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    Default Need info on a '56

    Hi Guys,

    I normally hang out in the C3 section, but have a question for you...

    A friend has an opportunity to buy a '56 with 55K original miles. It is billed as a "survivor" with everything original and in pretty good shape (so he is told). The guy is asking $50K for it.

    Is this a good price? What would be a good ballpark figure for this if it really does live up to its billing?

    My friend wants me to look at it with him. I am pretty familiar with C3's but don't know much about these. What are some of the basic things that we should be looking for?

    Thanks.

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    Based on the information given.................. 50K is probably not out of line. All original doesn't always mean good things though. A deteriorated original would need many thousands spent to bring it up to usable/showable condition. Now, a good true "survivor" that has had good care and preservation could be worth much more. I would go inspect the car and report back with some photos and your personal obsevations. Act fast if the car is high quality or it will get away.

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    A Cascade green / beige with power windows, 2 tops, all 'original' except the engine was a 59 passanger 283 recently sold here for $55000. It was a decent nice car with a powerglide automatic. New owner just found the correct numbered engine and is spending more money.
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