GregLaR

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    Cars of course! I've owned approximately 200 cars over the last 42 years. Many vintage, lots of mid-century muscle, about 45 of them were Corvettes. I was one of the original Moderators on corvetteforum.com. I do almost all my own work. Complete frame off restorations are my favorite hobby. Spent about 26 years as an ASE certified top flight tech (glorified term for mechanic), mostly with the General but also with Ford and Chrysler. Moved to sunny Palm Springs about 16 years ago and now own a bar/restaurant there.

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  1. If this helps, she sent me her picture.
  2. Cars dated 1975 and older are smog exempt in California.
  3. I don't know Ed, every once in a while some lucky guy pops up with that long lost evidence...... Like this "proof positive" picture my uncle took when he visited Scotland several years ago, which finally put all those skeptics in their place! (I just want to drive your car for 50 miles)
  4. Hey Jake, here are a half a dozen random examples listed on Craigslist today in the greater Los Angeles area all well under $10K: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/compton-1986-corvette-350-v8-convertible/6980351014.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/los-angeles-40th-anniversary-corvette/6979473301.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/1995-corvette-lt1-clean-title/6980212487.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/norwalk-corvette-1990-tune-port-110k-mi/6982353864.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/monterey-park-1996-corvette-coupe-c4/6977340509.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/1989-chevrolet-corvette/6997799630.html And if you're really want an entry level priced C4, here's a tired 1990 convert with only 53,000 miles, current smog and registration for only $2,400. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/los-angeles-1990-corvette-convertible/6985146081.html
  5. Nice looking car. I see it has the later style (1980-82) front clip and hood.
  6. Jake, Having owned around 50 Corvettes over the years I can tell you, they all have their day. Then they become just old enough to be of little interest and the prices drop as newer models come out. This is right where the C4 is now. I have owned several C4's, one was brand new (86 Pace Car) the others were only a year or two old. I can tell you there is a mountain of technology in these cars and they are terrific drivers for the money. The only one to steer absolutely clear of is the 1984. It has the C3 generation Cross Fire Injection and they are plagued with trouble and poor performance and wretched electrical dashboards. The Tuned Port Injection offered from 1985 up, is eons better. The '84's are so bad, here in SoCal they sell for less than $2K in decent condition. Nobody wants an '84. That being said, it wasn't all that many years ago the C3's were in the same boat. Just old enough to not be collectable and tons of them on the market. Now they have recovered and nice examples are bringing premium money. I agree with you, the C4's are a lot of car for the money, great looking, great performance. Get a nice one now, while they're cheap. Drive it, enjoy it and if you keep it long enough, the C4's will eventually rebound like the rest. Best advice I can give is to buy a convertible if possible and you can find some VERY nice C4's way under $10K. If you pay over $10K in this C4 flooded market, you're simply paying too much. Don't know where you're located but consider a car from Southern California. There are tons of them here and they are cheap. Good luck with your search. Greg
  7. Can a Jr series car really bring $40K?
  8. Are there two different cars in the OP's post? The last picture appears to show an entirely different car, with more parts and in much better condition than the preceding 5 pictures.
  9. This seems like a very reasonable deal to me.
  10. Could be aftermarket. Any numbers or identifying mark on the backside of the rim? If not, you may have to pull a tire and look at the inside of the rim. Greg
  11. Yes, that's why I said the tire had probably been run on when flat. Either driven for a few blocks when flat or towed. The steel rim would damage all the side wall plies giving multiple areas for the air to seep past to the outer rubber.