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Offline willhaven

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1971 Cuda 383
« on: March 12, 2007 - 10:02:06 PM »
Does not have the original engine. It has a '68 383 in the car now and also comes with a non-matching '71 383. S-H-A-K-E-R. Original billboard car. Used to be an auto, now a 4 speed. Has rust holes in the trunk and floor pans, but the rest of the underside looks really solid. Paint looks very presentable too.

No A/C, manual drum brakes, power steering. The pictures should tell the rest.

He wants 48k. Given that it needs metal work and no longer had the original motor or transmission, I suspect that may be a bit high, but I thought I'd ask the pros first.

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007 - 10:03:09 PM »
Some pictures.

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007 - 10:04:45 PM »
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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007 - 10:06:10 PM »
And I'm spent...

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007 - 02:00:59 PM »
It has been on ebay twice.   It is a n96 car, but not a billboard car.   Don't know how complete the shaker stuff is, or if it is OEM stuff?    I really don't think 48 is too out of line on the car, depending on the condition of the shaker stuff.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Plymouth-Barracuda-71-CUDA-383-factory-N96-car_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6409QQitemZ200083845039QQrdZ1

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007 - 05:20:32 PM »
Only someone who has one of these would think it was worth anywhere close to 48K. I don't believe it for a minute.
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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2007 - 01:29:31 PM »
Even after a thorough nut/bolt rotisserie resto, 48k might be a push .  Thing is even though the car looks great (exterior shots) when you add up all the work for rust repair, trim, detail, interior etc......You need to factor that in.    Need to be careful not to let the Barret-Jackson auction results of a 1 of 1 Hemi Cuda with 16 original miles jade the value of the remaining market.
    I have a friend who sold a Black '71 383 4 speed (orig. billboard car) way cheaper than that needing virtually nothing.

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007 - 08:16:53 AM »
Even after a thorough nut/bolt rotisserie resto, 48k might be a push .  Thing is even though the car looks great (exterior shots) when you add up all the work for rust repair, trim, detail, interior etc......You need to factor that in.    Need to be careful not to let the Barret-Jackson auction results of a 1 of 1 Hemi Cuda with 16 original miles jade the value of the remaining market.
    I have a friend who sold a Black '71 383 4 speed (orig. billboard car) way cheaper than that needing virtually nothing.

I wish I knew your friend.  He got took if you ask me.

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007 - 12:11:06 PM »
NO - I WISH I knew his friend FIRST!!   LMAO

This 383 is priced at market value.. no question.

An org n96 bb Cuda? If he's got the build sheet it's a definite 45k car IMO. This cuda is not a clone.. still a huge difference. The only issue is the 383 is just not a desirable engine for collectors. I agree with n96.. if the shaker stuff and hood is org to the car.. it's value goes up. If the sheetmetal on the 1/4's etc is org.. the value goes up. and on and on.

Most Cudas now have shakers, but the real documented N96 cars are valued much higher. ALL IMO. Pics look good, but would have to see in person. 

Even after a thorough nut/bolt rotisserie resto, 48k might be a push .  Thing is even though the car looks great (exterior shots) when you add up all the work for rust repair, trim, detail, interior etc......You need to factor that in.    Need to be careful not to let the Barret-Jackson auction results of a 1 of 1 Hemi Cuda with 16 original miles jade the value of the remaining market.
    I have a friend who sold a Black '71 383 4 speed (orig. billboard car) way cheaper than that needing virtually nothing.
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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007 - 04:48:38 PM »
about 10k too high.

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007 - 07:30:05 PM »
uhustler - so you believe a true N96 4-spd 71 Cuda is worth 35-38k.. tops??

I won't debate the fact that you & I may not pay that for any car. That being said, pls show me two listings anywhere during the last three years where an advertised 71 real shaker car sold for 35k. (in the apparent shape of this car)

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2007 - 11:17:56 PM »
Looks like a solid car that just needs a new trunk.  That is a pretty easy install....  I think the price is right on the border of being too high, but is not outrageous (for a Cuda anyways :roflsmiley:)

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2007 - 12:08:24 PM »
'71 Fish is correct about the prices, tosho62 sorry but your friend got BURNED! If his car was really as described he coulda got $75K (if it was matching #'s) no bs!  Real /71 N96 Cudas don't grow on trees, matching or not: there is always a market for them, $45K to $50 K would be fair for the car willhaven is considering.

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2007 - 08:53:47 PM »
Spend a little more and you can get a lot more car.

Like:

http://www.arizonaclassics.net/CarDetails.aspx?carID=36
'70 318-auto Chally 'vert
'71 383-auto 'Cuda 'vert (sold)
'06 Chrysler 300c SRT8 (wife's)
'04 Ram 2500 QCLB Cummins 4x4
06 300c SRT8
04 2500 QCLB 4x4 HO

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2007 - 09:17:37 PM »
I am no way and expert, but the car needs 25k to be a show car. I would give him 33k for it. I t is a non matching numbers car with a no #'s 4 speed. In other words it is a 383 cuda that needs work. Grnated the shaker is woth $$4 but it needs worka nd will never be #'s matching. IT is not a 440-6 or hemi.  :2cents:

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Re: 1971 Cuda 383
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2007 - 09:17:37 PM »