What’s the best deal you’ve gotten on cars or parts

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  1. Greasyfingers

    Greasyfingers Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I picked up a box of NOS mopar parts at a local flea market for $15. Ended up selling almost everything for around $1700. I kept the stuff I originally dug out before the guy told me to take the whole box.
     
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    • 4fortyDemon

      4fortyDemon FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Entirely too many great deals.. but here goes. 1st car: 70 B5 383 4spd n96 Superbee for $200 in 1981. Got a Cuda shaker hood with trim ring and a set of 70 Hemi exhaust manifolds for $200 in 1990. 71 318 Barracuda for $500 in 1990. Traded a 68 Volvo 4dr I paid 85 bucks for even up for a 71 383 4spd air grabber hood Road Runner less engine in 1989. 70 Road Runner 383 Torred, in 94 for $2500... much more killer deals.. last one.. 71 Barracuda body orange with orange bucket seat interior for a whopping $50.00 off a chick who was getting divorced.
       
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      • 67/6barracuda

        67/6barracuda Well-Known Member

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        I got a 2014 mustang Cirvini exhaust system with X pipe for free off Craigslist. I should have sold it off but instead I cut it up and installed it sounds killer. 4BE29852-59A6-417D-96E8-DDB74FB4164B.jpeg 4AB1CE8D-E6CE-4E78-A8F4-3FFF7220A356.png
         
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        • JDMopar

          JDMopar Well-Known Member

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          I bought my first 65 Barracuda off the back row of our local Slowsmobile dealership in 1975, for $25. Battery was dead, so they swapped a good one in for me and I drove it home! In 1985, I bought a rust free 70 Challenger R/T roller for $75. It was a 383 4 spd car with factory air. FK5 with white interior. I had to sell it to be able to keep my house in 1989 when the ex wife left. :rolleyes: I put it in Hemmings Motor News for $3500, and it went to Switzerland. The dude who bought it flew over here, junked out a C body and put a 383 and a 727 in it. He had to have it operable before he could get it into Switzerland. I saw pics of it on Moparts at a car show in Europe years later!
           
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          • like_A_pike

            like_A_pike or chain pickerel

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            Hmmm, either the steering center link from an overturned barracuda I found in the woods or the time a lady with a disabled 65 dart let me swap my bent up trunk lid (with broken tail lens) with a straight one with two good lenses.
             
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            • 44070dart

              44070dart How the hell did I get this old

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              I picked up a excellent e-body wood steering wheel for $75, along with a b-body console that was all there, but needed cleaning/paint for $100. The wheel brought $375, and the console when renewed brought $750. I also took this air cleaner off this Ford cobra when I sold the car, cleaned it up, painted it and sold it for $1400. I also bought a rebuilt 440 about 7/8 years ago with 2x4's on a tunnel ram intake for $1600. Sold the intake and carbs for $400 so the 440 was a $1200 purchase. It turned out to be a dud I found, after I installed it in my '63 Polara.
              I have purchase many cars over the years and can't tell you how many times people have include so many parts with the sale. I don't know if they wanted to remove reminders of the car they sold, or get stuff out of their garage. It has been like a cherry on top, and recoup some cash. I have to admit I don't include any-thing when I sell a car, sorry.:) (Need to find picture of that 440).

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              • 70aarcuda

                70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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                Back in 1992....Friend told me about mopar parts for sale ....call the guy...went over and looked....He had one standard bore 340 with TRW dome pistons with dome cut off...crank and rods...one 340 block that fresh .030 bore...plus crank ...aluminum rods...and Speed Pro 7035 Dome Pistons ...Race W2 heads....all the valves...a set of bushed w2 rockers with shaft and stands...plus Holley SD intake for the W2 heads...,,,,,I stood there and add all the stuff up in my head and I knew I did not have the money to buy all of it.....So I asked what he wanted...and he said 500 bucks...10 minutes later I was back with the cash....Still got alot of the stuff....Sold the heads at MATS a few years ago...Sold the aluminum rods and Speed Pro Pistons .....and made a Profit...lol

                And back in 1973....in July I bought a 1970 AARCuda for 2000 dollars....Still got it....pretty good investment.....lol
                 
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                • Mopar Tim

                  Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                  1969 440 4 speed road runner. 500.00. running... In 1981.
                   
                • Bigdummy

                  Bigdummy Not a Nova FABO Gold Member

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                  Traded a John Wayne picture for a 400 buck Snap on timing light.The picture sells for 119 bucks but I got it in a box of stuff a friend didn't want!I got it 2 days ago!
                   
                • FISHYPETE

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                  My 4 dr Fury,$400.00 Maybe 20 yrs ago but it’s my “Fun Car”
                   
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                  • msaund69

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                    Back in the early days of eBay I bid on an unreserved auction for a Chrysler minivan. I won, no other bids. $1. Guy followed through. Sailed through a vehicle check, gave it to my sister in-law. She drove it for years.
                     
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