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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (4/14)
 9/26/19 2:07pm
Rix85RedVet
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I'm just planning on enjoying the car.....gonna have a lot of fun with it.  Thanks for the response.



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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (5/14)
 7/21/20 4:29pm
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just an update...Throttle body fixed (running smooth), new shocks, rear hatch arms replaced, new tires and oh YEAH....apinted baby...I have only put 810 miles on it since I got it last August.  Check out the new paint....

Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (6/14)
 7/21/20 9:16pm
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1985 Coupe-L98/Auto,Bright Red/Carmine. 1974 Coupe-L48/4speed, Medium Red Metallic/Black Deluxe.


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Sweet! 👍



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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (7/14)
 7/23/20 8:54am
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Nice looking car. This is just my opinion on your question I have a 1988 that was all original when purchased my major change was a set of American classic rims I am glad I did this it is an expression of me. Me is a 77 year old car nut, I had cars from the 60's I wish I kept, but back to your question do what you like. These cars are not going to appreciate as I just read that the c4 decreased in value by 6 percent there are models of the c4 that went up but very , few. I just added spinners to my rims and I love the look that it reflects. It's my corvette and it reflects my likes and I do not give a damn what others think.  I love all cars modified or pure classic. Take car and have fun and make it what you like not what others like.



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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (8/14)
 8/9/20 11:09am
Hockeyjeff85Vett
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Lake Grove, NY - USA

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1985 coup , Black ,Auto, 85000 miles , wanted an 85 for its the year i graduated high school , needs work sat for a while but its what i wanted , love restoration , did the restoration work on my fathers 1971 Vett


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The paint looks great ! if you dont mind me asking ? where did you get it painted? and was it reasonable ? price wise? i purchased an 85 in march and am restoring it , making some changes nothing crazy, the biggest problem im having is it has cloth seats and i cannot find anyone who sells the kits to re-upholster them :  ( im on long island , i see you have NY plates and from the picts it looks like LI lol

Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (9/14)
 8/9/20 2:36pm
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lancaster, CA - USA

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1984 but looks like what gm should have made it look like


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Why didn't you remove the rubber baby buggy bumper around the car. That black strip of crap took alot away from the car.               As far as the rest goes do what you like to keep it alive.                



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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (10/14)
 8/9/20 2:40pm
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1984 but looks like what gm should have made it look like


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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (11/14)
 8/10/20 10:46pm
Rix85RedVet
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I live in Niagara Falls, 20 minutes from Buffalo. LaSalle Collison did the paint, i got a deal because they miscalculated the amount of work and paint needed. Originally they were going to just touch it up, but they couldn't match the paint.  So I ended up getting a whole paint job...for half the cost...literally.  I got quotes around 5 grand from almost every shop...so I got a hell of a deal.

As far as the black baby bumper....it's the original look...I don't like the look without it....just my opinion.

Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (12/14)
 8/11/20 10:52pm
Psy4s
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What a beautiful car. Trust me (I hate saying that) the only true owner crime is not enjoying the car you have. If you worry every day about what the next guy will think, you can’t truly enjoy what YOU have.
 I take great care of my 90 base mod 6 speed car because I really like it just the way it came. I specifically looked for a Speed Density L98 car. I just think the look of the TPI is just sexy. Not some plastic covered everything real hidden volcano in a 6 year olds lunchbox. The only rival being the 1990 32 valve Lotus designed King of the Hill LT5. 
 It kills me when you see a classic roll across the auction block with no miles. Someone really missed out. I kept my mods simple. A BBK throttle Body, Flowmaster Cat set, and stainless Corsa exhaust. Just that made a noticeable difference. The length of your runners of the TPI will limit your horsepower but your torque can be beyond even an LS1. 
 Enjoy your car. The new paint is outstanding. 



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Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (13/14)
 8/11/20 11:05pm
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Greenwood, IN - USA

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90 L-98 TPI Red 6 speed


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I see you still have the crossfire going. Has it been good for you? I had it on an 82 Z28 that I dearly loved. The 5.0 hydrostatic locked bending a rod so I updated it to a 5.7, using an aftermarket crossfire intake and larger throttle bodies. For the time it would flat scream. I didn’t seem to have the gremlins some have had.  

Re: 1985 Original vs. Modifications (14/14)
 8/12/20 2:22pm
Rix85RedVet
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Oh ..I'm going to put miles on her for sure...

 

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