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Old 12-20-2012, 07:22 AM  
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80s-90s Corvette

Thinking about purchasing an 80s or 90s Corvette (depends on the price, milage etc...)

Anyone here own(ed) one? What could you tell me about them?
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:51 PM   #31
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You were a fool to get rid of it. Very collectable, only 44 made and only 1 survivor is known to exist which resides at the Corvette Museum.
well for all the years I'd've had to store it, it wouldn't have been worth it to me. that car was one of those cars that would've cost a fortune to keep on the road, was my feeling at the time. it was a lemon.

I was pumped to get it because I had to grease palms to get on the list and then as I recall, I had to pull a few favors for the dealer too. Free tix, etc. But in the end it was anticlimactic. I took a big loss on the resale, but I don't regret it.

That car was a vortex during the years I owned it -- my first wife loved it. She drove it some and had traffic tickets in abundance. Of course, she didn't pay them herself. It was "my fault".
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #32
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Is it 99 when the newer bodystyle came out?

Nope, 97 for the c5, 98 c5 convertible, 99 c5 fixed roof couple

c1 - 1953-1962 - Even though 53-55 are dramatically different.
c2 - 1963-1967 - Big blocks and big power. 63 is the split window
c3 - 1968-1982 - Early years kicked ass, later years (73 -up) dampened by oil embargo.
c4 - 1984-1996 - Excellent handling, made the body style too long. ZR1 from 90 to 95.
c5 - 1997-2004 - Ride handling improved greatly.
c6 - 2005-2013 - Some people called it c5.5, they didn't think there was enough dramatic improvement over c4.
c7 - 2014 - It will be unveiled in Jan., but there are some sketches out there that are probably really close. I like the front end and side, hate the back end (at least in sketches) - appears to have square taillights.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #33
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well for all the years I'd've had to store it, it wouldn't have been worth it to me. that car was one of those cars that would've cost a fortune to keep on the road, was my feeling at the time. it was a lemon.

I was pumped to get it because I had to grease palms to get on the list and then as I recall, I had to pull a few favors for the dealer too. Free tix, etc. But in the end it was anticlimactic. I took a big loss on the resale, but I don't regret it.

That car was a vortex during the years I owned it -- my first wife loved it. She drove it some and had traffic tickets in abundance. Of course, she didn't pay them herself. It was "my fault".
Are you sure it was a 83? Not trying to start any crap with you but they only made 44 Corvettes for that model year. None were available to the public. Most were used for car shows and crash testing. All were destroyed by GM but one which is at the Corvette Museum. Anyway that is what I have been told.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #34
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Stock they are SLOWWWWW, so please don't buy one thinking its going to be fast.

Not a bad platform though, especially if your going to throw an LS based built motor and some spray or turbo at it. If your going to build an lt1 though, be prepared to spend more money, get less, and ultimately an lt1 will leave you wanting. (or it would me anyway)

me likey LS 408 thrown in one mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #35
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Also, take my post with a grain of salt. They ARE balls slow (to me) running maybe a 15 second run stock. But for some people, that might be fast. I know it was for me when I very first got into cars at a young age. Just don't expect to beat anything modern or modified in a race.


And if you just want to cruise and look/sound good that is achievable fairly cheap.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #36
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Are you sure it was a 83? Not trying to start any crap with you but they only made 44 Corvettes for that model year. None were available to the public. Most were used for car shows and crash testing. All were destroyed by GM but one which is at the Corvette Museum. Anyway that is what I have been told.
Well, it was that first year of the new body style. I was wealthy back then and was real pumped to drive such a rare exotic car. But, all said, it may have been the '84 release that was actually out during '83. as I recall, I had to wait a few months for it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #37
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Find a 92 and up. The lt1 is a vastly superior motor to the l98. The l98 had a ton of torque, but just dies at higher rpm. IIRC the rev limit was around 4800 rpm. It also cost a ton to make power.

The lt1 has more horsepower and can easily make more hp for little money. Also better fuel mileage, and I believe 92 is a 6 speed, if you can find a manual, which I recommend.
The LT1's also perform well at higher mileage

I am a huge fan of LT1's and LS1's some of the best chevy put out
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #38
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You were a fool to get rid of it. Very collectable, only 44 made and only 1 survivor is known to exist which resides at the Corvette Museum.
are you serious?
i did not think made any 30 anniversary vettes at all,
was the year I graduated high school

loved vettes until I figured out I would never afford one
I love mid 60's late 50's ettes
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:55 PM   #39
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Also, take my post with a grain of salt. They ARE balls slow (to me) running maybe a 15 second run stock. But for some people, that might be fast. I know it was for me when I very first got into cars at a young age. Just don't expect to beat anything modern or modified in a race.


And if you just want to cruise and look/sound good that is achievable fairly cheap.
Most sports cars of that era and earlier are not quick by today's standards.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:58 PM   #40
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are you serious?
i did not think made any 30 anniversary vettes at all,
was the year I graduated high school

loved vettes until I figured out I would never afford one
I love mid 60's late 50's ettes
Yep I am. There where no 83 vettes available to the public but there were 44 made, all but one were destroyed by GM. The lone survivor is at the Corvette museum.
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Just my take but the C5 was a major improvement and still does not look dated. If they are near your budget you may consider waiting it out for a good deal.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #42
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:45 AM   #43
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Also, take my post with a grain of salt. They ARE balls slow (to me) running maybe a 15 second run stock. But for some people, that might be fast. I know it was for me when I very first got into cars at a young age. Just don't expect to beat anything modern or modified in a race.


And if you just want to cruise and look/sound good that is achievable fairly cheap.
Yeah, I didn't expect it to be super fast by today's measures.

I've always wanted a Vette (no matter the year) so it's more of just to own and drive around when I'm home every once in a while.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #44
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Just my take but the C5 was a major improvement and still does not look dated. If they are near your budget you may consider waiting it out for a good deal.
Even with a super good deal, it's right above my limit. I'm looking for 10k and under.

If I stretch for one, then it leaves me with little play money or to get it to the way I'm looking to have it. Not to mention insurance, inspection etc.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:01 AM   #45
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C5 or bust lsx is where its at! Never had a vette but ive had an 00 ws6 with the ls1, 06 trailblazer ss with the ls2 and the wifes currently driving an 08 g8 gt with a bastardized detuned 6.0. Ive got a cousin with a c4 for sale in topeka roughly 120k and fresh paint job. I was gonna buy it and convert it for my lq4 408 stroker and make a sleeper but dont have the change.
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