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Old 03-10-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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My parents have a 1988 Southwind, 27,000 miles, hasn't been used in years. Is it worth anything?

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To the right person everything is worth something. My '73 was setting for 10+ years and I paid $300. It was worth it to me. Didn't run, roof leaked but still what I wanted so I paid the big bucks for it, LOL.

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When you say years, how many? Is the brake pedal up and holding? If so, the next thing you will need are batteries. Next, fresh fuel and get it running. Tires and registration are next. Hopefully everything in the house still works. You can always sell it as is and get a couple of thousand for it.
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Just like any mechanical item that has not been used for years,
maintenance and care will show and increase it's value. If it has been left abandoned in a back yard and it's full of field mice, it's going to be hard to sell at any price. If it has been stored properly and is in good running condition maybe in the $4,000-$5,000 range.
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Look at the New Car Prices, Used Car Values, New Car Reviews & Car Buying Guides - NADAguides.com Official Site. It is worth typically low retail, no options, provided it is in decent shape and everything works.

Since it has been setting, you need to check,fluids and change them, battery, replace tires if over 7 years old, check for leaks.

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The first befor anything else; I would check for roof leaks, If the inside is solid, everything else can be repaired.

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