Thinking of selling my 78 wagon (whats it worth)

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zdeckich

zdeckich

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Thinking about selling my 78 Malibu wagon. but i have 0 idea what it may be worth or what someone might be willing to buy it for. It seems like gbody prices are all over the place here recently. What you think a good starting point for it may be? Details and a few pics below on the car

78 Malibu wagon

all new ball joint, bushings and brakes
New Detroit steel wheels and nitto tires
interior 90% restored
front and rear BMR springs
350/th350 with tons of new parts
No rust on body or frame rails, floors are perfect
new magnaflow exhaust

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socalfive

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I just sold mine for 3k on Ebay. There was a TON of interest in it too, so the wagons are coming on. Mine was a no rust, solid builder, but still needed building. 350/TH350
 
zdeckich

zdeckich

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Somebody put round thingies where the radio goes..... :p

You probably have $3500 in wheels, no?
lol yea there was no radio in the car when i had it so i did that myself lol. Just a little fiberglass and paint, but all reversible.

I have close to $2500 or so in new wheels and tire. Also forgot to mention the car runs and drives fantastic. But has no AC. but the heater works amazing lol. Also no rust or rot on frame rail or body, just some surface rust/patina. floors are perfect. Car also had a 80 front end on it.
 
Uncle Dan

Uncle Dan

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As a buyer, if I was interested, I think I'd start by offering 3.5-4k & expect to have to pay a little bit more to pry it loose from you. It's a really nice wagon.

BUT, that totally disregards the wheels and tires, because I wouldn't want 'em & I would bring my own.

You might make more by selling separately to somebody who grooves on them.

I've always thought a G-body 'Bu wagon with a cop-car prisoner partition would make a nice light-duty cargo van. I bet the cars are easier to find than the cages.
 
1evilregal

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hate that you might be selling the wagon, really like what you've done with it so far, and am wanting one, but don't have the time/budget for one..... if you do sell it, I hope it goes to someone who'll know what it's worth.

that being said.... I'm not sure what the market for them is like where you are, but our local CL only has 1 mali wagon listing, and not even close to being as nice as yours... I'd say ask around $4500-5000 or so, and let them barter...
https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/d/1983-malibu-wagon/6601768243.html
 
Wraith

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Presents well, clean overall, I'd say start at $5500 and let them work from there. Wait until Goodguys and you could probably get more.
 
zdeckich

zdeckich

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Presents well, clean overall, I'd say start at $5500 and let them work from there. Wait until Goodguys and you could probably get more.
Yea thats kind of what im thinking.
 
zdeckich

zdeckich

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hate that you might be selling the wagon, really like what you've done with it so far, and am wanting one, but don't have the time/budget for one..... if you do sell it, I hope it goes to someone who'll know what it's worth.

that being said.... I'm not sure what the market for them is like where you are, but our local CL only has 1 mali wagon listing, and not even close to being as nice as yours... I'd say ask around $4500-5000 or so, and let them barter...
https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/d/1983-malibu-wagon/6601768243.html
Yea I don't really want to sell it or really don't need to sell it. But possibly might be able to get 1 of my dream cars here in the next few months, so we will see. I really do love the wagon. There is 0 wagons for sale locally here.
 
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