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Old 02-10-2019, 10:10 PM
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Hello to all you Corvette folks! At 64 years old and never owning a Corvette before, I'm about as naive as one can get about them. I really like the 80's and early 90's cars. I've been perusing the internet, reviews, auctions, etc, looking to find as reliable and clean a car as I can and not break the bank. Maybe around the $25-30K mark? Want something the wifey and I can use for sunny days and local show and shines. So, I humbly ask for your help during this quest for my first Corvette!

I've been looking at a pristine '86, from a collector, with 9K original miles. The Pace Car. (I know..it's a little gawdy for many). Trouble is, I have read that the L98 motor has the aluminum head, which is thin, and may fail when the motor is under heavy stress. Is this something I should stay clear of?

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Hello and welcome to the forum. The kind folks over in the C4 sections will have info and opinions on the 86 your interested in. Best of luck getting your first Corvette!
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Hello and welcome to the forum. The kind folks over in the C4 sections will have info and opinions on the 86 your interested in. Best of luck getting your first Corvette!
Thanks! I'll need it.
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Welcome and as you’ll find out, the fine members in the C4 section will provide you with answers to the questions you may have.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your quest!! I used to live up in Washington myself years ago and back in 2002-2004. Lakewood/Tacoma area. Never seen so much rain in my life. Hahaha.

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Welcome to the forum!! Unless you're in love with the Pace Car I'd suggest driving the newer gens as well.
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Welcome to the forum!! Unless you're in love with the Pace Car I'd suggest driving the newer gens as well.
The ZR1 with the Mercury Marine engine has great reviews. Not sure I can get a minty example in my price range though.
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Thanks all! Nice folks here.
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