Other then a '57 convertible, a 4d ht is my favorite body style. An offer of $8,000.00 or so, is a very generous offer for this car. Whoever wants $26,000.00 is either a dreamer or running a high grade fever. Even with the lower offering, it wouldn't take long to be under water if thinking of a full blown restoration, Carmine.
I agree, 8k USD (10K CDN) but if it is truly a rust free survivor car that needs mechanicals, tires etc, and a good cleaning, for the right person they'd have a decent Trifive.
IF you can put gas and oil in it and start it up, AND it runs with no problems, AND it cleans up, AND the rubber seals are still intact, AND all that needs to be replaced are the tires, AND you want to drive it as-is as a survivor, then I don't think $10K US is out of order. If there is good compression and oil pressure, and the motor is quiet with no fluid leaks then maybe even $12K.
If you want it restored then you're looking at adding $15K for body and paint work, $5K for a full interior and $3K for chrome and trim, bringing the total cost to $38K which is where you'd be for a fully restored one up front.
When in danger, when in doubt.
Run in circles, scream and shout.
What I don't understand about a lot of people is how they present cars for sale. This one is a perfect example. Clean it up, get the engine started maybe even some what drivable and your sale price will go up. Or maybe they know for a fact that it won't run etc and let potential buyers dream about all the "what if's"
Cleaned up, running drivable it might be worth $15000
Good point Slim. A cleaned up vehicle that is running, driveable, perhaps not the best, certainly has much more appeal, then one that is not. Takes alot of mystery out of things, at least for me, Carmine.