M030
M030 Dork
9/17/13 11:33 a.m.

I was at a junkyard in the boonies this past weekend and I came across two very savable old cars

  1. 1978 MGB, looks solid, painted (white) with a brush. Decent top & interior. No title, but also no salvage brands, I could buy it for $1000.

  2. 1972 Buick Lesabre, 4dr sedan, 350, crank windows, no rust, all original, hearing aid beige in color, 60k miles (supposedly original), I could take it home for $1300.

I want to save every old car I come upon, but I'm only one guy with limited resources (read: money) and not much more room at home.

I have no affiliation with the yard, but if anyone wants to save one of these old cars, I'll be happy to share the yard info. I'm going back next week, so I might even be able to take some pictures

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/17/13 11:37 a.m.

I hate to burst your bubble, but I don't think that either of those cars are worth that much.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory HalfDork
9/17/13 11:57 a.m.

http://www.hagerty.com/price-guide/1972-Buick-LeSabre

http://www.hagerty.com/price-guide/1978-MG-MGB

dean1484
dean1484 PowerDork
9/17/13 12:04 p.m.

Ahh those were the days. 455CID with 205 HP and 8 mpg

dean1484
dean1484 PowerDork
9/17/13 12:06 p.m.

You know I just had to see where you were located and dang it if you are not local to me. SO if you accidently send me the name / address for the yard I just may have to take a ride out there.

M030
M030 Dork
9/17/13 12:33 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

I'm a car dealer. Had they been worth buying to flip, I would have bought them. They just seemed a little too good to let them get scrapped.

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade UltraDork
9/17/13 1:14 p.m.

You could save the Buick from being donked.

steved033
steved033 Reader
9/17/13 1:28 p.m.
DoctorBlade wrote: You could save the Buick from being donked.

you could buy the buick...donk it, and sell for 10 grand...

sjd

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
9/17/13 2:28 p.m.

Unless that MGB is running not worth it. Now if the MG was really rust free and not running, I think $500-$750 would be decent.

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