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Re: c4 not worth anything (95/105)
 2/21/18 10:06am
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Ida, MI - USA

1996 Collector's Edition Convertible

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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.

Re: c4 not worth anything (96/105)
 7/6/18 6:38am
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Sewell, NJ - USA

1988 35th Anniversary 1993 Z07 40th Anniversary (x2)

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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!

Re: c4 not worth anything (97/105)
 7/6/18 8:55am
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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!!!!



Re: c4 not worth anything (98/105)
 9/19/18 12:43pm
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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.

Re: c4 not worth anything (99/105)
 10/3/18 12:00pm
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Hartselle, AL - USA

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.


Re: c4 not worth anything (100/105)
 12/17/22 6:09pm
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Now a 87 convertible 4+3 manual, before a 85 red/red coupe auto, a 1980 black on red auto, a 2007 yellow/black convertible edelbrock supercharged, 1980 red on red auto.

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They are not worth anything and that is a good thing. I got mine cheap 🤣🤣

I've had 3 vettes before my first C4. I remember when they came out in 84 a friend of mine back then bought one and man that was a lot of a car for that time. Nothing compared to it in american cars. For me it was now more similar to exotics. All aluminum A arms, complete front clip opening up 😯 . What a car !

Then over the years they faded and I don't know why. I use to hate these cars as they look ugly to me.

I owned a 2007 convertible with a supercharger and loved it and also had 2 C3 before.

For some reason a few years ago I started to look at them differently. And now I really like the first serie of C4 with the turbine wheels, and don't ask me why but only those. It has to be turbine wheels, and the more square front and rear. I never realised how cheap they were before I started to look at the market as an interrested buyer.   I found a 85 coupe with auto trans in what I considered fair shape and bought it. I had never driven one before. At first it was OK but not more. After some time it grew up on me and I just loved it. A much better car than the C3. I was amazed at the attention it gets. Thumbs up, and a kid walked up to me once and said "sir your car is just gorgeous". 😯 Wow ! Every time I drove it I felt proud and love the ride it gave me. I had too many cars and advertised a few of them and the vette sold first an with a few thousands profit.

As soon as it was gone I regretted it. I decided I would buy another one but something I'd prefer, a convertible and manual shift. I KNEW I would have to wait to find the proper car because there is not so many of those and I wanted it cheap if possible but in decent shape like my 85.  The car showed up faster than I thought.

I just bought it this week for $6000cdn ($4400US)

I can't believe you can buy such a car for that kind of money. This WAY WAY underrated.

This is A LOT OF A CAR even for today.


And I have a feeling it is going to be a keeper for a while and I don't care what it's worth. I even know I will spend more than it's value and I don't care I LIKE IT !


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Re: c4 not worth anything (101/105)
 12/18/22 2:16am
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  ... I like it.  As we root out the exceptions and great values on C4s, it has become apparent that those of us who will benefit the most are those who will go out into snow and come back with our prize!  I accepted the challenge of a car that handles poorly in the snow and ice when I grabbed mine at such a great price.  Now is the time to cash in and save a supposedly obsolete car and enjoy it as one of the world class leaders (of its time).  Even the solutions GM engineers applied to comply with OBD technology requirements worked well enough that the performance was leaps and bounds ahead of previous generations for economy and emissions.  Let alone ride comfort, and gobs of storage for long trips.  

Re: c4 not worth anything (102/105)
 12/20/22 4:09pm
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

SOLD - 1990 ZR-1 (#682), Bright Red w/Red interior, 350ci/375hp, 6sp.

SOLD - 1970 Convertible, Monza Red, Black interior/top, 350ci/300hp, 4sp.

1978 Trans Am, 400ci/220hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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Found this article interesting:  https://www.topspeed.com/the-chevrolet-corvette-35th-anniversary-edition-is-a-rare-c4-vette/

If you're not a member of the National Corvette Owners Association (http://www.nationalcorvetteowners.com/) consider joining as their weekly newsletter has a variety of interesting articles.


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Re: c4 not worth anything (103/105)
 12/28/22 10:25am
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Shillington, PA - USA

1992 Convertible

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I was never into vettes, but when I came out of retirement last year I decided to treat myself to a new toy. I wanted a 60's or 70's musclecar, but everything I checked out was going for much more than I had planned on spending. Looking on Bring a Trailer, I saw what C4s were going for and that was what I was looking to spend. I bought a '92 convertible and I'm sure happy that I did. It has the kind of performance I wanted, just enough horsepower to make me smile, but not kill myself. Now I can't wait until spring to break it out again!

Re: c4 not worth anything (104/105)
 12/28/22 3:59pm
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1993 40th Anniversary Corvette Coupe Ruby Red with 6spd manual. 24,000 original miles.

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I bought my 1993 Corvette 2½ years ago. I love it. It had about 21k miles when I flew to New York to pick it up. It is a 40th Anniversary Edition with 6spd manual transmission and both tops. My 14 year old daughter and I drove it back to Ky on 1 tank of gas, 27mpg. It was an Awesome trip. The C4s are undervalued and I am happy about that. I have had a Lot of fun driving this car and I don't plan on it ever letting it go. I have put about 3k miles on it and it leaves a Big Smile on my face every time I drive it.



Re: c4 not worth anything (105/105)
 12/28/22 4:59pm
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I live in NY and I constantly get comments on my 91, 6 speed. I love this car and I don't care about it's value too the public. It's value to me is priceless! 

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