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Re: c4 not worth anything (89/99)
 11/15/17 12:15pm
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Ida, MI - USA

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1996 Collector's Edition Convertible


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I was on the fence between a C4 and a C5, and ended up with a 96 Collector's Edition Convertible. Wanted one to drive not a garage queen, but I only drive it in good weather. Took me several months to find a nice one and I hope it does increase in value someday. My biggest worry is which one of my daughters is going to end up with it since they both want it, LOL.
Setting aside the cars value, it will be around for some time to come.


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Re: c4 not worth anything (90/99)
 11/19/17 12:36pm
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Huntington Station, NY - USA

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1996 Black Cpe., Lt. Beige Int., LT4, 6 Spd., Corsa Exh., K & N, & Chrome Replc. Wheels.


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Solution for your daughters:  You should buy a second one!

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Re: c4 not worth anything (91/99)
 11/28/17 11:45am
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Starke, FL - USA

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1996 Corvette LT1 Stock 100100 miles


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Thank you having me in the group. I am 58 years old and just bought my first Corvette. It's a 1996 Coupe no real options on the car, I have wanted one for years but the family always came first. I really didn't consider weather or not my car would ever be a collector sought after car. My point is I have always loved the C4 in fact in 86 I was selling them at a dealership in south Fl. The point I am trying to make here is if you love your car who cares what anyone else has to say. My car is not perfect but I love it just the same. Thanks again for having me, Dan
Re: c4 not worth anything (92/99)
 11/29/17 8:11pm
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I will join in with the last post.  I've had 2 C4's, an '89 then bought a '95, both convertibles.  I traded the '89 on an '02 convertible and then I traded the  '95 on a '14.  Sometimes wish I had kept the '95 and traded the '02, trouble is I liked the '95 and miss it.  I am seeing my C7 go down in value and wondering what will happen when the C8's come out.  I have talked to the person who bought my '95 and told him I would like first chance if he decides to sell it.  I guess since the C4 was my first model, still holds for me.  I love all Vettes and love to drive them - that is why I have them.
Re: c4 not worth anything (93/99)
 12/29/17 12:54pm
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1995 Std Coupe Dark Purple Metallic Auto Trans Z07 Suspension Just under 23K miles (7.7.13)


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One of the best rebuttals to the idea of a C4 being worthless was posted yesterday on Corvette Online by Dave Cruikshank.
I am quoting Mr. Cruickshank here;

"In fact, it was twenty years this year that the C5 debuted with the LS engine.  If you really want to nit pick, Dave McLellan,s C4 was the first modern Corvette, debuting in early 1983, and every model since, save for the upcoming mid-engine car, has been a spit-shine burnishing of that blueprint."


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Re: c4 not worth anything (94/99)
 2/18/18 2:24am
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Rock on! I bought mine at 72 and love it. You're only old once!!Smile

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Re: c4 not worth anything (95/99)
 2/21/18 12:06pm
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rtslt4 said: Solution for your daughters:  You should buy a second one!
LOL, I just tried to do just that. I did escape with my life and spare change.




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Re: c4 not worth anything (96/99)
 7/6/18 8:38am
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1988 35th Anniversary 1993 Z07 40th Anniversary


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I love conversations about the value of C4 corvettes.  I think folks don't really understand the value until they drive one...and then they realize what an incredible value a C4 really is.

I have two (35th and 40th Anniversary, the 40th is a Z07 too).

Every time I drive them, I am left smiling ear to ear thinking about what a fantastic value each is (which BTW I did last night after a nice wash/wax)!  I don't think any other car for the money can compare to the C4 Vette.

I think as more people learn this, the values will climb.

I have a built 90 5.0 Mustang (race springs, big sway bars, hot engine, etc...)...even with all the work, the Vettes drive so much better.  

Happy driving!
Chris


Re: c4 not worth anything (97/99)
 7/6/18 10:55am
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I agree every time we take it out I catch myself smiling and my wife of 52 years says, "you really like this car", yes I do.  Top down and 60's playing!!!! I will most likely never get my money back let alone appreciating in value, but I did not buy for that reason FUN was the reason and I always wanted a CORVETTE!!!! 

Oh my number one fun car was a 1977 Bradley GT VW kit car which I built from various VW parts drove it 4 years winter and summer and never had an issue not even a light bulb burnt out. Cost with kit and all donor parts came to $4800 including a custom soft top to fit the T top set up in the summer. Sold it as I did not want my son driving a body molded on a wood frame and the car being no more than about 40 inches high and weighed about 1100 lbs.

Take care and Happy motoring!!!!




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Re: c4 not worth anything (98/99)
 9/19/18 2:43pm
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Mine is a 1991 Convertible. Bought it cheap and it's mostly a driver. Looks  good from a small distance and have had many compliments on the way it looks. It's not so much as what it's worth as how much fun you can have with it. With it not being a show car I drive it every chance I get. It's got about 120,000 miles on it and still runs great. Love it and for the time being won't be getting rid of it any time soon.




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Re: c4 not worth anything (99/99)
 10/3/18 2:00pm
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1994 C4 corvette


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I was not looking to buy a Corvette, I had never driven one or ridden in one. Then one day my children came in telling me their step grandmother wanted me to buy her a 94 C-4 for $6000. I could not get over there fast enough to pay her. It had 69,000 miles on it. Of course I had to put tires and a few things on it needed fixing, but it is worth every penny I paid for it to me. I do not care if everybody else is happy with my purchase but I am tickled to death. I have had it for three years and just turned 60 years old. I am not worried what other people care about it as long as it makes me happy. Just keep enjoying your ride and travel safely.

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