67 1600, whats a fair price?

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67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by kevbo82 » Thu May 12, 2016 6:17 pm

Hey everyone,
I've been lurking around here reading up and learning about the Datsun's for a while with the plan of buying a project for myself "when the time is right" which was probably another year or two away, until I found one for sale locally that has caught my attention and I thought I would ask what some members here think MIGHT be a good fair price for the car. These photos are all I have, and this story...
The current owner of the car owned a storage facility, a little old lady brought in her Datsun roadster that she was no longer driving and put it into an indoor storage unit she rented from him. The car stayed right there for somewhere around 10 years, then the woman became ill, signed the title over to the man who owned the storage facility, and she then passed away. He took the car out (so he could rent the unit) and left it parked outside with the boats for somewhere around a year. He's now sold the business and needs to sell the car. He pulled the car down the street with his truck to his mechanics and have him give it a once over, and maybe check if he thinks the engine is seized, or any other major problems to know about. The car currently sits there and I'll be going out to take a look and speak with the mechanic. So the car hasn't run in 10 plus years, has sat outside for around a year, and when I asked him if there was any rust he would mention he told me "absolutely not. I think the floor might be a little rusty but nothing else" we'll see what his idea of a little rusty is when I got take a look...He's asking $2000, based on these photos and that little bit of info does anyone have an opinion? Without seeing it i'm feeling more like $1500 based on what clean running driving cars bring.


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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by bakerjf » Thu May 12, 2016 6:35 pm

A complete, almost rust-free '67 1600 for $2k is ridiculously cheap. Jump on it before he starts studying the market and jacks the price by 2x!
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Post by Alvin » Thu May 12, 2016 6:43 pm

bakerjf wrote:A complete, almost rust-free '67 1600 for $2k is ridiculously cheap. Jump on it before he starts studying the market and jacks the price by 2x!
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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by muck » Thu May 12, 2016 8:22 pm

Id have given the $2k just from seeing those pictures. :o :o
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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by fj20spl311 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:20 pm

It have surface rust for sure. Structural rust, you will have to look more closely.
It looks like one of the doors has been repainted. One of the front fenders looks to be a large flair and the other not.
Some things are hard to tell. As far as value, I paid $1200 for a none running 67.5 with rust because we needed many of the 67.5 only parts. It was in much worse condition.

That car and $10,000 you can have a $9000 driver.
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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by kevbo82 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:48 pm

fj20spl311 wrote:It have surface rust for sure. Structural rust, you will have to look more closely.
It looks like one of the doors has been repainted. One of the front fenders looks to be a large flair and the other not.
Some things are hard to tell. As far as value, I paid $1200 for a none running 67.5 with rust because we needed many of the 67.5 only parts. It was in much worse condition.

That car and $10,000 you can have a $9000 driver.
I noticed the door color as well. Didn't notice the fender flare though, drivers side does look like the larger/later one. Maybe had an accident on that side...

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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by kevbo82 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:49 pm

Thanks for the input everyone. I think I'm going to make the drive tomorrow to look in person. I'll take some more photos and let you know what I find

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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by Gregs672000 » Thu May 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Check for rust around the cowl where the windshield attaches. The frame is pretty rusted.
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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by kevbo82 » Fri May 13, 2016 1:48 pm

I passed on the car. The owner happened to be there when I arrived this morning, and said someone was on the way with a trailer to pick the car up (thanks for letting me know since it was an hour and a half drive!) but if I had cash I could buy it before he arrived (thanks for letting him know!) first thing I did was get down and look at the underside of the rockers. Rust bubbles. I then ran my finger under there and caught the "edge" of the paint, and easily peeled a 3" chunk of paint off reveling the original red GLOSSY paint under it. If thats how this car was prepped for a repaint i'm amazed the white paint is still on it! So it's been repainted and I see paint bubbles, enough to make me consider walking, then I put my finger through the frame :smt006 I thanked for his time and went home. The rust was pretty widespread around the car, down in the cowl vent everything was rotten, the floors, etc. I didn't even get into the trunk... The guy with the trailer must've bought it though because the ad has been deleted.

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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by Linda » Fri May 13, 2016 2:00 pm

Was the car advertised?
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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by kevbo82 » Fri May 13, 2016 2:05 pm

Linda wrote:Was the car advertised?
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It was on craigslist. No photos on craigslist. Basically just said 1967 Datsun 1600 roadster, pictures available upon request. $2000 with a phone number

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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by Linda » Fri May 13, 2016 3:19 pm

There is software that checks every Craigslist listing. When the pictures you post match a listing then a buyer is on his way. :shock: "Too late" as Alvin said. :|
But at least in this case you did not really want the car after all.
Good luck with your next potential buy, hope you get a car you like.

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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by kevbo82 » Fri May 13, 2016 3:25 pm

there were no pictures with the listing to match. I had to get the pictures emailed to me from the seller. But yeah, in the end, that frame and firewall alone looked so rusty from the 5 minutes I spent looking at it, it might have been more of a parts car at this point honestly. Interior wasn't anything to write home about either

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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by GeoffM » Fri May 13, 2016 4:54 pm

I guess it's only worth the $2k then.
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Re: 67 1600, whats a fair price?

Post by datsunroadster » Fri May 13, 2016 4:57 pm

Thats a nice 1967 Datsun for only $2k! Thats a steal in my opinion. Sometimes when someone offers you a deal, you just have to take it. Otherwise you start to make excuses and delegate blame to make yourself feel better. The saying "if you snooze you loose" comes to mind. The fact that it might be an original red car makes it even better in my opinion. I've never looked at a car and started peeling paint off of it, even if it was a complete toilet. Thats disrespectful. You might want to think twice about doing that again before you come across the right person who will handle that quickly. Also, you drove an hour and a half and didnt have the cash to buy it?? Sounds sketchy. Sounds like sour grapes coming from a tire kicker. Just saying.