Take Your Pick: Quartet of Chevrolet Corvettes

The Chevrolet Corvette. The Great American Sports Car. What’s not to love? Except for a transitional model year in 1983, the Corvette has been in production for nearly 70 years. This fan liked them so much that he (or she) managed to collect four of them between 1964 and 1987. They all look pretty good, though one is said to need some TLC. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they’re available here on craigslist as a package deal for $99,999 (though the individual prices add up to less). Which one do you want to take home? Our eagle-eye T.J. brings another tip our way!

Not much information is provided on any of the Chevies other than the basics (model year, body style, engine, and transmission). We assume they all run. Three of the four look mostly stock though the ’64 convertible may go just beyond that. Let’s peek under the covers and we what we’ve got.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette (C2)

This one is a smoke gray convertible that looks rather nice but has likely been repainted at 42,000 miles. Under the hood resides a nicely detailed 327 cubic inch V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller says it’s a driver but needs TLC (without elaborating). The price (all are said to be firm): $45,000.

1970 Chevrolet Corvette (C3)

The rest are all coupes, starting with this one. It looks quite nice and has a 350 V8 also with a 4-speed. We’re told it’s numbers-matching and looks ready to eat up some asphalt. The price: $22.500.

1976 Chevrolet Corvette (C3)

Another third-generation ‘Vette that looks similar to the ’70 except for the use of bigger plastic bumpers fore and aft and the side pipes. Also, red in color and numbers matching. It, too, has a 350 V8 and a 4-speed. The price: $15,000.

1987 Chevrolet Corvette (C4)

This one is the bargain in the bunch, and we’re told it has 42,000. It looks quite original with its 350 V8 and the only automatic in the quartet, though the shifter looks like a manual. The price: $7,900.

Comments

  1. Rixx56 Member

    Seems ok if legit… but the math is funny!

  2. Cadmanls Member

    So didn’t get through math lessons or what? Buy separately and save some money no doubt.

  3. Joe Bru

    45k is high for a 64 with flares, non-original engine, non-original color, ripped top and probably split seat seams.

  4. CCFisher

    The ’87 is an automatic. The shift quadrant is clearly visible next to the shifter.

  5. Sebastian X1/9

    The 1970 C3 seems like the pick of the litter. It appears to be targa top, which works well for that model, and it’s pre emission encumbrances. Interesting find for sure. Reminds me of the field of Ferraris you posted a few years ago.

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    • Blue

      Interestingly, I have never heard the Vettes’ called a targa top, even when it is, this is a T-top.

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  6. Cain

    Prices seem superinflated for all.

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  7. John Worden

    I’m retired now, but when I was a finance manager I was familiar with the Greater Fool Theory. That is: buy overpriced assets under the assumption that there is always someone willing to buy them from you for even more money. Maybe this seller is a finance manager too! ;)

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  8. Leslie Martin Member

    I’m not a Corvette guy by any means. But if I was, I’d negotiate a fair price for the package of 4, pick the one I like best (for me the C2) then flip the other 3 and use the profits on the restoration. Do it right and you could have a great project and a head start on funding it.

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  9. DaveO

    Yeah, I don’t think that the “$99,999.99” price was intended to be a package price, more like just entering a number…… we often see things like this (multiple units in a single ad) listed as “free” or “$12345.67” or “$99,999”….

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  10. George Mattar

    What Joe Bru said. These cars are far from Top Flight. 64 is the least desirable C2.

  11. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Does anyone know if the hood stripes on the ’87 indicate a special package?

  12. UJL

    I don’t understand the package price. If you buy them separately they are 90400$.

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