I have a 1972 Chevy Chevelle SS. It's in need of restoration. It only has 60,000 miles on it. One owner...he bought it new.

Asked by Dec 05, 2013 at 11:43 PM about the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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One owner. Low mileage, 60,000. Needs some work. All original. Bench seats. Engine is
original. Want to know the value. Also would like to know the cost of restoring.

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...well hot damn...we got us a real sleeper~ you are going to have to take 'er to body shops to see which one knows what the hell is going on~ $20,000 would no surprise me~

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after a while grampa couldn't see properly and scraped the awning with the side of the car...bustin' out one of the side markers...this kinda thing?~

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I agree with judge_roy. And if restored correctly it will be a beautiful car to cruise around in.

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You can spend between $20,000 to $100,000 depending on the type of restoration you want to get into. Farmed out labor will be the biggest cost. Paint may be the second most expensive, for a great but not showroom quality, around 10 grand on paint. I suggest a body off restoration, powder coating the frame, replacing all the gas and electrical and break lines with the new better ones. Saves a lot of headaches down the road. All gaskets, bushings and bearings should be new, make sure the suspension is solid and not rusted out. Have the motor and transmission gone through, you may need to bore out 0.010 on the cylinders, complete head rework, new carb, or go after market on that and intake. If originality is your goal, have the intake cleaned and painted like the engine in Chevy orange of black. You can put new parts in the alternator, and have the A/C pump rebuilt to keep the originality. Change out all the wiring, and go transistorized points. If you want to sell it, keep it as original as possible, as it will being the best for the investment. Good find, stay positive, and have fun.

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good advise 'carson, you've done this more than once...for me it was just the "cool" look of the oldies...little did I realize the carriage to frame mounts had gone bad making this $1600+ rebuilding of the engine with hardened seals a waste of time...not to mention they absolutely would not paint it the original engine color....sea of disappointment...this '61 Oldsmobubble~ still looked cool and would go just as fast as you could stand~ but attached to a sponge~...not attached~

"farmed out"...dude your Iowa is still showin'~

painted an exciting "Tan" with stripes and original wheels...even in this state looks deadly~

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Love it, no matter what state I'm in. .

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Hello my name is Ricky I had a 72 chevelle ss but got married and had to sell it and since then I've been looking for another 72 chevelle ss and out of curiosity I was wondering if you'd be interested in selling this chevelle. I have been looking for over 32 years for one and just happened to see this post so thought I'd ask you, since I had to sell mine every time I see one I get sick to my stomach about selling mine just because my wife said you have to sell it I'm pregnant and that's not a family car lol I should have sold my wife but anyway let me know thanks and God Bless

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