Thanks for all the good advise, this whole thread started just by me asking what you guys thought a proper value of the car is. Here in Alaska, its hard to figure out proper price point due to the fact that not many people have cars like these. Also the ones that are here, are little trapped treasures that never see light it seems. How I determined what I should pay for this car, was by picking up a haggerty price guide and doing my best on judging condition.
Im wanting to get the restoration going, mostly because if I drive it, I know how I am, It will never get done. Second, rust cost lots of money. I would like to get the car back to a quality, clean, properly sealed condition before any rust starts. I do agree in shopping around for a shop is best.
As far as a completed value of the car, after restoration, not 100% sure where this would land. I havent seen any Plum T/A 4spds completed for sale. See other colors between 80-100k
As far as the pricing that I was quoted, If you read what I posted, I said that the first shop said to commit up to 65k. That puts 65k as the max. The other shop on the east coast said 70-80k Iknow I waont use a shop on the east coast though, since shipping the car from AK to east coast is really expensive.
Wasn't trying to start any problems, just dont understand why people wouldnt want to restore this car, instead they want to wait for larger problems to start before they get to it, which in turn, costs more to fix. At least thats how Im seeing it.
Hope this clears up what Im trying to say, and again thanks for the feedback