deciding to purchase a 1988 corvette coupe

20

Asked by Oct 26, 2010 at 01:25 PM about the 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

i have the opportunity to purchase a mint condition 2 owner 1988 chevy corvette with 42,000 original miles..car is showroom condition in and out.....however,i don't want to have to spend money on repairs and as we all know vettes are not cheap to repair.i realize that it's over 20 years old and regardless of how the seller describes the car there is no getting away from the fact that i will be makeing repairs at some point.......just putting 4 new basic tires on the corvette will be close to $1,000.00 for 4 new tires........

4 Answers

85

is everything besides basic maintenance original (ie paint, suspension bushings, brake components (calipers), etc)

25

Why pay that much for tires, look around I have 88 with 209,000 miles not major problems. Have a good reliable mechanic to check out run scan on computer to find any codes, check wiring. If they have original corvette manuals would be great with wiring diagram booklet also. Good luck!

55

42,000 miles, mint condition. if the price is right, sounds like a winner. i do agree that is a little high for tires.

285

Don't spend that much on tires. Shop around on Google. I got my tires and wheels for cheap and they look awesome. Get a good reliable mechanic who knows what they're doing. Get the car!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I want to know if the corvette I am intending to purchase is a good deal. 2 answers

    I have never owned a corvette before but now have the opportunity to purchase a mint condition, automatic 1994 coupe from a private party. The car has always been garage-kept and has never seen rain ...

    1994 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • NEED HELP ASAP RE PURCHASE OF 1973 CORVETTE 4 answers

    My husband sold his 1987 Camaro to pay for our wedding and I am looking to purchase a 1973 Corvette Coupe, 454 auto, matching numbers. This is within his model year for vettes, and in pics the car lo...

    1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Finding parts for my car 1 answer

    So i might be buying a 1988 corvette with a 5.7l v8 and was wondering how hard and expensive it would be to find parts for it. I need to know this before i buy it

    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • I would like the approximate price range of a restored 1989 Corvette in excellent condition. Thank you. 1 answer

    I have a beautiful, restored midnight blue 1989 Corvette with leather interior I want to place a fair value on for sale. I intend to purchase a 1998 Corvette Coupe and would like the fair price range ...

    1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Need 1988 Corvette Fuse Chart please anyone. 8 answers

    Can anyone please post a picture of a FUSE CHART for a 1988 Corvette. And does anyone know where I can purchase the Maxi fuses? Having a hard time locating them....... Thank you

    1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 20,314 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,495.

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 2,190
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,370
#3 Vincent Parker
Vincent Parker
Reputation 1,260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
164 Great Deals out of 33,235 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
378 Great Deals out of 47,165 listings starting at $1,999
Used Porsche 911
83 Great Deals out of 4,565 listings starting at $11,992
Used Dodge Charger
285 Great Deals out of 27,074 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW M3
41 Great Deals out of 1,720 listings starting at $4,544
Used Ford F-150
2,316 Great Deals out of 210,527 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 33,896 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
50 Great Deals out of 2,997 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 10,350 listings starting at $45,711
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 1,574 listings starting at $42,602
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 673 listings starting at $40,995
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 822 listings starting at $36,991
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 378 listings starting at $24,000