I've had this car on here for almost a month and nobody is talking to me. Please tell me so I can fix my problem, if it's no title, I'll find a junk block and title it accordingly.
Wes I have been looking at the car and it is within my price range title is an issue but more than that is the distance 800+ miles one way just too far to fetch it home. My wife says it is a conspiracy against selling a "T" to someone in Florida unless it is top dollar and fully restored.
I'm afraid you may have to take a beating on the price. I don't think you're asking an unreasonable amount, but you may have to come down a bit or OBO it to move it. Maybe the dead mag is driving some folks away. Perhaps a Hemmings ad would reach some possible customers within a handy distance.
Thanks for saying it Steve because I wasn't going to suggest that but it's my gut feeling. I've bought 2 Touring's locally for slightly less than that. In fact the second one was about $1000.00 cheaper and in much better shape. Titled, Mag OK, top, interior, paint & body excellent. Could have driven it the 35 miles back home. Got 5 figures when I sold it on. There's too many free sites to advertize on for me to resort to Hemming's personally. This Forum, Craig's List, Oldrides.com and others. Don't drop your price right off but be ready to haggle and spread it around on a few other sites to see what happens. It's a nice car. It'll sell.
Ive sold many a car. No insult intended, but if thou are selling a car, make it the best representation of a basic T as you can. If it was mine, I would repaint the wheels black. The wheels look orange and not appealing to a typical buyer. Remove the warning sign on the back. It sends out a signal that Ts are slow, and unsafe unless you have a giant sign on the back. Take pictures of the top up and down. Also, put or best offer in your price. Buyers like to dicker and feel like they got a good deal. Remember put your particular taste aside, and get back to the basics.
Here's a bit of info that's going to sound nuts but "experience talkin' here". The only bits of personal info you want to give to any of these sites are: 1, your correct e-mail address and 2, the town your located in. Misspell or alter your name address and phone number. You can only be reached by e-mail this way, searches by rats & bums will do no good for them and you can make your determination on wether to contact the person or not. A determined buyer will usually give you a call back phone #. I started doing this after I got a call from some Indian accented person asking about a car where the site stated "contact be e-mail only". I questioned him about this and he said he got my # off the web. If the info's wrong no one can do that. His #, and area code (on my cell), was from the Caman Islands!
Why isn't the car titled? That would scare me away from any car. I would never buy a car without a title. If it's so easy to get one, why don't you get it titled then sell it?
I have two cars here I can't get titles for now. One is 64 VW Karman Ghia and the other an old Subaru. I'll part the Subaru but the Ghia is worth fixing.
Wes - I would slap some black paint on those spokes. Do what you need to do to get a title. And lower the price to a negotiable $6500.
Looks like a fun driver or a great car for someone who wants to get into the hobby.
I've been dealing with California DMV for close to 60 years. I used to be able to figure out ways to get past uneducated, uncaring, unfriendly dictator wannabees. At this point, after all the big boys like Coddington, etc. brought the old car issue to the forefront with their blatant registration irregularities, I no longer want to try to get a title for any untitled vehicle. Just flat out too much hassle. By the way, rumor has it that the state is reviewing registrations made by private "titling" firms and revoking some "less than proper" registrations.
I am not in the T market but the two things that would make me balk would be dead Mag and no title. Illinois, like many states, are tightening the belt on non-title cars to stop thefts and flipping. So, if you can- get a title and see if you can get that mag to produce something if it in the car. Decent enough touring car for a driver or resto.
I wouldn't mind the dead mag, I could fix it or drive it on battery or get a distributor.
Without a title I would be dead in the driveway.
I had a T for about 10 years that I drove with plates from my other T.
I sold it to a guy in Nevada that did the same thing.
Now the car is in Mexico.
No title = no sale.
I can attest to the fact that sometimes it's an issue even WITH the title. Just make sure the title is as clean as possible with no stipulations on it that will complicate getting the correct plates for it to display. Don't count on DMV to either be helpful or knowledgeable either. But, persistence pays off. Don't take 'no' from them and keep going up the ladder of their bureaucracy until you get someone who is willing to resolve the issue.