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#1 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:17 AM
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I want to buy a 1970 Challenger

I don't know anything about buying an old car.
What do I need to know?

It think 35k is the most I can spend.
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I'd suggest starting with some good old-fashioned restoration guides.
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I'd suggest starting with some good old-fashioned restoration guides.
I kind of want something that is already done, and ready to drive. I don't have much spare time to work/learn DIY.
What should I watch out for?
Also, can this car be my daily driver?
I only work 10 miles from my house, and I have a winter beater?
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Best thing to do is to do a LOT of research. See if there is an old Mopar car club in your area.. if so join it and talk with the people in the club. Also, go to car shows and ask, ask, ask... owners of the car you want at car shows are very friendly and will tell you anything you want to know... what parts are hard to find... what to expect, what to watch out for... they may even know someone that has a car you want to buy.

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It is just like buying any other car. Do your homework and find out what people are selling their cars for and not what they are asking. If you don't know much about cars, then take it to a mechanic and get his opinion. There are independent shops in every town that you can take the car to. How does it drive? Any rattles or vibrations? If you are buying a 70 Challenger as a daily driver, you are paying a premium. But hey, it's your money.

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I would suggest checking out the WIW (what's it worth) section on moparts.com. There are some very knowsgeable people there that know older mopars and their values.
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As said above. Join a Mopar club. Find out the knowledge of club members and check out their cars. Try to find the best factory stock examples. I think right now classic muscle cars are at an all time high of being hacked together. Take your time.
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Here's one in your price range:

1970 dodge challenger R/T

Have fun!
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Originally Posted by Fully_Amazing View Post
I don't know anything about buying an old car.
What do I need to know?

It think 35k is the most I can spend.
You may want to check out For E Bodies Only Mopar Forum theres a lot of information on there and a good spot to get answersfor your questions. Also check out 1970 Dodge Prices, 1970 Dodge Value & 1970 Dodge Specs | NADAguides | NADA Classic 1970 Dodge Car Values It'll give you an idea of what the cars are worth with the different combo's that where available.... If you decide not to use the car as a daily driver you can get specialty insurance from these guys at great rates Hagerty Insurance - Fueling the collector car hobby through insuring and supporting the classics I sell for them on the east coast of Canada! Your more then welcome to PM me if you have any questions as well!

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WOAH!! thanks to all of you!!!
I'm definitely gonna check out these sites.

this is the care I'm looking at, this guy is trying to sell it for 37K

1970 DODGE CHALLENGER For Sale :: AutaBuy.com

That's kind of high
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