I'd say get him down to $200. After all, you have to pay to flatbed that
eyesore out of his yard. (hee hee hee)
FWIW I paid $300 for my complete, non-running Spit. Have much more than
10 times that into it now. And mine had **NO** rust.
Buy it! Bet it'll run fine with a new Crane ignition in it.
Succasunna NJ USA
At 03:03 PM 9/14/98 EDT, GatesDavid@aol.com wrote:
>I just looked at a '78 Spitfire 1500 that is for sale ($500 asking). I think
>it may turn out to be a good parts car. They body has almost no rust (just a
>couple bubbles on the rear fender) but has a good size dent in the bonnet and
>a gouge in the drivers door. It has not been running for 2 years but has
>covered in a garage. The owner said that he would be driving it and the
>engine would just quit. The last time that happened, he gave up and
>(he is not mechanically inclined). It is however mechanically complete. It
>even has a hard and soft top. Hard top in great condition (probably never
>used here in Hawaii). It has a single carb.
>Here is my thinking on this, please tell me if I'm off in left field.
>I don't really need a parts car at the moment, but you never know when your
>gonna need something. Since I'm still in the process of rebuilding the
>in my '73 Spit 1500, and hate not being able to drive it, I could pull the
>engine in the '78 and put it in my '73 and be back on the road in a couple
>days. Meanwhile I have a decent source of parts or more likely a good
>car. The hard top is a pretty nice extra although it will probably never get
>used here. Maybe when the Air Force decides to send me to someplace like
>Colorado it will come in handy.
>Is $500 a decent price for a nonrunning but complete car?
>How much is a good hardtop worth and is that enough to justify buying the
>Thanks in advance for your wisdom. I guess I have already made my
>buy it (maybe even talk him down to $400) but I just wanted a sanity check.
>Money is tight as always, so this is a splurge for me, but this seems almost
>too good a deal to pass up. What do you think?
>'73 Spitfire 1500
>Maybe soon a '78 Spitfire 1500