While this may be a perfectly solid car and a great candidate for a full restoration (assuming it’s rust-free and just needs mechanical work and some freshening up), I couldn’t help but laugh at the downward spiral that the writer follows:
- “1966 Chevelle Malibu needs restored.” Great!
- “Doesn’t run has motor and transmission.” OK, it’s all there, just needs some work.
- “Motor needs put back together.” Hmm, that usually means it’s missing half of its parts, but for the right price it could be worth it.
- “Lost keys, been in storage for 5 years.” Well I guess… Wait, what?
So for $4700 you can have a potentially solid non-running muscle car with a disassembled engine and no keys that’s been sitting in a self-storage unit for a half-decade. When you put it like that, it sounds like a giant money pit. But I’d be willing to bet (someone else’s money) that a couple days worth of work, some fresh gas, new tires, and some hotwiring would turn this pile of parts into a great runner. You just might need to call a locksmith first.