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I just had someone come to my door and ask me if I wanted to sell my car. I told him that it wasn't for sale, and he began asking questions about it (original color/options,blah blah blah) I told him the car is NOT perfect, it needs a heater core, A/C work, headliner/vinyl top paint job, interior lights etc... He then offered my TEN grand for it. CASH. I had to pause for a sec. and then told him it still wasn't for sale. He left me his name/number and said if i reconsider to call him... Now that I have thought about it, is TEN grand a decent price? It is far more than I paid for the thing - should I have sold it?
 

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OK OK OK OK... BEFORE YOU SELL IT, JUST KNOW... a fellow Cougar guy is willing to give you right now ELEVEN ....hundred.... RIGHT NOW for it. he he he still it sounds like a good deal. but its your car, your choice.
 

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The value of your car is entirely relative to your attachment to it - not just the $$$ you paid for it in the first place.

I have put about $10k into my car so far - and could definitely use the money (so I can get out of California) but I'd turn away any offers on my car regardless. I'll probably be buried in it when the time comes ;)
 

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I agree with republik..... It's your attachment to the cat that is at stake... can you replace it with 10 Gs? If so go for it but think if you can live without your cat. I couldn't....



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I have to agree with the atachment to your carbeing a big factor but it is really how you feel about it and how bad you need the money. Since your car is a g it is an even harder chioce because you won't be able to find one to replace it with. In my situation I would probably sell mine but mine is just an xr7 and they are easy to find. Of course if I thought about it very long I wouldn't sell it because of the history I have with it. I have driven my car in calafornia, new jersey, virginia.....and everywhere in between in a 12 year time period.
 

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NADA values:
68 Cougar XR-7 with G package
Total Low Retail: $5,760
Total Average Retail: $9,840
Total High Retail: $14,220
100 pt show cars are more :)

He offered a fair price then IMO. But what would you replace it with?

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I was thinking about it all day.

I still dont know if I want to sell it or not.

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That is one sweet car! If I were you, I wouldnt even consider selling it. We all own peices of classic automotive history, but you happen to own a RARE peice of classic automotive history.
 

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It's one thing if you have a 'For Sale' sign in the window but quite another when they approach you out of the blue with an offer to buy. Unless you have another ride lined up or some useful purpose for the cash, it's takes some mental preparation to sell a car you care so much about.

I've had 3 offers to sell mine and I probly could have made more money than what I paid for it but I'm not selling. Your Cougar kicks ass and most of us would sell our standards and XR-7's for a G-car or other rare Cougar if there was one readily available.

What you have is damn nice no matter what list of repairs you still have to do.
 

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maybe im just an emotional slob... but my car is my first car. it is mine, all paid for, its a whole lot different than when i bought it. i painted it, and it has become a little street machine in the time i spent with it. one day i was driving down the 5 freeway out here at about midnight. i was moving along at a steady 80 or so and it was just cruising along. i look over at the center divider and i saw the shadows of anonymity until one shape stood out. it was the silhouette of my Cougar. it was just one of those moments that you really appreciate having something different out there. the car is mine and to be honest i dont think there is any other car out there that i would trade it for. i built it and am still molding it to my vision of what it should be. but most importantly ... its mine and ive never seen another like it out there :)
 

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Don't sell

Crow,
A few houses down from me lives an elderly couple. They are very sweet and stop by occasionally to admire my 69 XR7 Convertible. The wife drives a mint 64 Falcon 4 door. The husband drives a mid nineties explorer. Every time he stops by we talk cars, and he always runs down the list of cars "he wished he had'nt let go". The wife just smiles and drives by in her Falcon. With age comes wisdom, and both husband and wife have told me never to sell the car. The moral of the story is this, DO NOT SELL THE CAR!! If you are in a financial position where you do not need the money, then keep the car. If it is a situation where you "need" to sell, then sell. If you sell the car just because someone offered you what sounds like a lot of cash, DON'T SELL. First, you will absolutely regret it later, everyone who sells such a car does. Second, the car you have is a rare piece of auto history. Cougars will eventually begin to draw the kind of cash Mustangs do. Cougars are rarer, and nicer. Your white "G" car will be one of the first ones to escalate in value because of it's uniqueness. At a purely financial level you can consider it an investment that is about to greatly appreciate. At a personal level it is a cherished item that will be sorely missed, and near impossible to replace.
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DON"T DO IT.......... Until I have the cash;)

I would kill for a G cat!!!!!

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DON'T!!!

I agree with Paul G....if you don't need to sell it, don't. That is one very nice cougar. And even if you were considering the sale, 10 grand does not sound like a GREAT offer considering the NADA values. My first 67 was just a standard cougar with a lot of work still needed and I sold it cheap because we were buying a house....I still regret that decision although I am very happy with my current 67.:D
 

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I agree with the notion of holding onto it. If you don't NEED to sell for financial reasons, keep it.

I promise you'd regret selling it, especially considering it's rarity.

How many former 71 Cuda owners are now kicking themselves in the butt for selling their cuda's before the "Nash Bridges" thing happened and drove the price through the roof on the cars?

Who knows, maybe some prime time show will prominently feature a Cougar as the "Cool" car to own, and we'll see all our cats triple in value... sigh...
 

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The idea of Cougars being 'the thing to own' is both a blessing and a curse. Though it might draw more popular opinion and commentary from joe schmoe on the street, it would also likely ramp up the already costly parts we're all looking for :(
 

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Hey Crow, watch out for shady dudes that offer you cash on the spot. I've had cash offers for 5 or 6 grand at gas stations before, but if the guy has that much cash in his pocket he didn't get it the legal way. Use good judgement. I've heard of people who pay you cash, and turn right around and rob you. Sacramento is not a nice town.
And don't sell the G anyway!
 

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>>it would also likely ramp up the already costly parts we're all looking for <<

Get used to it. Parts prices will continue to go up. It's a fact of life.

BTW I sold my 1964 Falcon Sprint convertible in a similar way. I was at a T-Bird car show in 1989 and was offered $7750, back when a top Sprint went for $9000. I sold it to fix up a 64 T-Bird convertible. Although the Falcon wasn't a big time classic, it was one of my favorite cars. To this day I regret selling it! It wasn't financial, I made a slight profit. Seller's remorse can last a looonnggggg time LOL.

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thanks!

Thanks to everyone that replied.

I have done some serious thinking about selling it. I came to a conclusion that if I did sell it, I will always be "the guy" (paul mentioned) that wants to talk about the car he HAD and should have kept. I dont know how many G's are left, but I know there is STILL one at my house!
 
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