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Old 12-01-2018, 10:49 PM
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Carl now that's interesting!!!! It's raining and cold up here now but nice earlier for a drive!!!! Hmm I wonder if its doable from that far?????

Its a nice combination of everything I have been looking for. Missing some shielding in the engine bay the AIR ram pump (correct?) and some weird wiring for the A/C. Maybe I will give him a call to see whats up. Thanks again Carl!!! Making my life difficult!!! Anyone near Gainesville????

Scotty is right I have had to pass on two nice cars, including Scotty's because they were orange.Can't have the same color.Won't know whats going on!!! Ike
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Carl are you secretly part of the Florida tourist Board??? HMMMM Ike

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Is this a paid postion!!!! ??? Ike

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Carl and all, just spoke to the owner. First question he asked me is why I was calling, I told him I was considering buying the Vette, why else. Apparently he has been inundated with sales people, trades offers and all kinds of insanity. I told him to now wait for the Nigerian scammers that will come next!!!!

On to the car, sadly it has gone thru some repairs without thought to maintaining originality. Biggest issue is that the car was originally yellow and repainted to blue. Carb, distributor, rims, A/C compressor, convertible top not original nor correct replacements. A/c not working as well.

So sadly no trip to sunny Florida for me. Too many issues to overcome especially when adding distance to the equation!!

But thank you Carl, keep them coming greatly appreciate your assistance!!!

Going to see one tomorrow very locally. It overpriced but my concern is that its Burgundy with a tan interior. HMMMM not sure about that color combo. But worth a look. Thanks again Ike ( from a rainy and damp NY),
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Well, it looked like a nice car in the ad and from how the seller described it, it seemed to be very original. Oh well, off to the next one, right?

IMO, burgundy and tan is a killer combo, but colors and combinations thereof are subjective.

Good luck with tomorrow's find. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Yeah Carl, most look good, but once you start digging in that the truth comes out. Greatly appreciate the lead non the less. Every car is a chance to learn a little more.

Burgundy and tan huh?? Don't see it much. I guess it was not a popular color back in the day? Very European. ! guess we will see when I get some eyes on it, after all I was very concerned about orange and now I love it!! Ike. .
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Carl your killing me!!!! The pic does not match the ad by the way. I assume they are two different ones?

I know I am going to get "beat up" for this but I am still having trouble with cars that are not close to me as a purchase option. I think you need a very knowledgeable and willing seller to help breakdown the car for you if your shopping from a distance. I generally don't seem to find these people. The forum sellers seem to be the best and I am sure more exist but........

I cannot see driving hours or getting on a plane or driving to a car that to find that it was not described correctly. Been there/done that. Plus condition is somewhat arbitrary and different in one persons view to another.

I went and saw a 1971 locally. The owner and I discuseed the car a decent amount over the phone. He was somewhat knowledgeable but not very computer. photo literate. The car is priced at the top of its range if not above. What I found was a decent car with many small but significant issues. Wrong carb, fiber optics not working, wiper spray components missing, a tear in the soft top, overall worn interior, cracks on the door cards etc etc. But the biggest issue was the body/paint condition, a major crack in the fiberglass below the cowl vent and the fender. A odd crack across the rear quarter panel , multiple spidering and small cracks. A inordinate amount of rock chips in a odd location and a overall poor paint.
Again none of these are insurmountable issues but not at that price. Its not even close!!!!! If I had traveled any distance to see this car I would have been quite upset!!!!! Not to mention the cost these failed trips add to the price of the car you ultimately buy and then the shipping costs involved.
So I am not oppose to a car that is far, but the owner needs to know what they have and be willing to be honest about it and work with me to vet the car out. I don't see owners like this that often. Either they can't bother, are uninformed, don't want to know or have the used car salesman attitude.
Greatly appreciate your leads however. Keep them coming!!!! At a minimum it gives me a good idea as to were the market is.

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The pic does not match the ad by the way. I assume they are two different ones?
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Ike- check it out here ...

https://fayar.craigslist.org/cto/d/7...761288079.html

I understand about the questionable descriptions the sellers give, and how descriptive they end up (not) being. You spend adequate time on the phone with these sellers and you seem to know the right questions to ask. You may find a car and seller you are comfortable enough with where you would take a trip with some degree of confidence.

You mentioned the car you recently saw is a fail, but what are your thoughts about the Burgundy/Tan color combo?
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Carl Thanks again for your assistance. ts greatly appreciated. The Steel Gray is a great looking car. I am not sure I am looking to spend that kind of $$$$ however and hold onto two C3s. Tough to decide!!!!!

Regarding the Burgundy/Tan combo I have found a new admiration. It may not be my first choice in color combos but definitively something to consider!!!! Again thanks for the links and keep them coming!!!!
Corvette Ed, sadly your first link is to a Orange car. My current coupe is orange so a second orange is out. The second one is interesting, looks like nice paint but the interior is beat up. Not much info so I will call the ad and see what they have to say. Great price but parts will ad to cost quickly!!

69Chevelle my friend. I keep opening and closing your link. Its a very interesting car. I wish it were closer. Green is not necessarily my favorite color combo, no insult intended. But its a nice looking car!!! HMMMMMM. I am pming you for more cursory details.

Thanks again to everyone for their assistance. Ike
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I've been looking at a '68 435 coupe at Fastlane Classics., I was there two months ago and gave it a fast look. I just spoke to the salesman today. I definitely want an overheating overstuffed terrible mile per gallon big block with lots of big Holley carburetors. No automatics or orange cars for me. I saw the red one a couple forums threads back where the guy's got the body on the frame, 400 horse. That might be interesting...

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Are you're talking about that '68 blue coupe for $55k?

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Yeah, but the black paint underneath is a BIG turnoff. I prolly stuck my finger in the frame to make sure it's not rusty, and I asked the salesman to put it on the hoist and do a slow video so I can see what's doing.

I may go for a build to suit, loaded and possibly date correct creation. Obviously harder to sell when the time comes, but I'm not a fan of black vinyl seats or crank windows, and I'm on the fence with AC, either factory or aftermarket...
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:27 AM
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Maybe I'll go to Corvettes @ Carlisle... From my brief search, there's lots for sale, and I'm in no rush. My Hagerty Classic insurance is due-$2500. I have alot of toys...
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Yikes that is a large bill. Lots of toys is right!!! Ike
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What's odd is they also have my 1999 Mercedes E320 station wagon from California with 437 K, but it looks more like a third of that, my 2003 Mercedes C240 rust bucket that looks beautiful, but don't look underneath, that one is currently in Pennsylvania on route to South Carolina to be sold, they don't have any state inspection there, so good riddance to it. My 2003 bmw325xi wagon that looks pretty good and not too rusty, that's got classic Insurance, plus then I have all my real classics from the 60s that IMO deserve classic Insurance. My problem is I have 15 vehicles on the classic policy. And did I mention my 1989 V12 BMW from California? That's got classic insurance as well.
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