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Anonymous Poster

Jul 3, 2006, 12:09 PM

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Blush okay i don't know if this is the correct spot to ask a question but here it is.

i'm attempting to help a friend sell a couple of cars. he's currently recovering from health problems so has asked me for help.

i'm really having problems even locating values on the vehicles. both are older than what most websites deal with. also both have mostly been in storage for over a decade so the milage is extremely low. any suggestions? Unsure


Jul 3, 2006, 12:30 PM

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well kelly blue book is a good start...

go there and on the right side click on used cars, it will walk you through.... or if you prefer, you could always visit a local barnes and noble, and the carry the actually hardcopy of the price guide which you can use to find out the price values.

or if you have time to wait.... post the year make model, and mileage and condition, and I could take a run over to BN for you....

If its not in my book.

Anonymous Poster

Jul 3, 2006, 1:26 PM

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Wink thank you. please don't go thru the trouble of running to barnes & noble though.

i found the cars listed on the nada site under classics.

here's what i have:
1977 mercedes 450sel 6.9
115,157 miles
high- $21,200
average- $12,900
low- $8,100

1984 Olds Regency Brougham
72,163 miles
high- $4600
average- $3600
low- $1,375

Anonymous Poster

Jul 3, 2006, 1:27 PM

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Blush whoops that last post was from me. sorry, my bad.

Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 3, 2006, 3:55 PM

Post #5 of 6 (1616 views)
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Just a couple cents to add:

If these cars have just been sitting for a decade they will need fuel treated or drained and replaced, new batteries, tires pumped up and more depending on how they were stored.

Values get tricky as cars get older. Condition sells unless rare. Good luck with selling them, T

Anonymous Poster

Jul 4, 2006, 11:48 AM

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Wink thanks tom!

they were stored pretty well with the battery cables unhooked.

we made the mistake of charging the battery on the mercedes & taking it for a spin. Crazy (my 16 year old's idea). of course we had no brakes! Shocked we're going to get the air out of the brakes & i'll go over your other suggestions to make sure it's safe to drive.

i'm starting to think it would be better to donate the olds to charity. Angelic i'll talk to my friend about that.

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