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C5 cost

Postby steves87 » Thu May 24, 2007 2:42 pm

reckon C5's will get cheaper here? ive been keeping an eye out for a while on the market values, i never see any below 75 grand... they just dont loose value (which, depending on who you are.... is good). i really love my 87, but id love to have a C5 too (aswell) :)

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Thu May 24, 2007 3:19 pm

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A C5 CONVERTED TO RHD DOWN THERE STEVE?...HEY AUS CAN U MOVE THIS THREAD TO THE C5 SECTION?
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Postby steves87 » Thu May 24, 2007 3:24 pm

MAXX, im not sure since performax took the pricelist of the net.... but from memory, it was at least 27 grand. last year or the year before... i dont think that wouldve changed much either. we're still seeing prices above 100 for C5's.... dont think i can blow that much money on a car... another house would be better

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Thu May 24, 2007 3:26 pm

HOLY SHIT...75 GRAND?!?!? WOW I COULD CONVERT MINE & MAKE SOME GOOD MONEY ON IT...
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Postby steves87 » Thu May 24, 2007 3:28 pm

thats what i reckon.... import tax may be the killer though, other wise id say do it.... flood the market :)

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Thu May 24, 2007 3:29 pm

ANY IDEA HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT THE TAXES WOULD BE?
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Postby steves87 » Thu May 24, 2007 3:34 pm

sure is MAXX.... only i dont know myself.... ive just heard its a real killer.
ill try doing a bit of researching, maybe in the mean time one of the other guys will step in.
i do know however, if you own the car for over a 12 months (and live in the US for the same period) then taxes are dramatically reduced, or wavered (not exactly sure).... but i dont know whether having to move here is part of that deal or not.

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Thu May 24, 2007 3:37 pm

HMMM...INTERESTING....
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Postby Winfield RED » Thu May 24, 2007 9:54 pm

Im here blokes, have a look here: http://www.corvette.com.au/RHD%20Conver ... ns-15.aspx for the conversion, and its about $34,000 i think. No idea though. Panther is the man to talk to though.

Can get you a C5 for about $65,000 Stevo, but a cheap C5 is a shit C5, imagine pulling apart your C4 and how much of a pain you reckon that is, the C5 is even worse. Youd be paying for me to fly back and foward every few weeks to help you tear your C5 apart!!! :-x (not that i would mind though mate, ill be there anytime you need me :o )

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Postby steves87 » Fri May 25, 2007 2:26 pm

cant say ive seen any as cheap as 65g's..... but i would totally agree with you on both your points, it would be a sh*t C5 for that money and it would be a b*tch to pull down, when i can afford it Case, youll be on the next plane, trust me :o :D

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Postby Winfield RED » Fri May 25, 2007 10:39 pm

Yeah there was one sold over here in QLD for about $50,000 about 2.5 years ago mate, took them 6 months to get it running from what i heard (so if that's true, imagine the potential cost involved just there), but then im not certain cause i never saw anyone drive it or try to start it. I did see the car though, red 1997 coupe (they only had the targa top coupe in 97 anyway) it had alot of very hard miles on it from what i could see, and it was bent at some stage too.

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Postby PhantomVette » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:21 pm

Steve87: SO i guess you didn't see the white c5 rhd at ALL AMERICAN for $59990?

I was having a look! very nice, low and wide, but not as low as the c4 :-D

I reckon the c4 is a better sports car in the fact of seat and feel, they say the c5 is more like a sedan in the seats compartment!
Yeah faster and better handling, but for the price of one, you could have an awesome c4! :)
Also don't get the first ones! i think from 2002 onwards they were better!
They have lots of problems, like diff and transmissons etc!
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Postby Winfield RED » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:42 pm

Not faster an better handling when you do what i did mate. Not dollar for dollar anyway.
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Postby Panther » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:20 am

conversions are about $34K + gst thats the going rate

depends on who did the conversion if you find one for sale under $75K you will more than likely need up with someones problem that they just got sick off.

The C5 is far more comfortable on a trip than a C4, they say, is from someone that has no idea.

Would I spend that much on a C4, well I almost got that far, did it make it better than a C5, get real, you can't compare a C1 or C anything with the model before its chalk nd cheese

C6, to me they have the worst seats since C3 I get a sore butt in them, the dash is boring and has lost any sport type design like the C5, I had a 92 loved the dash style, always hated the C4 flat dash.

So what it boils done to is personal tastes, for me its the C5 and its my last Vette, as I said I don't like the C6 for a few reasons, would I go back to a older corvette, not bloody likley, I may like some of the styles but having had most styles I moved on.

quick example: I liked my VL Calais 1986 I have a 95 statsman which do I perfeer, you wont need to guess

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Postby steves87 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:12 am

PhantomVette wrote:Steve87: SO i guess you didn't see the white c5 rhd at ALL AMERICAN for $59990?

I was having a look! very nice, low and wide, but not as low as the c4 :-D

I reckon the c4 is a better sports car in the fact of seat and feel, they say the c5 is more like a sedan in the seats compartment!
Yeah faster and better handling, but for the price of one, you could have an awesome c4! :)
Also don't get the first ones! i think from 2002 onwards they were better!
They have lots of problems, like diff and transmissons etc!
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saw it, inspected it, sat in it, almost bought it..... but that car wasnt on sale till about a year or so after i wrote that post.... i think this post is a coupla years old? :o
:D ive seen un-converted z06 (c5) for 40g's now.... c5 prices are down a little bit.

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Postby Panther » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:04 am

it was a couple of years old till you kicked off again, about $40 lhd would be about correct than the conversion still makes it $77K


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