Re: True market value of a C-3

From the picture, the hood grill, the bumpers, and the side script, it looks like a '75. It would help if you said more about the car and where you are
located as prices change that way.
There are people getting mid-teens for rubber bumper cars, but the cars are in excellent condition usually, of one of two categories - original or well-planned modified. However, most of these cars are lucky to make $10,000.
By well-planned modified, I don't mean just run out and buy a Holley and some tires and wheels, but set up a plan as to how the car should look and act. They decide to do something like run EFI injection and then they build the entire engine based on that plan, then follow through to the transmission and rear suspension to complement the plan.
Too many stuff a cam in and a Holley on top and never think of how things have to work together and so they are low in price also.
Many "restore" but don't realize what "restore" really means and wonder why they can't get the price they want/need.
Rebuilding, which is what most people really need, is not usually compensated for today. That is a shame, because most people are really looking for a Vette that will run safely and reliably and that is rebuilding. Instead, they buy restored, and there is no need for restored for the majority of buyers who want to drive the car. Many have become indoctrinated that original engine is king and NOM is junk. Unfortunately, people are sheep, and you get a few flashy names telling them "you should only buy this" and off they go towards that only.
Good luck in your sale. Be prepared for people to ask lots of questions in the above two categories. Since you appear mostly stock, be prepared to have numbers on the engine, transmission, and rear end because some will ask.

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'Instead, they buy restored, and there is no need for restored for the majority of buyers who want to drive the car. Many have become indoctrinated that original engine is king and NOM is junk. Unfortunately, people are sheep, and you get a few flashy names telling them "you should only buy this" and off they go towards that only.'
REPLY: Agree ; there are some very very nice vettes out there that are not factory restored, yet in many cases exceed the quality and/or performance of original. From what ive seen as of late, it appears that the market is very soft right now ... and im sure all the World and Homefront events that are happening are having a bearing on Classic Car buying at this particular time .
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