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Old 08-05-2001, 09:59 PM
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89' vette, 112,000, new tires, new brakes, new rotors, new heater core, new alternator, has sawblade rims on it. Interior is just about flawless. The guy is asking 8500 but is going through a divorce and said he wouldn't turn down anything reasonable. He also said that if he lets it sit for like a week, without driveing it when he first starts it some white smoke comes out of the exhaust. What could this be? What do you think the car is worth?
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Old 08-05-2001, 10:26 PM
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You didn't post where you are from and prices vary a lot by region.

In central Ohio that wouldn't be a bad price if the car is clean and in good shape. The smoke is most likely from oil leaking down around the valve seals when the car sits. It's a common trait of small blakc Chevy motors and no big deal as long as it doesn't smoke after that.
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Old 08-05-2001, 11:16 PM
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seems like a good deal. you could probably walk away for 7700
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Old 08-05-2001, 11:28 PM
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$7,500-$8,000 would be fair, mileage is a bit high but seems like he did a lot of work on it, the smoke is probably a valve job needed.... Did you ask about oil useage?? If it only blows some smoke at start up after sitting a while it's no big deal but if he needs to add oil between oil changes a vavle job is coming soon....
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Old 08-05-2001, 11:34 PM
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he said it doesn't burn oil, so it should eb allright.
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Old 08-05-2001, 11:40 PM
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You didn't post where you are from and prices vary a lot by region.
Isn't that the truth! I live in Central Kentucky, and you can't find a late model C4(except 84's & 85's) for under $10,000, even if they have high mileage. That is why I will probably purchase one out of state.
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For California, that sounds pretty reasonable.

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Your vette is gorgious. :cheers:
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White smoke could be :eek: But its probably not that much of a problem if it takes a week. Is it humid there? If so, sounds like just condensation.

But, if the smoke is black/blue, :eek: Valve job...=$$$

Sounds like a good price though, I'd offer about $8K.
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the only thing i am concerned about is when i hammered it from a stop the wheels didn't cut loose, I figured in an l98 when you gunned it it should spin for a while. There are brand new dunlops on the back but i still thought it should be a little stronger.
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the only thing i am concerned about is when i hammered it from a stop the wheels didn't cut loose, I figured in an l98 when you gunned it it should spin for a while. There are brand new dunlops on the back but i still thought it should be a little stronger.
Depends on the rear end gears.
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