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Might have to sell my 930?

My quest for a cushy stateside assignment is going no where, looks like an overseas move for me. Undecided as to whether I'd try and ship my car, mostly depends on where I'm going. My last attempt at military auto shipping resulted in a total loss (long story). Hoping to get a little insight into the approximate current market value of my car, in the event I have to sell it this spring.

'76 930 (U.S. spec)
Fresh motor (Andial)
Fresh Trans (Pat Williams)
Recent glass-out, Bare-metal, show quality refinish (black)
8x15 & 9x15 (RSR) Fuchs, new AVS intermediates
Fresh brakes ("S" Cal. W/S.S. pistons and C/K pads)
Full GHL system

Any ideas what this car should bring in spring? Hate to see it go, but some of my O/S options just aren't conducive to keeping it.

Oh, also, if Hawaii is my destination, any thoughts on 930 suitability? Never been there. (Sorry, should have elaborated. The U.S. Military considers Hawaii [along with Alaska] an overseas move)


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Beautiful car.

I can help you with the Hawaii thing: Its will be perfect. There are a few good P-car shops on Oahu IIRC and the weather is perfect all the time.

Distances are short and once you see some of the driving roads out there youll kick yourself for not taking the beast.
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damn, that would hurt to sell that car.
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Just to let you know, Hawaii has been a state since 1959.

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Too nice... I would ship it. I did it several times all over the world for very reasonable cost. Last year, I shipped a new BMW to Honk Kong for $1700 including insurance for the full cost of the vehicle.
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Nice looking car!

I don't know what you'd get for it, but I do know that you won't get what the car is really worth. I'd try to keep it!
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I just came from duty in Hawaii and you will beat yourself with a spoon if you don't take your P-Car. The traffic on H1 sucks ass but H3 during weekends is a nice drive and you can sometimes hit 100 or more...uh, or so I heard. The Pali or LikeLike is cool too. I used to drive the Kalanianiole Hwy around until Kailua and then H3 back to Hono. Nice little drive. Twisties, scenery and "high speed" stretch.

Fuel there is a good bit more than mainland. But, you won't use as much.

Have fun and "bruddah, try get you one kine cool rides eh?"
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Aloha

You'll be running with all the Magnum wannabe in Hawaii with that ride. Nice car. Even if you decide not to ship it, you should keep it since eventually you'll be out of the service.
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I have vacationed in Maui and would have loved to have had my car there.

I recently shipped a boat to Sweden and was in line behind four or five folks shipping cars offshore.

Find a shipping company that ships RORO (roll on, roll off). You'll have to coordinate with a freight forwarder who will process all of the paperwork for about $100. Then they will connect you with a shipping company. You drive to the forwarder and pick up the papers. Then you drive to the port and drop off the car. It sits in a parking lot with dozens of other cars and gets put on the next boat out. In my case it was a weekly boat so it sat for a few days.

Generally they all run with early morning to late afternoon hours. I found that it was typically 7AM to 3PM.

If you work with a freight forwarder you will not need an advance appointment and can drive up with short notice (as long as it's Mon thru Fri). If you handle the paperwork yourself then you'll need a specific appointment with the carrier.

I don't know the conditions once the car is inside the ship or what sort of insurance you would need for a vehicle like yours.

Once you get to the port you'll be amazed. Everything is huge. It's like a scene out of Star Wars.

I took a vacation day from work and including the 6 hour round trip drive to the port I left in the early AM and did not get home until late. A lot of waiting once at the port.

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i'll buy it - US$15,000, including shipping/taxes.

seriously, it looks great.
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$15,000 US wouldn't even cover the new motor from Andial

I'll go $16,000 US. I'll fly out to Vegas meet you at the Mandolin Bay Casino.
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keep it, or one of us would be glad to keep it for you stateside until you get back. You know, keep it on jackstand, covered and dry, let it down once a month, start it up, drive it to Alice's on 84/35, wind it out, and take it back. Hell, I'll even spring for the gas.
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If you're transplanted to Hawaii, although the drives are beautiful on any of the islands, you'll find little opportunity for taking her up to speed, except for very short burts, maybe. The big island may be an exception, it's wide open.

Side note: I just shipped a car of similar weight, fully insured for $950 with Matson. As I understand it, all cars essentially ship on their vessels regardless of which middleman you go with. Dropped it off at Long Beach harbor which is probably where your's will embark from. It took less than 30 minutes to check the car in and catch a cab back to mass transit station.

Hey, maybe lease it to a caring person [like me ] while you're away, write a contract and put a mileage limitation on it, and have it back when you return.
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Yeah, HI would be fun in a 911, but watch out for RUST...
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Nice car.

I'd estimate value between $25,000 - $35,000. How many miles on clock (I know the motor and paint are new...)? How's the leather?
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Thanks for all the replies, the car has 66,000 on the odometer, and a very clean original leather interior with the exception of a newly recovered leather dash and rear shelf (Original Fit in OR. did a great job!). My next project if I ship the car will be a new carpet kit to bring the interior up to the standard of the exterior.
As to Hawaii, the likelihood is somewhat remote; Central America, Asia or Europe (in that order) are much more likely, explaining my reluctance to ship. Also, my last two car shipments went very badly. One a total loss; shipping company dropped a 50K pound shipboard container on it and paid me half what it was worth. The other, a 944, that showed up with 150+ more miles on it than it had at drop-off. Not pleasant memories!
Thanks again for the replies


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