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'81 vette for 5500$ ggod or bad deal? (Help)

Old 06-22-2007, 05:16 PM
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Hey guys, Im looking to by a 81 vette for 5500$. The condition of it is fair. The interior looks old butnothings missing and theresno tears. Theres no dents in the body except a few knicks here and there. The pant is decent but is coming to an end since the guy slaped on a maaco paint job. Everything works, p-windows, ac, head lights. Breaks feel spongy. Tires good shape. T tops dont leak. Been sitting for two years but starts right up with no problems. 80k miles.

After talking to the guy selling it heres his story.
Heowns a bunch of car dealerships and drove the vette to pick up his truck at a Midas shop which his friend runs and just left it there.A week later put up a for sale sign. He was firm on selling it for 6000$ but ppl kept on giving him the run around.Then the vette made its way to the back of the shop.

Ive been driving past the shop for about a year and noticed it was still there in the back. I stoped in and asked if it was for sale still. the guy said yeah and called his friend up to talk and make a deal. 5500$ no ifs ands or buts. He knows its only going to go up in vaule he said.

What do you guys think? 5500$ for a 81 vette in the condition its in. good deal?
Old 06-22-2007, 06:55 PM
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sounds like a desent price if the car is all there and everything is working. i would do some more research and check out the problem areas. i would check for rust onbody mounts, floors, birdcage,suspension, etc. good luck. and remember if its not the one there plenty more out there.
Old 06-23-2007, 11:26 AM
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I paid 3g's for my '80. Suspension, and paint were shot. The interior was real rough. But that's what I was lookin' for.
After a major suspension upgrade, a fresh 454 (just installed), I'm building my Vette, the way I want 'er.
The price doesn't sound bad, as long as everything checks out, to your satisfaction.
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