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Username Post: Where did you locate your VETTE ??        (Topic#142922)
mnfmkf 
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10-24-06 05:42 PM - Post#1023342    

I want to buy a C5 and am ptetty much lookin anywhere but e bay .... Any other ideas ???

Looking for Auto C5 Blue ??


Mike ex 57 owner



 




wagonmaster 
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Re: Where did you locate your VETTE ??
10-25-06 01:28 AM - Post#1023343    
    In response to mnfmkf

I would check EBAY for a Corvette owner, not necessarliy a dealer. Also Check the publications like Corvette Trader and similar publications available to you locally. How far are you willing to travel? I went about 100 miles to buy my C5 and was happy with the car and the deal. I am normally hesitant to go to a dealer unless I know someone there with first hand information about the car I want. If it's traded in with the previous owner's name and references available on the car, again, I'd go for it. Your car choice and your money. C5's have never been for plentiful or cheaper. You are in the driver's seat!
Good luck!

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Re: Where did you locate your VETTE ??
10-28-06 02:30 PM - Post#1023344    
    In response to mnfmkf

Mike,I ordered mine from Brown&Brown in Az.and had it sent to a local dealer.If your looking for a C-5 first try local papers,auto trader,corvette trader my favorite is the corvette forumn alot there every day.
Good luck!




 
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Re: Where did you locate your VETTE ??
10-28-06 10:30 PM - Post#1023345    
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pappy 
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Re: Where did you locate your VETTE ??
10-30-06 04:54 PM - Post#1023346    
    In response to mnfmkf

I found mine at a good dealer (Rydell in the SFV), came with extended warranty. You also might try sources already lised, plus www.usedCorvettesforsale.com
These are C5's, lots to choose from, I personally enjoyed that my used car came with a 3 yr/ 36000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, and my dealer has taker GREAT care of me, the Corvette and all my GM cars.
Bruce



 
55LS1 
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Re: Where did you locate your VETTE ??
12-25-06 12:06 PM - Post#1023347    
    In response to mnfmkf

I got and Idea....email me lmbj1369@aol.com....



 
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Re: Where did you locate your VETTE ??
12-28-06 06:22 AM - Post#1023348    
    In response to mnfmkf

Mike,

If you're not in too big of a hurry to get the car, go to a local Vette club meeting where you live. We have a couple of big clubs here in St. Louis. The members always have some for sale, or know where the good ones are to buy.

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hotwheels57 
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01-09-07 11:33 AM - Post#1067539    
    In response to 427SS65

I've always wanted a Corvette. I was leaning towards a '95 ZR1...oh, that LT5 motor!
I sold my '57 150 sedan in January '06 during the construction of our new home...I was also tired of car shows and inconsiderate spectators.
I spent the next six months looking at later model Corvettes (I wanted warranty for that much money), specifically '03-04 Z06 cars, mostly which were out of state.
In June '06, I found my '04 Z16 just 100 miles from home. It was completely original, had just 3,800 miles and a 0 deductible extended warranty until 2010/60,000 miles. The seller agreed to my offer, but refused my earnest money! He wanted a handshake only. A week later I returned to pick up the car. I discovered why he needed the space in his garage...he had a red '03 Commemorative Convertible and a brand new black '06 Z06 occupying his garage already. He also had two daily drivers...a single man with five cars and a taxing job that didn't allow him to enjoy them.
It was a great drive home that day!
It probably won't remain stock...
http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n274/1961Z16/

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Edited by hotwheels57 on 01-09-07 11:49 AM. Reason for edit: it's Tuesday

 
wagonmaster 
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01-14-07 06:04 AM - Post#1071095    
    In response to hotwheels57

Nice car, JW!! It's gonna be fun, but I really like your garage! Nice job on it, too!

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Mad Joe 
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05-09-07 11:41 PM - Post#1161585    
    In response to wagonmaster

Found mine on www.autotrader.com

I was prepared to drive up to 300 miles, but was very please to find my car in the same town as I live! I only drove 4 miles to buy it.



 
56BUDDY 
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05-17-07 04:01 PM - Post#1167123    
    In response to mnfmkf

We found our vette on www.CARS.com. But, I was using craigslist alot. In fact, I had 4 vettes lined up in Southern California (I live up in the San Francisco, Bay Area) and told the wife that we would come home with one of them. But, found this C4 30 miles from home on cars.com called him, went up with the wife, drove it and bought it!

I use craigslist alot. But, you have to be patient. Your "perfect" car is out there waiting for you. Good Luck!

Mel




 
flir_man 
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06-28-07 09:20 AM - Post#1196415    
    In response to 56BUDDY

I bought my Vette and my daughters car from carmax.com. The advantage is you can look at what is available with the options and color you want and the price before you have to go there. They will also transport a car to their delear near you for a small cost.

Thanks,
flir_man



 
USMCVietVet 
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08-20-07 11:24 AM - Post#1235368    
    In response to flir_man

Is there any "Trade " places as in my 55 for a c-5?? site?? Just wondering??--glenn

I was--glenn's 3rd 55 previously
55 chevy 210 2 door 350/4L60 RIP(gone)-and missed!!

-1967 CAMARO--red Z-28 /4speed

02 dodge diesel pickup chipped and no muff 6 speed
13 Honda Ridgeline
06 Honda Ridgeline
14 Honda CRF 250 L


 
mnfmkf 
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08-20-07 01:11 PM - Post#1235477    
    In response to USMCVietVet

type in http://forums.corvetteforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f...

It is a C5 for sale forum. Give it a try..
Mike



Edited by mnfmkf on 08-20-07 01:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
USMCVietVet 
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08-30-07 07:14 PM - Post#1243273    
    In response to mnfmkf

I am a member there and tried w/o any luck but thanks tho --am still looking to trade tho--Glenn

I was--glenn's 3rd 55 previously
55 chevy 210 2 door 350/4L60 RIP(gone)-and missed!!

-1967 CAMARO--red Z-28 /4speed

02 dodge diesel pickup chipped and no muff 6 speed
13 Honda Ridgeline
06 Honda Ridgeline
14 Honda CRF 250 L


 
Redspad 
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07-19-18 06:35 AM - Post#2740516    
    In response to mnfmkf

Found mine on CARS GURU. Did a 500 mile search.



 
Redspad 
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07-25-18 05:35 AM - Post#2741103    
    In response to mnfmkf

I found mine on carsguru's from a private owner. I was only looking for a 1997 and from my zip there were only 3, silver, blue, red. I bought the red one. Good luck



 




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