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VIN 194671S118676












   
Car Year: 1971
Car's approximate birthday: June 4, 1971
 
Owner: 2) Ebay: mikes_66_427_vette
City: Texas City
State: Texas
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: 01/13/2016
Status: Current Owner
 
State: Nice Driver
 
Exterior: Other Color
Interior: Other Color
Softtop: Black
Wheels: Other Color
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  19467 Base Corvette Convertible (270hp) 32.66% 5,259.00
  C60 Air Conditioning 52.66% 459.00
  J50 Power Brakes 62.19% 47.00
  M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 46.14% 0.00
  U69 AM-FM Radio 82.92% 178.00
  Total   4.0922%
(893 Cars)
5,943.00
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
 
Car history:
2) I purchased the car on January 13th 2016 from a retired Continental Airlines Pilot. He lived a few miles outside of Denton Texas in Granbury, TX. He said that he had own the car for several years and since they moved into this new gated golf club community he didn't have the garage space to keep the car at home and he didn't want it sitting in storage. He said when he got the car it was exceptionally clean with approximately 60,000 original miles. He paid $25,000 for it at the time. When we were sitting in his office going through the folder with all the paperwork he showed me the bank statement from the purchase. He then started going thru all of the receipts for the work he had done since purchasing the car. He said even though the car was very clean it was still a 44-year-old car and that he wanted the drivetrain gone through from front to back.
First, I will give you a list of the work and parts that were recently done and replaced prior to him purchasing the car in late 2014 from Turner Chevrolet-Cadillac in Park Hills, Mo.:
New Black Convertible Top & all new Weather-stripping
New vinyl seat covers and foam kit
Original seat belts were sent off and restored
New carpet and mats
New storage compartment and trays
New parking brake handle assembly & console with T armrest vinyl
New center console and console assembly and ash tray
New center dash trim console gauge bezel assembly
New door panels with trim and inside door handles
New door sill plates and weather-strip
New interior rear view mirror
New sun visors
New tach drive gear and cable
New heater core
New power brake booster
New GM heater hose kit and water pump
New aluminized exhaust system and mufflers
New stainless steel exhaust tips
New license plate bezel
Rear bumpers re-chromed
Here is a list of the work, parts and receipts from after he purchased the car. I wanted to show photos of all the receipts but it only allowed for 24 photos.
In January of 2015: He had installed rebuilt Trailing arms, bearing assembly's, swing arm bushings and shocks installed. $1650.00 By Christian Brothers Automotive.
In February of 2015: He had the rear differential rebuilt. $1808.30 By Ft. Worth Gear & Axle.
In February of 2015: He had the Transmission serviced. Replaced the reverse accumulator, had a reverse cushion kit installed, new filter plus all seals and gaskets replaced. $596.02 By Multistate Transmission
In February of 2015: He had the front control arm bushing and shocks replaced. $337.49 By Hood Tire Center. Plus, it had a new set of Goodyear tires installed $500.
In March of 2015: He was not happy with the way the car was shifting so he had the transmission rebuilt. $1600.38 Multistate Transmission.
In April of 2015: He had front and rear rotors replaced. $490.00 Hood Tire Center.
In April of 2015: I have receipts from NAPA Auto Parts for points, condenser, cap, rotor, spark plugs, plug wires, ignition coil, oil filter and u-joints for half shafts and drive shaft. $435.19
In May of 2015: He must have not been happy with oil pressure. He had a new oil pump, filter screen and pan gasket installed. $443.56 Jerry Durant Toyota.
In August of 2015: He had the Air Conditioning serviced. Paper work says compressor not coming on. Bad wire and Block Relay was replaced and two cans of Freon were put in. The AC is currently not working. He told me that if you put Freon in it that it works but it eventually leaks down. I have never messed with the AC so I cannot verify this. But he seemed to be a very honest man and was very forth coming on telling me everything about the car. $512.14 Jerry Durant Toyota.
