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Old 02-19-2010, 06:09 PM   #15
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Seller called and now has a price. We are far apart. He says a restored 78'28' Ambassador is selling for $14,000 and up. Think his information is outdated. At least he realizes this is an "as found" and not restored. He has lost the keys and I am going to have a locksmith make keys for compartments so I can take a look inside and then get back with him. I assume I can remove the lock from an open compartment and take it to a locksmith. Will that key work the other compartments? Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:16 PM   #16
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A restored 78 could go as high as 14K, but getting an as found to restored will most likely take a lot more then the 14K final value. If you use that math, he should pay you to take it away. The restored value has nothing to do with the current value.

Many of the keys are the same. I was able to get a compartment door key that works for my 75 from Out-of-Doors Mart . If you can find someone in your area with a similar unit, you may be in luck as well.
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A restored 78 could go as high as 14K, but getting an as found to restored will most likely take a lot more then the 14K final value. If you use that math, he should pay you to take it away. The restored value has nothing to do with the current value.
That about says it all. So what is his price?

If this does not work out there are a lot of 70s around. Go lowball and if he doesn't bite wait. 50/50 he will call you back in a couple of months. Maybe by then you will find something better.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:56 PM   #18
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Someone sent me a chart that shows there are four different keys! Yikes. I will check with a locksmith that has been in Savannah for decades. Thanks for the help with "as found" vs renovated. Did not have a proper comeback.
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