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Offline tj455

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Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« on: October 26, 2011, 06:03:19 PM »
I need to sell my 1978 TA.  It's a w72, hardtop, Black with Camel cloth interior.  Nearly fully restored (Snow flakes need redone and new tires).  Paint shop only needs to install the decals.  I'll need to put back the interior door panels and rear plastic pannels. I've owned the car since Dec 1978.

How, What, Where are available options to sell this car?

Thanks.

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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 06:04:48 PM »
You can post it here (as well as other car sites), local ad, Craigslist, eBay, etc etc
Jeff

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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 06:07:39 PM »
What are you going to be asking for the car?
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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 06:56:21 PM »
I guess that's another questoin.  How do you determine it's value?  Thanks.

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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 07:25:06 PM »
Pix would help...and moving this to the best section for your question:
http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?board=57.0
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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 02:37:06 PM »
Here are some pic's.  One of the engine and the rest showing the paint process.  The decal's should be installed next week.  Thanks.


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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 02:48:02 PM »
Sorry about the big engine pic.  Lets try this one.

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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 03:07:02 PM »
Beautiful car. Good luck on the sale.
I long for the peace that only driving a t/a can bring.

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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 10:03:20 AM »
Any suggestions on where this car should be priced?  I'm thinking somewhere around $22,000.00.

Under The Hood:
The rebuilt 400 engine has less then 20 miles on it.  It was bored .30, balanced, and stock cam for W72.
Alternator, Starter, & A/C compressor rebuilt keeping orginal cases.  New radiator, belts, & hoses. 
I also had the carb. remanufactured.

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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 11:03:15 AM »
Very nice looking car and nice restoration.

Assuming a few things:

Those are the stock 7" snowflakes so not a WS6 car

It's an automatic because it has cruise control, unless that was an add-on

It is the original numbers matching engine

If I'm correct on all my assumptions, I'd say you're a bit high on price--probably closer to high teens.  If it is a manual, then maybe $20k.  Hard to say for sure though without seeing the quality of the interior restoration, but again assuming the interior will be done with the same quality as the rest of the car.  My estimate is also for the car complete and ready to drive.
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Re: Best way to sale my 1978 TA
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 12:32:44 PM »
That is correct it is not a WS6 and is an automatic Trans.  It is a numbers matching car.  The interior is in good shape.  New headliner and carpet.  The seats are orginal and in good shape.  The plastic panels all have been re-dyed except for the dash and center console which all look good.  Door panels are orginal...the edges of the chromed plastic trim on the panels has lifted in places but other than that they are good.  New pedal covers & door thresholds.  Gear indicator cover has been repainted with silver edging.  Bought in the 80's a Panasonic AM/FM/Cassette Supreme Stero with new 6x9 speakers.
Also all new rubber & felts around the windows and door seals.