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What should I sell my Suburban for to a friend?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm really not sure what to ask for it. It'll be minus plow. 1984 Chevy Silverado Suburban, all power windows, door locks, 2" lift, 33" tires on aluminum rims, Goodwrench 454, TH400, NP208, 14-bol rear, 10-bolt front, recent brakes, dual exhaust.
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    As far as cash goes I think I'm into it about $1500-$1600 as it sits, not inclusing my time/labor into doing work to it. Would I be out of line asking $1800-$2000 for it do you think? It needs paint. Obviousely the values change region to region... figured I'd ask and see how much these are still valued at around the nation.

    I know Suburban values, at least around here have gone way down since gas prices went up. 5-8 years ago this probably could have gotten $3000-$4000. But I'm thinking outright now if I sat on it I could maybe get $2200 selling it through an ad, but to a friend I'd think more like $1800-$2000. Am I out of line?
     
  2. xpndbl3

    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    i wouldn't think 2 grand is out of line at all for it as long as it runs well.
     
  3. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    The motor runs good, except the Q-jet carb needs a rebuild. Runs horrible when it's cold, but when it warms up runs great. Doesn't help that the choke is non-functional. Also it needs a windshield.

    I got the thing for $750, but that was also cause it was pouring coolant out of the back of the motor and had mismatched gears in the axles (3.73 rear and 3.42 front).

    I got it home, replaced intake manifold gaskets (gasket value of $10-$20) that fixed the coolant leak.

    Then I put a pair of matched 3.73 3/4 ton axles under it with recent brakes (value of $350-$400).

    I've been through 2 radiators with it already (used ones that kept blowing out), then put the 2.5" Dynomax dual exhaust off my currently non running '81 Suburban onto this one since the single exhaust sounded like air hissing through a small tube.

    I spent over $120 on plates, title transfer and tax and licensing (which I tend to always add in to what I'm into a rig I don't keep forever), and then the aluminum rims and 33" tires ($400).

    Doesn't take long for it all to add up.
     
  4. xpndbl3

    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    carb rebuild is $25, and not that hard to do, other than that...i'd say 18-2000 would be fair
     
  5. resurrected_jimmy

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    I think you should be abe to get $2000 easy
     
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    I was thinking 3000 when i saw the pic..
     
  7. bigbluesuburban

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    Update???

    How much did you get for it???
     
  8. Chrisblazzer89

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    X2!
     
  9. 55Willy

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    he got it for $750 before adding the axles and engine repairs
     
  10. mountainexplorer

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    I haven't sold it yet. He wants it but doesnt have any money to buy it yet. I still have to get my plow off it too.
     

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