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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Selling Estimate for 89 GT


Hey Everyone,

I am looking to sell my 89 GT. It has been a great pony for the past 4 years, but I live in downtown Chicago and it has become an problem in terms of space and gas and I never drive it.

The problem is I just don't know how much to sell it for. It runs great, it turns over immediately even in the dead of winter. It has 142,000 miles on the original engine. An interior in great condition with no rips or tears in the fabric. It is very responsive and the transmission seems to be in great condition as well. It never slips or acts up. I also installed a few bolt ons:

Flowmaster American Thunder Cat-Back Exhaust
BBK Long Arm Cold Air Intake
Adjustable Clutch Cable

Nothing else fancy.

It does have a few things that I want to take into account though.
There are a few small rust spots. A small spot on one of the wheel wells, a spot on the rear hatch and some developing rust underneath the ground effects.

It also burns a bit of oil. I add a quart or two every few weeks and it seems to smoke a little from the left side of the engine bay after I push her a little harder.

The black paint job does look a little worn and such, but I plan on buffing it up before selling it. I also need to put the door trim back on, as it has come off over the past few years.

Does anyone have an idea of what I could sell it for? Or maybe I need to include some more information?

Thanks guys!
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Thats a hard one, but id say start at 2500... cause everyone is goign to beat you down...
I would.. but its a good starting point if the body is in really good shape..
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Old April 9th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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I just sold a 89 GT that was fairly nice condition for $4500. It had the stock short block, E303, Fully ported big valve E7's, ported Explorer intake, 65mm tb, 24 lbs injectors, C&L 73mm, MAC shorties, off-road X-pipe, Flowmaster cat back, freshly rebuilt T5, new clutch, 3.73's, upper & lower control arms, etc. Nothing crazy, but a nice driver.

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Old April 9th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Thats what I was thinking... 2000-2500. I mean I would be happy if I got 1700 for it. I just hope I find it a home that will invest more into it.

Any idea on where I should list it? Craigslist and ebay maybe?
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Old April 9th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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The right person would definately pay 2k for it.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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wow 4500 i didnt think i could get that for mine even tho the engine is worth that much. makes me feel better about the 4000 i paid for mine. not that im saying yours is bad at all. mine has badly faded paint and few rust spots but kool i would never sell it unless i got what i paid for it.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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I'll ask for 2500 and see where that will get me. I'll get the craigslist ad ready to go and post it on here too. Thanks for the tips gents.

The funny thing is, I know that someday down the road I will want to get another fox... Sucks to have to sell this one for now.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help everyone. Here is the craigslist ad I posted. I did an exterior detail on the car and replaced the bumper and side trim pieces, which is why it took so long to post.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/3047727312.html
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Old May 30th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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That's in decent shape. A clean hatch GT is pretty desirable around here. You should definitely be able to get 2500 for that I wouldn't let anyone knock you down more than a few hundred bucks. Mostly stock turnkey foxes are getting harder to find cheap.
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When you say it has rust spots.... do you mean holes or surface rust ?
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Burns oil
High mileage
Needs body work
needs paint
$1500.
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god damn can i move to where ya'll are buying $1500 5.0 5spds? a car like he described goes for $3000-3500 on average up here....hell most rollers here are $1500
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If it didn't burn oil I would say you could definitely get 2500 for it, but probably around 2k.
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I sold her today, I got 2,200 for her. Just right. There was one rust hole on the passenger wheel well and the rest was surface. Hopefully I'll get another fox someday, I am very sad to see her go.
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