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Guys, I have good news and bad news.

Good news:
I was offered a promotion today.

Bad news:
I have to move to Trinidad in January and my agency only pays for transport of one vehicle and will only pay to have one vehicle certified for road use.

I could either ship my C7 or my truck. If I take my truck then I would have to sell my C7 or store it long term (2 yrs).

Due to work, I know that I will need more room in a vehicle while in Trini so shipping the truck would be the most sensible option, but I want really want to have my C7 there with me, but paying the shipping/import taxes and fees to transport, plus getting it certified to drive in a right hand drive country is cost prohibitive.

I am trying to decide what to do. Sell or store long term. If I sell then I would need to get payoff. If I store then I have to keep it insured in storage while continuing to pay the note.

Thoughts?
 

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Wow. Congrats on the promotion! Tough decision. By the by, I'd ignore the comments you will get about letting them gently drive your car while you are gone for the two years while saving you storage and note fees. :cool:
 

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Guys, I have good news and bad news.

Good news:
I was offered a promotion today.

Bad news:
I have to move to Trinidad in January and my agency only pays for transport of one vehicle and will only pay to have one vehicle certified for road use.

I could either ship my C7 or my truck. If I take my truck then I would have to sell my C7 or store it long term (2 yrs).

Due to work, I know that I will need more room in a vehicle while in Trini so shipping the truck would be the most sensible option, but I want really want to have my C7 there with me, but paying the shipping/import taxes and fees to transport, plus getting it certified to drive in a right hand drive country is cost prohibitive.

I am trying to decide what to do. Sell or store long term. If I sell then I would need to get payoff. If I store then I have to keep it insured in storage while continuing to pay the note.

Thoughts?
To me the choice would be easy, 1st Tinidad what a great place for a couple of years. I will gaurantee you, you would certainly have the only C7 there. Couldn't you buy a little truck there and then sell it when you come back and let the company pay to have the Vette shipped to & fro :cool:
 

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Sell it while you can command top dollar for it. By the time you get back there will be some serious different C-7 models to choose from. Cars don't sit well long term, they need to be driven to prevent seals from drying out and other parts from welding together that should not be. Sell it!
 

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Put it on Craigslist here in Dallas. There are a couple Dealers that I've had contact me through there when I have had real new cars listed. I've sold some through there for good money. Just because these guys have a way around the sales tax once its a titled vehicle.
 

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Sell it for possible for more then you payed just make sure no loss. Get a new sports car when your back, Maybe even a ZO7 :cool:
 

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Keep the C7, sell the truck, buy a truck on the island, sell it when you move back. That is what I would do, as it would be a blast the drive the C7 in Trinidad. :cool:
 

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It's hard to tell fro your avatar pic, but if that's a AW Z51 you would be in a very nice place in the market considering the current Z51 constraint.
Good luck!
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Lots of wisdom in the above posts! Couldn't agree more with many of them, especially Chip's comment that cars (AND trucks) need to be driven, that seals dry out. Add to that, that rust forms on non-aluminum parts, that stored vehicles are ripe for mold and mildew, and little critters getting inside them. You have to decide which one to sell! Or pony up and pay for the second one to be shipped.

Most importantly, congratulations on your promotion!
 

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Lots of wisdom in above posts. Chip has hit the nail on the head, talking about seals drying out on stored vehicles (cars and trucks)! To that, add that stored vehicles are most prone to steel members rusting; increased chances of little critters getting into the car; greater chance of mold and mildew forming; and more.

Congratulations "spynix06" on your promotion. Only you can decide which one to sell, OR decide to play for the second one to also be shipped.
 

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Ya u could sell it for a good profit now and in two years save up more money for a z07. Or if u didn't get exactly what u wanted the first time you'll b able to cherry pick the options later
 

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Thanks for the words of wisdom guys. I did some further research and decided that, as stated by Chip, storing the car for that period of time will cause mechanical problems and letting someone car sit would be too much of in insurance liability. Additionally, it's going to cost me $6,263.13 to ship, pay taxes and fees.

With all that in mind I have decided to sell and see what's on the market in 2016; maybe the Z07...lol

So, if anyone is looking to purchase an AW 3LT Z51 with light mods and around 600 miles. Let me know.

Thanks so much!
 

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Three years ago I moved to Europe, was supposed to be there 2 yrs, but ended up being there little over 1 yr. I stored my C5 (in my mom's garage). When I came back, I had the car I loved to drive, and had low mileage. However it was paid off, so that could be a deciding factor as well. If I had to do it now, with C7, if I had to make payments, Id probably sell it and when you come back in couple years you may be interested more in the Z07/ZR1 or newer version.
 
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