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3/8/08 12:56pm - Original Message: 'C2 I am considering'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

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I inspected a 66 coupe today. It is a non original engine car, currently has a 350 4-bolt out of a 75 Chevy truck. It has a M20 Muncie that is original to the car. The frame is good but the trailing arms have "bubba-rigged" shims installed. They need immediate attention.

The body is solid except for glass damage on the front valance and RH blinker housing, The paint is presentable but has some bubbles. It is a twenty-footer. The windshield frame looks good.The interior is decent and it has Vintage Air A/C, currently missing the compressor and the hoses have been left uncapped. All the window glass is in good shape.

The engine cranks and the cars runs, but poorly. The car has been stored for six years. I am thinking they cranked it with bad gas and the system is contaminated. The transmission shifts well and the clutch feels solid. The brake calipers look to have been replaced recently.

I spent two hours looking the car over. I am pretty confident it can make a great car with some TLC.

I won't reveal what I intend to bid but I would like your opinion. The car is a good driver, as is, once the fuel system has been decontaminated. What do you guys think. What would you be willing to pay for the car.

Scott
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3/8/08 1:03pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

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scott - any pictures ?

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3/8/08 1:05pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Somewhere in the $20 - $25K range if that suits your pocketbook.....

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3/8/08 1:23pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Sorry Clint...no pictures.

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3/8/08 1:45pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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steering box & linkage ? brakes and brake lines ? master cylinder ? carb & ignition ?  sounds like it is going to need some work and additional investment. 20 to 25 sounds like a start ... depending on his perspective... he may be looking for more. I've seen some real junk go in this price range because it is a 66 or 67. Being NOM and in need of work, 25 may take it.  
 
you can also chk prior c2 sales and opinions over in corvette forum (C1 C2)
 
Good Luck in your quest. There are a lot of C2's out there so be patient. Also 64 is the best value for price right now in C2. 


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3/8/08 2:03pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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Thanks Clint. I have looked at some real junk that was priced in the high 20s. This car would be an excellent buy at 20. I don't think I would go 25K. I have looked at dozens of C2s over the last 24 months. This one needs a little more work than I would like but I am, after all, looking for a "driver". I don't need a trailer queen or show car. We''ll see where the price goes. Thanks for your input.
Scott
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3/8/08 2:10pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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DRIVE IT !!! that's the only way.

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3/9/08 1:08am - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Lucky Dawg! Big%20smile  I think Tux's ballpark prices listed above would be a fair price (I hate to admit that he's rightLOL).  If it all works out and you get the car, later on down the road you might be able to find an engine that could actually have gone in that car. Wink  I hope I said that right.....Confused

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3/9/08 10:33am - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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I'd agree with Tux.
Offer him $20K.


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3/13/08 11:41am - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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May be the one Scott. I know you've been wanting one for a long time. How does the gas look, smell? Your probably right. Maybe only reason it runs bad. 20K I think would be a good start. Keep us posted.

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3/13/08 4:53pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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I will make my offer tomorrow at noon. Seven other people have expressed interest. I will probably not get this one because I am not going over 21K. The other perspective buyers are not Vette guys. I have spoken to them. In their minds this is probably a 45K car. They did not even know what trailing arms were. They did not know what "matching numbers" meant. This will work against me. One had mentioned that he went to the NADA site and the car had a high retail value of 99K. He figures he can snatch it for 40K, invest an additional 15K, and still make a boat load of money. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

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3/13/08 5:15pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Good luck Bro. There's always hope.Thumbs%20Up

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3/13/08 9:21pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Well, shoot Cowboy....I was wondering what's goin' on with the C2 bidding.Confused  I'm still hoping you win the bid.Wink  Don't be shy to let us know how it all comes out!Big%20smile
 
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3/14/08 7:00am - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Horse Cave, KY - USA

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1968 convertible; 1980 L-82

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I would not pay $20K for a non-original '66, but then, I'm not looking for a C2.  What's the seller asking?
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3/14/08 12:21pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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Well, the bids were opened and the car sold for $24,500. I went up to 21K. This, by the way, was a Court ordered bankruptcy sale.I am happy with my decision. Thanks to all that provided guidance and opinions. My search continues.

Scott


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3/14/08 1:01pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Irving, TX - USA

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Oh well Scott, that SUCKS BIG TIME...........but, look at it this way........there is a C2 FOR YOU in the near future!Wink

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3/14/08 1:02pm - Reply: 'C2 I am considering'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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Hey Scott,
   Too bad that did'nt work out. Good that you did'nt get sucked in to paying too much.
                                                                          


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