Smokin 50HP Club
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
I went to DMV and pulled a title history on the 1993 I found, was bought in NJ had 3 owner2 thru 2000, last sold to owner in NY kept to 1998 sold owner in NY kept to 2000 (no accidents reported or airbag deployment posted) then it was issued a salvage title which note "was issued in error and later corrected". kept thru 2002 sold to owner and title issued as Rebuilt (still no references to stolen/accident/air bag etc), sold to owner in Pa in 2006 traded to dealer in Va Beach where the next bought it in off Ebay in 2011 but he passed away in 2014, car sat for a year after he passed and wife then sold it in 2015 to present owner who said he researched it and found it i was stolen and recovered within 1 week in NY where the title was converted to Salvage, parts damaged were replaced and then it got a Rebuilt title.
The Va DMV report sucks for what all it "Didn't say"... I am tempted to try another report on the car to see if any damage was done to the car because it looks and sounds so damn good.....quiet motor with a rumble out back, no issues except the cruise is inoperable / passenger hand strap has been pulled loose, passenger seat motor grinds a bit in the forward-back motion=== all weather seals are good, doors tight, aligned, engine clean (not pressure washed due to opti spark), interior except one small scuff on drivers exit area, all instruments/ac/stereo speakers work, paint is great (black with gray interior) owner added new front and rear emblems, new tires and serpentine belt. Sooooooooooooooo you can see the "pickle" I am in, haven't seen many at all in this shape for $6000 with 54K miles and is in as good a condition......
The Rebuilt title just concerns me for resale much later from now....... I have looked at about10 and everyone has alot of issues and I have a problem with used car dealers, they get them because the previous owners traded for SOME reason. Majority of private sellers have a good reason to sell also... at 67 this is my one time to buy my bucket list Corvette so I do not want to screw it up. I want to enjoy and drive it not work on it.... screwed up old man ain't I?