Re: [Chrysler300] Fw: Re: 1970 300 Hurst, Vancouver, BC
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Re: [Chrysler300] Fw: Re: 1970 300 Hurst, Vancouver, BC

Hi All, and check the auctions in Jan Mecum and BJ and Russo Steele eta al.  There are some regional auctions in the east that are also pretty big.  I think there are a few crossing the block in Jan (wasn’t specifically looking) and if you sign on as a ‘member’ of their web audience, they'll post the results for you (incluidng 8_10% buyer’s commission paid to the auction house).  You can also use their search features on their sites to go back to earlier auctions over the years for that auction house and get prices on Hursts that have traded.  Not that precise but gives a general direction for pricing in my view.  Have seen a beauty aaking $50 and some 0h-so’s at $15.  
And here’s my fire storm comment.  They came back in ’70 as a marketing play with Hurst.  I personally think they don’t reflect the pedigree of true letter cars.

On Jan 9, 2018, at 9:44 AM, Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I sent the following to Jane Tachuk. Others more familiar than I, particularly with the Hurst, may disagree with my thoughts.


Greetings Jane,

I noted your request for valuation assistance on Leo Vanderbyl's 300 Hurst on our Chrysler 300 Club forum, and will offer a tip or two. I am merely a fellow collector interested in the Chrysler 300 "Letter Cars" in general, and the owner of a 1957 300C.

The 300 Hurst was a low production car at a reported quantity of 485 cars, so it is somewhat rare by collector standards. Yet balancing that is the fact that the collector interest in the 1970 Hurst, as compared to other Chrysler 300s dating from 1955 through 1965, is fairly limited. And this mild interest holds its market value quite in check.

There are certain valuation tools - such as Haggerty Insurance Company - whose advice is best taken with a grain salt. Bear in mind that an insurance company will benefit from over-estimating value because its premiums charged and its profit increase more than proportionally along with a higher agreed value. Therefore Haggerty's online valuation of the 300 Hurst - in a range of $20,000 to $56,400 - should not be taken seriously at all.

It would be more productive and accurate for you to search the internet for the 300 Hurst model cars for sale, noting the conditions and the asking prices of these vehicles. Then, with the understanding that virtually all sellers will be willing to lower their price to meet a buyer, take perhaps 10% to 20% off of the observed prices to establish a reasonable private-party buy/sell true value for the car you have.

My personal estimation is that - depending on the actual quality of your particular vehicle - your car's value could be as little as $5000 for a "fair condition but restorable" car, to perhaps as much as $30,000 or $35,000 if it is in absolutely perfect "concours" condition.

Keith Boonstra
Holland, Michigan
Cell:   616.450.5428

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 10:05 AM, 'Bob Merritt' bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If anyone can assist,
please reply to Jane Tachuk at jtachuk@xxxxxxx
------ Original Message ------
From: "Jane Tachuk" <jtachuk@xxxxxxx>
Sent: 1/5/2018 12:32:38 PM
Subject: 1970 300 Hurst, Vancouver, BC
Hello Bob,
Leo Vanderbyl, who I believe was a member of the Club,(date unknown), passed August 2017.
Left behind is a 1970 300 Hurst, which must go to probate here in BC.
I am hoping that the club may have information about reputable appraisers here in the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area.
I have searched the net with very little success.  Reviews have not been favourable.
Your assistance/guidance would be most appreciated.
Thank you


Posted by: mark love <marklove@xxxxxx>

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