70 Coupe Deville Fender Skirts Resale Value

Started by Jhornback, September 02, 2020, 02:14:52 PM

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Jhornback

Hi, I recently bought a 1970 Coupe Deville to fix up and sell. I'm trying to restore it to Hagerty's "fair" condition. I currently have the original fender skirts, but they're too twisted to attach. I've priced a pair of used fender skirts plus matching paint at around $500. Would spending the $500 for new skirts be a good investment for selling the car, or should I save the money and leave them off? I have attached a current picture of the car below.


chrisntam

Iffin' it were me, I wouldn't do the skirts.  Paint (likely) won't be a perfect match and there is add'l work needed - per the picture provided.  Do all the body work / paint work at one time. Tell the new owner you'll take $500 off the price, let him deal with headaches that invariably come with paint matching.

If I were looking to buy the car, I'd want to know what caused the skirt damage and is there more (related and unknown) damage.

I guess you know the wheel covers aren't the ones that came with the car in 1970.  Not sure what year they're from.

Best of luck to you on the sale.

chris.
1970 Deville Convertible 
Dallas, Texas

Jhornback

Quote from: chrisntam on September 02, 2020, 02:52:48 PM
Iffin' it were me, I wouldn't do the skirts.  Paint (likely) won't be a perfect match and there is add'l work needed - per the picture provided.  Do all the body work / paint work at one time. Tell the new owner you'll take $500 off the price, let him deal with headaches that invariably come with paint matching.

If I were looking to buy the car, I'd want to know what caused the skirt damage and is there more (related and unknown) damage.

I guess you know the wheel covers aren't the ones that came with the car in 1970.  Not sure what year they're from.

Best of luck to you on the sale.

chris.

Thanks for the advice. The skirts I have now are not reparable. I found a pair of used replacement skirts for $175. Would it help with the sale if I bought the unpainted skirts, or should I just not bother and have the buyer track down the replacement skirts themselves?

35-709

My opinion, buy the skirts to include with the sale.  Most would rather have a complete car and you would be saving your buyer the task of finding the skirts.  I would certainly want them even if they had to be painted.
1935 Cadillac Sedan resto-mod "Big Red"
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod - Sold
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

The Tassie Devil(le)

A car that was built for Skirts really needs Skirts to fill the odd fender pressings at front and rear.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Cape Cod Fleetwood

Eh, get the skirts while you can.
Also check Jeff Burland and John Abend to see what they have in stock.
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Barry M Wheeler #2189

Since the car has obviously been repainted recently, (primer under skirt area when it should be body color) I would take the skirts to Maaco and see how close a match they can make. It will make the car look "complete" and I really wouldn't worry too much about a "match" as it's been painted recently anyway. I'd also check with a paintless dent repair guy and see how much he thinks he can do for the big dent. Good luck.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville

76eldo

Any good body shop can scan your paint and match the color.
Not sure if that’s a Maaco type thing.
Brian Rachlin
Huntingdon Valley, Pa
CLC # 22443
I prefer email's not PM's rachlin@comcast.net

1960 62 Series Conv with Factory Tri Power
1970 DeVille Conv
1970 Eldo
1970 Caribu (?) "The Cadmino"
1973 Eldorado Conv Pace Car
1976 Eldorado Conv
1980 Eldorado H & E Conv
1993 Allante with Hardtop (X2)
2008 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 XT
1956 Thunderbird
1966 Olds Toronado

Barry M Wheeler #2189

Brian, I had Maaco match (pretty well) my bumper fillers on my 1979 Fleetwood. As this gentleman was wanting to do things inexpensively, I thought about them probably being the 21st Century Earl Schibe.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


1981 Cadillac Seville
1991 Cadillac Seville

cadillacmike68

The wheel covers look like they are from a 1966-67 model.
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike

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