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 11/17/07 8:45am
Chevyjunkie93
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Ok I found 2 cars. 1 is solid silver. 2 is silver/claret. Both have dark red Leather. Which will show better?
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 11/17/07 9:20am
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I certainly do not see a lot of the 2 tone cars around....Wink
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 11/17/07 9:28am
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Assuming both are in the same condition, paint wise, I would say #2. Depends on what you mean by "show" also. At a car show judged by someone that knows something, then the quality of the paint or maybe rarity of a certain color for a year should only come into play. JMO & 2cents 
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 11/17/07 9:46am
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I would guess the silver / dark claret woud be more popular with 1301 produced. Tell us more about the cars to be fair though Jamie.

Downside to that combo for me is that I believe that color option was only offer in 82 which means it has Crossfire Injection. This fuel system has a love it or hate it reputation when it comes to resale.
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 11/17/07 10:29am
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I've always liked the '81/'82 two toned cars, so if that one is on good shape, that would get my vote.
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 11/17/07 11:44am
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I would go with the claret if that was the only deciding factor

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 11/17/07 12:13pm
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I don't have near the experience that most here do, but my opinion differs a bit- if the cars are otherwise in eqivilent shape, I like the solid color beter for showing the body style.  To me, although you see less of the two tones, the paint takes away from showing on a clean body.  Just my opinion...
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 11/17/07 12:57pm
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The two tone car far will show better by far.  I used to have a '78 Silver Anniversary and loved the two tone.  A member of my local Vette club has an all silver '79 and side by side there was no comparison.  The all silver '79 looked bland.


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 11/17/07 1:26pm
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#2.  But I am biased to the two-tone cars  Wink
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 11/17/07 3:58pm
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"personal opinion ?" two tone. Star

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 11/17/07 4:00pm
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#2 also...but would have to see both cars in person
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 11/17/07 4:38pm
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IMO.......Vehicle #2, but would like to see pictures...Wink
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 11/17/07 6:24pm
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Shoot if you can't decide then just get bothLOL. I would have both inspected real close and get the one that's in best shape.
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 11/17/07 10:20pm
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they are both great shape... solid car has 49k 2 tone has 48k both 2 owners both mint untouched cars. heres the add for the 2 tone, but its a crappy pic. I'll have to find the solid car.

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 11/18/07 4:47am
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The '82 seems priced a bit high to me, even for the mileage.
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 11/18/07 6:27am
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That's the dealer's price. I talked to the owner personaly and he'll take 13k even. He has all the paper work including the  window sticker. They are asking 13.5k for the solid silver.
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 11/18/07 11:56am
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I'm kinda fond of solid Silver,myself LOLLOLLOL

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 11/18/07 1:34pm
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Buying a car because it would show better then another car seems rather STUPID to me ...(not really BUT I buy a car to drive )

That said I never really cared too much for Silver
But I now own a Silver C5 ..which replaced a Black C4 and I LOVE IT...

Just so much easier to keep looking the way I like my Corvettes to look.. (CLEAN) .. the thing looks clean all the time even when its not... the black was ...(well a *&^%) to keep clean looking..

Anyway.. thats my take on this situation..

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 11/18/07 2:04pm
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I would get the two-tone because the silver is just too plain for my taste.

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 11/19/07 9:16am
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Why ask us?  You say this is an opinion poll, but only one opinion counts and that's yours.  We aren't buying the car.  Buy the one you want.
 
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 11/19/07 11:30am
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[QUOTE=Gunslinger]The two tone car far will show better by far.  I used to have a '78 Silver Anniversary and loved the two tone.  A member of my local Vette club has an all silver '79 and side by side there was no comparison.  The all silver '79 looked bland.


[/QUOTE] Ouch  OUCH , BLAND!  MAYBE THAT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHROME.
  i CHOOSE THE SOLID COLOR SILVER WITH THE CLARET INTERIOR. THEY WON`T FIGHT AGAINST EACH OTHER . JMO
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 11/19/07 1:36pm
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2 tone.
For the last 3 years I've gone to quite a few car show/cruise nights, only once did I see a 2 tone.
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I almost bought one myself, took the 74 BB instead.
Tux makes a good point about the Crossfire though, you may want to check it out a little deeper.
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 11/19/07 1:57pm
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[QUOTE=Chevyjunkie93]...http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/inview/detail.jsp?car_id=228631024&dealer_id=56076164&car_year=1982&dealership_view_name=jbmofnorthgeorgia&search_type=both&sort_type=make_modelASC&cardist=25&superSpotlight=[/QUOTE]
 
Up to you, but a five speed automatic with overdrive and anti-lock brakes are not standard.  If the listing is correct, these have been added by a previous owner.
 
$16K is too high in my opinion (you can buy a CE for that amount), but you say they will take less. 
 
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 11/19/07 2:37pm
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was hoping that car had the claret interior, which i think looks alot better with silver than the red. in the case of this car ,i change my mind and go with the 2.tone.
always evaluate  condition with these cars. I think people underestimate the value of the c`3s. repairs are expensive.especially the undercarraige  if you can`t do it yourself.
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 7/1/19 1:43pm
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Let's see the pictures.

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 7/1/19 1:49pm
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ratray said:

Let's see the pictures.


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