Lincolns and typical value

This area is for members to post Lincoln-related automotive items for sale or trade (help the buyer find you!). Auction links are allowed. Dealers in automotive parts are discouraged from using this free bulletin board to advertise their "for profit" sales. Personal sales are encouraged to help Lincoln owners fix their cars. Please post to your message if the item has been sold. All posts over 90 days old will be deleted.

Moderator: Dan Szwarc

Lincolns and typical value

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:22 am

To avoid directly insulting and thread-crapping users' posts trying to sell their cars, please post all discussion regarding price and value in this thread.

Think an owner is asking too much? Wondering what your Lincoln is worth? Post it here and only here.

At one time my house was worth over $250,000. Now, probably about $60,000. I paid $10,000 for my 1966 LIncoln in 1998. I have since performed thousands of dollars in value in labor, repairs, and detailing. It might be worth $25,000. It might be worth $15,000. I have no idea, since I'm not trying to sell. However, I had trouble unloading a very nice running and complete Lincoln convertible for a measly $8K last summer. What has happened to our market?
User avatar
Dan Szwarc
Site Admin
 
Posts: 28484
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2000 12:01 am
Location: Southfield, MI

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby Suicidekid63 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:57 am

I agree. You see 60's GM cars that every part can be bought for new, aftermarket, sell for $25g+ e.g. Chevelle, Camaro, Cadillac, etc., but these very nice Lincolns are having a hard time busting 10G. Does the high cost / in-availability of parts have to do with this? I just dont get it. I know they can be complicated to work on, but a Lincoln is an icon in American auto's and one would think they would bring more.
Steven Wecker 1963 Lincoln Continental sedan survivor/ Ermine white w/ Pearl honey beige interior
"Moby"- The Wixom whale / aka: "Pale Rider"
ALWAYS carry a fire extinguisher!!!
User avatar
Suicidekid63
Lincoln-ally Insane
 
Posts: 3085
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:21 pm
Location: Rt.66 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Missouri

Lincolns and typical value: what would you pay 63 vert?

Postby autostick » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:45 am

Great new thread Dan. So here is my question, no wrong answer is possible. How much would you pay for this 1963 Lincoln Convertible? This is a real sale so no fair if you already visited the site and know the asking price. Just wondering what most would pay for this vehicle:
Image
Image
Image
Vehicle Description: This classic car is lots of fun. White exterior - teal blue interior. We bought it to restore it - ran out of money MODEL #3Y86N401266 WILLING TO NEGOTIATE.....NEED TO DOWN SIZE!
User avatar
autostick
Addicted to Lincolns
 
Posts: 2485
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:01 am
Location: 1963 Lincoln Continental Sedan

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby Suicidekid63 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Looks like a new top. If all of that worked, I'd say 15G, unseen.
Steven Wecker 1963 Lincoln Continental sedan survivor/ Ermine white w/ Pearl honey beige interior
"Moby"- The Wixom whale / aka: "Pale Rider"
ALWAYS carry a fire extinguisher!!!
User avatar
Suicidekid63
Lincoln-ally Insane
 
Posts: 3085
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:21 pm
Location: Rt.66 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Missouri

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby Stuart M. Cohen » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:56 pm

I'm a cheap bast*rd, so if the body is in good shape and it runs, I'd only go $10,000. I am looking for a 63 vert, where is this one, Ken?
Stuart M. Cohen
Lincoln-ally Insane
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2001 1:01 am
Location: Vineland, NJ USA

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby Perry Bush » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:42 pm

As to the question of value....I know this will sound like a not-very-thoughtful answer, but I think quite true. It is mainly the Demand side of the classic supply and demand relationship. May be hard for some of us to accept, or understand, but the fact is there are more people in the world that want Chevelles and Camaros,and the like, than those who want a classic Lincoln. Can and probably will change with time, but who knows which direction? I'm ok with that. Sure, I wish they were "worth" more when I'm selling...I am an expert at buying and improving with my heart more than with my head, and ending up in the inevitable upside down position. Overall though, I consider myself quite fortunate to have fallen most hard (I like lot's of different cars) for the Lincolns. I love these cars....they just do it for me, and I'm glad that I don't have to spend a fortunte to find a really nice one. Now just need to sell a couple so I can get back there!
Drivers '70 Continental Coupe; '77 Continental Convertible; '79 CS Town Car; '78 Mark V; '77 Mark V
Projects '69 Mark III Convertible
For Sale '78 Town Car Convertible Project; '70/73 Town Coupe Project(s)
User avatar
Perry Bush
Dedicated Enthusiast
 
Posts: 571
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:53 pm
Location: Menasha, WI

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby VintageLincoln » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:01 pm

Dan Szwarc wrote:However, I had trouble unloading a very nice running and complete Lincoln convertible for a measly $8K last summer. What has happened to our market?


