Buying a classic Corvette is never easy, and when the funds are in place to complete a purchase, excitement can easily replace common sense. A lot of information must be absorbed quickly to avoid making rash judgements that will be regretted later. This book is the perfect companion for the first-time or even the more experienced buyer. All the information is here to help make a clear and balanced decision, to counter the vendor's claims, and even negotiate a better price. The author has bought and sold more than 700 Corvettes over 40 years, and his knowledge and enthusiasm will prove a vital resource for potential buyers. Having this book in you pocket is just like having a marque expert at your side. A unique points scoring system reveals the true condition of a potential purchase and the correct price category.
the perfect companion for the first-time or even more experienced buyer. All the information is here to help make a clear and balanced decision, to counter the vendor's claims, and even negotiate a better price. Norm Mort - Freelance Veloce's Essential Buyer's guide are so useful. There are only a few covering American vehicles, but those that are available are a godsend: for example, this guide on the C2 Corvette Sting Ray. Written by marque expert Tom Falconer, whose firm Claremont Corvette has been the mecca for Corvette fans for decades, you know his wide experience of buying, selling, and restoring Corvettes will be invaluable. Opening chapters explain their advantages and downsides help you to decide whether the Corvette is for you. It advises on what you'll beed to do before you view a car, how to carry out an initial investigation of potential buys, what to look for and indications of how difficult and expensive it'll be to repair and restore problem areas. There's a useful list of clubs, specialists, books for research and opportunities for motorsports. It concludes with some vital specifications. Pocket-sized, budget-priced and self-contained, it should be essential reading for potential Sting Ray Owners. - Classic American.
Introduction & Foreword Contents Is a Corvette C2 right for you? Cost considerations Living with a Corvette C2 Relative values Before you view Inspection equipment Fifteen minute evaluation Key points Serious evaluation Auctions Paperwork What's it worth? Do you really want to restore? Paint problems Lack of use problems The Corvette community Vital statistics Index