1955 V-8 â€¢ 700 produced (7 Blue Flame Six; 693 with V-8′s) â€¢ values $125K to $350K
1957 Fuelie â€¢ 1,040 produced (RPO-684 HD racing suspension, 51 produced; RPO-579E air box, 43 produced) â€¢ value $250K up on the RPO-684/579E
1958-’62 Fuelies â€¢ RPO 684 + RPO 687 HD brakes + suspension; 884 produced in all 5 years/177 per year â€¢ value $150K up (1958 RPO-684 are very special and more expensive)
1958-’61 Dual Four â€¢ 245 hp and 270 hp â€¢ value $100K up
1963 Fuelie Split Window â€¢ 1,300 prox. produced â€¢ value $100K up
1965 Fuelie â€¢ last year fuelie (771 produced) â€¢ value $100K up
1965 396-425 hp â€¢ first/last year for the 396 (only 2,157 produced) â€¢ value $100K up (M-22 adds $150K to $250K)
1966 427-425 hp â€¢ 5,258 produced â€¢ #2 in top 40 fastest muscle car listÂ â€¢ value $100K up â€¢ 15 M-22 produced (adds $150K to $250K)
1967 435 hp â€¢ 3,754 produced (popular then/popular now) â€¢ colors & documentation is important & rare â€¢ value $150K up
1963-’67 Tanker â€¢ 63 ’63′s produced, 38 ’64′s produced, 41 ’65′s produced, 66 ’66′s produced, 2Â ’67′s produced â€¢ values range $125K up â€¢ ’63′s are hot and just try to find a ’67 (probably $500K to $1 million)
1967 400 hp/air/convt. â€¢ colors & documentation is important â€¢ value $150K up
1968/69 L-89 â€¢ 624 1968′s/390 1969′s produced with aluminum head option â€¢ value $150k up
1968/69 435 hp â€¢ 2,898 (’68) 2,722 (’69) produced â€¢ colors/documentation adds a lot â€¢ values $100K up
1970 LT-1 â€¢ 1,287 produced â€¢ value $60K up
1971 LT-1 â€¢ 1,949 produced â€¢ value $60K up
1972 LT-1 â€¢ 1,741 produced â€¢ value $60K up â€¢ add air and price soars especially convertibles (less than 50)
A) must be the real deal… not fakes or frauds
B) Colors (Black) adds a lot… must be real factory original body/trim tag
C) Original documentation, history, and Bloomington/NCRS show awards adds a lot,br>
D) Original rare options adds a lot (set of Kelsey bolt-on wheels and red stripe tires sold on eBay in ’07 for $33K)
E) Original, unrestored in excellent condition adds a lot.
condition based on #1 or #2
F) Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware). We are adrift in a sea of sharks disguised as mermaids.
G) When it is time to sell… be a smart seller. High-profile events like the Barrett-Jackson and Mecum Muscle Car auctions will get you more money for your car than newspaper and trade publication advertisements. Plan ahead if youâ€™re considering selling your baby: seek good lot numbers (pay a premium if you must) and baby-sit your car during the event to answer questions and show pride in your car â€“ it is a reflection of you, and people simply pay more if they like the seller.
A-E) Equals an overall package and desirables.
Much of information is based on writer’s personal knowledge and prices achieved at high profile public auctions.