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    Default 1979 504 GL - throwing a line...

    Just throwing a line to see what kind of price I could expect for my car if i was going to sell it...


    it's a 1979 504 GL, Manual, white exterior, brown interior, only 175,000 Kms on the clock. It's had new tires, exhaust, clutch, battery, quite a few other things (i have reciepts ... but not right here with me where I am typing this post),and it has a towbar

    The engine is good, it's always been serviced at regular intervals (about 5000kms) by a french car specialist, and any problem has been taken care of as soon as it arrises. The same mechanic has been taking care of this car for at least 10 years, so it's been in good hands

    it's only ever broken down once, and that's when the clutch broke (due to old age and wear... not mistreatment).

    There are a few leaks at the moment (just appeared recently) and these are all getting fixed on monday.

    Interior is almost perfect, no children have ever been in the back seat (in fact the rear seats are almost unused), and most of the time there hasnt even been any passengers (also it has had seat covers since new). No cracks in the dash or anywhere.

    There is some rust under the windows of the rear doors, and some under the door sills. I'm hoping to get a quote in the next few days to get this cut out and fixed. Also some minor bodywork dents, but i'm planning on getting these fixed up soon as well.

    I've often had people try to stop me asking if I want to sell it
    also people have said that it's one of the best condition 504's they have seen (although this was before the dents )

    cheers!

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    work done as follows

    Steering: Replaced Tie rod, Rackend, sway bar links, new tires all round, Replaced brake pads & machined disks

    Carby: replaced vacuum hoses, bracket, fuel pump

    Misc: new Spark plugs, battery, air & fuel & oil filters, machined flywheel, new speedometer assembly & overhaul.

    also Completely new clutch system, new exhaust system, and cathodic rust prevention system installed...


    over $2500 work done in total
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    sounds like a mint 504...

    Why would you want to sell it???
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    bad disease called "boredom"

    i've had it for a while, and would like to move on to something a bit more "fun"

    *hides from any flak*
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMC
    bad disease called "boredom"

    i've had it for a while, and would like to move on to something a bit more "fun"

    *hides from any flak*
    Sad to see another one possibly moving on.

    I honestly don't know what I eould do If there was nothing to fix on my pug. Then it would be bring to me. I keep mine so I always have something to fix.


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    no response?

    does anyone know how much is a reasonable starting price?

    it's been hard to find out what it is worth, there aren't many 504's for sale that I can find that are in good condition...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMC
    no response?

    does anyone know how much is a reasonable starting price?

    it's been hard to find out what it is worth, there aren't many 504's for sale that I can find that are in good condition...
    Its hard to say. I have seen ones advertised for around $2000.

    If its a drive away no more to pay sort of car then that might be a reasonable starting point?

    Honestly though it depends on who wants it. If you can find someone that wants one as a daily driver they may pay a good price. If its just being bought because its a pug, then the price is likely to drop.

    I have seen your car and it looks like its been well looked after.

    Best of luck selling it, keep it australian though

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    hmmm... yeah... i'd like to get a bit more than that though...

    assuming that the rust was cut out & dents fixed, would $4500 be reasonable (considering that it's almost mechanically perfect & original)
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    My brother recently paid $4000 for a 1980 504, excellent nick, 210000 kays, manual, etc etc. Including RWC and reg. Maybe that gives you an idea. I'd say it would be worth $4000-$4500 if it's as good as it sounds. All you have to do is find someone who wants it. $4500 isn't much money for a good car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn
    My brother recently paid $4000 for a 1980 504, excellent nick, 210000 kays, manual, etc etc. Including RWC and reg. Maybe that gives you an idea. I'd say it would be worth $4000-$4500 if it's as good as it sounds. All you have to do is find someone who wants it. $4500 isn't much money for a good car.

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    I don't follow car prices that much, but i would be surprised if many people would want to pay that much for a car that is pushing 25+ years?

    best of luck though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shobbz
    I don't follow car prices that much, but i would be surprised if many people would want to pay that much for a car that is pushing 25+ years?
    For some people, only a 504 will do.

    "That much", you say? As I said above, $4500 isn't a lot of money to put towards a good car, whatever it is. Good 504s are quite sought after. I paid $6000 for mine, and I know of another really nice example with a few accessories that sold for $6000 in Sydney a couple of years ago. I know of another exceptional 504 that sold for $10000 maybe 5 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn
    For some people, only a 504 will do.

    "That much", you say? As I said above, $4500 isn't a lot of money to put towards a good car, whatever it is. Good 504s are quite sought after. I paid $6000 for mine, and I know of another really nice example with a few accessories that sold for $6000 in Sydney a couple of years ago. I know of another exceptional 504 that sold for $10000 maybe 5 years ago.

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    Yes, 505's are going pretty cheap now. I've seen two on the Australian eBay for $50!

    I think it is because most of the 504s left, or are at least in RWC are usually beautifully restored or just well looked after such as yours. A lot of 505's have been let go. You see some pretty horrible looking ones around, and the mechanicals in the GTi's have pushed their prices down pretty low in recent times.

    Still, gives me all the more reason to try and keep my 505 in fantastic condition.
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    Last 2 504s I sold (one in 2000, another in 2002) I sold for $4000 and $3000 respectivly.
    These 2 I had restored, one to LTi spec ($4000), another a plain GL auto($3000). I resprayed both of them, new carpet (pale green carpet was really hard to find for the GL!!), velour headlining on the GL, central locking on the LTi, etc etc and they were both in above average condition. Mechanically not a lot had been done (new exhasts on both though) , but they both were in good condition, had a RWC and a full whack of Reg.

    Both these cars I rescued from the crusher at Pickapart for a few hundered bucks, but didnt make much money on them in the end - a labour of love The Lti was bought for a daily driver, but I got bored and a faster Fuego was calling. The GL was done as money making exercise - seemed a good idea at the time......
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    a little off topic here, but the brown TI we used to own (mine and my dads) was just about perfect. we payed $500 for it, a susposed mechanic couldn't tune it (krapanese car mechanic) the only thing was wrong with it was the fact that there was surface rust in one of the front doors, it was way out of tune and the clutch was starting to go in it. then one day my dad took it down the highway and a big v double mack truck jack knifed comeing across a side road near where the etamogah pub is and hit it . it was a write off due to the fact it would of cost more then what there worth to fix it but the car was fine the only damage the truck managed to do was to scrape the metal off the doors down to the side intrusion bar and smash the windows whilst the pug managed to crack the radiator of the truck . the cops that were the first on the scene of the acident said if my dad was in any other car he most probably would of been dead. the car is still on the road and drives straight its now being driven by the insurance guy ( a big fan of pugs) that checked it out whilst we pocketed $2500 for a car that we payed $500 for i hope the guy doesn't read this board
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