Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Baker River Valley, NH
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It's a tough crowd you'll be marketing this to. You want to attract the folks willing to pay top dollar to look at your vehicle... They aren't looking for a daily driver condition car.
Take your pictures in the daylight with the sun at your back. The picture you took under the bonnet shows the car is one one of the less common SS colors. Dark Cherry Metallic. It looks like the very common BLACK in all the pictures but that one because you took the pictures in a very very shaded location.
Take EVERYTHING out of the interior, blankets, shoes, etc before you snap pictures so you can showcase the flawless interior. You may want to detail it so it looks and smells pristine before potential buyers come to look at it.
I'm not trying to be nasty here. This one took me out of the running. Smoking cuts your target audience way way way down and there's nothing you can do but be up-front about it. My brother no longer smokes in his cars because it cost him $ on the last trade-in value... The crumpled pack of smokes tells me you smoked in the car. You can clean it so other smokers can't tell but... YOU WILL NEVER GET THAT SMELL OUT OF A CAR. A NON-Smoker can smell it. Count on it. That's just the way it is. F-Breeze vent clips ain't gonna do it. I can still tell my grandfather smoked in my pickup when he owned it... even after 20 years I catch whiffs of his White Owls. I put in new vinyl floor covering, headliner, Dash, Heater box, Ductwork, and seat along with a serious bath for all the hard plastic parts and interior metal. A good hot day brings out the Cigar smoke... LOL. The best you can do is just be up-front and honest about it with someone who asks. If they come to look anyway they'll appreciate your honesty.
The aftermarket 20's will be an immediate turn-off to anyone looking for originality. They will cost you dollars. If you don't have decent tires on the SS wheels at least take individual pictures of them so folks can see what the condition is. Yes they can buy brand new SS wheels but you're trying to get top $ and anyone that doesn't see the originals will factor replacements into their offer.
The clearcoat is peeling on the rear bumper and you don't have pictures of the roof or the top of the bonnet so folks are going to wonder about paint condition on a mid 90's GM vehicle. You have close to zero pictures of the outside of the car and you need em to sell it for top $. You need a LH, RH, Roof, Boot Lid, Bonnet, and the open Boot with nothing of yours inside... You may also want to clean up the underside of the bonnet and blow the leaves off the heater intake grille so it looks real pretty too.
2009 Impala SS
"Speed never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you." Jeremy Clarkson
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