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Seeking advice on how much I can get for the 5L

calais_304

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Just really would like to hear some thoughts on what people think my car would be worth in the condition it is in, selling privately.

It's a 98 Series 1 VT Calais 5L (HSV 195i), has a dead battery, flat tyre (will surely fix before getting rid of) and to be honest isn't in the best of condiions, CD player doesn't work, boot is stuffed and water leaks into it, carpets are stained and almost all the panels need replacing.

But in all fairness she is a good car, she runs well, is just outta rego, and I just don't have the time to fix any of it so i'm hoping I can sell it to someone who will because you won't be disappointed

anyway have a look at the pics and let me know your thoughts (no bullshit please)
 

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Just bought myself one in dark blue. pretty much the same.... HBD kit, 17 in internationals, twin 2.5- 3in exhaust, tint. The body of mine is in better nic, paint is better, interior carpet condition is better. 190 000kms and i payed under $6000

Took the inters off temporarily
 

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Yeah gonna have to say probs not much, I reckon if you get anything over $2500 your doing well. Would make a nice project car though, that's your best hope for someone buying it or strip it down for parts (seems a shame though).
 

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It's an unfortunate fact that 5ltr VT's just don’t get what they should, I had my SS on the market for months and never got an offer over 5k, for a good condition VT SS, factory sunroof, lowered, exhaust, CAI, tuned. Yet I'd often see VP/VR/VS SS's go for the 5k to 8k range. Good luck with the sale, if you fixed a few things up I don't see why you wouldnt get 4k for it.
 

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Bare in mind effort vs reward though.
If he were to spend money fixing things up, it wouldn't take much before he'd be wasting time and losing out.
 

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hey thanks heaps for all your replies, much appreiciatd!

Well to be honest I was hoping I could get at least 3.5k-4k just as is now...but even then I was thinking i'd be lucky to get that, I donno...hearing 2.5k makes me wanna just hold on to it, but it's hard atm :S ahhhh decisions decisions
 

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Tis funny really, a VT with a 5ltr goes for next to nothing, but the 5ltr out of a VT, with a gearbox goes for ####loads...
The Rollercam engines are worth a fortune, especially if they are in good nick.
 

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Tis funny really, a VT with a 5ltr goes for next to nothing, but the 5ltr out of a VT, with a gearbox goes for ####loads...
The Rollercam engines are worth a fortune, especially if they are in good nick.
yea I thought the same thing, if I can't sell as a whole then I more than likely will strip it, would love to throw the engine in a torry/corty or gemmi but thats just wishful thinking atm.
 
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