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convertible hard top

Postby steves87 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:56 pm

ok, im seriously looking at frc C5's, thing is i dont want to import and i dont see any for sale in aus. i would however be able to live with a convertible with a hard top (also a coupe is not out the question, for eeze sake) but it leads me to this question.....

is every C5 convertible from 1998 onwards able to accomodate a hard top? and can you get aftermarket ones that rival factory quality?

if anyone knows....
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Postby Panther » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:11 am

you can get a hard top for C5 convertables, looks good but defeats the purpose, they are US$3,000 last I seen, and good quality, if you want fixed roof why not buy a fixed roof car, they are on the cheap end of the C5's, then you ahve to store it, converts have a lot of trunk space especially with the soft top up, I just dont see the point

and C5's didn't come out with a hard top for converts

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Postby Panther » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:15 am

talk to Jeremy I think he may sell his FRC, not to many C5's for sale in OZ, may consider letting my convert go for $100,000

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Postby steves87 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:05 pm

Panther wrote:you can get a hard top for C5 convertables, looks good but defeats the purpose, they are US$3,000 last I seen, and good quality, if you want fixed roof why not buy a fixed roof car, they are on the cheap end of the C5's, then you ahve to store it, converts have a lot of trunk space especially with the soft top up, I just dont see the point

and C5's didn't come out with a hard top for converts


thanks Panther,
well the frc was the whole point.... but a convertible with a hard top is not out the question, as its pretty much the same. im not a big fan of convertibles but i think the frc looks better than the coupe, which is why im after an frc.
i guess the whole question was asked because, i see mostly convertibles being sold in Aus and if i bought one of those i would definitely get the hard top.... but i need to know if the latching points are the same on all c5 model verts through the years.
i think ive already pm'd him or posted before, but i never heard back.

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:20 pm

Seems abit over the top to buy a vert and a hard top, if you want a fixed roof get one. They are the cheapest and the stiffest of the C5s, and no doubt Panther will agree.

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Postby Panther » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:36 am

totally agree with Red, way cheaper to buy the FRC than a convertable, yes the aftermarket roof attaches to the original mountings but it US$3,000, no way buy the time you got that here it would be at least A$5,000

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Postby steves87 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:05 pm

ill be looking for a frc, vert with hard top is last resort :D

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:56 pm

Ill tell ya what, ill sell you my 94 instead, and you can save a load of moola on what will be a more reliable and better built vehicle. Ill take your 87 as part trade, but its useless to me as a lefty unless you want to keep it registered in your name and your address, in which case, ill take it.

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Postby steves87 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:31 pm

not a bad idea, if i was after a newer model C4, then your 94 or panthers 92 would be the top of the pick. i have been wondering WR (but havnt asked due to not wanting to be a sticky beak) how much would your white beast set me back without trade?

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:45 pm

For you, im prepared to discuss it and negotiate on it, cause youve always been a very reasonable bloke and a good mate to chat with on here. Send me an email mate and we can discuss it on the phone if youre interested. :o

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Postby steves87 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:56 pm

cheers mate :o
ill see if i can find a C5 frc first though, but ill most definitely keep in mind, i do have interest in it.
:D
just did a quick look, ive still got your email :o

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:10 pm

No worries Stevo, email me your number if youre interested and ill give you a call. Would be good to have a chat all the same :D


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