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Old 02-08-2019, 12:47 PM
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Not mine, but maybe worth a look.
I don't know if you're looking for a project but if you could get them down on this price this might be a good start.
68 Corvette L89 Convertible Project https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/55085553
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Mike thanks for bumping up my post. I am still looking for the right car all.

Yours looks great and your description is excellent, honest and is usually lacking from these sales. Sadly there is one problem, yours is a automatic , I have my heart set on a stick. My search will be for a second Vette, my first is a 72 Orange coupe with a auto . I am looking for the opposite end of the spectrum with the second one.


Thanks for the post, you should come back in fill in the price and final details here as well as posting a FS in this section. My advise to you , unless you are in a rush is to post it on the forum before going to Ebay. I think you are selling to a more "educated" consumer here then Ebay.. It will avoid alot of tire kickers. You can always put it on Ebay later!!!! GLWS!!!!!

Mtloafer I don't mind a project but that is intense!1 Way too much for me to handle at this tie in my life!!!

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Thanks for the advice..I really appreciate it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:12 PM
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If you haven't seen this one yet, check it out and let me know if you have any questions....

https://www.grautogallery.com/vehicl...rolet-corvette
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:50 PM
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Hey, thanks for the link, but a convertible is a must!!! Ike

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Old 02-18-2019, 02:10 PM
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Guys, a couple reminders: please do not post cars without prices. If you havenít decided on a price, then itís not for sale.

Also to others, please do not respond to and offer on cars posted here within another memberís Wanted thread. Please start your own.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:23 PM
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Hi Ike, Here is a prospect and you don't need an airline ticket to see it. https://www.motorcarclassics.com/197...ette-c-336.htm
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:35 PM
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Toylman Thanks for the link, can't be much closer. Seems pricey and not one pic of the under carriage, never under stand why!!! I hope its not what I call a pig with lipstick, painted, usually poorly and cleaned up, usually lazily and that it but I doubt it. Hopefully they are flexible!!!

There are way too many sites listing these cars how did you find it if you don't mind me asking!!! Thanks again Ike

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Old 02-26-2019, 09:33 AM
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It is on carsonline. It was at the top of the list and I think top is the newest. Car is a little pricey, but if it passes inspection, it says L46 and does have a nice HT. Most times dealers will listen to realistic offers.
https://www2.carsonline.com/col3/col...=&state_code=#
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:27 AM
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Thanks again. I will add the carsonline to my searches and call up the dealer. Greatly appreciated, really a sharp looking car!! Ike
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Thanks Responded!!!! Ike
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Hey all I thought I would bump this, still searching!!! I have come to realize that my 1972 coupe has spoiled me for any other car. I have come to the conclusion that my car is in nicer condition then I thought. I realized that after viewing the condition of a bunch of cars that I have seen! Well I don't want to settle so my search continues. Anyone???? I promise it will give it a good home!

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I am looking to purchase the nicest 1968-72 convertible I can find for the best pricing I can afford.Looking for a mostly original car, including the engine, tranny, rear and all major components. A repaint and new interior are OK as long as they match the trim tag specs. It does not need to be a NCRS car, since I cant afford it anyway!!!.

I am looking for great paint; great interior; nice top; clean engine bay; well cared for, good documentation would be great. Junkers, clunkers and project cars are out. I don't have the talent nor the time to take on major work.

Sorry all, I am going to limit it to cars within 500 miles of the NYC area. I don't have the time and have been burned by sellers with hidden junk before to travel all over the place.
(Edit: Well after some consideration may be willing to travel for the right car some further distance.)
Some definite requirements for various reasons:
- As stated original engine, tranny and rear.
- Correct paint and interior color. The paint must be in great condition and not in need of a repaint.
- A manual transmission (my 72 is a auto)
- A color other than Orange ( again nothing wrong with Orange but my 72 is Ontario Orange), some colors are more desirable to me than others.
- As close to correct and original as possible
- I would prefer a upgraded original engine but would consider a base engine
- A seller that would be willing to work with me to verify the cars original status though emails and photos.

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Old 03-16-2019, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for another source in my hunt for a LT-1 roadster. If you have any other links please send them to me. Please PM me so I can keep a list handy.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:26 PM
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Beautiful!! I would appreciate you PMing me some of the details! Thanks Ike
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:11 PM
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For sale: 1971 Corvette Convertible. War Bonnet Yellow with Saddle interior. Matching number 350 automatic.



Components replaced: No receipts, but you can physically see that all these parts are New. I have looked all these parts up and did the math. They add up to over $5,300.


