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TR6 Thinking of selling my TR6

danstr6

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Please tell me what you think. I'm thinking of selling my 1976 TR6. I took it apart for a frame off restoration approx 10 years ago. Before that I had the motor professionally rebuilt and have turned it over every 6 months since. It turns freely with no issues. The car has been completely dismantled for the frame-off restoration. I just have not had the time (or money) to complete the project. Sad I know. So now I am thinking of parting with it and letting someone who has more time and expertise to finish it. Every part is there including a removable hard top. The carbs were professional rebuilt by Joe Curto in NY. This car ran beautifully before it was taken apart. So now I want your opinion. Is there a market for a completely dismantled TR6? If so, what kind of money are we talking? I'm not going to just give the thing away. I would like to see it go to a good home. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Thanks for your time.


Daniel Adams
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dan@icomconsult.com
 

smaceng

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Yes, there is a market, but unfortunately, you can not begin to return your original investment. It is hard to evaluate a car without pictures, but what is the shape of the body.....rust, good paint, and how is the interior? In CA, a complete roller goes for $2 to 4K, a running car needing major work (like interior and paint) is 4$ to 6K. I would put your car in CA without more information in the 2K to 6K range. Good luck....Scott in CA
 

Marvin Gruber

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As Scott said, you will not get much for the car disassembled. Maybe a quarter to third of the value reassembled and finished.The shape of the sheetmetal and tub will be a real deciding factor. With rust free tub you might get $4k. Most disassembled cars are in the the $2k range.

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Healey_Z

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Dan,
I concur with the others. The market for project cars that are apart is pretty small and sell for a significant discount. Seeing how you can buy an excellent TR6 for $15k, the upside is just not there for project cars. I pick up projects like this and usually from disappointed sellers. It is easy to test the market by placing electronic ads on ebay, Craigslist, forum sale sections.
 

TR6oldtimer

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In this economy, your car is not going to find many buyers who want to restore it, especially one in pieces. Even though I trust you that everything is there to put her together, there will always be questions. Add to that hauling away an unassembled car. Not a nice picture. IMO, those people who we bless when they have a part we need will be the most interested. The parts guys, the "pickers" if you like. I do not want to imply they are wolves. because they are not. They do have a lot of overhead and are taking a chance someone has what they can provide. It may take them days to years of storage before all the parts are sold. If you can get $2-3k, sell it.
 
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