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Offline 1979ta1978

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how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« on: November 18, 2008, 08:19:44 PM »
I have a 1979 platnum poly with Black vinal deluxe interior 301 4-speed car. For that car I have everything that came with the car like the build sheet, window sticker, tire information etc. and I was wondering how much that would increse the value of the car.
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1965 Riviara
1970 SS 396 Chevelle 4-speed
1970 Camaro z-28 4-speed
1973 t/a 455 4-speed
1976 Trans am Hugger orange
1977 S/E 4-speed
1977 Trans am
1977 Camaro z-28 4-speed
1978  w72 4-speed
1979 Trans Am 301 4-speed

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Offline ta collector

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 07:57:06 PM »
it is hard to say,but it does make a differance for me when i am looking at cars,especally now days with all the cloning going on.
i would think the more paperwork the better,and even with all that getting the car PHS documented would make it worth a little more.
1967 firebird
1976 Trans Am 50th Anniversary
1979 TATA
1991 Trans Am GTA
2002 Trans Am Collector Edition #1358
2008 G8 GT
1972 Chevy C/10

Offline k_garretson23

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 08:26:21 PM »
i agree with t/a collector...do you have any pics of your car it sounds beautiful, and i too have a 301 powered t/a.
kevin garretson..

Offline 1979ta1978

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 08:50:44 PM »
Do you want to hear the real cool part about it im only 14. My dad and I collect classics and this one turned out to be my first car. My dads car painting jobs are in many museums around the country and have won numerous car shows. i hope to win my High School car show with my car. It is not restored yet, but I can put some on tomarrow. ;D ;D ;D
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Projects
1965 Riviara
1970 SS 396 Chevelle 4-speed
1970 Camaro z-28 4-speed
1973 t/a 455 4-speed
1976 Trans am Hugger orange
1977 S/E 4-speed
1977 Trans am
1977 Camaro z-28 4-speed
1978  w72 4-speed
1979 Trans Am 301 4-speed

All numbers match

Offline k_garretson23

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 09:15:14 PM »
you wanna know the cool thing ;D im 16 lol i too am doing a resto with my father which is almost complete. ill be able to drive it by summer :D
kevin garretson..

Offline 1979ta1978

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 12:53:07 AM »
Same with me I will have my permit this summer. Is yours a 4-speed?
Projects
1965 Riviara
1970 SS 396 Chevelle 4-speed
1970 Camaro z-28 4-speed
1973 t/a 455 4-speed
1976 Trans am Hugger orange
1977 S/E 4-speed
1977 Trans am
1977 Camaro z-28 4-speed
1978  w72 4-speed
1979 Trans Am 301 4-speed

All numbers match

Offline ta collector

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 10:22:28 AM »
that is cool,cant wait to see some pics,and by your avaitor it looks like you have alot of neat projects.
would like to see pics of them too if possible.
1967 firebird
1976 Trans Am 50th Anniversary
1979 TATA
1991 Trans Am GTA
2002 Trans Am Collector Edition #1358
2008 G8 GT
1972 Chevy C/10

Offline coreyvett

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 11:49:14 AM »
I have a 1952 plymouth cranbrook that I have the paper work from the dealership with the original owner on it,THE ADD HE PUT IN THE PAPER to sell it when it was 6 months old,The check the lady used to buy it off the original owner,the copy of the title and registration from all the owners,(I am number 5) A check stub from every oil change,overhaul,battery,1 engine overhaul,tires,seat covers(from a plymouth dealer),and Under coating that the 2nd owner had done.I even have documentation from a body shop in 1954 that tells me why the bumper is scratched and why there is bondo on the right rear fender.She passed away in the 80s and I have the papers from her power of attorney when the car was sold to the 3rd owner.55,000 original miles but the paint is faded pretty bad.I have about $4000 in it and normally it (being a 52 cranbrook coupe wich is not a real popular car in the hot rod world) would only be worth around $2000 maybe $2500.the big pile of paper work was a big factor for me. So to answer your question,Yes I personally believe that any bit of paper work you have or can find will help in the value of your car.If not now, than maybe in the future. I may have gone over board on a 52 that is not GM but haveing a detailed history of the car is pretty cool. Oh ya I have the original owners manual.
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1953 plymouth cranbrook
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1993 springer
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Offline k_garretson23

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Re: how much does documentation add to the value of a car?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 12:16:12 PM »
Same with me I will have my permit this summer. Is yours a 4-speed?

unfortunatly not...but it is an all orginal matching numbers car
kevin garretson..