Garage Gripe: Obscenely over-priced 'classics'

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 6769RIV, Nov 21, 2020 at 5:54 PM.

  1. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    I know Detroit iron is becoming scarcer by the day, and it does cost money to go frame off restoration but seriously?

    1970 Impala resto-mod, $59K

    1965 Impala four door $89K

    1965 Impala four door "4000 miles" $105,000
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  2. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Wow! Barret Jackson syndrome is killing the hobby.
  3. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    4 door Impala are hot now because of the show supernatural they have a 4 door 67impala that the brothers on that show drive
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  4. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    That’s just crazy.
  5. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Joe, it seems that 4 doors are getting hotter period. That's because they're still more affordable to buy compared to the coupes and ragtops, especially for the common folk guys just trying to get into the hobby. DISCLAIMER ALERT! Please nobody take that the wrong way, I'm a blue collar common folk guy.
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  6. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Maybe they will pull up the late 60 early 70 Buick prices but I wouldn't bet on it. 4 door Buick's unless a bucket seat four speed don't pull anywhere near that money.
  7. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Time marches on. You might just aswell complain that grass is green.
  8. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    I agree with your point, BUT I do appreciate what some of these cars cost to build... We all talk about what a pro paint job costs 10K or 15K... wheels, tires, high-quality engine parts.... Don't get me wrong, I'm not paying $100K for a four-door but a guy could drop $30 or 40K in an Impala pretty quick if he pays a shop to do stuff... Why should they have to sell it for $18K when it's done? The truth is that the value is totally subjective as a 4 door, a vert or a GS all have roughly the same raw parts value...
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  9. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    none of those cars will sell for that if they do a fool bought them. a nice 4 door impala is under 10k around here 2 door 20k. looks like they paid some high dollar shop to ground up it for them on the 4 doors.
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  10. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Well gee wiz, guess my 71 350 GS is worth 90.000 and my 87 GN is worth 140.000 because I said so:rolleyes:
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  11. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Read again what Joe wrote in his post, there is a reason for the high prices for those Chevrolet 4 door sedans:

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  12. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Article from November 2016:

    Supernatural surge: ’67 Chevrolet Impala most searched for car

    Seemingly month in and month out, the most searched for car on the marketplace has been the 1967 Ford Mustang. But starting in August, the Mustang was passed by the ’67 Impala. In October, there were 50,000 searches on the site seeking information on the possible purchase of a ’67 Impala.

    “The 1967 Impala’s rise to most searched for vehicle on is interesting and invites discussion,” said Roger Falcione, the website’s president and chief executive. “The classic car marketplace doesn’t typically see rapid swings in searches like this one, which is part of the reason why it’s so fascinating.”

    The Impala’s rise in popularity seems to trace to the return of Supernatural, the CW television series which features a black 1967 Impala. Supernatural returned to launch its 12th season in October, but entertainment news outlets began writing about the show’s new season this summer.

    On the show, brothers Dean and Sam Winchester, motivated by the death of their mother, drive across the United States battling paranormal predators.

    Boosted by such Supernatural attention, the ’67 Impala soared from fifth to first on the most searched for list. offers more than 30,000 vehicles on its marketplace site and attracts 7.5 million searches each month.

    Looking at the data base, Falcione noted that another factor making the ’67 Impala attractive to car collectors is its current price point. Prices for restored or mostly restored ’67 Impalas tend to range from $20,000 to just less than $50,000. While a 1967 Mustang can be found in the $20,000 range, they likely are project or base models. Fastbacks, convertibles and Shelby versions command higher prices, often in the six-figure range.

    “I can’t wait to see if the Impala gets searched more, or if it levels off for the rest of 2016,” Falcione added.
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  13. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

  14. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    Never understood how Chevrolets like Chevelles commanded so much more money than Buick Skylarks but they do, big time! Odd since the Buicks always had the extras and Chevrolets are pretty basic. Maybe its the availablity of aftermarket stuff!!
  15. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Yeah, did Buick offer extras like the Liquid Tire Chain option?





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  16. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I know I got 30 - 40K into my car over the last 10 years and have done all the work in house. Probably could not sell her for close to that.
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  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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  18. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    What about the Skylark in 9 to 5?
    That shoulda increased its popularity:D
    Actually all the generic people can have the Chevy's.
    Im fine with Buick.
    At the track its AWESOME to have people, especially track employees get excited to see a Buick running instead of belly button Chevy's
    There are more closet Buick lovers than we realize:cool:
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  19. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    That liquid tire chain is awesome, thanks for the pics... But probably a one-year in use it for one year and then the frame is too rotted to use it in year two... haha. I wonder if it was liquid calcium chloride?
  20. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member


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