Vette(s): None yet but looking for a '71 or '72 Roadster, 4spd
I came across this '71 roadster that I'm interested in finding out more about. #s matching, not original paint (originally bronze.) The top in the picture is the hard-top which has been primered (it also comes with a black soft-top.) They're asking 16.5 for it. Please let me know what you think, what I should be concerned about, etc.
Vette(s): 1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior
Does the a/c work? The brakes work...do they stop the car in a straight line? Does anything leak from the engine and transmission?
It says the frame is solid...what about the birdcage? That's major headaches if it's not solid. Are the rivets showing through the nose of the car which is also a real pain to repair.
A good paint job is going to run upwards of $10k...maybe more or less depending on how much prep is needed. That will have to be added to the asking price to even make a wild guess at what you would have to ultimately invest in the car.
I'm not saying the car is or isn't worth the asking price of $16,500, but the ad leaves as many questions as answers. There could be no issues at all beyond needing paint, but it's what isn't being said that would concern me.
A chrome bumper C3 convertible with the hardtop and soft top is certainly worth looking at and considering...but ask questions, ask questions and ask more questions. It's your money and they want it...make them justify the purchase.
Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, c o c k y and in general a malcontent.
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Vette(s): 71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe
Torch Red with black interior
originally L48 built to push around 360hp
The add makes it sound like all it needs is paint. But like Bruce said, that itself could run up to 10K, not including chrome, and other necessary items. The rest of the car would have to be in excellent shape to be worth that much to me.
Vette(s): 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.
[QUOTE=my7T1] The add makes it sound like all it needs is paint. But like Bruce said, that itself could run up to 10K, not including chrome, and other necessary items. The rest of the car would have to be in excellent shape to be worth that much to me. [/QUOTE]
I agree with Bruce and Mr. T.
Hey Terry does your 71 have that twin snorkel breather on it? I thought that was a later model thing.
Vette(s): 1972 Corvette Coupe. 350/200 Automatic with PS/PB/PW and A/C. Beautiful Bryar Blue. Unmolested original. Shooting for NCRS Top Flight someday.
The engine bay on my 350/200 Automatic '72 is the spitting image of the one advertised (mine is minus the surface rust evident in the photos) and the twin breather is the same. I agree with the others, i.e., a bit high for the work that is going to be required.
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