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I found a '72 nova about 3 hours from me, just curious what it sounds like it would be worth...

heres what the guy says about it.



"This is a 72 Chevy NOVA. It has a HEALTHY 427 bb. brand new exhaust, seats have been reupholstered with diamond tucked crushed velvet. car has been in primer for about a year. Frame and engine compartment has been painted (black). Car has extremly minor body work needed, two spots that i know of. A good body man can fix in couple hours, other than that clean car... asking $6500.00"


I know pictures are kind of needed for an estimate on it. And to know what the 427 came out of..

but what do you all think?

I plan on going Friday after work to look at it and make a drive in it. :D
 

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Well it's really hard to say. I have to figure that the motor is stock with maybe a carb on it or he would have mentioned the internals as a point of sale, and instead he is mentioning the size only. Unless you love diamond tucked crushed velvet, that is a down. Also where exactly is the problem areas, is is fender that can just be replaced, or a paint area like the corner of the windshield. Does it come with all the glass, lights, trim? Ask more questions.
 

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he claimes its complete, but I will see Friday.

Here is all I asked him last night, I just didnt have much time to write this all in my post earlier..

Interior-
-Needs about a whole new interior.
-Needs new full length floors
-Benchs are recovered though.

Exterior
-Primer
-Front fender has a slight bend to it right by the windsheild
-Claims there is no real rust issue.

Engine
-427
-New cam, no specifics
-Engine bay is painted black

Transmission
-TH400 (originally PG)
-No leaks
-Doesnt slip

Suspension
-Stock from what he says, needs replaced (bushings and such)

Says it's a Driving Project..
 

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A lot of work there and a lot of missing parts. It will be fairly spendy to get it all. Primer for a year outside probably means the paint needs to be stripped and redone. If the motor was recently apart and they didn't take the time to clean up stuff as it went back together it tells me the attention to detail isn't there. Too much money for me.
 

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Check the casting numbers ont eh block to verify the engine. If he put a new cam in it, but dosen't know the specs, that's a red flag right there. It may be a 396. I can't really tell if it's a standard deck height block or not, but that could easily be a tall deck 427 truck engine, or even a 366. No inner fenders, no interior, needs everything rebuuilt/replaced. I think he's asking too much. Now if you find it to be a car 427, it may be worth thae asking price, but you'd need all the nyukbers off it to verify. With an iron intake, doubtful though that it's a desireable engine.
 

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Also for the future....look at the passengers side 1/4 behind the wheel.
No body line so its full of bondo. Also when looking at one look up under
at the trunk hinge area, if it has a bad trunk floor this area will most likely
be in bad shape or at least need attention.

That guy knows what he has, don't let him kid you he will leave it up to
you to find.

Chuck
 
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