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Old 05-07-2004, 05:51 PM
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How much where they new?

Can't be much more then this one!
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Old 05-07-2004, 05:57 PM
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The more people pay prices like that for the lower mileage cars, the better the chance that our higher mileage cars will be worth more as well.

Nice looking car otherwise.
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:01 PM
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Thats a beautiful car!
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:01 PM
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Maybe I should consider the $3500 paint job.
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:34 PM
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My window sticker says $33,000 and change.
That's in 1983 dollars. You do the math on inflation.

An 83 Corvette was around $20 as I recall.

Seems like new MB's are actualy cheaper if you account for inflation and such.
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:36 PM
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Maybe I should consider the $3500 paint job.
Double that figure will get you a "really good" paint job. Below that you may as well prep it yourself and have maco or such shoot it for you. The results are likely to be the same unless your buddy buddy with a paint and body guy. You get what you pay for.
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83 VETTE IS ABOUT $32,000 WITH ALL OPTION. I STILL HAVE THE WINDOW STICKER.
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Old 05-07-2004, 07:21 PM
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I have the original invoice for my '80:

base price- $24, 797.00

optional equiptment - Becker Mexico- $355.00
- Cal. meission control system- NC
- Emission control warranty - $355.00
- Sliding roof - $745.00

Total was $26,282.00 delivered.

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/bu2/inflateCPI.html

According to the above link, 26 grand in 1980 is about 58k today. About the same price as the new CDi.
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Old 05-07-2004, 07:35 PM
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Double that figure will get you a "really good" paint job
The guy that gave me the $3500 quote does a really good job, he showed me a black Lexus he just did; absolutely gorgeous. The car shined like a mirror with straight reflections!

I think it is pretty insane to do a $7000 paint job for a 26 year old car.
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Old 05-08-2004, 04:07 AM
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The guy that gave me the $3500 quote does a really good job, he showed me a black Lexus he just did; absolutely gorgeous. The car shined like a mirror with straight reflections!

I think it is pretty insane to do a $7000 paint job for a 26 year old car.
All a matter of worth, I have an uncle that spent $8K on a nice black job on a 74 stingray. Worth every penny in my opinion.

In contrast, if I was going to do a daily driven car, I'd prep it myself and just have maco or whoever is reasonably compatent and cheap spray it with my supplied good paint. Key is in the prep work. And how picky you are. I have not seen an OEM paint job in years that did not have orange peel and generaly looked like crap from that low pressure painting or whatever the EPA makes them use anymore. 90% of what I see come out of body shops on regular every day cars is unacceptable. And I have seen a lot. Yes, I'm a picky SOB.
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Old 05-08-2004, 04:17 AM
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83 VETTE IS ABOUT $32,000 WITH ALL OPTION. I STILL HAVE THE WINDOW STICKER.
Base 84 coupe was $21,800 OEM list price. There were not all that many options on a 300D really.

And there technicaly was no 83, the 82 was a C3, the 84 was a C4. I think there may have been a few hundred sold as 83's, but not enough to count. A base 82 C3 was $18,290.
This is still a signficant defference compareing the overal complexity and nature of a corvette compared to what is really a pretty basic car like the 300D. And a 300D like mine was not even an S class, just a step up from the basic 240D, which was not cheap itself. Still seems to me the newer one's are proportionatly lower priced overall compared to way back when.
Probibly because nobody would buy them with the likes of Lexus and company selling so relativly cheap. But anyway..
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This car is definately nice, but I'd be wary of the "over dressed" appearance. 10k is WAY too
much, let alone his ridiculous 22k "become this years biggest fool and buy it now" price, it's clean
but not 10-22k(!) perfect. The wheels have been re-painted (with what looks like $1.99 Wal-Mart bin paint)
the carpets look stained and faded (no floormats, BTW) and why are the wheel wells undercoated??
In 1984 they were body color OVER an undercoating, for that price this thing had better be FACTORY mint.
(Wait a minute, the vacuum setup looks more like an 83 than an 84...?)

There are lots of these lower mileage "grandma" cars around, the only difference is this
guy detailed the hell out of this car and added 15k to the pricetag.

Another thing to keep in mind, most of the suspension and other rubber parts deteriorate
moreso with age than with mileage...I bet most of the front-end is in need of attention, the
shocks are probably weak too. Definately a great example to start with, but once again not
at that price..

And the color combination looks weird, probably why it's so "rare". I'd much prefer
silver or silver-blue...or even that metallic greenish color (what is that called?).
The dark blue ("nautical" blue I believe?)/date combination also looks good.

(most of the above is only my opinion BTW )
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:35 PM
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Someone seems to think it's worth $10K...
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That guy is insane!! A car that old, even with the low mileage, will require some work to keep running perfectly on the road. For $22,000 I'd rather get this nice diesel E-Class. At least it has heated seats, traction control, anti lock brakes, will be much faster than its 1984 counter part, and is of higher quality due to the huge age difference. Looks nice inside out too!

I'll add that auction to My Ebay and see what it ends up selling for. Some people live in wonderland!
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Old 05-08-2004, 02:29 PM
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True, you can buy an E-class for that money but I doubt it will be as long lasting or reliable as an old W123 diesel plus there isn't much that you DIY on those E-class diesels. You can always find a nice W123 with about 150K miles on it for less than a 1/4 of that $22K asking price.
I'm hooked on the old W123's.
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