View Full Version : 1 night poll. Should I buy this?


Sticks n Stones
12-08-2010, 10:09 PM
Been eatin' my insides out over this car purchase. I REALLY wanted a C6 Z06, but this car is so damned sweet. Owned by a guy who took meticulous care of it, never beat it, never drove it in the rain. I ogled it every time it came into the shop (my friend owns the shop that did ALL the work on it, even oil changes, etc.).

Now it's been offered to me for $20k. Price is unbelievable. Car is clean enough to eat off the undercarriage. Seriously. Only change I would do is a smaller cam to make it more driveable since the monster cam in it causes surging issues with the ultra lightweight flywheel/clutch.

505/472 NA; 623/615 150 shot (graph below)
Car does not burn oil.

There are a few chips in the paint.
I don't have any really good photos with the HRE wheels on. The two photos I have attached were taken at Pinks with my drag radials on the rear.
72k miles on the body
5k miles on the rear end and clutch
3k miles on the engine
Recently changed to Mobil1 15w-50 full synthetic

Amsoil in tranny and diff

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Engine:
416 LS3
Callies rods and crank
Diamond pistons
Yella Terra rockers
TFS 225 heads
243/247 113 LSL cam
11:1 compression

Intake:
Vararam
Ported FAST 90mm intake
Ported 90mm LS2 tb

Exhaust:
AR 1-7/8" headers with x-pipe
Stock zo6 Ti exhaust

Driveline:
Exedy Twin Disc Clutch
RPM 3.90 gears and hardened driver’s output shaft
Stock transmission
Clutch bleeder kit
Cartek Line lock
TrickFlow Adjustable Master Cylinder

Fuel:
42lb injectors
255 fuel pump and hot wire kit

Nitrous
NO 90mm wet plate
NOS Progressive Controller
10lb bottle
Purge kit
NANO 4500psi system
Billet bottle bracket
Ashtray switch panel

Interior
C6 z06 shifter
HUD
HPTuners Pro (I think I have 8 credits left)
LC-1 wideband
Wolfe 5-point roll bar
RCI 6-point harness
Trunk Partition

Exterior
20% window tint
HRE 17/18 wheels
Almost brand new Goodyear GSD3 tires
Lowered on stock bolts
Bilstein Sport Shocks
car cover
Shorty antenna
HID lamps

Extras
Stock set of zo6 17/18 wheels with Firestone Wide Ovals (50% tread remaining)
17” zo6 fronts with 275/45/17 MT ET Street Radials

NA vs Nitrous dynohttp://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s131/potacamos/Nitrous.jpg

marc97taws6
12-08-2010, 10:13 PM
I'd say go for it. But then again, if you really want a C6Z, you really want a C6Z and this is you "settling", if you can call this car that... lol

2SSARME
12-08-2010, 10:17 PM
Yes.

To find a used C6 with decent mileage and not much abuse is going to be pricey. If what you say about this car is correct, then yes, go for it. Seems like it's pretty good shape.

Beans
12-08-2010, 10:20 PM
No.

If you know as much as you do about the car, and need convincing to buy it, you don't really want it.

Hold out for what you really want.

LightningTeg
12-08-2010, 10:20 PM
Im not for buying modded cars, but if you know the guy personally and have seen quality work its a different story.

I think youd be happier buying a C6Z and modding it the way you want. Thats 1/2 the fun IMO.

Sticks n Stones
12-08-2010, 10:24 PM
I'd say go for it. But then again, if you really want a C6Z, you really want a C6Z and this is you "settling", if you can call this car that... lol

Thats it in a nutshell. I'm not a fan of the silver paint, and am kinda indifferent to C5 Z06's in general. It's such a damned good deal though! There is no C5 Z06 going for less than $28k with 2 states of me: most are still over $30k. For STOCK daily driver cars.

Thats why its so hard to decide! I could own it for a year or two until C6 Z06's come down in price, then sell this thing for the same price I paid for it probably. Damn.

I could buy it this minute easily, but my GTO isnt paid off until next march/april. damnit.

The Manalishi
12-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Sticks having owned several cars, at least 30, I can tell you that every time I settled for a car I hated it. If this isn't what you want pass and get what you want. If you can decide you want it and will keep it until you can get what you want and make some money on it cool but that is rarely the case. Just my $0.02.

WSsick
12-08-2010, 11:30 PM
Never settle.


/thread.

TheHitman
12-08-2010, 11:35 PM
If you have $15k more I personally think you should get this. 06 Velocity Yellow C6Z. Its in good shape and only has 54,000 miles. If I wasn't doing the E85 conversion on my Supra I would sell my C5Z and be all over that. There was another black Z that sold for 32k a few months back. Really good deals.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-corvettes-for-sale/2712847-2006-velocity-yellow-z06-georgia-35k-firm.html

nickate
12-08-2010, 11:37 PM
It's not like you're marrying it.... jeez....Offer him $18500 If he accepts Buy the thing (if he won't sell for that problem solved), drive it for a while--- (try not to break it though) DEMOD it when you're done, sell the parts and THEN the car.... You'll come out bucks up and maybe make a few with the car...

nickate
12-08-2010, 11:42 PM
If you have $15k more I personally think you should get this. 06 Velocity Yellow C6Z. Its in good shape and only has 54,000 miles. If I wasn't doing the E85 conversion on my Supra I would sell my C5Z and be all over that. There was another black Z that sold for 32k a few months back. Really good deals.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-corvettes-for-sale/2712847-2006-velocity-yellow-z06-georgia-35k-firm.html

DON DO THE E85!!! Fuel octane consistency SUCKS AND if a particulate gets into an injector... you know all this already though I'm sure.

