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  • 007Cruiser
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    You can put more up here. The limit is three thumbnails per post.

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  • ispy85
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    Finally got my car posted here. Only able to post three photos. Can anyone suggest a good place to
    post all of my photos? Anywhere, here is the link:

    https://www.thunderbirdnest.com/foru...ster-0004-1000

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  • Frank Dreano
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    I always tell people when looking at these cars to make sure the shift center console gear indication lights work "PRND5-D1" when the dash light switch is turned on and the dash dimmer thumbwheel is turned up.

    If not the FEM (Front Electronics Module) most likely has a VERY common, troublesome-to-fix failure where the dash gauge lights also do not work.

    Be sure in your ad to show a pic with the shift console lights on in the dark..it will put knowledgeable, potential buyers at ease about the issue. The FEMs can have other issues (power steering, etc.) but this is the most common one.
    shifter_console_lights.jpg
    Last edited by Frank Dreano; Sep 22, 2020, 07:52 AM.

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  • ispy85
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    Timing is everything! Hope to get a posting up soon.

    Thanks again!

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  • 5bird7
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    Originally posted by BillyL View Post
    I also drive a PCR bird. I would value the cars at $13,500 to $15,500 depending on condition. A lot also depends on location. I would start by advertising here on the TBN forum and there is a Facebook site for retro birds. Just be patient, there are buyers out there, you just have to find the right one. Sorry to hear your need to sell your bird, good luck.
    I believe I saw someone post they wanted a PCR a week or so ago on fb and were claiming they couldn't find any of the limited editions for sale.

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  • BillyL
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    I also drive a PCR bird. I would value the cars at $13,500 to $15,500 depending on condition. A lot also depends on location. I would start by advertising here on the TBN forum and there is a Facebook site for retro birds. Just be patient, there are buyers out there, you just have to find the right one. Sorry to hear your need to sell your bird, good luck.

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  • BLACK BEAUTY
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    I bought Black Beauty off of Craigslist. We both had to drive over 200 miles to do the deal. I paid about 14K and she had 40K on the clock...that was 9 years ago..now have 110K good buy!

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  • Frank Dreano
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    I've also sold cars on Craiglist in a short period for very good money...

    Just a word of caution, unlike some of the other venues, Craiglist sales often result in a face-to-face meetup with the buyer. Folks have been ripped off, hurt and worse during some of these transactions. There are some bad people out there.

    I know one Craiglist seller that will only do business in the parking lot of his local police station - a bit paranoid ? But he's never had a problem.

    Don't know about Facebook (or Twitter, or Instagram, or Tik-Tok, etc), never had an account there and never will...

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  • BirdsAndBugs
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    Well it's already been said, but a fair and realistic price is the key. I see many 02-05 Thunderbirds on eBay and Gateway Classic Cars but most just languish there. I agree there is a tendancy for owners of our cars to overvalue them.

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  • Brad
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    1. Price
    2. Price
    3. Price

    Post it anywhere you can for free. In Chicago craigslist is very popular. 2 weeks ago I sold a car in 14 hours posted on CL. They charge $5 now. Lots of cars are sold on Facebook. I've bought and sold cars right here on TBN too.

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  • ispy85
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    All great suggestions! Sounds like I've got a little work to do, but it can help result in a better sale.
    Thanks, folks!

    -iSpy

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  • Frank Dreano
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    The "cleaner" the car the easier the sale, it goes without saying...even simple things like clouded headlight enclosures, faded front and rear TBird emblems and rock dings can bring the "look" down. Its just a few bucks to fix such things and it can make a big difference in the curb appeal..

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  • EllisonCal
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    I agree with everything said above, and especially the new tires. It is amazing how people react when they don't have to buy a set of 235/55-17s which you can buy for very little. You will easily get back the price in your sale. And detail the heck of the car, get some RaggTopp cleaner and there is a recipe that also uses a small amount of bleach, used a few times on my Sand Tops and it works well.

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  • Frank Dreano
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    Originally posted by 11TH GEN View Post
    I sell a few cars a year and from experience have learned that the ad has to capture a potential buyers attention. 1. plenty of high quality pictures, under the hood, interior and several angles. 2. words matter. like, clean carfax, service records, no disappointment, just serviced, ( if accurate, brand new battery, brakes, new tires with warranty,) can't tell you how many cars I have spent $600 or so on tires and a battery, even hanging pads and bringing attention to it has gotten me at least another $1K for the car. Most people don't expect that stuff on a used car but when it's done they will pay a premium for it. Anyway, works for me, Good luck with your sale.
    And if you can add a video, so much the better !
    Here is the eBay video that sold my 1967 Chevelle SS-396:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWVX...ature=youtu.be

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  • 11TH GEN
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    I sell a few cars a year and from experience have learned that the ad has to capture a potential buyers attention. 1. plenty of high quality pictures, under the hood, interior and several angles. 2. words matter. like, clean carfax, service records, no disappointment, just serviced, ( if accurate, brand new battery, brakes, new tires with warranty,) can't tell you how many cars I have spent $600 or so on tires and a battery, even hanging pads and bringing attention to it has gotten me at least another $1K for the car. Most people don't expect that stuff on a used car but when it's done they will pay a premium for it. Anyway, works for me, Good luck with your sale.

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