=====================Honestly I do not understand your comments about the hood ... maybe
something was said about that in the EBay write up...I just did not
bother to read it...
BUT ...there are plenty of Corvette owners who could care less about
Collectable Corvettes, or numbers, or correctness, but do care about
what's under the hood, and how the car "comes off" visually and how
well it drives....
One mans "shit box" is another's pride and joy...
64 72 & 98 Convertibles
76 & 79 Coupes
I'm looking to replace my heavily modified 68 SS 396 Chevelle that I
sold last April ...with another FUN,drive it like you sole it, type
$40,000..what a waste of money................some people have no brains at
all..........what you have is a messed up old Vette worth about $6,000....if
any one even wants it..not a collectable by any means..
What is it with you guys? First RS and now Lone Wolf?
Is the only Corvette worth anything the one that is 100% restored to
original spec? You know, some would say it is only those that are 100%
original, which of course does not exist.
It is a decent looking car. It was not built for NCRS, and doesn't appear to
be claiming that. It was built to go fast, and to look good. That is
something Duntov said once, btw, and this one wraps both together. He said
that there is the Corvette to go fast and then that black one to roll up in
front of some expensive place. Well, it looks like this one covers both.
Does anyone remember when Vettes were valued as cars? And valued by the
quality of the work and what was done to them, rather than simply if they
What you should be griping about is that CCC is a company that is spamming
Sorry about the FA tag.
The 40k is just in parts. There is about 70k in the car completely.
We see this kind of thing a lot. We are appraising a truck right now that
has aroun 150k invested. Unfortunately it is a one of a kind and will
appraise around 45-50k
On this one the restoration was over a 3 year period, and when the owner
realized how much he had in it, he decided to sell it without putting any
more money in it. That is why the interior isn't done.
If someone wants to build a show custom, this one already has a lot of the
expensive work done. It was a 350/4spd car to begin with so it wasn't
historically significant. It would be a different thing if this sort of
build was done on an original big block car.
I agree. I'm not a purist, I want a car to drive and enjoy.
I had a 66 big block car in need of resto about 15 years ago . I wanted to
upgrade everything and make it nice. I checked into some prices and values
If I restored it to exact "NCRS" bullshit standards I'd have a car that I
couldn't drive and enjoy, butt worth about as much as it cost to "restore"
If I fixed it up as a neat driver, like this one we're talking about, I'd be
in the same boat - fun car but no real value - except for the fact that it
would be exactly what I wanted.
That's where my 79 is now, I love driving it, no where near stock looking or
anything. I have upgraded everything as money has allowed, tires, wheels,
suspension, engine, interior and especially the radio.
Different strokes for different folks, just enjoy whichever way you go
But don't cut a guy down for doing it his way
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