That's a damn good deal. :shock:
Lincoln Continental, only the odometer knows it's age
User avatar
VintageLincoln
Frequent Contributor
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:06 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby ContiFan » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:30 pm

Good old fashioned demand is certainly a big part of it. I also think that auction companies like Barrett-Jackson are partially "responsible" for increases in values (or value expectations) for cars like Camaros, Corvettes, Chrysler Hemis, etc. but it still takes willing buyers to make the sale. Lincolns often sell at relative bargains by comparison.
User avatar
ContiFan
Addicted to Lincolns
 
Posts: 1608
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:50 am

Re: Lincolns and typical value: what would you pay 63 vert?

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:54 pm

autostick wrote:Great new thread Dan. So here is my question, no wrong answer is possible. How much would you pay for this 1963 Lincoln Convertible? This is a real sale so no fair if you already visited the site and know the asking price. Just wondering what most would pay for this vehicle:
Vehicle Description: This classic car is lots of fun. White exterior - teal blue interior. We bought it to restore it - ran out of money MODEL #3Y86N401266 WILLING TO NEGOTIATE.....NEED TO DOWN SIZE!

Unfortunately, I do not know my own market outside of 1966 and 1977!
User avatar
Dan Szwarc
Site Admin
 
Posts: 28484
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2000 12:01 am
Location: Southfield, MI

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby LC67Vert » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:57 pm

As to the value of the '63 convertible that autostick posted above, it may be worth $10K or $20K or even $30K depending on what it needs to make it in to a number 1 or 2 condition car. In number 3 condition it is probably worth $10K to $15K. In number 1 condition the car will probably sell for 35K on the open market. Yes, values are down but just a few weeks ago I saw a very nice '61 convertible sell at auction for $45K in Fort Lauderdale.

Check the link below

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/a ... eCode=FL11
Jeff
1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible
User avatar
LC67Vert
Addicted to Lincolns
 
Posts: 1343
Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:57 pm
Location: Northeast

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby LaZalleTT » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:38 pm

Is you LCC still up for sale or is it sold already?
User avatar
LaZalleTT
Occasional Visitor
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:19 am
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby autostick » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:47 pm

Suicidekid63 wrote:Looks like a new top. If all of that worked, I'd say 15G, unseen.
Suicide wins the prize, but unfortunately not the car. This for sale in Del Mar California for $15,000.00 OBO. If you are interested look at the ad or call 858-344-5304. Unfortunately it is hard to tell the condition from what is posted so far, but she looks pretty good on line.
http://www.oldride.com/classic_cars/775856.html
User avatar
autostick
Addicted to Lincolns
 
Posts: 2485
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:01 am
Location: 1963 Lincoln Continental Sedan

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby Suicidekid63 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:00 am

We bought it to restore it - ran out of money
I didn't see that part, but with this statement thrown into the ad, I'd be damn sure to check it out in person, if possible, before purchasing.
Steven Wecker 1963 Lincoln Continental sedan survivor/ Ermine white w/ Pearl honey beige interior
"Moby"- The Wixom whale / aka: "Pale Rider"
ALWAYS carry a fire extinguisher!!!
User avatar
Suicidekid63
Lincoln-ally Insane
 
Posts: 3085
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:21 pm
Location: Rt.66 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Missouri

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby Dan Szwarc » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:29 am

Suicidekid63 wrote:
We bought it to restore it - ran out of money
With this statement thrown into the ad, I'd be damn sure to check it out in person, if possible, before purchasing.

Agreed. I have a Mercury Marquis Convertible "kit" now that I am 49% into the restoration: the tear down phase. if I were to run out of money or motivation and sell it, the owner would have little more than a disassembled car and several boxes of parts. Not something easily assembled for someone who didn't take it apart!
User avatar
Dan Szwarc
Site Admin
 
Posts: 28484
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2000 12:01 am
Location: Southfield, MI

Re: Lincolns and typical value

Postby autostick » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:13 pm

This could explain why there are no pictures under the hood for this sale.
User avatar
autostick
Addicted to Lincolns
 
Posts: 2485
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:01 am
Location: 1963 Lincoln Continental Sedan

Next

Return to For Sale

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests