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Old 04-29-2013   #1
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What to sell a GTA for?

As others have pointed out that the prices seem to be all over the place.
I have a 1988 GTA, black leather, digital dash, t-tops, with 64K miles. The car is stock. Except the muffler may have been changed. (and tires)

The car was my dads, he was the original owner. He has all the service records that show everything that was gone to the car. All maintenance records are there..
There are a couple things I need to get fixed, like the washer fluid sensor is bad, (I think)the drivers doors sags a little, so the hinge, the leather seats have some wear and are slightly cracking.
He hit the garage one day pulling it in. Nothing major, no cracks it just got the corner and now the front bumper needs to be repainted. Again I am going to have these items fixed.
The under carriage is in good shape. There is a little bit of rust here and there but no holes..
The car has been garage kept always. Never seen winters.
So, that being said tying to come with a selling price seems tricky.
NADA has valued just over 10K Is that a realistic selling price?
IDK, any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 04-29-2013   #2
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

pics of the good and bad would help
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Old 04-29-2013   #3
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pics of the good and bad would help
When I get home tonight I will try and get some pics..
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

Maintenace records are always a plus, what do you mean by rust? Just surface on the underside? For what I'm picturing in my head I'd say $5500-$6500?
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Old 04-29-2013   #5
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

Sagging doors is suggestive of high miles and usually not sagging at 64k, thus not worth alot...in my opinion.

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Old 04-30-2013   #6
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

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here are a few. i can only do 3 at a time.
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Old 04-30-2013   #7
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

It wont let me add more photos..
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Old 04-30-2013   #8
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The front bumper is not bad.. It just needs to be re-done.

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Old 04-30-2013   #9
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Old 04-30-2013   #10
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

those underbelly shots suggest road salt I think it has seen winter. I have 21k and I know mine saw a winter maybe 2 when new and I dont have any rust on body but only suspension. 5-6K.. clean driver.
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Old 04-30-2013   #11
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those underbelly shots suggest road salt I think it has seen winter. I have 21k and I know mine saw a winter maybe 2 when new and I dont have any rust on body but only suspension. 5-6K.. clean driver.
Hmmm.. I really doubt it. He never drove that car in the winter.. And always had other vehicles to drive. This was by no means his daily car to drive..
Do you think I should scrape/wire wheel and put por15 or something on it?

Why does NADA have it priced around 10K?

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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

at NADA I get...

Values
Original
MSRP Low
Retail Average
Retail High
Retail
Base Price $19,299 $2,975 $6,250 $8,900
Options: (edit options)
ADD-AIR CONDITIONING 10% 10% 10%
ADD-SUNROOF 5% 5% 5%
TOTAL PRICE: $19,299 $3,420 $7,187 $10,235


that is high "retail" and that would put your car at same value as mine.. mine is one of 809 5 speeds... white your car is nice.. it would also link it to a 1000 mile car... its just not accurate. Others can chime in but many of us follow the market and know the values. Go ahead and ask 10K. Many do.. many dont get it. the guy I bought from was asking 18K. he didnt get that.. he got around half.
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Old 04-30-2013   #13
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at NADA I get...

Values
Original
MSRP Low
Retail Average
Retail High
Retail
Base Price $19,299 $2,975 $6,250 $8,900
Options: (edit options)
ADD-AIR CONDITIONING 10% 10% 10%
ADD-SUNROOF 5% 5% 5%
TOTAL PRICE: $19,299 $3,420 $7,187 $10,235


that is high "retail" and that would put your car at same value as mine.. mine is one of 809 5 speeds... white your car is nice.. it would also link it to a 1000 mile car... its just not accurate. Others can chime in but many of us follow the market and know the values. Go ahead and ask 10K. Many do.. many dont get it. the guy I bought from was asking 18K. he didnt get that.. he got around half.
I get it.. I am not trying to be unrealistic. The prices really seem to vary. So I am just trying to get an idea..I don't have to sell it and I dont want to just give it away. It is a very cool car to own. I guess Ill find out what the Detroit market will bare.

Thank you for your input.

What is 1000 mile car?
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I get it.. I am not trying to be unrealistic. The prices really seem to vary. So I am just trying to get an idea..I don't have to sell it and I dont want to just give it away. It is a very cool car to own. I guess Ill find out what the Detroit market will bare.

Thank you for your input.

What is 1000 mile car?
one that only has 1000 miles ...
I would keep it as it is pretty clean. once guys my age (45 now) retire you will see the price of these go up.
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one that only has 1000 miles ...
I would keep it as it is pretty clean. once guys my age (45 now) retire you will see the price of these go up.
For now I will. As you can see it has a few things that need attention. Ill keep plugging along and take care of the few items there is.
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

Man, is this a loaded question....

Glad to hear you are listening reasonably. I looked at a lot of GTAs the last 2 months before buying mine. A lot of unrealistic sellers out there. That is why some of those cars have been for sale for over 2 yrs....
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Man, is this a loaded question....

Glad to hear you are listening reasonably. I looked at a lot of GTAs the last 2 months before buying mine. A lot of unrealistic sellers out there. That is why some of those cars have been for sale for over 2 yrs....
Not really I was just thrown off by NADA.. So I wasn't real sure.. Of course its a bummer to think only 5 or 6K-ish. But if that's the market then that's the market..
Being in Detroit with the Woodward Dream cruse coming up I will go up a few bucks if I decide to sell..There cant be many one owner GTA's left with all the service records from day one. Can there?

But what better place to get enlightened then a site where people are very familiar with this car.
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

I have all my records but not one owner car. it was owned by a couple for a year, then they traded it in as many are want to do those days (and now I guess) and it was sold to a teen and that teen drove it to work for a year and his boss bought it in 90 and kept it garaged ever since. Wish it was a one owner car but spoke to 2 of the three owners and the car and mileage checks out. Had the build sheet and window sticker from pontiac (PHS?) and even the seatbelt recall letter. showed that to my local dealer and found it had never been done. the belt buttons were a bit cracked with age and were replaced for free as it is a safety recall.
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

Probably sell quick at that price. Nice looking car.

Clean it up, put a 'for sale' on it at Woodward and sell it! Let us know how you progress.
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Re: What to sell a GTA for?

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one that only has 1000 miles ...
I would keep it as it is pretty clean. once guys my age (45 now) retire you will see the price of these go up.
So this would then mean that we should not sell our GTAs because someday we will become older and it will be at that time that we will then already have our GTA and not have to pay a lot of money for it.

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