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Question: 17YO need help deciding to upgrade to a later model C4 this summer, or keep current cars

L98350

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Hi I’m contemplating what to do about my 85. Bought it 8 months ago for 1200. I’ve taken a lot of the interior out because I was going to re-do it. Never happened, so parts are just in pieces but it’s mostly intact. The exterior is also rough, but definitely looks nice from 10’. I’ve bought a new radiator, cooling hoses, thermostat and belt for and and replaced all those. Also has a front seal leak. So as you can tell it needs a lot of time and money to bring it to good or decent condition. I have another car, the one I actually drive that would sell quick for 2k. I have about 1k saved, I’d need 1500 just for a new tranny. If I can keep my part time job, do you guys think I should save some money to buy a later version c4? I’m worried soon enough I’ll be laid off for a few months with no income. The plan would be to sell the current corvette and save some money, and have my dad loan me some while I try to sell my other car. Of course I’d have quite a bit more money saved before selling either cars. I really like everything better about the later version c4. The only problem is I really like my current cars but I’d also like having a really nice corvette. What do you guys think I should do? Really appreciate any help. Hope this corona virus slows down soon. Thanks
 

Toms007

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Save your money, son. If you can sell the 85, and get your money out of it, then do it.
 

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