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Old 05-11-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Looking to buy C3 Corvette

Hi all,

I am looking to buy a C3 corvette preferably 1980+ model with decent miles on it. I currently own a 2016 Camaro and this Corvette will be my weekend driver or a project car. Looking for manual transmission.
Can someone here tell me about the reliability, maintenance costs, insurance etc. for a C3 Corvette.
I appreciate your response!
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:49 AM   #2
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If you want a C3 think in terms of 68-72. Beyond 72 to 82 emissions and safety took their tole in gutless performance, add-on bumpers and excessive weight. The C5 introduced in 84 sorted those issues out. If you must, 1980-82 would be my second choice. Good luck.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:56 PM   #3
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If you want a C3 think in terms of 68-72. Beyond 72 to 82 emissions and safety took their tole in gutless performance, add-on bumpers and excessive weight. The C5 introduced in 84 sorted those issues out. If you must, 1980-82 would be my second choice. Good luck.
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Good advice, the chrome bumpers (68-72) are the ones to buy! They will grow in value faster than the other later C3 models.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:03 PM   #4
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I've had an '81 4 spd for 26 years and counting. Sure it's slower then a turtle next to my C7 but It's a great cruiser. Buy the best one you can afford and enjoy it. You can buy a project but it will cost you more fixing it up then buying a stellar candidate to begin with.
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