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Hello all. I live in Ohio and have a chance to purchase a 1965 GT Convertible, with 289 / 4 barrel with air, and a 3 speed manual transmission from a friend. The car is Red with the white top. The owner states that the top has not been up for over 10 years. He purchased it in 1975. He has told me that most of the gauges do not work, the steering wheel is not a ford one, an the drivers door is from a 1968. Overall, its in fair condition, and only gets takin out 1 or 2 times a year, as the current owners are in their 80's. With all this info, he told me to research what the car is worth and give him a price and we can discuss a purchase. I have run the VIN thru Hagerty.com and have their numbers. My big question is how else do I come up with a fair price to offer, and do the nonworking and not original parts play a part in the overall value? I do not want to insult him with a low ball offer, I just want to be fair without breaking the bank. Thank you all for your advice and words of wisdom. It is much appreciated.