There is an old saying in the car collector community: there’s nothing more expensive than a cheap car. This is probably because the cost of restoration is usually never recuperated later on, unless you ride some wave of ridiculous price appreciation (thanks hipsters!) — but making money isn’t why most of us restore cars — we do it for the love of the wrench. So, go ahead and get your next project car — the heads are off and the entry price is cheap. Find this 1987 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $999 in Orlando, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1987 Chevrolet Corvette
cylinders: 8 cylinders
title status: clean
1987 Corvette. Aluminum head L98 engine with automatic transmission.
We purchased this as a father and son project but after starting the son didn’t keep up his end of the bargain and let his grades slip at school. I hate to sell this but unfortunately he has to learn a difficult lesson.
Three owner car, previous owner owned it from 1991 until last year. Adult owned and driven it has not been modified or raced.
It was bought with a blown head gasket. We have a video of it running with white smoke blowing from the exhaust. No water in the oil. We removed heads and had them rebuilt at Dover Cylinder Head at an expense of $450. Also including new gasket set, head bolts and a starter $209. Heads are sitting on block for your inspection and completion.
Interior is original and complete, will need some attention. Exterior is UV faded.
My kid’s loss in your gain… please buy this, fix it up however you want and then drive by our house and taunt him for his foolishness!
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