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Old 06-30-2018, 07:05 AM
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Car is everything you said it was GLWS
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:21 AM
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Missed on my original listing of what was done during restoration:
  • New correct fuel tank
  • OEM upper A-arms - Very slightly used arms with original riveted upper ball joints.
  • OEM lower A-arms - restored with new MOOG ball joints, riveted not bolted on
  • OEM steering shock - Correct numbers and date, rebuilt/restored by Dan Patch
Here's a few pictures of the chassis after restoration and before the body drop.



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Old 07-03-2018, 07:01 PM
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Truly stunning. If I had an extra garage bay, I'd be all over this one. GLWS!

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Old 07-04-2018, 09:33 AM
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Also, new Corvette America reproduction bolt on/knock-off wheels and gold line Diamond Back tires. And choice of a set of OEM wheels (1 original wheel and 4 GM over the counter service replacement wheels) with either Coker reproduction bias ply tires (for NCRS judging), or Cooper Trendsetter thin whitewall radials. And restored 66 original hubcaps.

the wheels and tires combination is at least $5,000 if you bought them.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:32 AM
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My idea of the perfect midyear coupe. Wish I could! GLWS
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:33 AM
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What a beautiful car and probably worth every penny. That being said, if you are going to pay that price for the car, best not drive it.I've been in the hobby over 30 years and have had 7 midyears. What i have found is that if you are going to drive your car, buy a nice driver, not a ncrs show car because as soon as you drive it, it loses it's value. If you are afraid to drive your car because it may get a stone chip or wear or tear or some other malfunction, you've bought a museum piece. Just my 2 cents. Good luck on your sale. Someone will get a fabulous car.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by zackan View Post
What a beautiful car and probably worth every penny. That being said, if you are going to pay that price for the car, best not drive it.I've been in the hobby over 30 years and have had 7 midyears. What i have found is that if you are going to drive your car, buy a nice driver, not a ncrs show car because as soon as you drive it, it loses it's value. If you are afraid to drive your car because it may get a stone chip or wear or tear or some other malfunction, you've bought a museum piece. Just my 2 cents. Good luck on your sale. Someone will get a fabulous car.
I do drive it some. I also have a 67 convertible which I drive more. I really like the looks of the coupe over a convertible, but you can't beat a top down drive in a convertible. If I don't sell it, I'll start drive it more. After all, its just money, and at my age, I know full well I can't take it with me.

I think it is easier to buy a restored car that someone else has restored and drive it than it is to drive a car you've restore yourself. Not due to the money invested, but more for the time and effort put into the restoration. I disagree that this should be a museum piece, it drives to good for that
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:06 PM
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That thing is a work of art
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Thanks for the compliments!!!

Some other things I did to the car that I failed to mention above:

NOS door sills (these were still in original GM packaging with I bought them)
NOS rocker moldings (not the reproductions that did not fit. These were in original GM packaging with I bought them)
Starter motor - Original OEM restored part number 1107320 (date correct, but I don't have the date handy and can't get under the car to see it right now.)
Starter solenoid - Original OEM restored part number 114356 with correct Bakelite end cap.
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Originally Posted by TA
That thing is a work of art
Agree !! Soooooo nice. I love this car.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:11 AM
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I forgot to also mention in the ad that I completely disassembled and restored the heater box, including new foam on all the flappers so that it functions as original. Including an NOS Harrison heater core.



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Old 07-27-2018, 01:32 PM
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LOL, you've had more "and I also did XXXXX" than any ad I've seen! Just goes to the high quality restoration that you did. Clearly many, many hours go into doing something like this, I probably wouldn't drive it much either if I did it, but I agree that someone else would have an easier time driving it if they just wanted a great, restored car.

Simply beautiful, and given all the work done to this, probably a good deal. For those looking to buy a car needing work thinking that they can fix it up for less money, once you get started, it's easy to spend WAY more than what the car is really worth. That's why you are always better off to buy the BEST car you can, if you have the money. Great color combination, hope it sells quickly for you.

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Old 07-27-2018, 03:55 PM
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LOL, you've had more "and I also did XXXXX" than any ad I've seen! Just goes to the high quality restoration that you did. Clearly many, many hours go into doing something like this, I probably wouldn't drive it much either if I did it, but I agree that someone else would have an easier time driving it if they just wanted a great, restored car.

Simply beautiful, and given all the work done to this, probably a good deal. For those looking to buy a car needing work thinking that they can fix it up for less money, once you get started, it's easy to spend WAY more than what the car is really worth. That's why you are always better off to buy the BEST car you can, if you have the money. Great color combination, hope it sells quickly for you.

Jim
Thanks Jim,

It is easy to spend way more than expected. I spent close to 50% more on the restoration than I originally planned and this wasn't my first, so I should know better. I get caught up in chasing original and NOS parts and paying to much. I could have used a good quality reproduction power antenna for $230, but went for a restored original for $650. And when I started the restoration I said I wasn't going to do that. Oh Well!!!!

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:21 PM
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Very , very nice !
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It's super easy to spend far more than you intend once you begin a project like yours. And, it's a super looking car too - a LOT of car for the money.
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