Stolen 1969 Covetter....found 37 years later

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  1. Danny Tse

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    Wow, a brand new Corvette for $6000.

    In 1969, I remember figuring out how long it would take me to save $7000 for a new Corvette with just a paper route. I figured I would have enough by the time I was old enough to drive.

    As I got older, I thought I had been naive to have such a dream. Now, I'm not so sure.

    I'm glad for the guy. Not that having a car stolen is ever a good thing, but if it hadn't been stolen, the car would be a fading memory now instead of a $60,000 classic in his driveway.
     
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    I wouldn't pay $60,000 for a corvette thats is "Missing vital pieces", "doesn't run", and no longer has matching numbers. Sounds more like a $12,000 car now.
     
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    The instructor for a couple of automotive classes I just took was into restoring classic cars and you'd be surprised as to how much people will pay for what's left of a 30+ year old vehicle if it's the right make and model. Once it's fully restored that 1969 Corvette is sure to be worth well over $100,000 so the 'missing vital pieces' version is still worth quite a bit.
     
  5. Garrett Lundy

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    Only if it had matching numbers. A rare 69' Plymouth Hemi barracuda, lime green w/black interior & convertible top and the Hurst "pistol grip" shifter sold at Carlisle in 2003 for $325,000 [​IMG]

    A non-matching numbers "copy" is worth maybe $20,000
     
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    You're right. I could buy a running and restored '69 Vette on ebaymotors for $21,000.00
     
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    Do you guy's ever watch Barrett Jackson? I wish I still had some of my old cars.....[​IMG]
     
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    It would be interesting to see what the "vital pieces" are. As Garrett pointed out, a huge $$$ difference for number mismatches. Wonder what else is a mismatch besides the paint, engine and upholstery ? Hmmm... what's left [​IMG]

    The current demand for the lime green Cuda always kills me. They probably couldn't get that color off the showroom when they were in a production run.... similar to the first runs of Vettes. Who wants a fiberglass car when we got all this steel ????
     
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    I didn't care for the first gen vette. Now the 2nd gen with the 4-speed and quad headlights? I'd eat puppy brains for a year to get that model. [​IMG]
     
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    News just did a story on it and said it was missing the gas tank.
     
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    Yeah, a gas tank could be considered "vital."

    Not much of a fan of the '69, but I'd take a '73/'74 Vette anyday.
     
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    Oh man, the gas tank numbers won't match ? Might as well junk it... Maybe I'll call and take it off his hands [​IMG]

    Thanks for the lessons on the Mopar sales. My older bro' had a Road Runner that was faster than sh-t. Unfortunately it only went screaming fast in a straight line and didn't like to corner [​IMG]
     
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    14" bias-ply tires were state of the art in the muscle car era... nothing cornered well.[​IMG]
     

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