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Old 05-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Please review the pics and let me know your thoughts. I have ridden in the car, it is very presentable with some paint flaws on the hood but otherwise very nice 10+ yr. paint job with re-chromed bumpers. Decent replacement soft top from 79 (I think). Nice driver interior. Many mechanical mods which would need to be reversed. Some original parts available, several not. Original hardtop in original paint completely un-restored. I'm very close to pulling the trigger.

Thank you for any comments. It will be my first C2 and only second Corvette.

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Depends on price and what you have instore for it.
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Stamp pad looks good, 365 with a trans ignition.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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Hey it's in much better shape than my '65 when I bought it. Looks good if the price is right - step by step - it enjoyment to wach it come back to it's former glory - go for it!
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I agree... can't go wrong with a 64!
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Engine block, trans and rear are supposed to be matching. Intake and belhousing are shown off the car.

I plan to bring it through flight judging and hope to work on PV (more interested in PV than flight points)

Price is high 30s. Still negotiating.

Car is very presentable overall. I just showed the few pics I shot while drooling over it.
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Stamp pad looks good, 365 with a trans ignition.
Can you tell me if it lines up with the casting date code L53?
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Well, I always get a little suspicious about past front-end collision damage whenever I see a service replacement core support (hole for FI).

Block casting date and engine assy. date are very compatible. Frame looks really nice.

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Having recently done a body off restoration on my 64 IMO I would look around some more. I see $$$ all over this car and with the market down on regular C2's I would buy one the way I want it and let someone else take the beating.

Parts and shipping are expensive and if you can't do the work yourself you are in double trouble. At the last Mecum auction I show a lot of good deals even on the 67's. It's a buyers market.
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Can you tell me if it lines up with the casting date code L53?
Numbers line up nicely:

L53 = 12/5/1963 Block Cast
F1213RT= 12/13/1963 365 TI
108235 = 01/03/1964 Build Date
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Well, I always get a little suspicious about past front-end collision damage whenever I see a service replacement core support (hole for FI).

Block casting date and engine assy. date are very compatible. Frame looks really nice.
There does appear to have been a minor repair on the front passenger side. There is a visible seam on the fender. I do not think it was significant, but not sure where else to look. Headlights line up nicely and they both move at the same rate. It drives straight and looks true.
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Do you have any photos that show the whole vehicle?
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Having recently done a body off restoration on my 64 IMO I would look around some more. I see $$$ all over this car and with the market down on regular C2's I would buy one the way I want it and let someone else take the beating.

Parts and shipping are expensive and if you can't do the work yourself you are in double trouble. At the last Mecum auction I show a lot of good deals even on the 67's. It's a buyers market.
Hmm.. this one is pretty much in the condition I am searching for. Nice paint but not too perfect. The paint work is limited to the hood and hardtop. Most everything I can do myself (not paint).

Not sure how many parts are missing. Carb, exhaust manifolds, valve covers, air cleaner for sure.

I'll check the latest Mecum data, but you have to add 10% premium. That's almost $4k to this price! Right?

I've passed on a few already and see a lot of dogs out there. Just viewed a 66 coupe yesterday in similar condition but wrong color and they won't budge much off $42k.

More opinions please!!
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Do you have any photos that show the whole vehicle?
I added a few from the ad. I didn't take any myself. It really looks nice overall. The passenger door gap is very slightly imperfect. Not noticeable by a "man on the street". It takes some close examination to pick up on it. Could be adjusted perhaps.
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I added a few from the ad. I didn't take any myself. It really looks nice overall. The passenger door gap is very slightly imperfect. Not noticeable by a "man on the street". It takes some close examination to pick up on it. Could be adjusted perhaps.
Ok, I've included some of your photos here to make it easier for folks to review.










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Also just added the trim tags.

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Thanks for adding the pics. I was having trouble doing that for more than one.
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As noted above, car was final assembled approximately on Jan 3, 1964.
http://www.stl-vettes.com/65Vette/bday.htm

The TRIM tag indicates:

E9 = Body built on January 9 (???) Is that really an E9?
64 867 = St. Louis-built 1964 convertible
490BB = Vinyl seats, but without Power Windows or Powerglide
4804 = Body number 4804
912AA = Medium Blue paint

Reference:
http://www.stl-vettes.com/65Vette/tr...ag_display.htm
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http://www.stl-vettes.com/65Vette/tr...m_Tag_Main.htm
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There does appear to have been a minor repair on the front passenger side. There is a visible seam on the fender. I do not think it was significant, but not sure where else to look. Headlights line up nicely and they both move at the same rate. It drives straight and looks true.
Notice that the dust flaps for the upper A-arms are missing. Look at where they are supposed to be stapled. Are there staple holes? No staple holes tells me the inner fender panels are replaced and the front hit was not minor. Check for the bonding strips above the wheel arch lips.
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It's the right color!! Do you do your own work?
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