  1. New Black Convertible Top with all new weather-stripping
  2. New vinyl seat covers and foam kit
  3. Original seat belts were sent off and restored.
  4. New carpet and matts
  5. New storage compartment trays
  6. New parking brake handle assembly & console with T armrest- vinyl
  7. New center console, console assembly and ash tray
  8. New center dash trim console gauge bezel assembly
  9. New door panels with trim and inside door handles
  10. New door sill plates and weather-strip
  11. New interior review mirror
  12. New sun visors
  13. New tach drive gear and cable
  14. New heater core
  15. New power brake booster
  16. New GM heater hose kit and water pump
  17. New aluminized exhaust and mufflers
  18. New stainless-steel exhaust tips
  19. New license plate bezel
  20. Rear bumpers re-chromed



    Components that are new or have been rebuilt. With receipts: All receipts add up to $8,700


  1. Rebuilt trailing arms, bearing assemblies, swing arm bushing and new shocks installed
  2. Rear-end differential rebuilt. New u-joints on driveshaft & half shafts
  3. Transmission rebuilt with reverse cushion kit installed
  4. Front control arm bushings replaced, new shocks installed and new BFG white letter tires
  5. Front and rear rotors replaced
  6. Complete tune-up with points, condenser, cap, rotor, spark plugs, plug wires, ignition coil, and oil filter



    So, within the last 3-4 years this car has had approximately $14,000 worth of parts and labor put into it.



    Interior:

    The interior condition is easily a 9.5+ on a 10 scale. The only issues on the inside of the car are is one of the dash lights intermittingly goes of and on when you hit a bump, a loose connection I’m sure. The right-side blinker indicator has the same intermitting issue. All other interior lights work even the fiber optic lights, floor lights and the push button seatbelt light. The speedometer is a little slow to work. I have multiple classic cars and I only drive this car every few months. It’s currently winter and I haven’t drove the car in over 4 months. I’m in Texas and the summers are a quite hot for a convertible during July & August. This car usually only gets driven in the spring or fall. After you drive the car for a half hour or so, the speedometer works fine. The Tach works fine.



    Exterior:

    The car retains its original color of War Bonnet Yellow. It appears to have only one re-spray done many years ago and was done in lacquer. The paint is very presentable and has a great old lacquer patina. I personally would not repaint this car. The lacquer paint has a different look and appeal compared to a basecoat/clearcoat plastic looking paint job. Personal preference I guess? Whomever did the last paintwork looks to have blocked the car down and put a light coat of lacquer back on. At certain times of the day and at certain angles you can vaguely see the bonding areas. This tells me that there is very little paint on the car. It also shows the car has never had any collision damage. If someone were wanting to repaint this car it would be easy considering the car has very little paint. I thought about blocking it with 1500 and buffing it out but I was afraid there isn’t enough paint on the car and didn’t want to chance it. The paint is somewhat deceiving. Depending on the time of day the car looks dark gold. Then other times when it’s in the sun it sparkles like a piece of shiny gold. You will notice that in the pictures I post. The bumpers on the rear have been re-chromed and are virtually perfect. The front bumper has not and is about an 8 on a 10 scale. Headlight operation is great; they open and close very fast. The hideaway wiper door operates as it should. It has the original spare tire and cover. The convertible top is new and is in perfect condition. The windshield is in perfect condition with no cracks, wiper scratches or delamination. With the original windshield in this great of condition the car had to have been well cared for its whole life. There is no rust in the birdcage and the frame is in excellent condition. The only real flaw on the exterior of the car is a crack on the front spoiler under the front license plate where someone pulled up too close to a parking curb, but it’s small.



    Engine:

    The car has its original matching number engine and runs great with 62,167 miles. It appears that the engine has never been out of the car. It starts right up, the choke holds idle at about 1300 rpms, let it warm up a few minutes, tap the accelerator and it idles down to about 850 rpms. The intake, valve covers, and water pump have been repainted, but the block looks like it still has its original paint. All the original ignition shielding is in place and in excellent condition. The engine is 48 years old and has 62,000 miles on it. It leaks a little oil and has a little blow by, but it still runs great.



    Air Conditioning:

    The car came equipped with air conditioning. Not currently working. The prior owner said when he purchased the car it was not working. He had the AC Serviced and the receipt states that there was a bad wire and block relay. It was serviced with two cans of freon and was working but he said it leaks down after a few weeks. I never pursued the problem because when I drove it the top was always down.



