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Old 11-07-2012, 9:28am   #1
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Default New Member ready to get into my fist C1 (advice)

First off I want to say hello and introduce myself.
I've been an old car nut as most of you probably were since I can remember. I'm currently a member on the AACA site using the same user ID.
My profession is buying Wholesale lots of NOS parts for all different makes, identifying them, prepping them for sale and then getting them out to the guys that need them. Right now I'm Knee deep into Studebaker parts.
Every now and then I even find parts for my own cars so that's a nice bonus.
I've had a few vintage cars ranging from the 1930's-1963. I'm currently working on/ driving a 36 Chrysler Roadster, 48 Plymouth ragtop and a couple of 32 Fords among a few others waiting on the back burner.
I've always admired the C1 style Corvettes and think I'm in the position to actively persue buying one now.
What I'm looking for is some input on what to look for and what to avoid.
I've looked all around on the web and seen probably hundereds for sale. I really like the look of a 58 overall probably the best, but still like all the 53-62 styling.
I know it needs to have a rust free frame and a hit free body. Matching numbers are a definate plus as well. What else should I worry about? What are the best years of the C1 styling (mechanically and overall quality?)
How important is matching numbers on low horse cars, if the block is say a correct dealer replacement with a blank pad?
If you have one you are thinking of selling let me know.
Most of all thanks in advance for any input/insight you can provide.
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