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12/8/08 11:59pm - Original Message: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Anyone got time to tinker with This one???

A little wax, some air in da tars, fuel in da tank, and we're OFF!



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12/9/08 12:11am - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

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If ya bought that one, ya'd be off alright.   Dead
 
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12/9/08 4:44am - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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A little frame-off time and it's good to go.  Let me check my calender.Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing

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12/9/08 6:30am - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Anna, TX - USA

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1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary L-82 Close ratio 4-speed, Oyster leather interior, Tilt/Tele, 3.70:1 rear ratio.

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12/9/08 9:42am - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs

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This is the insurance guy in me, some one got either killed or seriously injured in this car. The driver footwell is crushed and the dash buckled. The column went thru someones chest. This was a very high speed crash or a head-on...  IMHO, this should not be on ebay especially with the plates on it.
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12/9/08 1:25pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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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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KeBo,
I was wondering the same thing. How fast was this guy going when he got side swiped?
And did they clean up the blood and guts?
 
 


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12/9/08 3:10pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs

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This was not a side swipe. IMHO (professionally speaking) the driver of this car lost it and the back kicked out while he was driving right next to someone or something going in the opposite direction. I side swipe would not have collapsed the dash and put the column up. That was impact. My gut, the tail kicked and dragged the car into oncoming and he caught one right behind the front wheel on the driver side. If this happened this way this guy never hit the brakes and this was a probable fatal. It looks as if the steering column was cut off at the hub. If you noitice the frame is bent in at the drivers door and the drivers t-arm is buckled out. On a t-bone, that door is off. sight unseen, Id say my theory is dead on about the crash and the driver condition.  The rate of speed had to have been high or if 2 cars going opposite directions are doing 45 and no one hit the brakes, thats 90 mph in the world of Physics 101.KeBo2008-12-09 12:13:05
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12/9/08 11:28pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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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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OMG, that's a total mess (how sad).  Parts car only for sure.Ouch

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12/9/08 11:44pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I'll bet we'll see this car(or at least the VIN from it) at Barrett-Jackson within a year or so...as a fully restored car...

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12/9/08 11:57pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Bladenboro, NC - USA

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1972 conv., sunfire yellow, blk interior, blk vinyl and convertible top. Off frame restoration with American Speed 383 stroker engine producing 500hp plus a 200hp NOS system. MSD ignition. Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust.

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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]I'll bet we'll see this car(or at least the VIN from it) at Barrett-Jackson within a year or so...as a fully restored car... [/QUOTE]

That's probably true Joel but let's hope the bidder is familiar with the Latin term Caveat Emptor..."Let the buyer beware".


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12/10/08 2:19pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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1980 Red T-Top with 42000 miles. No modifications and will probably stay that way.

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I would suspect that the damage on the passenger side behind the door was from the rescue personnel using the "Jaws of Life" to do the extraction of someone in the vehicle. The cut lines seem very straight and purposeful. IMHO

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12/10/08 2:23pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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1980 Red T-Top with 42000 miles. No modifications and will probably stay that way.

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If the car was "written off" by the insurance company the buyer may never be able to afford to get it registered as a road worthy vehicle. There is a real nice Corvette sitting in a guy's commercial shop that was sold as good to go but it had been written off and he can't get it registered. Way too nice to part out but I don't know what else this guy can do.

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12/10/08 2:28pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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Gone, but not forgotten: 1974 Coupe Red, matching numbers, Black Interior, L-48 w/ 4 speed; Current: 1994 Admiral Blue LT-1 coupe, Black Interior Automatic

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12/10/08 2:55pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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And at $2,250, the reserve is not met!  What goes through people's minds?

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12/10/08 4:31pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs

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On the exterior theres nothing usable
On the interior all the main items are bad.  I can just about guarentee this was a hazmat clean out due to body fluids
 
The money is in the motor but whats the motor worth?
The VIN tag aint worth crap. Nor is the detail tags.  Its a base motor small block and you cant clone a Vette
 
If you need a date correct motor and trans, theres no VINs on these yet and I bet if they are good, they have a 6k tag on em and the rest of the car is free..
 
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12/11/08 5:52pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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visalia, CA - USA

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1981 red with silver interior,350(L-81), 350TH, glass t-tops, aluminium rims, 1980 Black/ Black int., 350 GM crate engine/350TH, 1976 black/ saddle int., L-82 w/headers, holly carb, Hypertech ignition

Joined: 10/27/2006
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Hey,  that car is rigtht up the road from me (about 2 hours ) .  I can go check it out for anyone who's interested ?   LOL WinkLOL

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12/11/08 11:28pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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12/12/08 11:29pm - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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You would have to be brain damaged to even consider buying this turd!
 
 
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12/13/08 12:12am - Reply: 'Nice fixer-upper!'
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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, there's 8 bidders with a bad case of "Brain Damage."  I can't believe it......LOL

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