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lonegunman

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As some of you know from my last post, I am in the market for a C4. I appreciate all the kind advice that was given to me on my last post. I am going in the morning to look at a 88 coupe with 88,000 miles, auto transmission, glass top, with gray cloth interior. The asking price is $9,000.00. I believe I can get it some cheaper. The only drawback, actually two, is I will not be dealing with the owner. He has left it in the care of a female friend. She doesn't seem too knowledgeable on autos. Also, I will be in a town 80 miles from home so there are none of my mechanic buddies around to look over it with me. I am pretty mechanically inclined myself. Please give me some tips on what to look for. I am going to run a car fax report on it later tonight. If anyone is interested Car fax is a good deal. I checked out an 86 today that was supposed to have 81,000 miles on it. Car Fax said it was sold in 96 with 120,000 miles showing. Glad I invested the time and money for the report. As always, you guys input is very appreciated.
 

Rob

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lonegunman,

Wish I could be there to help you take a look at it. If you haven't already seen this, take a look at http://corvetteactioncenter.com/tech/buying.html

There is a handy checklist there that you can print out and take with you. It will help remind you to check various things. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
 
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lonegunman

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Ok just ran a Car Fax on the VIN it came back clean. The 88 was sold new in FL. It is now in Mobile,Al Northing bad showed up,it has changed hands a few times. So I am headed to Mobile in the morning to look it over. Will let you know how it goes.
 

vigman

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Yes... check it out

Let us be the badguys........ and put your purchase in perspective.


Vig!
 
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dre2013

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hey ya know, my 87 is for sale!! :gap
Email me if you want more info
dre2013@aol.com, or just check my sig.
Thanks,
James
 

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