79' L 82 Corvette, would you or not?

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  1. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    I've got an oppurtunity to purchase a 79' Vette. This is a project car if I want it in showroom condition. For a daily driver it won't need much.

    Tie rods and bushings, some driver side window hrdwr. comes with stock wheels for that yr and new tires. Power plant is a 350/325 hp. Price is $3000.00. Oh yeah, and T-tops that don't leak.

    Here's a few pics as it sets on jack stands with the dust on it.
     

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  2. Bobpaul

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    Gas tank and wheels will be put in before purchase to check out the drive train.
     

  3. trnsmsn

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    Good Morning Bob, Be Sure To Check Out The Headlamp Doors, After Sitting For Awhile The Actuators Can Go Bad, They Are Pricey.

    Also '79 Was The Year That GM Went Crazy With Emissions, So There Are Usually Gadzillions Of Vacuum Hoses Etc.

    I'm Not A Corvette Specialist By Any Means But If You Do Decide To Get The Car, I'll Try To Help You Out Any Way I Can.:wink: Elliot
     
  4. Bubbakat

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    Now Bob that would be you. Tooling down the street with some good rock going. :big_smile: That looks like a decent worth while project and not a bad price either.

    Snatch it up Bob and get to work on it, Heck old guys like us don't live but once.:boss:
     
  5. Bobpaul

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    Thanks Elliot, I'll be sure to remember those points you mentioned, and the help offer is much apreciated. Where in Fl are you now located?

    Bubba, that hoods long enough for a rod rack. Sitting so low in the drivers seat, you can't see where the front end is. Can't see anything past the fenders.

    I'm leaning towards getting it:big_smile:
     
  6. Cattracker16

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    I's say jump on it sounds like a decent enough deal, i just wonder where you going to keep your fishing gear?
     
  7. trnsmsn

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  8. trnsmsn

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    One More Thing That Just Came To Mind Bob, If You Have Any A.C. Problems, I.E. Evaporator Core & You Also Choose To REmove The engine To Reseal It And "Tidy" Up The Engine Compartment, That Is The Time To Do It...BELIEVE ME !!
     
  9. Bobpaul

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    Thanks again Elliot.

    Wesr Palm, not too far from Okeechobee. Best fishing in your area. I still have dreams of the fantastic bluegill fishing there.

    I'll make it a point to get down there the next trip to Cocoa/Melbourne area.
     
  10. shania

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    Hey Bob,

    I don't know anything about cars (I'm ashame to say :embarrassed_2: ), but I say that you go for it!

    By it being a project, you can make it the "way you want it"! :confident:

    Back in the day - I had a 1978 Trans Am - and I loved it. 455 Big Block Eng., 4 Speed & T-Top (that did not leak) - lol:happy:

    Here's a picture of it.

    Take it easy Buddy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     

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    Back in the day - I had a 1978 Trans Am - and I loved it. 455 Big Block Eng., 4 Speed & T-Top (that did not leak) - lol:happy:

    The Old "Smoky & The Bandit" Machine:big_smile_2: Gotta Love It !!
     
  12. trnsmsn

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    When You're Coming Down, PM Me, I'll Set Ya Right Up. I Fish Lake Okeechobee, Just About Every Weekend.
     
  13. GaryF

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    What, no trailer hitch :eek:oooh: :eek:oooh:

    Looks like a fun project to me.
     
  14. SeedTick

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    Hey Bob, the only thing I know about 'vetts is, they are sooo coool. The classics are better yet.

    st
     
  15. KingCat

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    The price isn't bad but I'd suggest posting this over at Corvetteforum.com in the C-3 section. Great bunch of Vette enthusiasts and is a goldmine of Vette info.
    :smile2:
     
  16. catfishrus

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    i had a red/red int 79 with the L82. with the spoiler package just like the 78 pace cars. man i loved that car but i had to sell her for a house. the 79 is a off year car in my opinion but still its a vette. a vette is not a very good everyday driving car. they are the most abused cars on the road. lots of heat coming from the floor of those cars from the exhaust. the 79 model will make you a good driver. anything you do to a corvette other than original will hurt the value. my wife had a 69 427 4sp car when we got married and we didnt have the money to fix it up back then so we sold it. sure would like to have it back. those automatic are nice but a 4 speed will get a old man a ticket.....lol. this post brought back a few memories for me.
     
  17. Bobpaul

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    Kingcat, great idea. I'm on my way over there.
     
  18. peewee williams

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    Selling the boat.Buying a Vette.It sure do sound like somebody is going trolling.Don;t sound like for fish either.I hope you have a great time.I envy you.peewee-williams
     
  19. SubnetZero

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    Guess it depends on how much you really like it heh.. I was never a fan of that body style of the vette, personally.. A Quick look at ebay, shows resale on em isnt all that high.. If you are looking to get some $ back out of it down the road, you would be better off buying a muscle car project, like a early 70's Nova just as an example..A nicely done muscle car are bring big $$ anymore...

    Just my 2cents...
     
  20. Mark J

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    Ebay is the last place I would try value anything.
    A site dedicated solely to ads buying and selling corvettes places the average price of an 1980 L-82 that ran through their site at 9800.00 dollars.
    Saw one with 7000 miles on the odometer from Jersey for 18,000.
    Saw one with 70,000 miles at 9200.

    Money can be made off the one Bobpaul is looking at.
    This one looks to be ok in the body department. The suspension parts arent the most expensive Corvette items to buy. Probally would be the least expensive.
    Bobpaul isnt talking about doing a frame off restoration and then trying to sell for profit. This car dont need it.
    A car like this if it was road ready you could easily turn a grand on with nothing more then a good detail job.

    I've always wanted one of this body style and they are cheaper to own then other years. If Bob dont buy it, I just might.

    Try an interior door panel from a 1964 Vette on for 1400.00 bucks.:eek:oooh: