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Old 09-23-2017, 07:24 PM   #1
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This one guy bought a house to flip .The deceased owner's daughter sold the house to him with everything in the garage and all the "junk" cars that were the in the back. Well, 1 of them is a Vette. It needs seats and a paint job badly. I only saw it at night and even then I was about to turn it down. But after thinking that I could just paint it and get seats and sell it for a little more, i decided to get it. at first I couldn't open the hood,thinking that it was a 350. Today I went during the day and almost changed my mind,that ugly! I managed to open the hood and lo and behold, a big block! I said I surely have to get it now! it comes with an extra big block that's in the garage too! This guy just wants it out because he's gonna sell the house as soon as he finishes the house. It appears to be matching numbers also. I'll be posting pics soon of it. I think it's a 71 or 72. I have the vin but I don't know if it's wise to post it publicly. Is there a good source for the vin lookup? Thanks to all.

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Old 09-23-2017, 07:32 PM   #2
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... Is there a good source for the vin lookup? ...
Google
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:39 PM   #4
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Intriguing....title? Rust? Might hopefully be a rare bargain or might be a parts car, please keep us posted,

Lots of people post vins and license tags some are all paranoid about it and even cover plates in a pic.
Do whats right for you,

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:05 PM   #5
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I have the vin but I don't know if it's wise to post it publicly. Is there a good source for the vin lookup? Thanks to all.
If it's on the C3 Registry or has been referenced anywhere else, it will show up if you google the VIN. I'm not sure why there would be an issue posting the VIN here. Pics of the car and under the hood would be even better.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:20 PM   #6
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Told you it's ugly.
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Try re-selling it. Might be a good parts car for someone.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:28 PM   #8
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I'd post the VIN numbers, who cares.

Heck post the numbers off the other block that's sitting there too. Maybe someone here will get lucky with their orig. block sitting in some dudes garage. It's a long shot but who knows.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:44 PM   #9
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Looks like a 73-74 from that angle. Simple VIN check and you'll know what it's at least registered as.

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You get what you pay for [or less].
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My old eyes and little phone screen see l88 flares and looks 74 as the front is straight across, might be missing rear bumper cap like front cap
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I've tried searching for free vin checks but a lot of places charge or it needs to be 17 numbers. Anyone know of a good vin check site?
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:35 PM   #13
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For a 1000 bucks you cant go wrong....every single piece of that car, somebody, somewhere, needs...even if the seat are toast...seat frames are needed all the time....all the gauge and instrument parts....inner trims....glass...door hardware...OMG the list goes on....and i havent even opened the hood!!!
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:38 PM   #14
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Also...you can find out the year by a specific number in the vin...dont recall exactly but its easy...google it. There will be lots of info how to figure out the year.
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Im not being a negative nelly but 1000 may or may not be a right move,

it takes time and effort to remove and post parts for sale, then deal with pita looky lous and low ballers, ask any flipper if they would pay 1k without knowing a heck of a lot more,

How do people say it, spend 15k to have a 5k corvette?

I dont see this car as of yet being a cha ching proposition, but i admit im jaded,

Is the car in the thread worth 1000 ? Sure to some and others wouldnt touch it for free, one answer doesnt fit all....
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Ok. I'll post more pics when i finally have it in my yard. The dash is in good condition, odometer shows 50,XXX miles.It also has that plaque near the shifter displaying engine, torque,,etc.Hmmm, I would have thought this was a big score, being a numbers matching 454 4 speed for only 1000.
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I finally found a vin site. Its the 6th number that determines the year. According to the site, it's a '71. I dont have paperwork to confirm yet. The dr. side door tag states trim 400.
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It could be a 71 if the front clip was replaced with a 74...

A trim tag of 400 would mean black standard interior - for a 69-74

I'd post up a pic of the vin- a 71 would look like this-

BTW- I randomly pull this up w/ "Google"

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194371S106735. There it is then.
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If a 71 why does the tail look cut off like a 74 to 77 missing the bumper cap,

Perhaps a 71 with front and rear clips changed,



Or maybe the angle and trash can messes with my eyes

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