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5/20/08 8:49am - Original Message: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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 Everyone,

Unlike many of the posts I've seen I'm going to be fairly general. I'm not set on whether I want a project car or an already restored one (and will determine that based on what I see available.)

The only 3 specific requests I have are

 -'71 - '72 (I'm a fan of the eggcrate look)
 -convertible
 -4 speed
 
Also, this isn't necessary but, if possible, I'd like for it to be Mille Miglia Red.
 
Please let me know and we'll take it from there. Thank you in advance for all of your help!
 
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5/20/08 12:08pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

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Check vettehound.com.  I see a few listed.  good luck
Plus of course, ebay.


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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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5/20/08 1:28pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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

Joined: 10/15/2007
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also chk forums.corvetteforums.com
 
C3 section for sale
 
plenty of red - both trimcode accurate and repaints (resale red)
 
I also looked for many months and ended up with a 2003 !!! 
 
good luck - it's all in the quest !! 


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5/20/08 2:35pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

Joined: 9/8/2003
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Buy the best car you can afford.  You can get upside down very fast on a project car.  It can amaze you how fast you can get financially buried in a restoration.

There are few things more expensive than a cheap Corvette.




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5/20/08 4:40pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

Joined: 11/1/2007
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 When you find the car you are looking for STOP and take two steps back. Then you check it out everywhere,have a mechanic look at ,put it on a lift and check out the underside.Also look for any signs of water leaking on the inside.Take it from a frist time vette buyer,it may look great but sometines it not.

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5/20/08 4:52pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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DeBerry, TX - USA

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1971 383 Stroker- mille miglia red...5 speed

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 All VERY sound advice, especially the line "There are few things more expensive than a cheap Corvette." I learned the hard way myself. Take heed. Good luck. You can get plenty of help here if you find one you're undecided about. Happy hunting. Thumbs%20Up

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5/21/08 12:26am - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
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[QUOTE=Gunslinger]Buy the best car you can afford.  You can get upside down very fast on a project car.  It can amaze you how fast you can get financially buried in a restoration.

There are few things more expensive than a cheap Corvette.
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Well spoken.  I'm eight years into working on 'The Toy' and have many more to go before it is where I want it to be.  But in the meantime I'm enjoying driving it as much as possible.
 
Also well spoken is the advice about taking a couple of steps back and throughly looking over a car.  We didn't step back quite far enough prior to the purchase of 'BIGBRRD' and have more than doubled our purchase price in the last two years while it has been getting 'cleaned up abit'.
 
Another place to look is CollectorCarTraderOnline.


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5/21/08 10:47am - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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The best advice I can give is to take your time. I too wanted exactly what you're looking for and should have taken more time. I ended up buying a project and what a project it's become! I do love the car though and the light is at the end of the tunnel.

As you start to seriously consider a certain car, feel free to ask all of us some questions about what to look for before you buy.

Good luck with your search!

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5/21/08 5:44pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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!

Joined: 11/15/2003
Posts: 840
I think most will agree on this - your first Corvette purchase will be a learning experience. Get all the knowledge you can beforehand - search the archives - there's a TON of info to help. Even armed with all that, you are likely to look back a year after purchasing and think - Dang, I should have looked at this or I should have looked at that before I bought this thing. Knowledge from experience...like most other things.
 
With all I've learned, would I buy mine again? No. Am I going to sell mine? No. I do know that when it's time for the second one, I'll do a much better job before the sale (and I thought I was reasonably prepared).


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5/21/08 6:55pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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1974 Stingray and 2004 Six-speed Convertible

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You could also look at Used Corvettes for Sale. They list by "C" classification. Helps narrow your search.
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5/22/08 2:40pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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Pequannock, NJ - USA

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

Joined: 5/19/2008
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5/22/08 3:33pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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Birmingham, AL - USA

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I owned a 1973&1995 Corvette

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Buy the best car you can afford I look for three years.

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5/22/08 9:30pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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All advise above is true, but no matter how hard you look, there WILL be something that will break sooner or later and there's always something to do to them.LOL

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5/23/08 9:38am - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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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[QUOTE=73&95 vette]Buy the best car you can afford I look for three years.[/QUOTE]
 
hmmm, buy the best one I can afford or reasonably afford?
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5/23/08 6:01pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

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How much you want to spend?  Throw out some numbers?


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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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5/25/08 8:37pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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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I'm thinking up to 25k, but depending on the situation I'd be willing to pay more.
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5/25/08 9:20pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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 The Augst issue of corvette enthusiast has their 2008 price guide.I think that you can go online to see it also.It's volume11 issue 8.Here what they say for: base convrtible for 70 (1)10625(2)19000(3)38000,for 71 (1)10425(2)18600(3)37225.*1-fair,2-good,3-excl.Remember that these are only a guide,and like I said before take your time and check it out . GOOD LUCK ON YOUR HUNT.
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5/25/08 10:11pm - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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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25K can buy a very nice Vette but your looking for a '70 or '71 convert w/4speed the value has gone up on these and it's summer time. Just do not be in any hurry looking, do thorough checking and researching and you may find one that you know is right for you. Beware of one with a great price that needs what appears to be little work, and also new paint (resale red & cover-up paint). Hope you find what you are looking for, good luck!Big%20smile

Check out www.usedcorvettesforsale.com I saw a '70 Convert 350/4 Spd Red/Tan 23K in PA #24366, and also a'71 Convert 350/4 Spd Red/Black 27+K in PA #23068, and many more there.
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5/27/08 9:00am - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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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So I've been looking around and these are the ones that seem to stand out:

 
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6/2/08 10:01am - Reply: 'WTB - '71 - '72 Convertible'
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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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