Ultimate Corvette C4 Buyer’s Guide

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No one knows Corvettes better than our forum members, and the C4 is very much a favorite among them. If you’re in the market for a C4, Corvette Forum is a great place to get started. In a thread designed to keep you in the know of which C4 things to look out for, you’ll get to know trouble spots, signs of a poorly maintained example, and the regular stuff that shows age over time.

The C4 is aged now, so even the best examples, that have been nurtured but left alone, may need some things to rejuvenate them to former glory. Rubber seals wear out over time, and this can be especially true for weather stripping. Mechanical components usually remain among the strongest parts of the car, but some plastics, such as those in the interior and engine bay, can become brittle over time. I’d go further into detail, but the LONG list on the forum has everything you need.

Taking knowledge and resources directly from C4 owners as well as those who have owned them is the best way to approach buying a C4. But the ultimate responsibility lies on you, the buyer. Don’t let a dealership out-negotiate you into a “cream puff,” and don’t let a private seller downplay the condition of their ‘Vette. Be armed with knowledge!

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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