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Thinking about buying a shark, 1976 to 82 range seem to be reasonably priced still. How would you rate C3's in this vintage as everyday drivers. Any and all opinions/thoughts/help welcome. T.I.A.
 

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i bought my 79 as a daily driver. have had her 3 years. yes i have had problems, but i think it is mainly because i drive the car very hard. i would definately do it again.
 

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Thinking about buying a shark, 1976 to 82 range seem to be reasonably priced still. How would you rate C3's in this vintage as everyday drivers. Any and all opinions/thoughts/help welcome. T.I.A.
Sharks, can be a blast to drive. I think it all depends on what you start with. If you get a car in excellent mechanical shape, it could be a fine daily driver.

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I hade my 77 for 5 years first 2 years was in pretty bad shape but they are always driveable.
 

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My 72 is a semi daily driver. I use it a lot in the non snow months.
 

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Hey, C3's were daily drivers when they came out.... they should be fine daily drivers now. Assuming you keep it in good condition mechanically.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks everyone for your input. Now all I need to do is find a great buy on a nice one. Been watching the local paper and and other forum. Is it possible to find anything really nice below 10 grand? Or should I wait until I can afford to pay more? Im thinking about 80 to 82 model, but not ruleing out others yet.. Any input would be appreciated.:buhbye:
 

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Thanks everyone for your input. Now all I need to do is find a great buy on a nice one. Been watching the local paper and and other forum. Is it possible to find anything really nice below 10 grand? Or should I wait until I can afford to pay more? Im thinking about 80 to 82 model, but not ruleing out others yet.. Any input would be appreciated.:buhbye:
I can answer my own question after looking. All Im finding is junk and smooth talkers in local area.


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Keep your antenna up. Nice C3's are out there. A guy at work bought a really nice 76 from Decatur, IL two weeks ago for $7900.
 

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Thanks BTG, Im not going to get in a rush to buy, just waiting for the right one. Ive read of it taking several guys years to find what they wanted. :laughing:
 

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cruzr said:
Thinking about buying a shark, 1976 to 82 range seem to be reasonably priced still. How would you rate C3's in this vintage as everyday drivers. Any and all opinions/thoughts/help welcome. T.I.A.
I bought one for a driver 10 years ago and still have it. It is one of the best drivers I have ever had, and still to this day I put lots of miles on it. There are some nice C3's still out there and if you take your time you won't be sorry. Good luck :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Ray, that makes me feel much better. A few people have told me to forget about a 25 to 30 year old car and go with a C4. They have a good point: less miles, same price,newer technology, more H.P. , creature comforts. That all makes sense... but fhere is something special about the body lines of the stingrays and sharks. JMHO but C4'S dont have that for me. I could say more, but would need to get out the flame suit.:laughing:
 

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Really there is nothing wrong with the C4s but if the C3s is your liking then go for it and don't worry what others think:thumbsup:
 

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My 81 is my only car.

Are there more powerful cars out there. Yes
Are the more comfortable cars out there. Yes
Are there more reliable cars out there. Yes
Would I trade mine for one. NO!!!!!!!!!!!

I've had it for 7 months, and its not failed to get me home yet.
 

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81 Corvette said:
My 81 is my only car.

Are there more powerful cars out there. Yes
Are the more comfortable cars out there. Yes
Are there more reliable cars out there. Yes
Would I trade mine for one. NO!!!!!!!!!!!

I've had it for 7 months, and its not failed to get me home yet.
You are right on all of the accounts above, and I'm with you it has always got me home to!:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the post 81, and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing photo's of your vette. I had a C1 many years ago, and a C5 now. But always thought the stingray & sharks looked so cool. They just look bad azz even sitting still. :thumbsup:
 

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daily drivers

Hey guys, just returned from a trip to Lansing Michigan and there is a classic dealership up there. I seen some very nice vettes priced under 10,000 there and thought you guys would enjoy the link. Its Holt auto sales at www.holtautosales.com
 

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mytoy74 said:
Hey guys, just returned from a trip to Lansing Michigan and there is a classic dealership up there. I seen some very nice vettes priced under 10,000 there and thought you guys would enjoy the link. Its Holt auto sales at www.holtautosales.com
Thanks for the info.:thumbsup:
 
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