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how much is a parts car worth?

toying with the idea, there seem to be quite a few out there, though the right color combo is tough.

So, for an average condition (body 6.5/ interior 7 or better) and 170k miles (assume all works except for ignition and a/c) what's a fair price. Assume color combo is not one's first choice but that mech. parts are more impt. than body parts.

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Happy New Year, Andrew.

I usually see parts 126s go for about $300 to $500, non-running or running but on its last legs.
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Hey Andrew,this is Andrew.I have payd $500 for my 85 500 sec,palomino interior.Cheers and Happy New Year
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Pulling a car to bits must be a real mission if it is not your trade. My wife would kill me if I suggested our backyard should become an undone 126 jigsaw puzzle. Then their is the time/labour thing involved in the parting work, identifying all those bits, and recognising the still useful stuff from the junk. Yeah, a parts car to me is not worth divorce!.
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Depends on what model it is : coupe or sedan.

If you can pick it up cheap, you can use the bits you need, sell those you don't and at least breakeven or even make a nice return.

There are certain parts that will sell easy : front wings (if they are good), headlamps, instrument cluster, switches, wood, wing mirrors, alloy wheels and even the interior.

Certain other parts are really only worth dismantling for a breaker, like window regulators, suspension components - unless you have someone who is looking for these there and then. Breakers can store these parts forever - but like Shrimpton said, keeping lots of parts / scrap metal ni the garden may cause a few domestics :-)

If you pick up the car for $500 you should easily make that back in parts sales - but also consider the cost of collecting and then scrapping the car once you have finished.

Finally, I think it's the best way of learning about these cars - buy a breaker and take it apart. It's the best manual !

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I am onboard with Talbir and Shrimpton: turning the backyard into a junkyard will not endear me with the wife unit nor the neighbors. I have no desire to pull suspension or transmission components, nor many body parts for that matter. Just, the easy popular stuff Talbir mentions. I can break even in a few months just by not having to buy other people's parts.

It is a great manual. By looking at 89 SE's I learned that sunvisors dropping off their mounts is actually quite common - though not common on G1's.

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That 84 AMG SEC in CA that I looked at still has no takers. He now is asking $1000 for the wheels and giving the car away for free

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/pts/255358232.html
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[QUOTE=andrew_falky]I am onboard with Talbir and Shrimpton: turning the backyard into a junkyard
I was lucky,I left it at my friend backyard.
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