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The MiFBody Marketplace is a great place to get a good or great deal on many items.

We provide these classified forums free of charge and offer no-fee sales to our members as a benefit of MiFBody. We have some common-sense rules outlined below that we expect everyone to follow.

New MiFBody members may not be able to create for sale posts in the marketplace forums until you have met a certain criteria with minimum posts and time as a member on MiFBody.

Anyone who does not comply with these rules will be warned and possibly banned from the classifieds or from MiFBody. For your safety and the safety of others, please comply with the Marketplace rules and read the buyers advice at the end of this post. If you see anything suspicious or have a questionable sale sent to you via PM, please push the report a post button or contact the MiFBody Staff.

Any member who receives negative feedback from a transaction may have their classified forum access removed without notice depending on severity of the dispute.

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  1. You must post both a detailed description and an asking price.
  2. No spamming multiple classifieds forums with your for sale items. This means pick one and only one classified forum to post your for sale item in.
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    • Some specific items have caused recurring volume sales issues. As such, and at the discretion of the MiFbody.com staff:
      • No more than one full car partout per member (see additional partout rules below) in a 6 month rolling period.
      • No more than one car listing per member in a 6 month rolling period without MiFBody Staff approval


  4. Non approved vendors, dealers or service providers of any kind may NOT post either individual or group buy items for sale here without the Administrator's approval. MiFBody approved vendor sponsors should post in their respective Vendor Marketplace forum.
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  8. No 'testing the waters' or 'possibly for sale' posts. Either you're selling the item or you're not. If you're not sure, don't post it here until you are ready. Please do your research on your asking price before posting the item for sale.
  9. No price gouging! While we don't expect items to be given away for free on our forum, the reason we have these classifieds is to help each other out. If you are lucky enough to have a 'new hot item' (example: Xbox 360 or PS/3 when first released) enjoy it. If you want to make a big profit off your fellow member, take it to eBay or to craigslist and more power to you. We aren't going to enable your lust for profit by letting you post extremely overpriced items here on MiFBody. This rule is enacted at classified MiFBody Staff and administrator's discretion.



Rules for Shoppers and Marketplace Browsers:
  1. No thread crapping. If you aren't interested in the item listed and asking a question about it in pursuit of a purchase decision, then don't post. It is poor etiquette (and not allowed) to post a "I have one to sell too!" message for a similar item you're selling in another member's thread or to link some random unknown person's listing selling the same thing on eBay slightly cheaper.
  2. No "Dibs"; calling dibs means absolutely nothing. Who gets the item is the seller's discretion. They can reject low offers or even at-asking-price offers based on a number of parameters including first person to send funds, prior experience with buyer, local buyers, etc.
  3. If you're going to make an obvious lowball offer, use private messaging (PM).
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Car Part Outs:

  • ONLY authorized vendors can part out multiple cars here.
  • Part outs should be posted in the appropriate "Parts For Sale" forum, not vehicles classifieds.
  • Multiple vehicle part-outs are not allowed.... it's a one time event meant for a vehicle that is disabled due to accident or one you've bought to use major pieces on your own car and are selling the rest. Buying a car specifically to part it out here is reserved for the paying vendors.
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Vehicles For Sale:

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  2. Only active MiFBody members with >5 posts may post non-vehicles.
  3. Please post the location of the vehicle being sold in the description.


Advice for Buyers: Caveat Emptor

Please be cautious and use your common sense when buying something expensive from someone you don't know here on MiFBody. If something' seems too good to be true, question extensively before you buy.

Here are some easy-to-do tips that can at least help mitigate some of the risk. If you are personally uncomfortable asking for these items, we suggest you 'blame it on the rules' below to make it a safer transaction for all concerned:

  1. Ask for detailed pictures and condition description to be posted if not provided. Get full size, well lit images of the items and close ups of any blemishes to review before buying.
  2. Search on posts by sellers to see what they've bought/sold in the past. Were there any issues other people posted about? IE: PM someone who bought something big from them in the past to see if it turned out OK.
  3. Do some research on the seller. IE: Have they been a member on MiFBody long? Do they just sell stuff or do they really participate (so that people might know them better)? Did they post about having problems with the item they're now selling?
  4. Request contact information from the seller and test them where possible (get name, phone #s, physical and email addresses) to make sure they work as a way to get in touch with them.
  5. Document your transaction publicly on the forum. If a seller insists on communicating only via PM or email be suspicious. If the seller does not post a 'item sold' once you've sent payment, we suggest that the buyer proactively post something like 'payment sent' on the forum so that if the seller has intentions of promising the item to multiple buyers and running off with their money that other buyers are alerted earlier. We suggest you 'quote' the original post of the seller so that their comments are captured and cannot be edited once sold to you.


