How To Determine The Price Of A Muscle Car
Defining the price or value of a collectible car such as a Muscle Car is
easy, it is the highest price that a buyer is willing to pay. Determining
that exact dollar amount is difficult. This guide will help you determine
what price you should expect to pay for (or receive if selling) a muscle car.
1. Printed Price Guides
The first place to look are printed price guides. There are a number of price guides
available at your local bookstore. Unfortunately, traditional price guides such as
Kelley Blue Book
have prices for vehicles newer than 1979. Since we are looking for muscle car values,
we need to look at more specific sources. Here are a few good printed price guides:
- "Standard Guide to Cars & Prices: Prices for Collector Vehicles 1901-1990" by James T. Lenzke/ Ken Buttolph
- "Ultimate Collector Car Price Guide 1900-1990" by the editors of Cars and Parts Magazine.
Both are available at your local bookstore and are usually updated annually. But since
Muscle Cars and other collectible cars usually fluctuate in value, you may prefer
to use several on-line sources.
2. On-Line Price Guides
3. Comparable Vehicles
The other way to value a vehicle is to look at what similar vehicles have sold for.
The best place to look for this type of information is at a national marketplace. Try