Price: US $5,950.00 Item location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Year: 1986
  • Mileage: 68,000
  • VIN: 1G1YY0782G5119603
  • Engine size: 5.7 350
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette

I will have to verify this when I get a chance, but it is either around 68,000 or 58,000.
The selling price IS negotiable AND we are definitely going to sell the car and prefer to do so as soon as possible . This means that we are NOT going to relist the car 20 more times like many others do with theirs hoping to wring every last dollar out of it because we are not poor and starving . We are also not going to jump on the very first offer we get if it is not fairly close to our asking price because we are not rich either . What we will do is sell it right away if the offer is very close to our asking price . If it is fairly far away, we will wait for a few days to see if we get a better offer . If you make a fairly low offer and it is the highest offer by the end of the auction, we will most likely sell it to you because we simply want to move on with our lives.
This is very nice Corvette that has never been raced or abused or beat to death . We are the second owners . The original owner was a Woman and we bought it as a third car for my wife to drive occasionally on weekends for fun . She is a non smoker so the interior doesn't smell like a dirty ash tray . She also didn't wear perfume so it doesn't smell like Lilacs either.
The body is laser straight and all the panels line up nicely, and from what I can tell, the body appears to be all original with no repairs.
We are fairly picky people so I can tell you that the paint is not perfectly flawless and does not look like it just rolled off the showroom floor, and it probably has a couple of very small chips here and there, however, none of them stand out and it is not like a million people have opened the door on it and in fact, I don't even remember it having any chips except possibly on the lower front spoiler so I am basically assuming there are.
On the positive side, the paint is shiny and not sun faded or cracking anywhere, and it definitely looks nice enough where it is not embarrassing to take it to a local car show which we have done many times.
The interior is very clean . There are no cracks in the dash pad . The seats were redone with replacement Corvette style seat covers and don't have any cracks or tears or noticeable wear marks and the carpet is very clean.
The rims are very nice and not all scratched up.
The tires are good.
The A/C did work fine when we stored it but we haven't had the car out for a while to try it again.
The car drives very straight and is not loose feeling and doesn't squeak or rattle or drift or wander on the highway at 70 mph etc and the tranny shifts very well.
The only real problem is that the check engine light occasionally comes on . I was told by the people at the emissions testing station that this was caused by a bad oxygen sensor because the car actually easily passed the emissions test and had low emissions readings.
We found this out after we had put a few thousand miles on it prior to having to get it tested . When we took it to the smog station, they said the check engine lite wasn't working, so after having it tested just to see what the emissions wre in case we needed to fix or adjust anything, we took it home and I removed the lie bezel a while after that and replaced the old bulb after which I noticed it would occasionally come on but it did not come on every time we drove it.
As far as running wise, the engine runs flawlessly and always had, and if it didn't I would have had the problem fixed because I don;t like cars with problems and certainly didn't want my wife having problems while she was out driving it.
We looked for a very long time and at a lot of other Vette's of this era before we found one we were happy with, and during our search, we found that most cars were not accurately described and many were not even close, so it was a long and frustrating search that we were almost ready to give up on, and were very happy when we finally found this one and were fortunate enough to be the first ones there as they had a few other people on their way to see it.
All I can tell you from this experience is to ask a lot of questions before you get in the car and head out to see a car you might be interested in, especially if you have very far to go to see it.
My apologies for not having more photos, but I am unable to take them for a few days . The photo that is posted is soon after we got the car but it has very few miles on it since then and looks exactly the same because we always covered it in the parking lots and kept it in the garage when not driving it.
All I can tell you is that I seriously doubt you will find a Vette around this year with this low mileage and this good of condition anywhere for less than at least $7,000.00 and it would likely be more.

On Jun-02-16 at 16:38:38 PDT, seller added the following information:

I looked at the mileage today and it is 63,248 miles.