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7/21/07 2:39pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Gresham, OR - USA

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1977 Maroon T-Top

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Last entry shows it sold at auction in Pennsylvania.  Previous entry (with same date--6/15/07) shows title updated or issued in Manheim, PA

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7/21/07 2:51pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Tulsa, OK - USA

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1973 LS4 4 speed Coupe. Silver & Oxblood 1996 LT1 Coupe. Arctic White & Tan.

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[QUOTE=kkfinch]..  What do you see wrong with the carpet in the rear...I don't see anything...

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Me either. C4 carpeting isn't known for its quality, but those pics don't show anything unusual.
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7/21/07 3:39pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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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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Joel's keen eyes aren't deceiving him.... The carpet is up, loose, and wavy accrose the rear panel. I don't know about the 96 but the 84 - 94 cars had access doors on each side. One was to the braking system (FX3 - F45, etc). The other side was a storage compartment. Maybe our frigid feller from the north (Terry) will help us out here with some 96 knowledge in this area. It is also noticable that carpet is loose on the rear wheelwells. Either a sign of wear or excess cleaning. Either way it should be tighter. All minor stuff but gives a history of the cars care.

Karen,
I sent Porter Auto Group a message in your behalf seeking additional information on the C5.

"Can you provide me with detail envolving around the flood damage / when , where, level of submersion (if any). What is the current title type of car (passenger, salvage, other)?
How many previous owners has the car had? Has the car been involved in an accident(s)? If yes what was the monetary value of the accident and please elaborate as to the work done on repair? where is the car currently located? Can it be arranged to have the the car be viewed, driven, and mechanically / cosmetically inspected by a representative or myself personally?
Can you provide the previous owners name and phone number. I would like to ask them questions about the cars history.
Are there any other known or existing conditions other that those listed that need to be made aware of that have occured after this item was posted on EBAY?

Thanks....."


By the way I am still searching for the Z06 for your hubby so don't think for a minute I have given up on him... I know we can work this 2 vette transgression thing out if we all try......

Ps... I still have his number....

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7/21/07 3:59pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Tulsa, OK - USA

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1973 LS4 4 speed Coupe. Silver & Oxblood 1996 LT1 Coupe. Arctic White & Tan.

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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]The carpet is up, loose, and wavy accrose the rear panel. I don't know about the 96 but the 84 - 94 cars had access doors on each side.   [/QUOTE]
 
Welcome to '96 C4 carpeting. The carpet in loose because it was never down to begin with. No glue, no screws. That's just the way it is, draped over the fender well.
 
There is a hinged access door behind the driver but it is screwed down up front. No storage and no latch.
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7/22/07 8:14am - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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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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Thnxz Kevin... I guess I never noticed this before. I had a friend who had a Pewter 96 Collector but I can't say I ever looked in the back of it. I've had 84, 88, 89, & 94 C4's but only the 84 & 94 had rear carpet issues. They were that way when I purchased the car and I knew this to be issues to resolve. Their issues were primarily from age & lack of former care.

It is really no big deal it's one of those bartering tools at purchase and one of "I wanna correct later" things.

Good information to salt back for future review if I ever purchase a 96......
   

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7/22/07 12:12pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Gresham, OR - USA

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1977 Maroon T-Top

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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]
By the way I am still searching for the Z06 for your hubby so don't think for a minute I have given up on him... I know we can work this 2 vette transgression thing out if we all try......

Ps... I still have his number....

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Oh yah, I forgot about that... doh A Z06 though...that's some serious $$$$$!!!!

I sent a few questions to the seller of that C5, too.  Haven't heard anything yet.  I noticed that the bids are rolling in, though.  I think I'd have to see it  (and smell it) myself. 


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7/22/07 2:30pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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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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Hey Karen.............C5..........C5..........C5.................Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20LaughingRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing

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7/22/07 2:41pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Gresham, OR - USA

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I hear ya Micki!  Take a look at this one....are you there Tux???

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/car/374714813.html



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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
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7/22/07 9:18pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Oh My Goodness ! That is vera nice, I must say. Were there only such a thing as a Fairy God Mother. I am sooooo envious of your hubby. I have never had the wifes blessing to go shopping for a vette, they just came to us Wink. Kick ass Karen! That is such a beautiful thing Cry.

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7/22/07 9:31pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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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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[QUOTE=kkfinch] I hear ya Micki!  Take a look at this one....are you there Tux???http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/car/374714813.html
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Too much money for the miles. I looked in a local publication today and found 3 each in the 25K milage area for less than $28,000. 2 were black and 1 yellow. All with the limited production black / red interior.

I never have had much luck with Craigs List Vettes I think everyone advertises and adds their own Corvette Tax to the sale cost.....

Let's keep looking that sweet deal is out there.....




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7/22/07 10:40pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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I am most definitely NOT in a hurry.  I have to figure out what I (ooops, he) wants!!!!  Did they make a C5 Z06 with an automatic transmission???  Big%20smile  Sure is a purdy color on that one, though! kkfinch2007-07-22 20:41:08

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
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7/23/07 7:39pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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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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[QUOTE=kkfinch]I hear ya Micki!  Take a look at this one....are you there Tux???

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/car/374714813.html

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Expensive, but..................SWEET!  I want that!
 
I saw a blue convertible (black convertible top) with 45,000 miles for $31,000, full TonguewarrantyTongue, it's a Grand Prairie, Texas car and saw the car fax info on it.  I think it's an '02.  Not a Z06, but the car was in excellent shape.  I looked it over real GOOD. Big%20smile I was impressed. Wink


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7/24/07 10:03am - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Gresham, OR - USA

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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]Hey Karen take a look at this car...

C5 FOR SALE

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Got some info on this car from the seller.  Here's what they say: 
 
"As far as we know this vehicle was in hurricane Floyd, I was told that the water level only came just past the bottom door jam. We are looking into getting more information about it. There is no bad odor in the car! There isn't too much rust as you can see in the photos, only the normal wear and tear from what we've seen and in the photos. The disk brakes get rusty when a vehicle doesn't get driven as often as it should, I'm sure this humidity we're having lately doesn't help either." 

"Just past the bottom door jam"...  What about electrical issues?  Think that would be a problem?  Not that I'm seriously considering this car...need to wait for awhile.  But, I am curious.  What are the implications of water in a car past the bottom door jam? 




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7/24/07 9:35pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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If it has gotten wet, there will be a musty odor that WILL return when their sanitizers wear off.  Remember, the newer Corvettes are complex electronic machines with several miles of wiring that can be very moisture sensitive.
 
Take.....your......time.....and the right Vette will show up just around the corner.       Rich 
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7/24/07 9:41pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

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Karen,
I wouldn't touch the flood car. As jayare stated there are too many potential electrical issues to list. It would have gremlins in the future for sure. Keep looking.

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7/24/07 9:50pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Door jams... lets see.... brakes, torque tube, tranny, rear end, starter, wiring harness, that shoud about do it.

They haven't answered me yet I think their skeered! I'm gonna send them another post just fer the fun of it...

I'd still look at it fer the money.... 10K saving can go along way towards repair if the title is clear.....


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7/25/07 8:07pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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Do you think it was fresh water or saltwater?
 
The whole story sounds "fishy" to me.


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7/25/07 10:11pm - Reply: 'Opinions of this C4'
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[QUOTE=dwright]Do you think it was fresh water or saltwater?
 
The whole story sounds "fishy" to me.
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I second that! Wink


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