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Username Post: Looking to buy first Corvette        (Topic#364963)
65Impala396 
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04-20-21 04:48 PM - Post#2818420    

Hello everyone! I’m looking to buy my first Corvette. How difficult is it to find a C2 with an automatic transmission? What can I expect to pay for a nice car? I know nothing about these cars. Is there anything I should look for? Anything I should be cautious of and avoid? Thanks in advance!

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 


wagonmaster 
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04-21-21 07:50 AM - Post#2818456    
    In response to 65Impala396

Not too many power glide c2s made. They’re out there though.
Might get one as cheap as 40k if they. An go up from there. Good luck and we’ll one to cat.

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Sting Ray 
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04-23-21 11:25 AM - Post#2818618    
    In response to 65Impala396

Like Wagonmaster said, not a lot of automatic 63-67 vettes. Many times also, someone that speced an automatic also loaded the car with other options. In the current NCRS Driveline there are two mid-years with auto for sale, a 65 and a 67, both convertibles. The 65 has air, pretty rare in those days. The 67 is loaded along with leather teal interior. If you're interested I can pm the contact info. The asking on the 65 is 62K, both cars are restored.

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1963 Dodge Dart AWB, blown 440, 4-spd
1964 Corvette two top convert, 4-spd
1965 Pontiac GTO hrdtp, tri-power, 4-spd, 4.11's
1967 El Camino, 427, 4-spd
2009 Corvette coupe, triple black, 436 hp, 6-spd


 
Mel Foye 
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04-29-21 12:30 PM - Post#2819004    
    In response to 65Impala396


Still interested in feedback? Start out with how much $$$$$ do you have to work with? Mel



 
65Impala396 
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05-12-21 12:53 AM - Post#2819730    
    In response to Mel Foye

Hi Mel,
Hoping not to go over 50k for a toy. Probably unrealistic for a C2 with what I’m looking for. Looked at a 62 last night, really nice car. Not sure if I’m gonna pull the trigger..

65 Impala, 396, TH 350, Cameo Beige


 
Mel Foye 
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05-12-21 11:29 AM - Post#2819761    
    In response to 65Impala396

I understand the various paths to getting an old car. Year, model, color, trans, disc vs drum and hundreds more.
That 50,000 needs to cover purchase and be sure it is safe and dependable. While I have had my 62 3xx,xxx miles since 1963 and my 56 mostly drag since 1966 I would favor a C2 over the C1.
We bought a new 93 and at 200,000 miles it, way still passes smog. I would go for a C4 and still
have money.



 


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