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Re: $800 dollar 65 spridget project

To: "Michael Jose" <>, <>
Subject: Re: $800 dollar 65 spridget project
From: "Michael Lupynec" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 08:39:14 -0400
Last year I saw an assembled driver in Alabama asking $2200.

BUT..... if you ever move on and buy another car with some rust in
it and then decide to repair it, you will wish you had a rust free
damage free tub stashed away. $500 will buy very little in panels
or panel beating labour.

Mike L

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Jose <>
Subject: $800 dollar 65 spridget project

> I know the response I'm going to get, so I dont' know why I'm
> asking:
> Tonight I helped my brother look at a 65 sprite
> here are the details
> the care is completely apart
> the bonnet, bootlid, and wings are unattached
> there is no paint
> the engine is in pieces, in boxes
> the interior is mostly gone
> the windscreen is smashed
> it's been sitting for some time
> I looked, but I couldnt' find more than surface rust, which is
> much lightly coating most of the car
> besides that, the body is straight all over, no ripples, or
dents, or
> much of anything
> the woman wants her husband to get it out of the yard, so they
> likely can be talked down some from the $800 US asking price
> I realise, of course, that this is a major ground up restoration
> what I want to know is if this is a fair price, and if anyone
has taken
> one from this level and put it right, how much did it all cost?
> I know most of you will say go for it, and I am so inclined, but
> not my call.
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> Mike Jose
> 79 B in phoenix

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