-12-2019, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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UPDATE - I sold Dad's truck a few weeks back, to a guy from Texas who paid $7000 and paid a hauler to come and get it up here in WA. He shows cars and will take it completely apart and restore it to show condition.

I initially tried to hold out for $8K but this guy was patient and held at 7, and there were other guys making noise but none actually bringing more money, so I think it was a fair price.

Thanks to Electrician4you who at least helped confirm it had value beyond the used clunker price.

I ended up finding my buyer on a Squarebody Chevy group on facebook that has 30,000+ members - all guys that love these trucks.

Glad to see it go to a good home. It was too nice a truck and too clean to just sit outside here, it woudn't have stayed nice forever with us. It will be treasured and buffed and pampered where it went. That's good. I think dad would approve.

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Old 10-12-2019, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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UPDATE - I sold Dad's truck a few weeks back, to a guy from Texas who paid $7000 and paid a hauler to come and get it up here in WA. He shows cars and will take it completely apart and restore it to show condition.

I initially tried to hold out for $8K but this guy was patient and held at 7, and there were other guys making noise but none actually bringing more money, so I think it was a fair price.

Thanks to Electrician4you who at least helped confirm it had value beyond the used clunker price.

I ended up finding my buyer on a Squarebody Chevy group on facebook that has 30,000+ members - all guys that love these trucks.

Glad to see it go to a good home. It was too nice a truck and too clean to just sit outside here, it woudn't have stayed nice forever with us. It will be treasured and buffed and pampered where it went. That's good. I think dad would approve.
Congratulations. That’s awesome to hear.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Very happy. Ended up with hundreds of replies when I posted it... and several serious inquiries. Amazing for an old truck.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:08 AM
 
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$7,000 seems like a fair price. That is a sharp and straight ol’ truck.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Thanks! :-)
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