Jump to content

'90 Maui Blue Conv. is at $18,997 and 4 hrs to go


Guest Greg Ross
 Share

Recommended Posts

Good! This may be proof to Shiloh and others who arbitarily declare that a Reatta is not worth what it sells for. I bought an identical, one-owner, 42K Maui Blue '90 convertible a little over a year ago, and paid $11,000 with log and all records. A few more miles, but this one couldn't have been nearer-perfect. Prices for primo Reattas (especially convertibles) are indeed going up; we all should rejoice, not criticize.<P>Jerry

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is a 435hp, tri-power, but a L71 (it has cast iron heads). The L89 was the 435hp, tri-power with aluminum heads. The L88 was a 4bbl motor although it produce much more HP in reality. GM did disclose the HP at about 430, but they played with the numbers by stating it at a lower rpm. Apples to apples it produced closer to 500hp. The rarest of all was the L88, all aluminum block. Only two were made. A L88 aluminum block car in this condition would far exceed $100,000. As it stands now I valued this car at about $40,000 - $45,000 - it has had a total frame off restoration and is museum quality.<P>By the way Jerry, "plasic cars" what are the front fenders on the Reatta made of? <P>I have located a 1991 Reatta convertible silver with gray interior with about 70,000 miles for $16,000. Need to seriously consider this one.<P>One final note! Can someone tell me really how bad is the cowl shake in the convertible? I have heard many stories.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Shilo: Just kiddin'... Vettes are made of plastic; Reatta front fenders are made of toxic waste. (I've had seven '90 convertibles and would judge cowl shake to be about average for a unibody (frameless) car. If you've driven the new Thunderbird, you have some idea...<P>Robert: Couldn't disagree more. I have my original '55 Bird (123K miles) and there is NO cowl shake. The car sits on a thousand-pound station wagon frame that had a convertible X-member welded in. The car is as rigid as...well, as rigid as... (about here, Barbra Streisand starts quietly singing "Memories" in the background....) <P>Jerry wink.gif" border="0

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[color:"blue"] Trailer Queens get special treatment, such as quasi living rooms (check out the concrete floor and garage door in background.) It ain't Topkapi, friend; use it, don't enshrine it.

Jerry wink.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Corvette bodies are largely fiberglass, or SMC (sheet molded compound), not plastic. There is a big difference between plastic and fiberglass.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh, gee, thanks for the clarification... And I also thought tin cans were made of tin, not steel. Next someone is going to tell me that plastic sprinkler pipe is actually made of polyvinylchloride (pvc).

The Village Idiot

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...