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5/28/08 8:45am - Original Message: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
deuceap610
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Pequannock, NJ - USA

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None yet but looking for a '71 or '72 Roadster, 4spd

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Hey guys,
 
As you can tell from my posts I've been looking for a 71-72 roadster and came across this one : http://www.vettefinders.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/corvette.cardetail/g/3/id/12269/1972-Corvette-for-sale.htm 
 
Can I get your input? Is the price reasonable for what's there? What looks good / bad? What should I be concerned about? Etc.
 
Thank you so much in advance!
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5/28/08 9:51am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Austin, TX - USA

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1972 convertible 350, white with blue interior

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Here is a link to pictures of my 72 #'s matching vert I just purchased in March for comparison.

I paid 26.5 for it.  The main differences that I see is that mine has a few more options - pw's and AC - the AC should be a 10% premium.   
 
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5/28/08 11:41am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

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1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

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seems a little high to me. i would expect a near 30k car to have had the under carrage detailed and the suspension all rebuilt. see some over spray at the top of the doorjamb. i think you could do better.

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5/28/08 12:12pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

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Very nice looking 72 but I'm no expert.  I gonna agree with Bob on the price, I'd take a close look at the frame.  Matt (Mashman) that's an georgous 72 you got there Thumbs%20Up

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5/28/08 12:50pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Tucson, AZ - USA

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1970 White L-46 Air Roadster, 1971 White LT1 Coupe, 1971 Red Auto Air Coupe, 383 stroker, 430 HP, 2002 Millennium Yellow Auto Coupe

Joined: 10/7/2007
Posts: 341
I bought my '70 L-46 for about that price, California car, the underside and suspension is ALL NEW, or rebuildt. The interior and body are not perfect by any means, but the car is very nice. You can do much better, and not have the rust issues this car has, IMO.

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5/28/08 5:34pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

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Man I would highly suggest seeing it in person before paying 30K. You really need to see more. The underside by the trailer arms, the paint, chrome condition to name a few. You can't tell about some stuff by only seeing pics. As I see it, too much $.

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5/28/08 9:23pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Huntsville, AL - USA

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1971 convertible,375 HP 350ci,Muncie 4-speed,Edelbrock aluminum heads and RPM air-gap manifold,HEI distrubiter - old school mechanical tach drive. LOUD side exhaust!

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For almost 28K, the car should be perfect. From what I could see of the frame, it's not perfect. I would definitely want to see it in person, up on a lift. Check the entire frame for rust. Check the body mounts. Check the birdcage. Verify that the numbers actually do match.
 
It looks like a nice car without knowing more about it. If the frame is good (just surface rust), I wouldn't lose sleep paying 25K for it. The best piece of advice is this: don't get too hung up on this car. There are thousands of vert's out there for sale. Make sure it's the right car for you.


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5/29/08 5:38am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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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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IMHO, too much money for the miles, condition and a small block.
The seller will make a nice profit if it sells for anything near that.


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5/29/08 8:11am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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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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My opin, its high by 2000.00 - 3500.00
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5/29/08 9:26am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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goldens bridge, NY - USA

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1972 T-Top 350 auto, matching numbers,Blue, ac

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I've got to agree - underside needs work and price is to high for the condition shown - IMHO
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5/29/08 10:53pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
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I agree with everyone that the price seems a bit on the high side. Although if this is the one for you and you see it in person don't pay full price and remember cash talks when it comes to dealing.Big%20smile

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5/30/08 1:17pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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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

Joined: 5/24/2007
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At Corvette Specialties, we think you should buy a car that needs LOTS of parts.  Wink

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6/2/08 10:01am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Pequannock, NJ - USA

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[QUOTE=VetteSpecialties]At Corvette Specialties, we think you should buy a car that needs LOTS of parts.  Wink

Good luck in your search.
Larry
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Hahaha, I already ordered your catalog before I found this one ;)
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6/3/08 11:22am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Any insight into this one : http://www.usedcorvettesforsale.com/1971-corvette-24011.html 
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6/3/08 6:03pm - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Huntsville, AL - USA

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1971 convertible,375 HP 350ci,Muncie 4-speed,Edelbrock aluminum heads and RPM air-gap manifold,HEI distrubiter - old school mechanical tach drive. LOUD side exhaust!

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Awfully steep for a non-numbers matching car. Interior looks pretty good, but frame and the birdcage are the key to if it's worth it or not.

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6/4/08 9:46am - Reply: 'is this a good deal? input. '72 roadster'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

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[QUOTE=deuceap610]Any insight into this one : http://www.usedcorvettesforsale.com/1971-corvette-24011.html [/QUOTE]
 
I would suggest looking at it in person. Looks to me like it needs quite a lot of work.
 
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