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Unread 09-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have a 79 corvette that was running, but has sat for the last 2-3 years. I got it towed to a garage and they said the brake system is shot. They're asking for over $2000 to fix the brakes, plus whatever else would need to be done to it after that. I actually just wanted to get it running again so that I could sell it, so I really don't want to spend the money. As an alternative, they offered me a 79 thunderbird that they just rebuilt the engine on for the corvette, so they could use it as a parts car. If I made the deal, I would turn around and try to sell the thunderbird immediately (I have another baby on the way and need to get rid of my project). Is this deal worth it or do I have any other options with the corvette. I'm not sure what it would be worth as a parts car? Any opinions would be appreciated.

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No idea, what condition is the vette in? What about the thunderbird? Hard to say what's worth what with the lack of details provided
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Pictures of both cars would help immensely.
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Corvette body is in good shape, motor runs, and that's about it. None of the gauges or lights work and like I said, brakes are gone. I don't know much about the thunderbird other than what he told me on the phone. He said everything is working, but I don't know what shape it's in.

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