These rules are subject to change at any given time. It is your responsibility to ensure you're following the rules before posting in the Marketplace Forums.

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Looking for a C5 Z06 or C6 Z06

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  • Looking for a C5 Z06 or C6 Z06

    Started looking, in case anybody knows of a nice one for sale. Looking sort of for spring, but if something nice pops up, willing to step up sooner.
    It can't be silver and prefer not to be black, but will look at something nice. Stock or lightly modified (H,C,I)
    My 99Z28 vert will probably hit the market in the spring. A trade of my car and cash would work nicely too
    Last edited by farmington; November 20th, 2017, 01:41 PM.
    When in doubt, Whip it out !

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    Good choice! I will be in the market for one soon too hopefully or a C6 z which you should consider as well as they are dropping in prices.

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/c...358827841.html

    I wanted to check that one out,

    I do have a friend selling a base C5 for a good deal if interested in a non z06

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    • #3
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      • #4
        Almost everything around here is in storage.
        Been looking on searchtempest around the country

        https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/c...387684699.html


        https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/d/2004-corvette-z06-z16/6337608215.html

        Last edited by farmington; November 23rd, 2017, 08:17 AM.
        When in doubt, Whip it out !

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        • #5
          The more I look, the more confused I get. The way people price their cars is crazy. All over the place. Dealer prices for used ones are actually more reasonable because for the most part they have to stick to KBB pricing. Some private owners are on crack, I swear. I really like the C5 Z06's, their prices are coming up a little, the C6 Z06's are coming down but they need to get the valve guide issue taken care of and it costs about $2-2.5k to get done. Then there's the plain C6's. Some really nice ones for decent prices but then there's the $800 to get them shipped here. But it is fun looking again. Haven't looked for a car seriously for almost 10 years now.
          When in doubt, Whip it out !

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          • #6
            I have been looking a bit over the past few months, and I do agree with a large number of private party cars being wildly off on asking price. But I do think the c6z can be a good value, i be you could get one in the high $20k's and i think a good number have had the valve guide issue sorted. The z06 doesn't seem to be any more than a c6gs. I personally dont think I could get a non-widebody C6 and be happy with it haha
            1998 Pontiac Firebird T/A, M6, LT Headers, ORY, Borlamouth, tubular LCA and Panhard bar, lowered 1.5". More to come

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            • #7
              Just for my general automotive education...what is the "valve guide issue", and what engines are effected?
              DynoDave
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              1988 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DynoDave View Post
                Just for my general automotive education...what is the "valve guide issue", and what engines are effected?
                It is accelerated wear of the valve guides on the LS7 only. I think its fixed permanently with valve guides of a different material. I think bronze is what they go to, and stock is powdered metal. The ls7 had the issue because the valve angle is steeper compared to the rest of the LS motors.
                1998 Pontiac Firebird T/A, M6, LT Headers, ORY, Borlamouth, tubular LCA and Panhard bar, lowered 1.5". More to come

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                • #9
                  if your guides go bad, can cause you to drop a valve, goodbye $12,000 motor
                  When in doubt, Whip it out !

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                  • #10
                    went and looked at a 2002 C5Z yesterday. 10k miles, original owner. obviously a nice car (yellow), but it still has original tires on it, hasn't had the valve springs changed (a breaking problem with the yellow springs), would need all the fluids changed, and would need the ignition lock issue addressed. So $2500 to get it road worthy, and he wants $25k. Don't think so. Car is all stock with a Corsa axle back exhaust but comes with the original Ti exhaust that was taken off when the car was new. Thinking of offering him $19 and see what he says.
                    When in doubt, Whip it out !

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like you know your Corvettes Don. Lay it out for the guy, and see what he says. Does sound like the sort of nice, clean, low mileage ride you'd want though.
                      DynoDave
                      POCI # 72200



                      1988 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

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                      • #12
                        When I mentioned it needed tires he said they were in great shape. Who would consider using 15 year old tires on a car that's capable of 180mph. Obviously not a "car guy"
                        When in doubt, Whip it out !

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