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What's it worth? 74 XJ6 V8

 
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:36 PM
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I'm thinking of buying a 74 XJ6 with a Chev 350. The car looks to be in good shape. Leather is good, everything works. AC. It will need paint. Currently it is flat black with flames. Nice. Anyway, what might that be worth?

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Tough call. Some folks will tell you they aren't worth as much with the engine swap and others it doesn't bother.
 
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I'm glad it has the engine swap. I can work on that. The Jag motor would scare me. I figure the paint will bring the value down considerably. I'm hoping so. Are we talking $1000 or much more?
 
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Before your so glad that it has the V-8 conversion, I'd check to see how good the conversion was. You might be looking at the previous owners headaches. The paint, as far as "Purist" are concerned, would put it in the "haul it to the crushers" catagory! Good for you as a potential buyer. How does it run, stop, turn, etc.., all the basic stuff? Just because it has a V-8 doesn't take you away from all the typical Jag maintenance stuff, for the unconverted part of the car. Value is determined by, how much your willing to pay, and how much the owner is willing to take. Start low, and see where that takes you. You can buy very nice, well maintained, unaltered Jags for as little as $2500.00, or there abouts. The cost of plane fare to another part of the country added to the price of a very nice car, is, sometimes much better than buying something that will drain your bank account from local sources. Keith
 
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I paid $400 for mine but it needs the interior redone and a paint job. The body is in excellent shape though and all the parts are there. And i just got it driving this weekend. Had to put about $150 into it for miscellaneous stuff so i have about $550 in it so far just to give you an idea. I wouldn't pay more than you could easily part it out for. Just my $.02
 
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Thanks for the info guys. I drove it this weekend and it seems really solid. The leather and headliner are new, the rest of the interior is okay. Typical 34 year old cosmetic stuff. It drives nice, stops well, all the electrics work, AC blows cold, chrome is in pretty good shape. It was green originally and the door jams are green. It definetly needs new paint, like I said it is flat black with flames. For $1000 I would definetly buy it. For $2000 i would think about it. Get this, the reserve on the ebay auction is $3500. Ha. No thank you.
 
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I don't know if the auction was totally legit, but that car went for $5000
 
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How much your willing to pay, and How much the owner is willing to take.
Pretty much sums it all up
As kieth previously mentioned
 
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$5000.00! I hope the new owner is happy, because he'll soon have second thoughts, I'm sure. No way should he have paid that much for the car in that shape. Many original, great cars are available across the nation, for much less than that. Too each his own. Keith.
 
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I just got my 86 xj6 a paint job estimate for the hood, the roof, and the doors. Came to $3000, I'm guessing the entire car would be close to 5000 to do an entire paint job. I dont know if thats what it would cost on a '74, but its not cheap these days.
 
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Your absolutly right. Thats why so many of us do these things ourselves. Now, put that $3000, or more, on top of a $5000 auction price, and what do you have, a lump with a nice paint job.
 
 
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