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Old 06-08-2018, 12:53 PM   #1
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‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

Found this driving around today. In this condition what do you think it’s worth? Haven’t driven but it’s a 1 owner with 140k original miles. Owner says it runs fine with minor carb issues.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:23 PM   #2
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Found this driving around today. In this condition what do you think it’s worth? Haven’t driven but it’s a 1 owner with 140k original miles. Owner says it runs fine with minor carb issues.
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It really depends on how much rust it has. You need to check all of the known rust areas and access how much work it is going to need. Could be anywhere from 1k to $3500.

I'm going to move the thread to the pickup forum.....

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Old 06-08-2018, 05:46 PM   #3
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It really depends on how much rust it has. You need to check all of the known rust areas and access how much work it is going to need. Could be anywhere from 1k to $3500.

I'm going to move the thread to the pickup forum.....

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Thanks for the info. Oops. I thought I put it on the truck forum. Sorry.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

Easier to ask you as to what the owner is asking and saying if its worth that.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:26 PM   #5
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

Judging just from the pics alone, I dont see any huge holes in the rockers or around the normal areas. Looks like a LWB but I cant tell for sure. If the title is clean, runs and drives just has carb issues .. again it all depends on the rust involved and how bad you want it. I'm saying $1500-3000. Im not sure Id put more than that in it unless I could actually see it in person. Even then $3500 tops.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:38 PM   #6
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

Looks like the drip rail on the roof is rusty there may be rust in the cab, check above the windshield, alos check inside the cowl and way under the dash as well. Looks nice otherwise.
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

Lets make it a little easier.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:56 PM   #8
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

Thanks everyone. And thanks for the oriented pics. I’m not sure why they rotated on upload and sure how to correct.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:40 PM   #9
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I like that truck and I would probably move in on it.
Here is why....is appears to be very straight and original, which gains big points in my book.
The fact it may have rust is a big factor for sure and worthy of investigation....but if it isn't molested, then it has hope and it certainly has some general value and utility.
Minor to 'reasonable' rust is ok, so long as you aren't out a lot of money.

One thing that I hate seeing on a used, older truck is when every fender has a dent and every bumper is bent and to top it off....then the interior looks like someone was using it store junk....and they want money for that.
Seriously....some people don't actually take 30-45 seconds to clean out their vehicle before taking pics of it....even if they just toss the stuff on the lawn for 5 minutes then refill the cab or box again with the stuff....go figure, lol.
I don't see a lot of dents on that truck...but I see some wear, age and usage....but whoever was driving it looks like they had all their faculties and that probably bodes well for the truck.

If the price is reasonable, and the guys have posted up a good range or probable pricing...then go get it.
The original trucks are harder to find and it might clean up quite nice.

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Old 06-08-2018, 11:06 PM   #10
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

$1,000 if it's rotten with mechanical issues, $4,800 if a pleasant surprise.

If there's 140K on the original block, he may have more than carb issues. The old 8 cyl. were only good for 100Kish. 140K would involve some luck and great maint.

Like already mentioned, it looks used, but not abused. One owner is pretty sweet.
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Unless you can drive it and see what all you have going on, mechanical wise, I would want to be in at 2-2500 tops. If you have to go through brakes, eng, trans, exhaust. and you already know you need a seat cover, you will tally up quickly. Be careful and slow down, make a list of what you see wrong with it and double that cost. Should be a safe number.
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$2500 tops in my book. Take 5 minutes and crawl under it, check out the floors and supports from underneath. Look inside the cab reach down the cab corners and feel for Bando or rust. Wear a glove! If the motor runs great, but its almost 50yrs old so you'll probably end up doing something with that also. As long as you have a vision and your willing to spend time on it, I say buy it and let the fun begin.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:28 AM   #13
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Man o man. This forum is the best. Thank you everyone for your input and guidance. I’m supposed to meet up with the owner tomorrow to check this thing out. But by all means. Keep the post coming. Please.
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

what is the sellers asking price?
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

With all the money you end up pouring into it, the original purchase price is soon forgotten
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With all the money you end up pouring into it, the original purchase price is soon forgotten
No truer words ever spoken. You figure he bought it?
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With all the money you end up pouring into it, the original purchase price is soon forgotten
Yea your right about that... purchase price turns into a drop in the bucket.
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Re: ‘72 c10 deluxe. What’s it worth (urgent)

I'd say $4K less rust repair. If there's $1000 of little rust here and there, you've got a $3500 truck. But it looks a lot rustier than that... if it's got $3500 in rust, you've got a $500 truck.

Rust is expensive. Best thing I ever did was shop until I found a non-rusty truck. It wasn't a short bed, it wasn't a C10, but it was rust-free and I'm glad I went that way now!
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