Project Cars Under $1000.

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  1. moparcrazy

    moparcrazy Well-Known Member

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    Are they still out there ? are the $500.00~$1000.00 car deals all gone?
     
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    they still exist. Just dont expect them to be complete or highly desirable models, and expect LOTS of rust.
     
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      I say yes, but it's hard to find a complete car for that price.Also a popular car would be tough. I got a 71 Chrysler Newport 2 door for $125 that was complete. Also a 72 dart 2 door complete and a 71 Charger less engine and trans for $1600 for both. This car in the photo was on CL for $3000.A complete running and driving car with fresh built engine,zero rust.The guy said he figured it would cost way too much to complete and was moving anyway.Brought it home for $1700.Could have got it for $1500 but I payed up for the new Optmia battery he bought. IMG_1682.jpg
       
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      • moparcrazy

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        Yup Agree but here socal luckily not to much rust, $500. gets you this beautiful Gem:
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          • BeatersRus

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            i think a 1000 is too low,all you get for that is a rotter or a shell out here in the east.
            at best,a decent 4 door like shown above.
            now,if you raise it to 2 grand,Then you get quite a few possibilities.

            take the amc`s i just bought,a javelin,and the matador.
            asking prices were 1500 for the jav,and 1500 for the matador.
            i got them both for 500 and 600 bucks on the spot.
            then i sold parts off and have less than a grand in a half decent project.

            again,it seems to me like not many people want to work on anything,
            which is why you can get Very good deals on projects right now.
             
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            • moparcrazy

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              In Winchester, VA there's a 72 Charger with numbers matching 383 for cheap:
               
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              That's nuts, I didn't see that one yet. If I had more room I would buy it in a second. Its four door but who cares when it's a 62 with a red interior.

              They pop up you just have to be patient. Usually the less desirable models, yes, but not always.

              I would also agree around 1000-2500 likely to give you a greater "bang for you buck." A more desirable model or a car in better condition. You can get lucky with someone who has had something for a while or just wants it gone but otherwise around 1500-2000 would be highly possible asking price for a reasonable person motivated to sell who didn't overpay to begin with.
               
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              • dartforforty

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                I haven't seen a decent parts car for under $2000.00 in a couple of years.
                 
              • Fran Blacker

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                A "desirable" car for a $1000 would be resurrection not a fixer upper.
                 
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                Here's a 500 dollar mopar these days, rusty, no interior or drivetrain. Had a shot at 3 run down 70 Challengers last winter for 3k, the deal didn't last long.
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                  Have posted this photo many times.Bought it off of CL for $1700. He was asking $3500. Ran, drove, complete down to the hub caps.318 3 on the tree.
                  Didn't look that great as the owner primed it :mad:after the CL photos.White with a red interior.Only a little rust in the quarter and a small hole in the passenger floor. Sat in the corner for about 5 years after I bought it. IMG_2176.jpg Working on getting it on the road now.
                   
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                  • Evan Frucht

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                    I bought my 64 fury wagon for 2100. The engine ran great, but it didn't really drive well and wasn't road worthy. 95% complete too. Only missing the original radio and some other very minor stuff which I have already sourced.

                    318 push button car.

                    I needed to rebuild the trans. I replaced the brake system completely, some other small odds and ends needed working out.

                    I'm currently driving it around... drove it to work today
                     
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                      • moparcrazy

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                        These Deals are all over SoCal, I see them all the time, just don't have a big enough back yard.
                         
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                        • Fran Blacker

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                          The rust belt areas, won't say you'll never see a nice car/truck deal. They are hens teeth.
                           
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                          • Evan Frucht

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                            Yep... it all comes down to space. If I had more room at my place I'd have a bunch cars and motorcycles waiting for me to get to them ;)

                            I've had to pass up a lot of stuff simply because I had nowhere to put it and work on it.

                            If your looking for a deal on a car older than the 70s california is the best place to shop around.
                             
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                              I think this is under a grand, iirc, sunroof, petty blue, rot box, good luck getting it off the flatbed.

                              Hubcaps sold separately.

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