Anyone out there interested in making a trade for a " Cherry " 73' GMC pickup via a C5 coupe ?


Asked by Dec 03, 2013 at 09:41 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

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.. I have a 1973 GMC Custom Deluxe 1500 LWB, 2wd , 2nd owner, 46,773 actual miles, super straight true survivor .. NOT rebuilt or resto-mod. Very original.. I would like to do an even trade for a modest C5 ( 97'-- 04' ) Corvette Coupe...... Preferably Sebring Silver with light gray interior, automatic trans with stock painted top and /or glass top . NO salvage,flood or rebuilt title crap.... Higher mileage or slightly rough cosmetics, not a problem, just a good driver.... For more info see my ad here on Cargurus for " 1973 GMC C/K 10 "......... Bob

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Peter Nichols

that truck got a big block in it?

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Nope, sorry, but it does have a dang good runnin' 350/4V, 350 auto., PS,PB, but no AC..... This truck even still has the old style AC Delco Guide" Power Beam " headlights in it and they are still clear and still work !

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John Carson

Dream on dude. Who would trade a $20,000 to $28,000 Corvette for a truck that is offered in auto trader for $5,000 tops?


.. Well Ok, Just one person's uneducated opinion...

John Carson

I do have two master's degrees and been a corvette owner and club member since 1965. If that is uneducated, so be it. You drive an old puck-up, and you want to trade up for a car that is newer and cost 3Xs what you paid for the truck new? Lay off the drugs. And no A/C? Come on!

John Carson

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... Gee whiz !~!~! .. WOW !~!~!~! ... Thank you so very much for your excellent advice ...... God , what would we do without mega-intelligent folks like you to help POOR ($) ignorant souls like me !~!~!~!~!


OK , Now seriously sir, when I said uneducated , I was simply trying to point out that there are quite a great many C5's out there that are similarly priced, in fair condition, to what I'm asking for my truck. After nearly 40 yrs. in the automotive business, I have seen a great many " fix-er-uppers", beat to hell and rebuilt from A to Izzard...... This very nice example is mostly/ 90+ % original, something you just don't run across everyday. ... Now you've gone and gotten all carried away with the newest units being offered. If those are in your price range, GREAT ! By all means buy yourself a freakin' entire fleet ! ... But for me and others like me , we have to do tha' best we can with what we've got to work with..... I'm sure you worked hard for your degrees and have reaped the benefits thereof , more power to you. I graduated from the school of hard knocks and have had to learn from my mistakes. I hope this discussion in this forum does not however become one more ...... And, so you will know, I also have been a Vette enthusiast since I was just a kid and bought my first( 63' fuelie conv) when I was 20, joined my local club in 1972 and am still an active member in our 2nd club that I was instrumental in starting back in Oct.1983.... Since my first, I've owned a 79' coupe, a black 84', a charcoal 88' coupe and, ... guess what ! ? ! ?.... That neat little Daytona Blue w/white rag top 63' is sitting comfortably in my garage right now and it also has the early " notched " original hardtop with the Sept. 62' date coded rear window still intact !~! ... It also is a survivor in it's own right as it has only had a minor reconditioning back in the mid-seventies and is a numbers matching car.. not any frame off restoration.... Now we could kick this crap back and forth forever , BUT, I've got things to do.. So as we say in our club, " Don't Forget To Save tha' Wave " and keep on Vette'in !~!~!~!~!~!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Carson

You have a very merry Christmas season, and BTW, I have a PHD in hard knocks.

Peter Nichols

pretty hard Richards with preignition .... hmmmm , I d try some premium fuel with a little trimethyl benzene , a double dose of methycyclopentadienyl manganese, tricarbonyl and if it still knocks throw in a little heavy aliphatic resin and methanol .. easy on the methanol as it releases its oxygen molecules rapidy upon combustion ..... creating more hard knocks !! Now the question is ... what would we chemists do without our corvette owners ? BTW - L88's rock hard !!!

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