88 MCSS 35K

DJHull

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1988 MCSS sold for 35k.
 

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69hurstolds

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People do realize they're getting roughly around 180 HP with most of these G-bodies....right? 200 maybe if it's turbo'ed. A lot of coin it seems. IMO, it's probably 10K over where it probably ought to be, but then I'm simply speculating.

Maybe I'm missing something.
 
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DSPbuilt

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People do realize they're getting roughly around 180 HP with most of these G-bodies....right? 200 maybe if it's turbo'ed. A lot of coin it seems. IMO, it's probably 10K over where it probably ought to be, but then I'm simply speculating.

Maybe I'm missing something.
That’s why you get a clapped out one. Make it look like the good ones and add 3x the power! 😬
 
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84 W40

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People do realize they're getting roughly around 180 HP with most of these G-bodies....right? 200 maybe if it's turbo'ed. A lot of coin it seems. IMO, it's probably 10K over where it probably ought to be, but then I'm simply speculating.

Maybe I'm missing something.
I don't think you're missing anything, maybe you have not physically seen yet.
This is what I have been seeing in the last six years, any one that's between the age of 49 to 65 is willing to spend 25K to 35K on a low mileage dont need to do anything Performance gbody other than turn the key and take it for ride. Those individuals that are paying that kind of money had that same car in high school or after high school had to get rid of it because they got married and had kids. Now there kids are married they have extra cash miss their car they had back in high school or they could not afford to buy new or used back then so there willing to pay what ever the price is for the car.
It all comes down to how bad that person wants that car and willing to pay what ever for it.
 
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pagrunt

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I don't think you're missing anything, maybe you have not physically seen yet.
This is what I have been seeing in the last six years, any one that's between the age of 49 to 65 is willing to spend 25K to 35K on a low mileage dont need to do anything Performance gbody other than turn the key and take it for ride. Those individuals that are paying that kind of money had that same car in high school or after high school had to get rid of it because they got married and had kids. Now there kids are married they have extra cash miss their car they had back in high school or they could not afford to buy new or used back then so there willing to pay what ever the price is for the car.
It all comes down to how bad that person wants that car and willing to pay what ever for it.
Us smart ones (if I can include smart) kept ours from HS, after getting married & haveing a kid. Then over the time span ( say since '90) just dump that much or more into it & still not diving it.
 
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superbon54

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Us smart ones (if I can include smart) kept ours from HS, after getting married & haveing a kid. Then over the time span ( say since '90) just dump that much or more into it & still not diving it.
Amen brother!! Fing money pits😀
 
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84 W40

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Us smart ones (if I can include smart) kept ours from HS, after getting married & haveing a kid. Then over the time span ( say since '90) just dump that much or more into it & still not diving it.
I did keep my cars after high school and when i got married and having kids.
One of the cars i do regret letting go was my 86 442 back in 1990 , I ran out of room to many cars.
 

PBGBodyFan

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If it has 249 miles and was stored/maintained properly with documentation 35k seems reasonable, even in 2018 dollars, not 2021 dollars with recent inflation. JMHO, YMMV.

These cars were the performance cars or in the conversation when made, it’s all about being at the top in whatever era it was when new IMO. As said people buying what they once had or wanted when younger and didn’t have the money or sold it/wrecked it, now later in life finding themselves flush with cash/space won’t bat an eye at the tag. Have encountered several guys in recent years that fit that scenario, some keeping them stock others buying a cream puff low mile one and going nuts with a resto-mod build, money is no object for some.
 
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ck80

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Us smart ones (if I can include smart) kept ours from HS, after getting married & haveing a kid. Then over the time span ( say since '90) just dump that much or more into it & still not diving it.
Same here.

Back in the late 1990s I started a resto on my first car. Had some epoxy primer on some spots, new chrome bumpers and trim.... and parked. Never finished paint, just mothballed. I wanted it to look like the first time I saw it on the dealer lot back in 1983.

I've had dozens of cars since then while the first just sat... and sits...

It's funny though. Back when I started the car I couldn't understand why a guy I made friends with in the turbobuick world then had a 70s vette basket case that was finished after 10 years... and here I am headed for 20.
 
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69hurstolds

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Pffft. My 1985 442 has been waiting for me to get going on the restoration for 36+ years now... :( I started amassing the GM parts almost immediately after I bought it, and I've yet to install a single NOS part on it yet. It has it's own bank account for the restoration even. Which is about what the MSRP was for the car. I suck at this.
 
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