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Value of a Green Diamond 214

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I've got a Green Diamond 214 that supposedly ran when it was parked in a shed 14 years ago. I've got spark, but even with squirting a little gas/starting fluid into carb, I still can't get it to fire. Anyway, I'm planning on pulling it and putting in a newer engine, like a 327 or 350 that I can hot rod. Here's my dilemma. I'd like to get the 214 started so I can get a little more for it when I sell it. My question is, and I realize that this is a huge opinion type question, but what kind of money should I expect to get for a running 214 versus a non-running 214? I didn't really see anything on Ebay that gave me much help. Again, I'm hoping for some educated guesses with maybe a little experience to fall back on. Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.

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 I would take it to keep away from china and add to shelf inventory

those of us that would keep /want original  are your limited market

scrap to a few $100  running possibly 2x to right buyer,  then unless up the street there is freight 2x what it is worth

whole trucks  are scrap to $500       paid 10x scrap at that time $300 and drove home

I would not want it started if setting that long with out a complete pre trip done.

see if you get any local bites and offer both ways,buyer owns new parts  as you could spend  $50-$300 and not sell

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Thanks for the quick response mmi. I've got an old timer coming this weekend to work on getting it started. He knows alot more about these engines than I do. You're right, though, it is a limited market. From what I've seen on the internet, folks will pay decent money, but you have to find the right buyer. thanks again for your help. Most appreciated.

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I had 1 given to me that was a runner I have bought them not running for 50-75 dollars I don,t think I ever paid more than 250 for one. It seems like every body wants to go the sbc route

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Yeah, I saw where one went for $2500 on Ebay, but looked to be fully restored. I wouldn't want to put that kind of money into a gamble. The old timers who want to restore these to original are getting to be fewer and fewer I think. More guys like me who want to hear the pipes cackle and horses run. :)

 

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