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Old 01-07-2019, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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If getting a classic(25 years or older) is not set in stone, you might consider an older Corvette.
Obviously I am a bit bias as to the generation of Corvette to get, but depending on your particular situation, a Corvette could be just the car for you.
My C5 has plenty of leg room for a tall person.
Absolutely quick on acceleration.

Surprisingly great on gas for a sports car, and these things are made so well, maintenance is minimal.
Parts (if they are needed) are available online, at many outlets.
There is just something about being behind the wheel of a Corvette.
It quickly becomes a state of mind.

I bought this one soon after I sold the Tbird, and couldn't be happier.
I am getting up there(80 in 11 more days)and this will be my last vehicle.
If I am lucky to make it to my nineties, or longer, this car will be my last.
I just like it so well, that there isn't another car I would rather have.

There are tons of these Corvette's for sale, and many have low miles because they are not driven in the winter in the places that get snow.
You might want to give it some thought.

Bob.
Could be a good idea. Something about the Corvette. What years might you have in mind?

Seems like cars steadily depreciate before some start to appreciate. Could be wise to buy close to the bottom of the depreciation cycle. I remember when 60's era Corvettes were pretty cheap during the gas crunch and recession of 1979. Nice 1969 427 six pack Corvettes were at car lots with an asking price of $5000. They are probably well over $100,000 now with the 427 six pack.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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My Choices would be:

1973 - 4 Jensen Interceptor Convertible with the early 383, before the emissions crap was added. Classy looking, fun to drive and no one knows what it is. You need to be a shade tree mechanic though.

1996 Mitsubishi GT 3000 VR4 Spyder. Packed full of awesomeness. Nice looking. Unusual. Affordable.

1936 Cord Phaeton (fully restored). Did you win the lotto?
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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My Choices would be:

1973 - 4 Jensen Interceptor Convertible with the early 383, before the emissions crap was added. Classy looking, fun to drive and no one knows what it is. You need to be a shade tree mechanic though.

1996 Mitsubishi GT 3000 VR4 Spyder. Packed full of awesomeness. Nice looking. Unusual. Affordable.

1936 Cord Phaeton (fully restored). Did you win the lotto?
Odd that the depression coincided with the heyday for fantastically styled autos. I would be afraid of driving those cars more than a mile.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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[quote=ColoGuy;54079496]Could be a good idea. Something about the Corvette. What years might you have in mind?

Seems like cars steadily depreciate before some start to appreciate. Could be wise to buy close to the bottom of the depreciation cycle. I remember when 60's era Corvettes were pretty cheap during the gas crunch and recession of 1979. Nice 1969 427 six pack Corvettes were at car lots with an asking price of $5000. They are probably well over $100,000 now with the 427 six pack.[/QUOTE

I would suggest a C5, or C6.
The C5 presently is at the bottom of it's depreciation, and with in the next couple of years will start climbing in value, especially those with low mileage.
From what I read on the Corvette forum, the C4 is problematic in some ways.

Obviously my first choice is the C5.
One thing that really helped me in my decision for a C5 was the "sticky" on "the Corvette forum" that deals with everything about the C5.
What to look for, and expect, if one decides to buy one.
I no longer belong to that forum, for personal reasons, but for any one contemplating a Corvette purchase, there isn't a better forum to go to.

Bob.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:43 PM
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Location: SF, CA
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If you are in the market for "eye candy", I would suggest a 66 Tbird.

Bob.
So elegant! As are Rivieras from that time... but the Rivieras are probably rare & expensive.

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Old 01-07-2019, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Niagara county
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Impala
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Karmann Ghia.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Karmann Ghia.
He probably wants a car that can run 0-60 in less than 30 seconds.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 AM
 
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For investment AND driving pleasure.. 1986-9 w107 Mercedes 560SL
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Old Yesterday, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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For investment AND driving pleasure.. 1986-9 w107 Mercedes 560SL
Been thinking the 80's could be prime time investment wise. Prices have often bottomed and could appreciate on the more desirable cars. While they are more complicated to work on, many desirable features have been added.
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