    Documents:

    I have the original window sticker but it’s in poor condition. It’s hard to read the writing on the left side of the page. On the right side you can read the cost of the options the car came with. It has $834 worth of options. I looked them up and they are air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, white stripe tires and AM/FM radio which does not work. There is also a wheel and trim ring sheet and a consumer information pamphlet. Plus, I have the receipts for the work listed above.



    History & Information:

    I purchased the car several years ago from a retired Continental Airline pilot. He said this was his retirement project to keep him busy. He said the car was in very good condition when he bought it, but he wanted to make it even nicer. He said he did all the drivetrain and suspension work because even though there were no issues, it didn’t change the fact that it was a 40-year-old car. He said that he had a great time working on and enjoying the car for several years. But, he had just moved into a gated golf course community and didn’t have room at the house and did not want it sitting in a storage facility. The only thing I have done since purchasing the car was re-paint the wheels. The original ralley’s were a little dull and scratched. I had them blasted epoxy primed and painted silver. I have the caps and rings but chose not to put them on. I like the look without caps & rings. Plus, I didn’t want to scratch the new paint. So, I painted the dust caps a cast metal color and installed chrome lug nuts. The next guy can scratch up the rims. The car runs great, no shakes, no rattles and it tracks down the road great. I’ve owned more than a few Corvettes over the last 30 years and this is definitely one of the nicest. But I prefer my C2 and have my eye on another one. This is the reason this one is for sale. If you are a C3 person this is a great car. The C3 is starting to come up in value and quality cars will start getting harder to come by. If your going to own one it should be a convertible. They are the most desirable and bring the most money. The car is located in Texas City, Texas 77590 just south of Houston. I have done my best to describe the condition of the car but if you have any questions you can call or text 409-771-4455[img]data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAA AAQCAYAAAAf8/9hAAABcklEQVR4XpXTPUvDUBTH4aR2c2hBQXGpTi IORhBcBOvgYKf0Awi+4Ggr1MVPIIrYdnEpShddHI yLi6AVXVxsRRDRwbi4KNgu4lCIv8i/i6QRDzycy+09555LqOl5nhEUptPoJe1iDHU8oYlr lDw79m4QEbSLPexzsIc8hDRm8YBjLpj4q8EgxQda b+MNd4ghhQ2adIc1+ORAFEnWWfTDRp7GDfImlsIa vKALLuqoqMGUCs4wHtagiQ5uc8kDyCOBKlP1k78Q NTOZnMXCQRxWsbjl6iuskV41SQG2Gj9rikvcR1Wc gKFDBa1LOEUK56hqv8BUFV3SGWkVS9JQ6Dsv4wQ1 DKMPORUvkm78BhdQMI1CTa5I0yrcwSFqFD+SZ7DQ esIkCG5S/JpkHYERQRmuNsrZ7Grc+Ef8/Bcoslkfae8Wc7CUHZ++TuAEBj86pHntjaDKXllPy 6PW/gkKFaThwp/K87N8hDcQTTKKFTioSxqB8Q2BNX5JtAljwgAAAAB JRU5ErkJggg==[/img][I will return your text or call ASAP. I’m a shift worker and not always available. Thanks, Mike. $26,000



    Pros:

    Extremely nice well-kept car its entire life. Matching number low mile convertible. Most all the drivetrain has been rebuilt. All the interior has been restored. New Top. Very easy car to take to the next level.



    Cons:

    AC needs to be repaired. The lacquer paint is 25-30 years old. Has two intermitting interior lights. The original engine has 62,000 miles and leaks a little oil. It sounds like the donut gasket on the right side is starting to leak. The power steering pump makes a little noise if you turn the wheel when not moving, but don’t all old Chevy’s. Nice car for a nearly 50-year-old Corvette.

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I have about 30 pictures I can send if you're interested.
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Mike thanks she is a beautiful Vette but a 4 speed is a must!!!.

HMMM what happened to Kens post??? Was I imagining it?? Ike
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Mike thanks she is a beautiful Vette but a 4 speed is a must!!!.

HMMM what happened to Kens post??? Was I imagining it?? Ike
Yet another car for sale post without an asking price.
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Originally Posted by vettebuyer6369 View Post
Yet another car for sale post without an asking price.
Is it a for sale post when someone is looking for a car and members post what they have possible available for sale ?
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HMMM what happened to Kens post??? Was I imagining it?? Ike
Hey ike, you should send him a PM and ask him how much he's asking for his '69.
Looks like a really nice 350/350 4 speed convertible.
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