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Old 21st-January-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Help! '76 Nova - What's it worth?

I need to sell the following the car. After searching the internet for a couple months I can't determine what it is worth. I've seen some real junk getting parted out for a lot of dollars and some other junk going for well...junk prices. With that said, I haven't found any stock '76 Nova's even near the condition of this car. I would think someone wanting to "soup" up a '76 would have a great jump start with this car.

I'm hoping with your collective knowledge you folks will be kind enough to give me some guidance. Thanks in advance:

1976 stock Nova; 250 single barrel. ~19,000 miles on odometer. Everything about this car is as new as new can be. There is literally not a spec of dust under the hood. The cam cover could stand to be repainted. The door guard on the passenger side has some slight damage. The paint is slightly faded from travel but car has always been stored in a garage. Operated by a couple (original owners) who took very good care of everything they owned.

This car runs very well and has not one tear in the upholstery, dash, head cover or carpet.

Original everything including all maintenance records, owner manual and original purchase and loan documents. I say "original everything" but obviously some components under the hood have been replaced. As a result of an on going estate sale this car is currently in storage in Vancouver Washington.

You can view pics of this great car at this link:
http://www.msnusers.com/chevynova/shoebox.msnw

Looking forward to hearing from you and thanks again for your help.
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Old 21st-January-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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nice low mile nova for a 4rth gen, the only down fall is color in/out for a hotrod but still very nice, i'd say $8000 because of low miles and condition, its like a new car still.
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Old 21st-January-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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I'm not a huge fan of 4th genners, but would take that one in a heartbeat ... and keep it just the way it is. Unfortunately it IS a '76 so peronally I think $8,000 is a bit optimistic. Maybe I'm off base but I don't think I'd pay more than $4,000 for it.

Nice car though.
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Old 21st-January-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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I agree...8K is too high.I think a car like this would go for 4-5k.Its a low mile car but its also a 6 cylinder.bm
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Old 21st-January-2007, 07:50 PM   #5
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I say $3,000 to $4,500 on this one.I bought my 77 nova in 93 for $3,000 with a 6 three on the tree and 33,900 actual miles.You might get more but those are good prices for what you've got.They are getting harder to find like your's though.Here's a pic of mine when I brought it home.http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/Pict0001.jpg
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i bought mine in 93' with 74'000 for $1600 with a 350 and black int. you guys should look around at some prices for clean low mile cars its crazy now!
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Old 21st-January-2007, 10:08 PM   #7
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i bought mine in 93' with 74'000 for $1600 with a 350 and black int. you guys should look around at some prices for clean low mile cars its crazy now!
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Thanks for the quick responses. 74 hatchback- Other than this website, where do I find sellors/prices for cars of this type? I went to AutoTrader but their search function won't allow dates less than 1981.

I noticed there are no responses from the west coast. Any west coast folks have an opinion?
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Old 21st-January-2007, 10:09 PM   #8
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i would say its worth about sixthousand if its only 19000 miles although i didnt pay more than 1500 for my 75 or 77 but the 77 was trashed and the 75 the guy was desperate.
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I'm from San Francisco(been in missoula for 9 months).What are you looking to get for this car?thanks bm
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Old 21st-January-2007, 10:34 PM   #10
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In the want ad section you have 119,000 miles, which is it?
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Old 21st-January-2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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In the want ad section you have 119,000 miles, which is it?
Good question! On a few other sites, it appeared folks stated what the odometer said and left any assumptions to the reader. Within the want ad section I've assumed the odometer rolled over. I think that's a reasonable assumption as I know the owners/owner who is my mother-in-law. Most of the miles would have been put on between '76 & '88 while my father-in-law was alive. But even then they were easy miles. He loathed the freeway and would always take back/side roads to get around town. Since his passing, the car has been used for down the street to the grocery or medical clinic.

My appologies for the two conflicting "miles" statements.
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Old 21st-January-2007, 11:12 PM   #12
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It didn't look like an 19,000 mile car in the link to pictures, but it is nice. I wouldn't pay more than $3000 for it and only after checking the body carefully for rust.
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If the car was driven for 13 years its more likely 119,000.This mileage will drop the value significantly.I would Put the value at $2000-$3000.bm
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$2000 or so.

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