How would you price this?

Intragration

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Buddy just bought a mid-'70s Cutlass. Exceptionally nice car. Legit ~40k miles, new paint, super clean interior, 350. "Nicest mid-'70s Cutlass around". Needed a bunch of relatively minor stuff, like water pump, exhaust, so he's got some money into it now. It was running rough and missing severely in a couple situations. I thought it might be the coil. He started it today, oil pressure light came on solid at normal idle. He turned it off immediately. He's so mad at this point, the car's gotta go. It's a GORGEOUS car, should be worth mid-teens, but with potentially a blown motor, what could it possibly bring? He will not put another dollar into it, doesn't even want to look at it. It's a strange scenario. He (and I) are mulling the possibilities. All thoughts and suggestions appreciated.
 

Olds 307 and 403

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Like I said, make sure it actually lost oil pressure, put a gauge on it. Put what needs to get out of it as the asking price plus 10 to 20 percent. I have seen pretty nice mid 70's Cutlass sit forever at 5 grand. A local nice one sold for 3K fairly quickly. They aren't desirable and they never will be, unfortunately.
 

'83Longroof

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Buddy just bought a mid-'70s Cutlass. Exceptionally nice car. Legit ~40k miles, new paint, super clean interior, 350. "Nicest mid-'70s Cutlass around". Needed a bunch of relatively minor stuff, like water pump, exhaust, so he's got some money into it now. It was running rough and missing severely in a couple situations. I thought it might be the coil. He started it today, oil pressure light came on solid at normal idle. He turned it off immediately. He's so mad at this point, the car's gotta go. It's a GORGEOUS car, should be worth mid-teens, but with potentially a blown motor, what could it possibly bring? He will not put another dollar into it, doesn't even want to look at it. It's a strange scenario. He (and I) are mulling the possibilities. All thoughts and suggestions appreciated.
Did you try a compression test? Do you hear any knocking, or see signs of water in the oil. If you haven't it's not time to write the car off yet. What year "mid 70s"
 

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