Seeking Advice on a 1988 Callaway Corvette

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Re: Seeking Advice on a 1988 Callaway Corvette

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Here are the pics…I don’t recall the seller speaking of hood damage but perhaps the shot angles were hiding it.
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SurfnSun wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:30 am Here are the pics…I don’t recall the seller speaking of hood damage but perhaps the shot angles were hiding it.
The hood damage is very minor and impossible to see from these angles. It's hard to see even if you've got the right angle.

You just can't tell much of anything from these pictures.
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I called the owner and politely told him that we're too far apart for me to even make an offer.

I told him that he's got a great car and, based on the market for Callaways, I understand why he's asking $35k, that it might be the right price for someone, but it's just too much for me.

He insisted that I make an offer.

I told him $19k is where I'm at.

He said he'd keep that in mind, but he wasn't ready to move it at that price.

I have my eye on a 21k mile, mint condition 1990 ZR1 for $34k. I wanted to join the Callaway club, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. I just can't bring myself to pay $30k+ for an 88 Callaway that needs bodywork, wheel work, and a paint job, when I can get a mint 1990 ZR1 for the same price.
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DropTheHammerL98 wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:16 pm I called the owner and politely told him that we're too far apart for me to even make an offer.

I told him that he's got a great car and, based on the market for Callaways, I understand why he's asking $35k, that it might be the right price for someone, but it's just too much for me.

He insisted that I make an offer.

I told him $19k is where I'm at.

He said he'd keep that in mind, but he wasn't ready to move it at that price.

I have my eye on a 21k mile, mint condition 1990 ZR1 for $34k. I wanted to join the Callaway club, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. I just can't bring myself to pay $30k+ for an 88 Callaway that needs bodywork, wheel work, and a paint job, when I can get a mint 1990 ZR1 for the same price.

I think if you keep looking, you'll find a good Callaway for a fair price. You'll be rewarded with a special car, in the meantime.

The Black 87 which sold last week is an example of a nice car which was sold at a really fair price. It didn't last long, as a result.

This is my long way of saying, don't settle. :hi
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The seller is a good guy, just not overly eager to sell. He came down $5k but that's just not my price. I hope the car finds a good home.

Good buyers know when to walk away! :beer
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I agree with your move. A stock bodied 88 that needs work is not a 30k car IMO.
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