What is the value of a 1986 corvette used with a newer motor and a rough interior that needs work?

Asked by Mar 10, 2012 at 12:34 AM about the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I found this car on craigslist. The add was listed for $3000 and that was a reduced price. The only details it came with was no oil leakage, newer motor, runs good, transmission shifts like it should, electronics work, and only the interior needs work.

3 Answers

405

I would say $3000 is well below Blue Book (NADA) and I would buy it for the suspension components alone, you could part the car out if you chose not to restore it to daily driver status and recoup at least half of your investment. Transfer the parts you don't sell to an earlier model year Corvette, a C-3 for instance and you have a win-win situation.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
335

Good that you added a pic. That the wheels on this car do not look original, brings me to think that this car was discounted for another reason. Is the newer motor in this car a corvette motor,or like so many scam jobs, was it replaced with a low horsepower 350, with out the right performance parts. Thus making the car not worth wrecking for parts. You might be well to have this kind of things checked by a Corvette tec. If this is true, then try to resell the car for what it is, a corvette knock off, and ask about 5k. If the parts are true Corvette parts, then selling it for parts, is your best route, as you have somewhere in the 5k to10k range. Either way you should be able to turn some profit, because you wil never loose on a Corvette. Ha,Ha.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thanks guys I appreciate the advice. I looked at it today and it was definitely modified from the original way it was built. It idled poorly and shut off if you did not give it gas. The interior needed to be gutted out entirely, and the catalytic converter was stripped. It is a project car for sure. Thanks again for the help.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I need a rough value of my 64 Vette 7 answers

    I purchased a 1964 Corvette Coupe a month ago and as I live on an island with the only one, I need to get some idea of value if it was in the States. Its silver with black interior (original plate say...

    1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Value of a corvette 3 answers

    I have a 1984 hardtop v8 automatic power steering Windows needs minor interior work could u tell me about what it could bring as is or if I put alittle money about 1000$ it would be in great shape ...

    1984 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 1984 chevrolet corvette value 3 answers

    I am trying to find an approximate price for an 84 & an 86 corvette. Or what might be a fair asking price.

    Chevrolet Corvette

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 1986 corvette project 6 answers

    I found this car on craigslist which was priced at $3200. Engine runs tires and brakes are good. Needs work on the interior and has a power steering leak underneath the car. The digital dash doesn't w...

    1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • 1986 corvette overheating problem. 25 answers

    My corvette is overheating after replacing the gaskets on the intake manifold and cleaning everything else out. I replaced the thermostat, fuel injectors, IAC. I put it all back together and it starts...

    1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 20,888 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $4,993.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,090
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,340
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
308 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
398 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Porsche 911
119 Great Deals out of 4,601 listings starting at $8,901
Used Dodge Charger
395 Great Deals out of 30,065 listings starting at $2,343
Used BMW M3
67 Great Deals out of 1,922 listings starting at $4,350
Used Ford F-150
2,878 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 3 Series
1,468 Great Deals out of 38,438 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
9,580 listings starting at $46,192
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 2,211 listings starting at $43,990
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 815 listings starting at $41,500
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 855 listings starting at $36,998
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 393 listings starting at $25,000