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Good day, everyone. I found a 1991 Caprice Classic with a dark red exterior and a red leather interior for $6,500. The car has 61K miles on it and has no problems whatsoever except for the driver window. I know the price is a little high, but this is the only Caprice I could find that isn't in terrible condition, is somewhat near where I live, or has those ugly out of place donk wheels on it.

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Finding the '91-93s in good shape is going to be very hard. $6500 isn't crazy money; even if you overpay by $1000, if you keep the car long enough, you'll amortize it. And you'll save that money not chasing after parts that are impossible to find.

I once overpaid on a vehicle by a grand. It was about the same price as this, and in similar condition. I kept it 6 years. So an extra $150 a year... whatever.
 

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One other thought - transport costs are not inexpensive. Time, money, and fuel should all be considered. Spending more for something locally that you can inspect before buying is well worth it.

I bought my first B-body 5 hours from home, in the dark, in the pouring rain. Don't ever do that. Dumb dumb dumb.
 

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If the rest of the car is as clean as the engine bay I'd say it's worth the extra $. Absolutely look at it in person like sherlock said, I'm sure there are plenty of stories from us here about buying a car in the blind.
 

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That engine compartment is amazing!
How do you manage to keep them so nice?
 

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Have you contacted the seller? That ad says it was posted about a year ago.
Offerup is particularly bad about ads staying up for many years after the item been sold.
 
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Great point 96lt1civi.
That's why I don't even look at offerup anymore. Found way too many shakey looking ads that didn't pass the sniff test.
This beauty may be one of those.
 

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That Caprice looks mint, so I'd still try and contact the seller at least. But there's definitely a chance that it's gone by now.
 

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Offer Up is terrible. Like a 3rd world Craigslist if that is possible. Forget that car.
OfferUp is definitely not a great platform, but I did buy a 95' LT1 and 4L60E combo off OfferUp a few months ago with no issues. you've just go to be diligent and pay attention to when it was posted.
 

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Thank you all for the replies! I will definitely contact the seller and if the car has already been sold, I'll settle for a mid-90s panther platform vehicle (Crown Victoria LX, Grand Marquis, Town Car) since they're actually possible to be found for cheap and in pretty much immaculate condition where I live, unlike a Caprice.
 

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FWIW, A friend of mine that lives several hours away recently asked me to check out a van that was being sold by a local dealer. Pics looked good. Clean shiny engine top like shown here, etc... But when I got there and started crawling under it was a different story. All kinds of rust issues, etc. It was a hard Pass.
 
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