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Old 03-11-2019, 11:12 PM
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It's still winter here in Wisconsin so I had to tow her home. Found a 1985 coupe 4+3 manual in pretty good shape. Here's hoping spring gets here soon!
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:19 PM
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Very cool. Love the color. Digging the C3 in the back too.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:21 PM
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Beautiful 85!!! Any special options such as Z51? Same color as my 86 and we both have the 4+3!! Do you know any of the car's history? Can't wait to see more pics of the car!!
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:30 PM
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Thanks! Unfortunately not a Z51 car, only option I had to compromise on. (I had a tough enough time finding a coupe that wasn't an automatic and convertibles just aren't my style.) Kind of hard to complain about that though, I've got plans for the suspension. I was looking for a project that didn't need body work. It needs to be cleaned up a little before I take a few more pictures. Got a little dirty towing it home.
Previous owner had ot about three years. Sold it because his girlfriend couldn't get in and out any more.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:11 AM
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Congrats on your new '85, enjoy.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mixednuttz View Post
Thanks! Unfortunately not a Z51 car, only option I had to compromise on. (I had a tough enough time finding a coupe that wasn't an automatic and convertibles just aren't my style.) Kind of hard to complain about that though, I've got plans for the suspension. I was looking for a project that didn't need body work. It needs to be cleaned up a little before I take a few more pictures. Got a little dirty towing it home.
Previous owner had ot about three years. Sold it because his girlfriend couldn't get in and out any more.
Funny, same boat that I was in when I bought my 86 back in 17. I had to compromise on the Z51. I really wanted a 4+3 coupe with the Z51 handling package. My grey car was the last one that I looked at and it was better than all of the others that I had previously looked at that day. Though not exactly what I wanted, I settled a little. Its been a good car and its a blast to drive. Will look forward to more pictures of your 85!!
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:16 AM
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Nice 85
It's funny trying to find a Z51 with a 4+3, hard to find. I would have thought they made more Z51s with a 4+3. The 85 I had was a Z51 with an A4.

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:30 AM
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Not really a C3 fan but it does look nice!

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Old 03-13-2019, 04:41 AM
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good looking 85 and I bet you have a ball driving it this summer. I would also like a c-3 but they have just gotten out of my price range.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:17 AM
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The C3 is my dad's. I just have it because the brakes needed work and my dad can't do the work himself any more, so I repaired it. I'm just waiting for the snow to go away so I can test drive it and return it to him. I'm supposed to inherit it eventually. (Hopefully not for quite a few years yet.)
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:58 PM
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Congratulations. Is it medium gray metallic? It looks to be in good shape.

Let's hope for an early Spring so we can get back on the road
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:32 PM
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Yes, medium grey metallic with graphite leather interior. Needs a few things but overall it's in pretty good shape.
Looks like it's supposed to be 50 next week. Maybe the roads will be washed of all the salt soon.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:14 AM
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That would be nice. Than you can finally enjoy that beautiful Corvette for a little while!
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:24 PM
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Congrats on a nice looking “85
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mixednuttz View Post
Yes, medium grey metallic with graphite leather interior. Needs a few things but overall it's in pretty good shape.
Looks like it's supposed to be 50 next week. Maybe the roads will be washed of all the salt soon.
I have always been VERY particular about the C4 colors that I like but I like this color. The car looks good! Hoping for more pics when she is cleaned up! First C4?
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:34 PM
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I have always been VERY particular about the C4 colors that I like but I like this color. The car looks good! Hoping for more pics when she is cleaned up! First C4?
Yes, first C4. I'm pretty excited!
Hopefully I'll be able to run the hose outside late next week so I can clean her up. I'll get some better pictures then.
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