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Old 05-06-2019, 08:31 PM
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Ok folks so this is the potential new wheels. Current owner sent a ton of photos which I really appreciate! I am going to load a bunch of photos to this thread, no idea what I should be looking for? I did notice a lot of dust and dirt, in the door jams especially. Not sure if I am being nit-picky. I just want this things babied . Any thoughts?

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Old 05-06-2019, 08:37 PM
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GS automatic and NPP. Tires are in good shape. Don't see anything out of the ordinary. So much for the automatic. Obviously didn't pay attention.

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Go with your gut. My first was an 02 Millenium Yellow. Went to the guys house, and you could see the car wash brush marks in the lower rocker panels. Like you said the door jambs were filthy.

Obviously his version of garage queen was different than mine.
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GS automatic and NPP. Tires are in good shape. Don't see anything out of the ordinary.
It's a manual 6, no auto. I just loaded the rest of the photos. I see quite a bit of rocks, pebbles in the shelving areas of the engine, not sure if that's normal. Again, not nit picking but I zoomed in on many of the photos.
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It's a manual 6, no auto. I just loaded the rest of the photos. I see quite a bit of rocks, pebbles in the shelving areas of the engine, not sure if that's normal. Again, not nit picking but I zoomed in on many of the photos.
Gravel is not normal. Maybe lived on a gravel road. More than likely you'll find a fair amount of gravel between the rear quarters and rockers, but we all get a little of that.

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The more I look, the more I get concerned about the cleanliness of the car.
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Gravel is not normal. Maybe lived on a gravel road.
Actually that gravel is very normal, here's a recent thread about it...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...come-from.html
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Actually that gravel is very normal, here's a recent thread about it...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...come-from.html
What's normal for some is not normal for all.
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Ask the owner about the leak (4th pic up from bottom). Tranny or differential? Otherwise it looks clean...
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Originally Posted by saplumr View Post
What's normal for some is not normal for all.
Maybe "normal" is not the correct word but it's very common, I've cleaned mine a few times and they keep working there way up there and from the content of this post it's apparent it happens to a lot of us.
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Originally Posted by saplumr View Post
Gravel is not normal. Maybe lived on a gravel road. More than likely you'll find a fair amount of gravel between the rear quarters and rockers, but we all get a little of that.


Gravel is normal...I've never been on a gravel road with mine and all six of them showed it under the hood at one time or another...
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Originally Posted by RobLo View Post
Actually that gravel is very normal, here's a recent thread about it...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...come-from.html



It is indeed normal if its driven and you look in the correct places...
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It is indeed normal if its driven and you look in the correct places...
Yep, in this thread it mentions rocks in the rear quarter panel area, next time I have the car out I gotta check that area as well...
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Owner said part of their driveway is gravel and their mother in laws house is all gravel. I would trust them on this...also asked about a potential leak on the 4th photo and said none at all. In terms of cleanliness, he basically said he rushed to put it away for the winter and hasn't even puked it out of the garage this spring yet. He put it away dirty evidently.
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Op that look doesn't really look bad at all...It is a driver and has been driven in rain, but not a lot and and no real corrosion so not in winter...also I seen nothing that a easy detail does not fix. Price and mileage matters but don't be put all the way off on those pics....you need to see for yourself up close. On a scale of 1-10 the undercarriage look a solid 7 as it sits..Didn't see any wheel well pics but they can tell a lot too... The hats on the rotors don't look too good on the one I can see and overall you are seeing a car that hasn't been washed in a few weeks...but will clean up nice imo. again depending price and mileage and how it looks in person. Lots of Corvette has rusty hats sitting on the lot as new...



Good luck looking.

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It is indeed normal if its driven and you look in the correct places...
I donít have one piece of gravel in mine so Iím obviously special.
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I donít have one piece of gravel in mine so Iím obviously special.




I can find one ...unless you just cleaned it. or if you drive it. Lemme go look at mine lol...
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Year is 2011 Grand Sport

Mileage is around 14,000

Price is mid 30's let's call it
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I can find one ...unless you just cleaned it. or if you drive it. Lemme go look at mine lol...
I’ve owned my car for almost 15 years. I doubt very seriously you would find something I know nothing about. Make no mistake this is NOT a daily. Of course I do get the tiny pebbles in the quarters and rockers.

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2010 or 11 3LT coupe. I think it is in very reasonable condition for a car that is 8 or 9 years old.
Undercarriage isn’t bad.
Get a VIS report from your local gm dealer to see what services/ history have been done to it.
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