Discussion in 'Ebay Parts and Cars' started by Iron Maiden, Jul 5, 2018.
The description says it's from the seller's Stage 1. Why would someone want to sell the numbers matching transmission for their Stage 1?
I sent him a question and asked for the vin number stamped on trans..
Because he put a 4 - speed in and he's an idiot or he's just an idiot.
Hmmm, I'm not that far from Austin.
Well, I put a bid in for it, but didn't hit reserve and not likely my high bid will either. However, I'm $126.76 cheaper on it than most as I don't need to have it shipped.
I know the seller and have seen the car/trans. The car needs a lot and is all apart. The trans is legit, and the seller is honest. Bid with confidence.
Is a BB trans in a non numbers matching car really worth more than a rebuilt Heavy duty trans in a non matching numbers car?
It appears someone thinks so ....
How much value would that trans add to my non numbers matching 70 Stage 1?
Well, if you parse the question further, a non-numbers BB TH400 in a '70 Stage 1, I think, would be the next best thing to the numbers BB TH400 .... and it would follow that the same scenario would be better than a non-BB TH400 '70 Stage 1. But, while numbers are important to some (most?), many others are interested none-the-less (though at a likely lower price point).
Still others are really only considering "numbers matching" to be the just engine and trans ... maybe plus the rear axle where others consider "numbers matching" include the carb, distributor and other pieces that do not have VIN identification.
There were at least two bidders interested in it and thought it was worth more than just a core, and the seller is happy with the results. I told him I thought it would bring $750-1000, and for it to fetch $1200 is proof that original Stage 1 specific parts are still highly sought after.
BTW, he's not an idiot - he just doesn't covet originality/numbers matching parts like some of us do. He actually wanted it to go to someone that needed it for their Stage 1 car and there is nothing wrong with that.
Hopefully it went to someone that needs it for a Stage 1. As to what value it might add to a car, in my opinion, none if the car wasn't a Stage 1, some if it were a Stage 1, and more if it were date code correct for the car it was being put in. But that all depends on the rest of the parts(block, carb, distributor, etc.) At the price it brought, if it were the only piece missing from an otherwise matching drive train, I'd consider that a decent price.
Worth the most to the car that it came from...his. Still good for correct appearance in other Stage1’s
He’s parting the entire car out. The GS hood, air cleaner, and Stage 1 heads are on eBay also.
I wonder why.. oh well here's a link..