Not exactly. It is a really good car and it runs well too. We modified it for a parade and events. The engine is in good shape. We now have lowered the price $7,000. If anyone out there is truly interested contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blues Brothers would be proud. : )
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2013 10:09:29 GMT -5 by curtread
Curtread, your car price seems relatively on the high side. There's nothing wrong with that; we saw a Monaco advertised for $80K in New Zealand. But you should be prepared for a little bantering about it.
I think the term "real deal" might be a little offputting. It seems you consider "real deal" to be "a real nice car", which it is. But with the higher-than-average price, some people might interpret "real deal" as "real police car", or some other type of realness, even though you didn't claim that.
Most people like to build their own car and, for the $7,000.00 you want, you could easily buy an under $3k Crown Vic and paint it yourself and still have a few thousand left over.
The other problem with your approach is that you're selling the vehicle as a money-maker. I don't know of a lot of people looking to hand over money for the use of a 1974 Monaco and fewer than that who want a 1990s Crown Vic.
Public consensus is that BB2k is inferior to the Blues Brothers; I'd agree with that fact. That's why I own a '74 Monaco and only have a casual interest in a Crown Vic with a 351 as a daily driver and spare motor for my '75 Bricklin.
Without going off on a tangent, if you want to get your money back using the car, you'd have to devote an amount of time equivalent to a full-time job. That's not really a selling point to many here, either.
I don't mean to be insulting; just realistic. I don't think that anyone here is going to buy your car.
There's a reason that everyone says the price of your car is too high. It's, at most, a $5k car if everything is perfect. No matter what you've done to it, if you can build a comparable car for thousands less in a niche market, then you're going to have a VERY HARD time selling it.
By the way, I'm in the used car business as a career and I see people in this situation all the time. Most people don't understand that just because you spend $4,500.00 on a car, that doesn't mean the car is worth that much more. If it was a $2,500.00 car to begin with, it MAY be a $3,000.00 car afterwards.
This one I could get for $1,000.00, perform a low-budget paint job and resell for $2,500. It even has 39,000 fewer miles.
That's what limits the value of your car; it's not particularly rare or desirable.
The "P74" designation is not the "P71" police package and leads one to question whether or not it was ever a police car. Even if it WERE an undercover car, then the police extras would not be there.
A police car loses nearly all of the cop feel if the speedometer isn't a certified unit and a trailer hitch on the back tells a tale of use as a tow car.
P71 police packages are still available to anyone who's so interested and willing to pick them up from a rust-free area.
I've mentioned the engine before; the 351W motor is more easily hopped up, offers better performance, and sells easier. Whenever there was a bigger engine available, it makes those examples worth extra. There's nothing wrong with the 302, it's just smaller. That's a turn-off to most buyers of this type of vehicle.
That's just how this business works. The average price for that car is $1,500.00. When you were asking $9,000.00 you could have bought 6 near-identical cars. Even at $7,000.00 you can still get 4 similar cars. That does not make for a good sales plan.
Thanks for the nice writeup, LV. The links and info were great hit home what I think we were all thinking.
When I earlier read this: > Come on people, this car will pay you back in no time. If you utilize it > in the right way.
I wanted to write something silly about "the right way", about turning it into gold, or using it transport diamonds from the Brussels airport heist. But only I thought of that because I didn't have the knowledge to write your carefully chosen reply.
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