TheHitman
12-09-2010, 12:13 AM
DON DO THE E85!!! Fuel octane consistency SUCKS AND if a particulate gets into an injector... you know all this already though I'm sure.

particulate? As far as fuel consistency I am selling my AEM v2 to get a proefi with flex fuel sensor so the car can automatically adjust to whatever fuel octane is in the tank.

LightningTeg
12-09-2010, 12:30 AM
particulate? As far as fuel consistency I am selling my AEM v2 to get a proefi with flex fuel sensor so the car can automatically adjust to whatever fuel octane is in the tank.

:drool:

snake95
12-09-2010, 12:47 AM
Don't. I regret settling for my current car all the time.

CamaroZ28_LS1
12-09-2010, 12:50 AM
Sticks, this the same LS3 vette on LSx nation hahaha. Dude if you want it, go for it.

Sticks n Stones
12-09-2010, 12:54 AM
Thanks for the input fellas, its appreciated. I've always wanted a vette: wanted a C5 Z06 when they came out, now a C6 Z06 (or mell modded LS3 C6 for a good deal).

Think I'll try the lower price thing first like nickate said. Then I could always swap the engine into my GTO (which I'll keep since I love the thing).

I've been trying like hell to get my brother to buy the damned thing: best of both worlds cuz we always trade vehicles. lol no dice yet though.

01ssreda4
12-09-2010, 05:10 AM
Do it.....

myk
12-09-2010, 05:56 AM
If you buy the C5 Z06, you'll STILL want a C6 Z06. Might as well buy the right car the first time, than have to STILL buy it later down the road. I know it's a great deal, but you've gotta hold out on this one...

marc97taws6
12-09-2010, 12:02 PM
As I said before bud - never settle!

I settled for my 97 WS6 when I could have had a 00 WS6 for a bit more. I regret it everyday.

After college, the Finance major in me realistically says I should get a LS2/LS3 C6 Z51, but I will still be left wanting a 2010 GS for the z06 looks and better suspension or left wanting the looks AND engine of a C6Z. But then again, if my biggest worries upon graduation is which C6 I'm going to get, I have it pretty damn good LOL

Never settle! Go big or go home!

JayplaySS2
12-09-2010, 12:19 PM
C6Z all the way, hell you'll make 500rwhp with exhaust and a tune on a C6Z.

Hell, they are falling like crazy, my next C6 will be a C6Z, unless I get sick of C6's in general, I'm on my 3rd so we'll see-

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-corvettes-for-sale/2734453-f-s-06-lmb-z-for-36k.html

oddwraith
12-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Yeah man, C6Z. I personally couldn't justify the settling if that's what I truly wanted. Take me for example, stuck with this a4 (actually grew to like it but still). Not to mention the C5Z will never be a C6Z, not even close imo in the looks department (although I miss the pop ups a lil).

ScreaminRedZ
12-09-2010, 07:41 PM
I gotta agree with most here, if you settle you're going to regret it.

bad_408_vert
12-09-2010, 08:43 PM
Here's a thread in the vette section. Owner's impression of upgrading from a c5z to c6z (http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/corvette-performance/1353036-upgraded-c6z-c5z-impressions-long.html)

bamacaddy
12-09-2010, 10:10 PM
It's a tough one...But I "settled" for a car once and will NEVER do it again. I graduated high school in '97 and picked up a 97 T/A auto with the LT1.....HAD TO HAVE IT. If I had just waited a couple more months I would have been able to get a 98 with the LS1 and 6spd WS6 like I wanted....I drove the car for 4 years, watching in anger everytime I saw a 98-newer drive by....

Sticks n Stones
12-09-2010, 10:31 PM
thanks fellas.

assasinator
12-09-2010, 11:21 PM
i say no way man. get the C6Z. get what you want. i got the 2011 and im dying for a caddy. i have to wait. it sucks. i should have gotten the caddy. these cars will be a dime a dozen(2011GT).

C6Z and you'll never miss the other car.

TheHitman
12-09-2010, 11:38 PM
C6Z all the way, hell you'll make 500rwhp with exhaust and a tune on a C6Z.

Hell, they are falling like crazy, my next C6 will be a C6Z, unless I get sick of C6's in general, I'm on my 3rd so we'll see-

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-corvettes-for-sale/2734453-f-s-06-lmb-z-for-36k.html

Dude I showed him that one. Its awesome and my favorite color too. :nod:

Mr370z
12-09-2010, 11:38 PM
I'm going to have to agree with everyone else. While that is one heck of a deal, I will have to say settling for less is never going to satisfy you.

BOBS99SS
12-10-2010, 04:56 AM
I tell ya what I wanted a ws6 so bad,but I found a really clean southern ss camaro,for a really good price,well now I've dumped thousands into it,I'm putting it up for sale to get the ws6 I should have gotten,get what ya want man,don't settle no matter if its a good deal or not if there is something else you want wait

necrocannibal
12-10-2010, 07:47 AM
I say dont but maybe for a different reason. If indeed stock ones are going for $10,000 more and it sounds like he has close to if not over $10,000 in mods I wouldnt trust it, unless you know him personally. Bad thing about buying a modded car especially one you dont know is you are buying other peoples problems.

Stocker94z
12-10-2010, 09:08 AM
I wouldn't do it, I'd rather build the car the way I want.

PewterScreaminMach
12-10-2010, 11:37 AM
Don't do it, man. Hold out for that C6 Z06 and I bet you'll be much happier.