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I am wondering how many of you have owned your C4 since new? I am getting into these lately and I am wondering if I should sell my third gen Camaro and get a C4.

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I am also an original owner and I did order my car. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...n-indiana.html

I did not go to Rise and Drive with the Corvette but I was there.

Donít sell the Camaro just add a C4.

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30 years, 3 months for me. 1989 bought new.
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35 years and 3 months. Ordered.
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Plenty of them here, best guys to buy from also. Or long timers anyways.
Drive one around first!! Irocs are a lot of fun, the C4 takes it a step further.
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Bought my '85 new in 86. I really like this car. It will be in my estate when the time comes.
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33 years this June, 1986 White & Tan interior, Original Owner
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Originally Posted by Steves LS6 View Post
I am wondering if I should sell my third gen Camaro and get a C4.
Im not the original owner of my 89 but I can tell you this selling your third gen Camaro for a C4 and having the better car and 2-3x the ca$h left over is the SMART thing to do

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It is awesome you guys kept your cars so long.
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Originally Posted by Yukon Corleone View Post
I am also an original owner and I did order my car. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...n-indiana.html

I did not go to Rise and Drive with the Corvette but I was there.

Donít sell the Camaro just add a C4.
Lol If I had the room I would love to have both. There was a nice 1985 there.
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
Plenty of them here, best guys to buy from also. Or long timers anyways.
Drive one around first!! Irocs are a lot of fun, the C4 takes it a step further.
The last C4 I drove was in 2003. I was lucky enough to drive a 1996 CE with the LT4. My goal is to get a summer driver. Don't know if I want a coupe or a convertible. My third gen is REAL FUN! It has an aluminum headed, cammed, 350, with a TPIs big mouth intake, ASM runners, ported plenum, shorty headers, Magnaflow cats, 3" exhaust, World ClassT5 with a 3.42 gear,

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Im not the original owner of my 89 but I can tell you this selling your third gen Camaro for a C4 and having the better car and 2-3x the ca$h left over is the SMART thing to do

I am not sure what my third gen is worth but it looks as if a nice low mile C4 can be bought for 8-10k. Low mile third gens have gone through the roof. Half the performance of a C4 for twice the price.

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Have any of you restored your car or is your car original?
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Bought my 94 new in March 1994. (Had a 20% discount, too. (Don't tell theC7 folks!))
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Originally Posted by Steves LS6 View Post
I am not sure what my third gen is worth but it looks as if a nice low mile C4 can be bought for 8-10k. Low mile third gens have gone through the roof. Half the performance of a C4 for twice the price.
Whats the details on your third gen? I sold an 89 IRoc with 30k for $16k and that was 2 years ago today its probably $20k I bought my 89 Vert for around $6k back in October and it has even less miles so yeah thatís 3x less

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Have any of you restored your car or is your car original?
not an original owner, but I've had my 85 for 24 years now. bought it with 33K on the clock, presently 165K. since it's a daily driver, just staying on top of things, makes it a kind of rolling restoration. one (full) repaint, interior redone, and with the exception of a valve job - pretty much the drivetrain is original. one of two things will happen - either i'll drive it into the ground, or it will drive me into the ground.. absolutely no reason to part with it -
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Whats the details on your third gen? I sold an 89 IRoc with 30k for $16k and that was 2 years ago today its probably $20k I bought my 89 Vert for around $6k back in October and it has even less miles so yeah thatís 3x less

My car is a 91 B4C non 1LE. I bought it for 3k and have at least 3-4 times that in getting it back on the road. The body has about 80k on it, the interior is in good shape, and the original 305 was gone when I bought it. That is why I swapped the motor. The car came with most of the documentation and the VIN checked out that it is a B4C. So I am not sure what my car is worth. I am guessing 9-12k range.
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not an original owner, but I've had my 85 for 24 years now. bought it with 33K on the clock, presently 165K. since it's a daily driver, just staying on top of things, makes it a kind of rolling restoration. one (full) repaint, interior redone, and with the exception of a valve job - pretty much the drivetrain is original. one of two things will happen - either i'll drive it into the ground, or it will drive me into the ground.. absolutely no reason to part with it -
Wow 165k miles. It is fantastic that you drive the car and enjoy it.
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Wow 165k miles. It is fantastic that you drive the car and enjoy it.
kind of a funny story on how I ended up with this C4. back in 1995, I needed a car to drive back and forth to work. I had a budget around $10K - figure i'd get a two year old chevy cavalier with 20-30K miles. anyway, paging thru one of those wheeler-dealer magazines, I ran across this 85 corvette. owner was asking $12.5K and I got him down to $10.7. why drive a cavalier to work, when you can drive a corvette for the same money. long story short - still have the corvette, and that cav most likely would have been recycled into a refrigerator by now -

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Usually I keep my cars 10 years or 200,000 which ever comes first but somehow I have kept the Corvette 29 years.
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