<VV> Best way to list for sale my '63 Spyder turbo 4-spd Conv?

G Monrad mgparts at comcast.net
Mon Oct 14 21:07:33 EDT 2013



I'm looking for opinions and recommendations.  


I've got a '63 Spyder Convertible 4-speed that I want to list for sale.
It's got 75xxx original miles, and is a recent barn. I bought it from
original family - it's been garage kept and not run since 1986, and little
use since 1976.  The car runs very well and drives good (but driving on the
35 yr old tires is like riding on square wheels above 30 mph). The prior
owner indicated a new clutch / pressure plate / throw out bearing
replacement prior to storage - and that appears correct as the clutch is
smooth and has lots of free travel, and the transmission shifts smoothly.
Compression ratios are 120+ psi in all cylinders.  All dash instruments work
properly. I put in a new braking system.  No rust (which is rare for a car
in the North East). Evidence of prior dent in right door and rear quarter
panel - the paint is crow-footed.  Dry floors, trunk, sills, lower quarter
panels, etc. 


Originally white but now maroon (one respray) with black top and black
interior.  Original wire wheel hub caps. 


This is an easy restoration and would be a great winter project for
father/son or father/daughter to restore.  To be a safe driver, it would
need the suspension rebuilt with all new bushings and motor mounts (the
effects of age and dry rot are evident), installation of new interior
(stitching on original seats is beginning to come apart), get repainted, and
new top.


Where should I advertise?  Hemmings?  Craigslist? EBay?  


What is your experience with purchasing via these type listings?


What do you think an appropriate sales price should be?


Thanks for your suggestions.





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