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I saw one of the new Corvettes on the road last week. The back window treatment is stunning in real life, pics don't do it justice.

I want a 68-72 Convertible. They are stupid cheap as project cars, and even nice ones aren't stratospheric. One would be great for tooling around I imagine.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:59 AM
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We have a '78 Indy 500 Pacecar. It is a different machine from Porsches. I compare them to surgical instruments used during an amputation. The Porsche is a scalpel and the Vette is a sledge hammer. Both can do the job, one is just more brutal in how it accomplishes the task.

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That's funny about the Porsche v vette last weekend I drove my 67 427 vette then drove my 78 930 the Porsche you wear , the vette you aim !!!!
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My 1971 coupe, in Steel Cities Grey. Was a base engine slushbox car. Now has a 550hp 400ci SBC and a 5 speed.
C3 Corvette is the sexiest car ever built. EVER.
Corvettes ended for me in 1973.

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well i have never owned a corvette but liked the power of the ls7. so i installed a mast motorsports ls7 in my 78 930...you best be pointing the right direction when it takes hold...700 chp can be very dangerous in a 2300 pound car!!!
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I,ve had 3. A 1964 roadster 327/300 and a 1964 coupe 327/365 and have a 72 big block 454/270coupe in pieces in my garage now.
Corvettes of the 50,s and 60,s are much nicer to look at than actually drive. (up to the end of chrome bumpers in 72)
I haven,t driven one newer than about 1995.
I can,t seem to get excited about them anymore but they do represent good bang for the buck if bought used.
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I disagree. I drive a 997S, and I like Vettes. Oddly, I lust after a C3. I know they're not very good cars, but those curves.....hubba hubba.

The newest Corvette is a great looking car.....except for that VERY unfortunate back end.
Totally agree on the C3 and the new vette... saw a new vette on the road and it looks kinda like a transformer... however the 14 year old boy that lives inside me is okay with that.
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I had a 2008 Z06 for a while. It was a monster for sure, and I liked the small block 427 idea. With the traction control turned off you could see how much power it really had. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would and don't miss it too much. It was kind of like driving a batmobile.



I have a buddy with one just like this... drives it to the track, runs consists 11.55 ETs, then goes home
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When the time comes to give up the Miata I have a 996 or 986S in mind... but if right vette shows up in my price range...
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I've got a C4 (least desireable model 'vette) that I really like. The kids love it, too. My son (7) is dead set that it's his car. We'll see.

I really like the very old 'vettes, and the C6. I'm with Matt on the C7; it's a gorgeous car until you see its ass.
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I've got a C4 (least desireable model 'vette) that I really like. The kids love it, too. My son (7) is dead set that it's his car. We'll see.

I really like the very old 'vettes, and the C6. I'm with Matt on the C7; it's a gorgeous car until you see its ass.
I think the C4 is one of the best looking of the modern Corvette. Simple and sleek.
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I think we understand who wears the pants in your house.
I didn't want to say anything, but the first post definitely sounded like that.
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I don't get it
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It was fun, and gave me perspective on what I really liked.
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I like the C7 from the front and sides, but can't make myself like the Camaro back end. I prefer the styling of the C6 Z06, which I find to be a great looking car.
I don't exactly like how it has "Camaro" taillights either, and the front is somewhat similar to the new Viper IMO, but other than that, it's a pretty nice car.
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Don't bother trying. Guys who post bravo sierra like that either don't have a woman or they lost their pants around their ankles typing on their "Captain D" keyboard.

I consult with my wife on everything, just like you.

I like your past and current cars, but I couldn't give a flying burrito brother about what others think of my ride.

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Don't bother trying. Guys who post bravo sierra like that either don't have a woman or they lost their pants around their ankles typing on their "Captain D" keyboard.

I consult with my wife on everything, just like you.

I like your past and current cars, but I couldn't give a flying burrito brother about what others think of my ride.

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Big ten four on that...

He might as well typed "I'm so weak I could never handle being married to an intelligent woman."
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well i have never owned a corvette but liked the power of the ls7. so i installed a mast motorsports ls7 in my 78 930...you best be pointing the right direction when it takes hold...700 chp can be very dangerous in a 2300 pound car!!!
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