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Thread: 87 Wagon...thinking of putting in an offer..Tell me why I shouldnt.

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    "restored"




    Pretty sure my '91 looks cleaner than that underneath.
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    ^^^ I had a beat detectives car that was cleaner underneath.

    My questions is simply... Where? Where was $30K+ spent?

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    $30K on restoration.? Nah. I'm calling BS.
    HOWEVER... They aren't making any more of these so the value is there somewhere.
    I remind myself regularly that actual value is determined by the buyer.
    So it begs the question.
    WHAT'S IT REALLY WORTH..??
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    I am not attached. I have zero need for it and finding a place to store it will be a “”to do” in and of itself. It is the type of buy that if I get it for the right price I will be okay with whatever may come my way.
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    R&R of original trim & vinyl. Any body work . repaint car, Replace and install vinyl and trim. Also i think new leather seat covers. Plus probably mechanical maint. Also probably paid to have interior painted.
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    Well here is the add they have posted for the car your looking at, they want $16,995 that should let you know what kind of money they are wanting.
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=256889603
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    Quote Originally Posted by EaOutlaw1969 View Post
    Well here is the add they have posted for the car your looking at, they want $16,995 that should let you know what kind of money they are wanting.
    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=256889603

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    AHah That is funny. My guess of 15k was pretty darn close. This one boys aint gonna sell. I have also decided to not bid.


    One other annoying thing I see is the backwards hood ornament. It is little details like that and either leaving the antenna fully up or fully down that I really get caught up on.....This antenna is up a few inches leading me to believe she aint working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    We will see where this goes. At this point in time I see the price escalating far beyond what it should or what I am willing to
    fork over.
    Bidding stalled out around 3500....Doubt they will let it go despite the market dictating what it is worth to buyers.
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    Yeah when you look close enough at all the pictures you can tell it was sold off because the owner whom spent so much on the "restoration" was disappointed by how bad it looked after such a short period of time after the so called restoration.
    I did a search online for these wagons and there are clean not restored low mileage clean cars selling for much less than they wanted still pricey but I think a much better value even if you had to buy a few plane tickets to check them out.
    Good luck with your search
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    First thing that caught my attention is the woody trim. In my opinion the color is way off. the edging has a "grain" to it that is odd. It actually looks like real wood ? I doubt it . Second is the upholstery. Poor job. It will crack quick as it has many folds and creases. Compare it to the original upholstery which would be nice and smooth and pulled properly. The word "restoration" sure is misused. Refurbishment or customized might be a better adjective. Agree that the paint and body work cost can be a heap of money if done right. What flaws are below the paint ? In the engine bay, it looks nice. Underside looks good for the age. Interior plastic pieces are suspect. I do know the older cars may have to have some plastic replaced. Repainting pieces may have to be done. I do see wear without doubt. When I hear or see "Restoration" I become very wary. Anything offered by dealers are suspect of flat out lying. I hate dealers almost to the level of politicians. Many have a special place in Hell.
    I agree with the decision to pass on this car. You will be happy you did.

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    Yeah even under the hood has been half ass spray bombed with spray paint, hard to tell by the pictures but you can tell it was spray bombed because the battery cable has peeling black paint.
    I imagine the wood grain has been redone like mainemantom mentioned it does look off and by now some of it would have peeling away. I seen a nice 89 online same color with a brown interior for $8500 that had great original looking paint yet the wood trim was peeling in places.
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