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    Gone but not forgotten Mad-Mic's Avatar
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    Default Kelly Blue Book on my Vette Made me Sick!

    I know this isn't what its truly worth but it made me sick...Just looking to give me some kind of ideal what i could get for it so i might be able to free up some more resources to start shopping for a ZR-1. I'm thinking 12k'ish?!?!?! What do you guys think?



    1987 Chevrolet Corvette Hatchback Coupe 2D

    Engine: V8 5.7 Liter
    Trans: Automatic
    Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
    Mileage: 49,000

    Equipment
    Glass Roof Panel
    Handling Pkg
    Air Conditioning
    Power Steering
    Power Windows
    Power Door Locks
    Tilt Wheel
    Cruise Control
    AM/FM Stereo
    Cassette
    Premium Sound
    ABS (4-Wheel)
    Leather
    Dual Power Seats
    Premium Wheels

    Consumer Rated Condition: Excellent
    "Excellent" condition means that the vehicle looks great, is in excellent mechanical condition and needs no reconditioning. It should pass a smog inspection. The engine compartment should be clean, with no fluid leaks. The paint is glossy and the body and interior are free of any wear or visible defects. There is no rust. The tires are the proper size and match and are new or nearly new. A clean title history is assumed. This is an exceptional vehicle.

    Private Party Value $6,625
    Private Party value represents what you might expect to pay for a used car when purchasing from a private party. It may also represent the value you might expect to receive when selling your own used car to another private party.

    Trade-In Value $4,870
    Trade-in value represents what you might expect to receive from a dealer for this consumer owned vehicle. Keep in mind that the dealer must then absorb the cost of making the vehicle ready for sale, advertising, sales commissions, arranging financing and insurance and standing behind the vehicle for any mechanical or safety problems.

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    Mad-Mic --- Private Party Value $6,625
    The general market for 80's sports cars are undervalued through KBB. Most people get more for their well maintained gems. I think youre $12k is too high. With patience and the right buyer you might be able to get $9k.

    If your value makes you sad, check out the value of a 80's PORSCHE 911 TURBO.

    Whatever you do... DONT TRADE IT IN!!!

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    Default Re: Kelly Blue Book on my Vette Made me Sick!

    Mike, why do you think we've been saying all along the C4 is the most affordable generation, especially for a first-time Corvette owner.

    _ken

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    I agree with LEEANDZ, Private buyer only.

    Six years ago ( August 97) I had a Big Block Clone 69 with beautiful paint new interior and I traded it in. It was stolen from me by the dealer.

    I traded it for a 98 Short wheelbase Chev Truckw/air,ps.pb. and cruise. I still had to give him 10 k to boot.

    My loss

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    BgBlock69 --- Six years ago ( August 97) I had a Big Block Clone 69 with beautiful paint new interior and I traded it in. It was stolen from me by the dealer. I traded it for a 98 Short wheelbase Chev Truckw/air,ps.pb. and cruise. I still had to give him 10 k to boot. My loss


    The VETTE + $10k. OUCH!!!

    That is why I quit sales and went into brokering.
    Did you ever see your VETTE at the dealership or did the salesman take it home later that day?

    FYI --- I am available for consultation before your next purchase.

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    Kelly Blue Book on my Vette Made me Sick! rrubel's Avatar
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    Mic, if you do trade it in, I want those wheels . I'll trade you the stock 16's, which "obviously" make the car worth more as they're what originally came on it!
    [RICHR]

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    Default Relax!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi Mic

    First of all your vette sounds like it is a real sweet one. Now we all tend to think that our vettes are worth more and are in better condition then they really are.

    Even though your vette really has low mileage, you cannot forget the years. Everything on or in your vette is not cheap to fix or replace, so when you add it up, your talking allot of money.

    That is why it doesn't pay to tuck your vette into a garage to lower the mileage. lf your vette had 65-70,000 miles you would get maybe $1500 less at the most.

    This is what l would do, being that it's prime time to sell a vette, have it detailed and change the oil and the filter. Put it into the paper for $9995.00. If the car is garaged make sure it has a car cover over it, even if it is a $29 cover. If your vette leaks any fluid fix it or offer the buyer a discount.

    The C4's (early) are more expensive to maintain then the later ones.

    lt would be cheaper for someone to buy a 95/96 C4 then your year at the end.

    Sad but true.

    You can always keep it, which is what l would do.
    May Our Trails Meet!

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    Default I agree DONT TRADE IT IN

    You will get raped by the dealer...always happens.

    A Corvette will almost always sell....people want them and are looking all the time.

    !2k sounds a bit high, but you car sounds like it may be worth it...you have to find the right buyer.

    My son is a salesman (not cars) and his philosophy is that anything will sell unless it is priced too high or it is under water...

    I would advertise ti for 12k, and see what happens....you can always readvertise it a lower price.

    If it was a Chevy Impala or a Ford LTD, you would be locked into market prices....Vetttes are NOT like that....

    I saw a vette go at an auction (1977) with no hood and a real ragged interior, but it ran good....the buyer paid $9000!!!

    You never know...

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    Default Re: Relax!!!!!!!!!!

    Originally posted by kingman
    You can always keep it, which is what l would do.
    I agree, but then I do develop attachments to my vehicles. :cu

    _ken

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    After reading these post I feel like I was raped. My 86 C4 conv. had 44k on the clock when I got it. The guy who had it wanted 14k for it . I had an 81 C3 two tone one of the first out of Bowling Green. It had 130k miles , it had a lot of new stuff on it . New paint. I had put a new 700R4 in it. New Quadrajunk and a whole lot more. I traded it and gave 7k to boot. Boy did he see me coming. And guess what. I've been in cars all my life and got my first vette in 1969. A 63 fuelie for $1400.00. Boy I wish I had that back.But I'm having fun with this one. It's really the first red vette for me and that is what I've always wanted. A fool and his money is soon departed.....Bob

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    Bob Yates -- After reading these post I feel like I was raped
    Did you feel that way after you traded, or after you read this post?

    Hindsight is 20/20 -- at least thats what "they" say.
    Who are "they" by the way?



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    Mic,

    I know how you feel, but yet at the same time I really don't care about any book value. I don't care because I honestly never intend to get rid of the car. The car will always be my baby and thats it.

    I wouldn't trade if I were you, I wouldn't sell either. How could two Corvette's be a problem? You get my hint? You could look into the ZR-1's and the LT4's for the prices that they're at now. It's definitely a buyers market.
    Edmond.

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    Mic,

    Now is a bad time to sell. When the overall economy is better,
    and the deals on new cars evaporate, the used market will
    look better from a seller's point of view.

    I've been thinking of converting to a C5 or modding my car.
    So I've been checking prices; mine is a 93 w/ 75 k and might
    fetch 13k or 14k if I'm lucky because of condition.

    Like the others said, it's really the age more than the miles that's
    important. Kelly is way off on my car vs. market, but that said,
    if mine is around 13k yours might be ? 8k-9k. 6 model years.

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    Kelly Blue Book on my Vette Made me Sick! Vettelt193's Avatar
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    I have to dis-agree with the age/miles. Miles drive Corvette sales more than anything else. Age is definitely secondary. Think about it this way... if you buy a '93, you are getting a car that is 10 years old.... once a car gets that old, what is the difference in a few years?

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    When I was going for my loan on the 86 Covertible w/51,000 miles the bank said it was worth 9k. The guy wanted 9k for it, so I had to tell the bank he wanted 10k--they wouldn't give me 100% of the loan.

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