Cosmetics Important in Purchase of Pre-Owned Corvettes

Experts on pre-owned Corvette ownership recommend that pre-owned Corvettes be selected for purchase with a strong bias toward the "cosmetics" unless the purchaser can do hands-on cosmetic repair himself or herself.

In an article entitled "Corvette Buying 101" seven critical recommendations for buying a pre-owned Corvette are given.  Consider them carefully:

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  1. SHELBY says:

    I’m interested in buying a Corvette for my husband’s b’day. I can’t afford much, but he deserves the best I can get because he is a great provider and awesome dad. The one I found is a white 1988 Corvette. The outside looks pretty good by my standards and I’m picky. The catch is that the back right corner above the lights had a scratch, and the current owner had it painted, and now the paint is brighter and whiter than the rest. Is that a big problem as far as value is concerned? Does it drop it’s value? The space affected is about a foot in length.

  2. Bill says:

    It seems to us at Corvette Blog that the best remedy would be a repaint of the entire panel/fender. Paint needs to be blended. While a quality paint job might cost you, it should improve the overall value of the car. Given the otherwise excellent condition of the vehicle, an issue like this should not deter your interest in this car. Send us a digital photo after the purchase.

  3. First, a short introduction to this divine car : The Chevrolet Corvette is a prodigious Sports Car with a history and mystique like no other. It is truly fitting that enthusiasts can be part of a club where they can have a united voice in the promotion of this great Marque. Over 81% of the 2008 Chevy Corvette rental is new, enhancing what was already considered to be one of the finest sports cars in the world. But many want to buy a cheap Corvette

    The Chevrolet Corvette is basically a sports car that was offered as a two-door convertible or coupe. The Corvette offers the customer a combination of great performance with unique styling. The Chevrolet Corvette has now been in production for more than 50 years, yet before 2005 we have only seen five different body styles. In 2005 that all changed when the latest Corvette was introduced to the automotive public as the C6, for 6th generation.

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  4. Robin says:

    I’ve found a 1967 convertible vette in a garage. Woman that owns it is the only owner, car has been covered and not touched since 1986. I’m trying to get a look at it, since she is selling the house. WHAT IS THIS CAR WORTH?

  5. What the 1967 Corvette is worth, hmm what a hard question to answer. It all depends on what the car is. Does it have a big block, what color is the car. There are so many factors that go in to figuring out what a car is worth.

    If the lady doesn’t know what she has, give her a low offer, if she does, your at her mercy, until you can get some specifics on the car, such as vin code, rpo code, casting number, and all the other numbers that go along with it, if you don’t care about original value, you’ll just have to barter with the owner.

    David C. Atkin

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