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Old 09-09-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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I realize that 68-72 chrome bumpers are worth more, but to me they shouldn't be. I believe the 80-82 Corvette is way better looking/modern and should be worth the same as the 68-72 Vettes.

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people just like the chrome bumper corvettes ,sorry!
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I realize that 68-72 chrome bumpers are worth more, but to me they shouldn't be. I believe the 80-82 Corvette is way better looking/modern and should be worth the same as the 68-72 Vettes.

Unless you live in California, like I do. Having to smog a '76 or newer car in this state is a deal killer, like the drop dead gorgeous wife who smokes, drinks, gambles, and has a live in hag of a mother-in-law.
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I love the 80-82 vette love the looks and styling but they don't have the same appeal and engine options and character as the 68-72 .
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It's a personal preference.
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68 -72 had the hp options also the drop top .they are different styles for different folks.I have seen the 68-72 with out chrome ,still like them . Every year vette has its good points .Its all about what do you LIKE.Happy with my 82.
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Some of that has to do with the number of cars built on a given year.
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I love the 80-82 vette love the looks and styling but they don't have the same appeal and engine options and character as the 68-72 .
I don't think posting that pic states your case.
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Ive owned many vettes including 2 81s but my first vette a 72 convertible 454 4 speed was a beast, personal taste, its what i liked, i drove an 81 daily in the 80s out 100k miles on it rebuilt it, far more hp than my 72 but it still wasnt the spirit of the beast the early cars have,
As far as which looks better truly personal taste, my 69 was closest in stock form but i still had to mod it to be perfect in my eyes just like i did my 81,

Lately, i do agree in theory that c3s should not vary so much in pricing but cost reflects supply and demand, 68 to 72 are simply more popularthan 74 to 82,

I do not feel my 69 is better than some cats 80 to 82 but i like my 69 better,
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Well, the overall market determines the "value", and that is very dependent on who has the money and nostalgia at a particular time to create demand for a specific car. Right now, people who like chrome bumper cars, and can afford them, outnumber those who prefer vinyl, to say nothing of availability of supply. Only you get to determine the price you are willing to pay for something. Who's to say what will happen in the future. Look at what happened to the market for '50s T-Birds.

I didn't buy into Vettes as an investment. And I'm not willing to pay the chrome bumper premium for a cars that I intend to drive, fix, and drive some more. I can buy a lot more vinyl bumper for less money, and I'm fine with that, even if I'll never get back what I've already spent.

Personally, I think the '79s are the best looking C3s, and I'm willing to pay a slight premium to have a beautiful car. But the view that really matters is the one of the hood over the steering wheel, and that is about the same for all C3s.
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Any Corvette is only worth what the seller is willing to part with it for and what a buyer is willing to pay. History says buyers are willing to pay more for the earlier cars than the later cars. So the classic chrome bumper look based on pricing is more appealing and plays to a larger audience than the more modern looking rubber bumper C3s. The nice thing is it's a personal opinion so you choose what you like at a price you're willing to pay.
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The personal appeal of a specific car styling and the value attached to it is PURELY an individual preference issue. The "average sales values" listed in NADA, etc merely indicate an overall tendency of the entire buying population as to which models achieve higher sales dollars and have the most appeal.

If you are in the market for a 'hobby' car, your selection should be based on what YOU like...not what someone else likes -- unless you just want to "flip" it.
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I love the 80-82 vette love the looks and styling but they don't have the same appeal and engine options and character as the 68-72 .
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This is purely my opinion......take it for what it's worth which is really nothing


Not attracted to any C1. Love all the C2 coupes however the C2 verts do nothing for me. Really like the 68, 69, 70 C3 verts and while the coupes are cool, rather own an early C3 vert.


C4's do nothing for me. C5, C6 and C7 vettes are all cool however the C7 is way to hi tech for me is one of the reasons I sold mine.

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...I don't think posting that pic states your case...
Take another look.
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It's a personal preference.
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Every year vette has its good points. Its all about what do you LIKE.
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As far as which looks better truly personal taste........cost reflects supply and demand
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overall market determines the "value", and that is very dependent on who has the money and nostalgia at a particular time to create demand for a specific car. Right now, people who like chrome bumper cars, and can afford them, outnumber those who prefer vinyl, to say nothing of availability of supply. I can buy a lot more vinyl bumper for less money
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History says buyers are willing to pay more for the earlier cars than the later cars. So the classic chrome bumper look based on pricing is more appealing and plays to a larger audience than the more modern looking rubber bumper C3s. The nice thing is it's a personal opinion so you choose what you like at a price you're willing to pay.
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The personal appeal of a specific car styling and the value attached to it is PURELY an individual preference issue.
All very good points. Add to "all of the above" that what creates that desire for a specific year, make, or model, is what we remember, or what we desired , when we were younger. For me, it was 68 to 72 when I was a teenager, and noticing cars & girls, and styles, and music, etc. etc. So that is my "nostolgic" period.
I like ALL Corvettes from 58 to 82.... but I love the 68 to 72 the most.
So, as was pointed out before.... for someone who`s preference is the rubber bumper era, those cars may be worth more to those individuals.... but they seem to represent a smaller share of the market.
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Well, the overall market determines the "value", and that is very dependent on who has the money and nostalgia at a particular time to create demand for a specific car. Right now, people who like chrome bumper cars, and can afford them, outnumber those who prefer vinyl, to say nothing of availability of supply. Only you get to determine the price you are willing to pay for something. Who's to say what will happen in the future. Look at what happened to the market for '50s T-Birds.

I didn't buy into Vettes as an investment. And I'm not willing to pay the chrome bumper premium for a cars that I intend to drive, fix, and drive some more. I can buy a lot more vinyl bumper for less money, and I'm fine with that, even if I'll never get back what I've already spent.

Personally, I think the '79s are the best looking C3s, and I'm willing to pay a slight premium to have a beautiful car. But the view that really matters is the one of the hood over the steering wheel, and that is about the same for all C3s.




yes its the view
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I love the 80-82. I had a great 80 black on black 4 speed. Sold it for a 72. I wanted a chrome bumper one.
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You quoted your own pic that's funny!
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