i have a basic 81 camaro coupe. it's pretty much stock interior wise but the original motor was pulled and a big block was put in it. also the automatic tranny was changed to a 3 speed. how do i find out what the car will sell for? how do i get an honest appraisial on this car?

Asked by Dec 30, 2006 at 02:35 PM about the 1981 Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

81 camaro
balck on black
good condition
surface rust in areas such as truck lid but no body rust
interior super clean
original motor pulled and sold
v8 motor now
changed tranny to a 3 speed

2 Answers

435

Hi, This is a very gray area.Now that the car is not stock anymore, even if someone tells you that they can give you an "honest appraisial" it may not all together be true.They could tell you maybe what the car is worth with the modifications that are in place. The bottom line on any car Camaro or otherwise after there have been performance modifications (engine swaps,tranny swaps,you geth the idea).Then it really becomes a buyers market car.The simple way to explain that is what would a person that wants that car with those modifications pay for it. You may find one person that will offer you $5000.00 and another that may offer you twice that amount. And now that the car is not all orignal anymore you really can't start at an appraisial then add the modifications to that.If it were my car I would take the amount that was paid for the car before being modified then add in all the modifications and try to come up with a price that way. I have done that with many Camaros and it works pretty well for the most part.But you need to find a buyer that wants that car with those mods.In many cases dollar for dollar it may even be worth more to a buyer that wants your car as it is then it would be totally stock. I know this may not be much help but once a car has been modified to this point there really is no exact rules or books to give you an exact answer.I would run the car without a price"make offer ad" and see what you come up with.Best part is you don't have to accept an offer you do not think is fair.You may be pleased what someone will pay for a car that he or she wants with those types of mods. If you can provide any other information I might be able to help you a little more. But for now just see what offers you can get you may hit a dollar amount that will more than make your selling it pleasing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

thanks so much. i realize the grey area here but i like the idea of running an ad "make an offer". like you said i dont have to take it but i'll not only be fun bu interesting i think! i'm excited. thanks again

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,740
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,170
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
683 Great Deals out of 44,470 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Challenger
258 Great Deals out of 22,329 listings starting at $7,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
218 Great Deals out of 22,159 listings starting at $3,750
Used Dodge Charger
536 Great Deals out of 28,456 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-150
2,091 Great Deals out of 192,317 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet Impala
547 Great Deals out of 35,508 listings starting at $899
Used BMW 3 Series
1,024 Great Deals out of 31,416 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
15 Great Deals out of 764 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
1,052 Great Deals out of 66,932 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
2,369 listings starting at $22,495
2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 15,786 listings starting at $19,940
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,690 listings starting at $17,550
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 2,466 listings starting at $13,900
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 2,303 listings starting at $11,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.