Info on jbl paragon

Hi, I have been talking with a guy who just got a 1963 jbl paragon. This guy does not know much about hi end audio stuff, neither do I, but I am learning. I am not going to see it untill first week of may. but he wants 3000.00 for it, all the info I have on it is that it is 11 feet long, He said it was in pretty rough shape. I have no idea if it is worth going to take a look at, the only reason I would buy it is to re-sell it. Is it worth 3000 if it is in rough shape? Do people spend money on just the speaker components inside? or does the cabinet make the value? any info would be great Thanks
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IF the components inside it are original, they are worth some money.
The cabinet is only worth what it takes to restore.
It is a 'classic' but first you have to have a buyer... One willing to pay through the nose for a bit of history, rather than the quality of reproduction. At the time it was made, it was pretty cool. Now it is a curioisity.

Some old fart with way more money than brains will want it. But it would have to be perfect, or nearly perfect.
Unless they also restored old cars... Then it might be a steal at $3,000 with original drivers and horns..
PS, if the ORIGINAL speakers work, yes it is worth $3,000.
If the speakers are broken, or missing, no way.
JBL Paragon was JBLs absolute top of the line way back when. In any kind of decent shape they sell for $10K+. As Elizabeth said, if the original components are there,
$3,000 would be a steal regardless of the cabinet shape. If it were me, I'd remove the components and let a cabinet maker rebuild and refinish the cabinet to better than new.
When you put the components back together, you'll have something worth several times what you paid for it.
Thanks for the info, I appreciat it.
"some old fart with way more money than brains" Thank you kindly, Elizabeth. Though, I already have a pair of 4550's. I somehow knew you were reffering to me... HA
People who buy this type of equipment generally only pay top dollar to people who know something about the equipment. Anybody can stumble across something valuable at an estate sale and think they can get the over priced asking price that they see on eBay. Not saying that this could never happen, but collectors tend to be discerning types and if they figure out you don't know the details of what you're selling they will probably look elsewhere or at best lowball you on the price.
With a "FF" F!!!
Sorry Isochronism...I have to say if i HAD a Paragon.. i would certainly love it too.
My first real speakers back in 1965 were JBL with a 15 woofer/the 'bullet' tweeter in JBL cabinets. (they had 6" aluminum legs.. in walnut...)
But if i were BUYING them now.. At $30,000. or so i would take PLENTY of other speakers first.
Like use the $30K and buy a pair of magnepan 20.7s with a pair of Bryston 28B-SST2... ANY DAY over the paragon.
I would like to add to the ideas that 1. The drivers need to be original and clean. In particular the 375 compression driver and it's horn needs to be in very good unaltered shape . 2. Most collectors really think of condition as a very critical matter. If this cabinet is beat up a real collector won't want it. A guy without collector money why may have wanted a Paragon just to hear what they were will not pay much. People that restore them know they can't get nearly as much for "restored compared with original mint". Some things like remagnetizing the driver motors and refreshing caps in the crossovers are acceptable it appears, if not desirable.

BTW I have those same D-130 15 inch extended range woofers and 075 bullet tweeter speakers in the lowboy cabinets , Walnut of course. That combo and the n2400 crossover went together as the "030 speaker package" I believe.
Did you buy it?