In March of 2015: He had an Appraisal Company appraise the car. It was done by Avila Appraisal Services. It says he is a Senior Member of The American Society of Appraisers and a member of The ASA Automotive Group. It says on the paperwork that it was appraised for Insurance purposes. He appraised it at $31,000. Attached to his paperwork were copies from a Haggerty value book which he has circled a number 2 condition at $38,000 and a CPI value book at a number 2 condition at $33,925.
He also has some of the Original Documents with the car. The Original window sticker is here but it's in fairly rough shape. The writing on the left side of the page is barely legible. You could probably read it with a magnifying glass. The numbers on the right are pretty legible. New car cost $5353. And there were $834 worth of options. I found a site online that listed the options and their prices. I'm confident that I have them identified correctly. They are Air Conditioning at $464, Power Brakes at $47, Power Steering at $115, White Stripe Tires at $30 and AM/FM radio at $178 which does not work. There is also a Wheel Trim Ring Instruction Sheet and Consumer Information Pamphlet.
I could tell from the house he lived in, the cars he drove and the way he live the guy was a perfectionist, as most commercial pilots are.
What I have done to the car since purchase.
I replace the tires. He had a brand new set of Goodyear Wranglers on the car. Yes, Goodyear Wranglers, an all-terrain tire. He must have gotten a deal on them. So while I had the tires off, I had the wheels sandblasted, epoxy primed, repainted silver and installed new BFG Raised White Letter tires. Other than that all I have done is driven it occasionally on nice days. I have the original center caps for the car. I just don't have them install. I hated to scratch those freshly painted wheels. Plus I like the look of the Rally's without caps & rings. So I replaced the dented bearing covers on the front rotors, painted all four centers a cast iron color and bought new chrome lug nuts.
The Interior: The interior is as nice as it was when it left the dealership. The only real flaw I can see it that one of the door pull handles are a little bit shade different color than the other. All the dash lights work but there is one on the speedo that intermittingly goes off & on every so often when you hit a bump, just a loose connection I'm sure, the right blinker indicator is also intermitting. The interior condition is easily a 9.5 on a 10 scale.
The Engine: It's the original matching number engine and runs great and has 62,167 miles. Pump the accelerator a few times, turn the key and it lights right up and idles at about 1300 rpm. Let it warm up a few minutes, tap the accelerator and it idles down to 900 rpm. Put in gear and it idles down to 800 rpm. It looks to me like the motor has never been out of the car. He said the car ran great so he didn't rebuild the engine. The intake and valve covers have been repainted but other than that it looks all original. The ignition shielding is in place. I ask him about the AC. He said you can charge it up and it works fine but it leaks down after a few weeks. He said he never got around to fixing the AC because the only time they drove the car the top was always down, same as myself. The car runs and drives like a new car, from 1971. No squeaks or rattles and it tracks down the road very nice. The motor is 47 years old and has 62,167 miles on it and it drips a little oil. In 71 the government cracked down on horsepower. So it runs great but you will not be winning any races with it but it's a great cruiser.
