View Full Version : Priced right SC?

01-15-2010, 12:09 PM
What do you guys think about this car? It's the color I 'm looking for and it's a manual, looks clean but he is asking $4500 which was about $1000 more than I was looking to spend. I haven't been on the boards in a while so I 'm not sure what nice SC's are going for nowadays. The car is an 89 and has 109,000 miles and claims it has been garage kept.

Also, how can I tell if this SC has the weaker crank?

01-15-2010, 12:12 PM
some interior pics

01-15-2010, 12:30 PM
If it had crank issues you would the prior owner would have known about it by now. The duracast cranks are so rare and so early it should be a non issue at this point. Look at th production date if its early 88 then Id be worried a little but chances are you dont have to worry about it. Looks clean you can probably talk it down to 4g. Seats are nice and the paint look ok from the pictures if its rust free you will be far ahead of the game. Then most people spending 1500 on one with those issues.

01-15-2010, 12:49 PM

Nice looking SC inside and out. Has he done any other work to it? HG's? Frontend, bushings, etc.. Even with low mileage those might be worn. But the mechanical is the easy stuff, the paint and interior looks good.

You could always make him an offer and see. Good luck.


01-15-2010, 01:58 PM
looks real nice. I'd offer him 3500 and see where it goes. Or 3 and see if you can get him around what u want to spend.

If it was what I was really lookin for I would prolly pay that for a super clean unmolested SC, as long as it wasn't wrecked.

01-15-2010, 06:16 PM
ricardoa1- thanks for the crank info, I'll look at the build tag when I get there. It is a florida car so it "shouldn't " have any rust.

Flip- not sure but I'll find out.

BLOWN38- I think I'm going to offer him $3500 and see if he bites.

01-15-2010, 09:00 PM
i would start at $3000 and maybe work your way up to $3500 if need be.

although it isnt all original, as long as there's no rust, no accidents and its clean in and out, i would say its worth about $3000-3500

01-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Good luck! If you get it maybe I can check it out one winter. My Dad has a house in englewood, I'm usually down there once a year.

01-15-2010, 10:38 PM
Good luck! If you get it maybe I can check it out one winter. My Dad has a house in englewood, I'm usually down there once a year.

My dad also lives in Englewood, I lived there for several years and graduated high school there. Next time you are down we'll grab lunch.

01-16-2010, 10:03 AM
It looks to be a very clean well maintained car. What is it worth.... that is up to you the buyer? The number of clean, rust free, unmolested cars is getting somewhat sparse. If you really want the car, then start low and work your way up. I'd say if it is as nice as it looks to be in the photos between $3500-$3800 would be a fair price.

Keep in mind that all Florida cars are not rust free. If they resided beachside, the undercarriage may in rough condition or they could be northern transplants.

Good luck and let us know how it works out.


01-16-2010, 11:20 AM
Hi Guys! Good cleaan rust free 89 are becoming a thing of the past. Either on this site or the other one a survey said that the 89 was the best year of all of the 89-95 SC's. Of course, thats just opinions but I like to think that I hang out with some pretty knowlegeable people. If you like the car and it meets your expectations, BUY IT. Price only means how much you can afford to pay. As far as actual value, go to NADA Classic car value guide and price one. It shows average "clean retail" at $5800.. No, not a typo. $5800.
My last 89 had 123K on it, very clean etc - sold it to my grandson for $4500, who totaled it 8 days later and the insurance adjuster didnt bat an eye when he wrote a check for $5800, no haggling at all. Yes, it was nice, equipped the same as this one but black exterior. If you are going to drive the value out of it, I dont think you can get hurt.

01-16-2010, 04:35 PM
off topic

01-16-2010, 07:46 PM
off topic

01-22-2010, 06:07 PM
Back on Topic, what ended up with this? Did you get it?

01-22-2010, 08:05 PM
this makes me glad i paid what i did for mine...i say if it speaks to you then get it....

01-23-2010, 03:53 AM
the 35th anny sc with 60k on the clock sold for 1500 at barrett jackson.