Our 1985 Corvette on Sale: The Story Behind the Find
September 25, 2018
We’ve been offered many different kinds of cars over the years at We Want Your Wheels and if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that no day is ever the same. Of course some days are just more memorable than others.
Most recently, a man called in to ask if we’d be interested in his 1985 Corvette — which we were. But there was just one problem; the vehicle was completely undriveable and in desperate need of major restoration work.
The Targa roof had to be replaced, as did the shock absorbers and all four tyres. The state of the paint meant a full respray would be in order before any additional trim work could be undertaken and completed.
Upon closer inspection, it seemed there were many electrical and mechanical problems that prevented the car’s components from functioning at their best. And lastly, we knew we’d need to flush the brakes and cooling systems to get the vehicle back on the road and running smoothly. This serves as a reminder to always keep up to date with your servicing schedule, to not only keep your car on the road, but also increase it’s value when it’s time to sell.
After some negotiating we made a deal to purchase the ’85 Corvette and knew it was the right decision having resold a number of American Classic in the past. It is now up to par and in very suitable driving condition.
The iconic convertible is the perfect mode of transport for the summer months ahead and eagerly awaits a new home with a car aficionado — or someone who’ll appreciate and enjoy the Corvette for what it is.
If you have something cluttering up your carport or shed, call or contact us today and we’ll take the stress out of selling with our extensive network of industry associates and automotive enthusiasts.