Corvettes for sale

Andy K

CCCUK Member
Hi. Does anyone have any information about the two Corvettes for sale at Retro Classic Cars?
Or about the firm themselves?
Andy K
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
The blue one was bought for 20k less about two weeks ago and the black one was for sale in East London for about a year. It has parts from all different years and hideous flares. Over described.
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Just had a glance at the blue 65. In my face are : centre console lacks black paint, air cleaner lid has silly Mallory sticker on it and needs turning round 180degrees, importantly power brake master cylinder is from a 64,why? Because someone would not spend the $800+ on a correct 65/6 master cylinder with the two white plastic lids. Front seat does not look right in a £75k car. look like new replica Kelsey Haynes wheels.
 

Mr. Cricket

CCCUK regional rep
Just had a glance at the blue 65. In my face are : centre console lacks black paint, air cleaner lid has silly Mallory sticker on it and needs turning round 180degrees, importantly power brake master cylinder is from a 64,why? Because someone would not spend the $800+ on a correct 65/6 master cylinder with the two white plastic lids. Front seat does not look right in a £75k car. look like new replica Kelsey Haynes wheels.
One of mine came second to the blue '65 at stars & stripes best classic Corvette in 2017 or 18. I walked over and offered my congrats to be met with a cankerous grumpy chap that was doing nothing but complaining about it... bloody windscreen leaks, brakes are shit etc, etc.. That was Sunday, it was for sale on Monday..
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
I know a few 'cankerous grumpy chaps' with Corvettes. Owner will be even more grumpy knowing someone is trying for a £20k plus profit on it.
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Yes of course but I’ve never agreed with gross profiteering and the over descriptions in what is an enthusiasts hobby.
 

Nassau65

CCCUK Member
I think nowadays the idea of classic cars as a hobby for enthusiasts is a term lost in time. It’s no longer a hobby, it’s a Hugh business throughout the world. A million miles away from when I was young with old men tinkering about with old cars. It’s morphed into a monster, and the heart of the beast is money. And let’s be honest, most cars are and have always been over described. How many times have you read a advert in the Exchange & mart, followed up with a phone call only to find that it was a POS when viewed. Me personally hundreds of times.
 

Chuffer

CCCUK Member
I think nowadays the idea of classic cars as a hobby for enthusiasts is a term lost in time. It’s no longer a hobby, it’s a Hugh business throughout the world. A million miles away from when I was young with old men tinkering about with old cars. It’s morphed into a monster, and the heart of the beast is money. And let’s be honest, most cars are and have always been over described. How many times have you read a advert in the Exchange & mart, followed up with a phone call only to find that it was a POS when viewed. Me personally hundreds of times.
And it`s a monster that will eventually eat itself eventually ! I am a cankerous grumpy old git but don`t plan to sell my car just yet . :LOL:
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Nassau66 unfortunately you are partly correct but my ’over described’ statement relates to an enthusiast selling a car with stated faults then next week a dealer has it for sale and going by the description it’s hard to believe it’s the same car.
 

Nassau65

CCCUK Member
I think that sort of practice has been going on for as long as cars became used, and used car dealers came into existence.
 

Roscobbc

Moderator
I'll tell you all what really irritates me fella's. It's the guys who, perhaps unknown to many are 'new' to the hobby and possibly not knowing their ass's from elbows in respect to Vettes or anything American predominently go on FB and other social media and then wax lyrical how wonderful dealer/specialist A, B or Z is and how fantastic their service has been, what wonderful, warm human beings they are and what superb work they do etc, etc. without having a clue about the subject matter themselves. I'll also put some of the 'supposed expert' car dealers themselves (some who know precisely zilch about Vettes and other American cars perhaps thinking that a history of 'restoring' and selling a couple of old mark 2 Escorts makes them experts in classic car restoration) and then proceeding to give it large with second and third hand advice to potential 'newbies' that they have read or heard spoken about elsewhere and not learned themselves....
 

Andy K

CCCUK Member
Great to get some replies - thank you - and also to see how this area can stir up so much emotion!
The investment side of classic cars certainly seems to have taken over the hobbyist side, but how long that is going to last I don't know.
I've never made a penny out of my cars, but still love playing with them. Long may the petroleum industry survive.

Andy K
 

Chuffer

CCCUK Member
Great to get some replies - thank you - and also to see how this area can stir up so much emotion!
The investment side of classic cars certainly seems to have taken over the hobbyist side, but how long that is going to last I don't know.
I've never made a penny out of my cars, but still love playing with them. Long may the petroleum industry survive.

Andy K
Its the joy and pain of ownership ( a bit like first love ) that you can`t put a value on . :love:
 

antijam

CCCUK Member
.......The investment side of classic cars certainly seems to have taken over the hobbyist side, but how long that is going to last I don't know.
I've never made a penny out of my cars, but still love playing with them. Long may the petroleum industry survive.

Andy K
As long as most 'Classic' cars continue to be exempt from Capital Gains Tax they will continue to constitute an investors market - albeit a pretty volatile one.
I know of at least one 'investor' who has never even seen the cars he owns. They reside in an environmentally controlled storage facility while he waits for them to appreciate enough to realise sufficient profit for his next car investment.
The enthusiast who enjoys driving and maintaining his car is finding it difficult to access pristine examples of his chosen marque since most have effectively been taken off the road and those that haven't command ridiculous prices. The hero who is prepared to undertake a ground up restoration of a 'cheap' example is very unlikely to see a profit on his investment for a very long time.
 

Emc

Supporting vendor
I was contacted regarding my 2 owner, body off restored 69 fathom Green with saddle, ,manual which I had planned on being a keeper, my price was £26,500 ,which I was told they would sell for £32,500.I declined and sold it for £26,500.
 
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