Paint/Exterior: It is the Original Paint color of War Bonnet Yellow. A friend of mine who has a few NCRS Top Flight Fuelies looked the car over and believes the car has had one re-spray with lacquer, probably done over 25 years ago. The paint is very presentable and has a great old lacquer patina. The only flaw on the body is a small crack on the spoiler under the front license plate where someone pulled up too close to a parking stop. On the paint, they must have sanded down the original lacquer and put very little lacquer back on. Because when you stand back and look at the car at a certain angle you can barely see a shade of the bonding strip lines thru the paint. Which indicates to me that the car has very little paint on it and the car has never been wrecked. The bumpers are about an 8-9 on a 10 scale. Headlight operation is great; they open and close very fast. The hideaway wiper door works as it should. It has the original spare tire & cover. The convertible top is new and is in perfect condition with new weather-stripping. The windshield is in perfect condition with no cracks, wiper scratches or delamination. There is no rust in the birdcage and the frame is in excellent condition.
The previous owner had over $34,000 invested in the car. I spent another thousand or so on it. This is a very nice running and driving car. I have owned a lot of classic cars and at this point in my life I only own nice quality cars like this one. It has had a lot of mechanical & cosmetic restoration and was done right. My reason for selling is that I another car I am interested in purchasing and I have 5 other classic cars that I would like to buy some parts for. I bought this C3 because it was a very nice original, unmolested car that has had most of the drivetrain rebuilt and interior restored. Plus, the C3's are going up in value. I think within the next ten years the C3's will really take off in value and collectability. The generation who grew up with these cars is now getting able to afford them, much like my generation with the C2's. Now would be a good time to buy a nice steel bumper convertible and this is the kind of quality car that would be a great investment for the future. The really good cars are starting to get harder to come by. This car has had a lot of the main work done and just needs a little more to take it to the next level. No bid at starting $26,000 April 27, 2018.
1) 350/270 HP NUMBERS MATCHING ORG ENGINE NEVER BEEN BROKE INTO. RUNS PERFECT. IS A AUTO A/C CAR. RUST FREE FRAME. I HAVE OVER 39,000 INVESTED IN THE CAR. I JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO DRIVE OR ENJOY. THE CAR DRIVES BETTER THAN IT DID WHEN NEW. YOU MIGHT FIND ONE CHEAPER BUT BE READY TO PUT MONEY IN IT TO BRING IT UP TO THIS CONDITION. THIS ONE HAS HAD ALL THE WORK DONE FOR YOU AND IS READY TO DRIVE AND SHOW. NEW TRAILING ARNS COMPLETE WITH NEW BEARINGS. NEW ROTORS, CALIPERS AND BRAKE PADS. NEW GOODYEAR TIRES. THEY HAVE BEEN BALANCED AND HAVE HAD A ALIGNMENT. NEW SHOCKS FRONT AND REAR. ALL U JOINTS FRONT AND REAR ARE NEW. NEW OIL PUMP AND PICK UP TUBE. TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT. REAR END HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT INCLUDING NEW YOKES. JUST FINISHED A COMPLETE TUNE UP REPLACED EVERYTHING WITH NEW PARTS. HAS A NEW BLACK CONVERTIBLE TOP. ALL NEW WEATHERSTRIP. SEATS HAVE NEW FOAM AND COVERS LOOK LIKE FACTORY NEW. SEAT BELTS WERE SENT OFF SND REDONE TO FACTORY SPECS LOOK NEW. NEW CARPET AND MATS. NEW REAR STORAGE COMPARTMENTS AND DOORS AND TRAYS. NEW PARKING BRAKE HANDLE ASSEMBLY WITH NEW CONSOLE NEW VINYL ARM REST. NEW CENTER CONSOLE AND CONSOLE GAUGE BEZEL ASSEMBLY. NEW DOOR PANELS WITH TRIM AND INSIDE DOOR HANDLES. NEW DOOR SILL PLATES. NEW SUN VISORS AND MIRROR. NEW TACH DRIVE GEAR AND CABLE. NEW HEATER CORE. NEW GM HEATER HOSE KIT AND WATER PUMP. NEW POWER BRAKE BOOSTER. NEW ALUMINIZED EXHAUST AND MUFFLERS WITH EXHAUST TIPS. BUMPERS HAVE NICE CHROME. SOLID RUST FREE FRAME. SPARE TIRE LOOKS TO BE ORG. PAINT IS NOT NEW BUT LOOKS AND SHOWS WELL. HEAD LIGHTS AND WIPER DOOR GO UP AND DOWN LIKE THEY SHOULD. ENGINE IS A NUMBER MATCHING 350/270 HP. HAVE THE ORG WINDOW STICKER. AS YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A LOT OF WORK THAT WOULD COST A LOT OF MONEY AND TIME TO DO. I HAVE PAPERS THAT STATE THE CAR HAS 61,000 ORG MILES FROM A CHEV DEALER. BUT I AM SELLING THE CAR WITH MILES UNKNOWN HARD TO TELL WHAT HAS BEEN DONE THE LAST 40 YEARS, JUST PROTECTING MY SELF. $24,100 and running (RnM). June 25, 2015.
 
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