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Looking to buy a '81 vette for 5500$, good/bad buy?

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Old 06-22-2007, 05:13 PM
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Default Looking to buy a '81 vette for 5500$, good/bad buy?

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?
 
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:10 PM
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Default RE: Looking to buy a '81 vette for 5500$, good/bad buy?

Seems high, but without pics or other details, can't really say.

Get someone to pull the trigger on a COLD motor. Watch the exhaust.

With your piggies on the brake, put it into reverse, back to neutral, then to forward. Feel for a clunk, to check for u-joint play. That's a good indicator of how hard it's been driven.

C3 mod might have tips about what to look for in an '81 - w'strippin', door panel interiors, etc., ...
 
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:16 AM
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