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The top of my 'bucket list', the 2015 Z06 C7 Corvette.

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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: cody599

That 80k is U.S. dollars purchased in-country.

U.K. and Euro pricing has been set at 100K in Euros.

Still it beat the Porsche 918's time at the Virginia Racetrack. 800K.

Read Top Gear's review on line. They actually approach enthusiasm on the subject. Very un-British-like..




posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: cody599

Haha...., just want to know what other things that I need I could buy with the same amount of money.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: ttropia

Sweet.

I 'almost' owned a 1970 LT1. I was younger then and the deal fell through. The guy lived in the same house as I did.

It was the first year GM castrated the power-plants with lower compression so as to burn unleaded fuel. Truly, a sad day..



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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Hint the rebuild of the block. In 1980 they made a 305 with smog pumps. I still can not legally drive this car to California because it is not grandfathered in. I guess I could pull the L-82 label off the fender but the smell of raw gas is a dead give-away!


a reply to: nwtrucker

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posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: cody599

That 80k is U.S. dollars purchased in-country.

U.K. and Euro pricing has been set at 100K in Euros.

Still it beat the Porsche 918's time at the Virginia Racetrack. 800K.

Read Top Gear's review on line. They actually approach enthusiasm on the subject. Very un-British-like..



Over here Top Gear is like listening to the opinion of an orang-outang, a sloth, and the clown at the circus that seems a bit weird.

£74,000 near as dammit

If I had the money and Top gear rate it

I'd buy something else LOL

Cody



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: cody599

Haha...., just want to know what other things that I need I could buy with the same amount of money.


For that money I'd buy a yacht, take her out turn off my phone, invite my ATS friends and PARTY

But damn I want to drive one, best car I ever drove was a Lamborghini on a track day, I'm still smiling from it, best present ever.

Cody



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: ttropia

A pox on California....



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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First time since the 60's you can get a z06/zo7 with a convertable top.... I'd personally wait, i smell a mid engine vette soon enough and they will work in the split window again, they have to... you don't shout stingray and not pay homageto the beautiful split window... just sayin... 300k makes the new ford gt a different class of car, but have you seen that? I don't care if it's only a 600hp v6, the thing is so pretty i might cry... seriously... and that flat plane 5.2 v8 in the shelby mustang gt350 is pretty interesting also. they say it out ran a Porsche GT 3 on the Nuremberg ring and is z06 money, hellcat too... we are living in great times as far as car guy porn goes!

edit on 19-2-2015 by wastedown because: funny how the window . without a space codes in a post, funnier how often you notice ending a sentence with " window. " window . " that is all... carry on



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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Amen to that. Uncle Sam's cars are not bad at all.

I'm sure they've pushed the front engine rear-wheel drive to about it's limits. I heard the same for the next ZR-1. Mid-shipped. Nothing on all-wheel drive as of yet, though.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 04:08 PM
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I`m stuck on the C5 series myself but I love the new C7 models. I`m not the most enthusiastic about the lack of pop up headlights but I came from a time were that feature was synonymous with high end sports cars. I couldn't own one from lack of proper space to put it and funds, unless you have a garage you`ve got no business owning a Corvette. Hoping to come across a basket case C3-C4 and drop a little LS1 love into her one of these days but my Cutlass takes up most of my wrenching time.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear

I love old Olds's... great legs, lousy brakes. LOl I had a '69 Delta 88. Two door bench bucket seats with a 455 W-30 which cranked 400 horse and 375 FLBs of torque. A real highway hog. Loved it.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: cody599

Haha...., just want to know what other things that I need I could buy with the same amount of money.

Half a dozen young ladies half my age for a month. Now you see what I want for my bucket list.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Nickn3

Yes, they're on my list too. The 'vette would make it cheaper getting them too......



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: cody599

Ahhh...., italian cars. Never been in a Lamborghini, it's a great car for sure. The good taste for luxury is frequently found in not so wealthy people like us.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: Nickn3

originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: cody599

Haha...., just want to know what other things that I need I could buy with the same amount of money.

Half a dozen young ladies half my age for a month. Now you see what I want for my bucket list.


What if they have synchronized PMS ?



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I am just a bit older than you but I wanted a Corvette since my Dad brought home one of the very first production Corvettes. I bought a 1981 coupe about a year ago. It's a beauty, black on black. I have put in a bit of money since I have owned it but I am having a blast with it. When I drive it I feel 16 again and I get a lot of positive comments and have made new acquaintances whenever I drive it. My only regret is I waited so long to get one. I am thinking about buying a new one as well. I say go for it. Don't let it stay on your bucket list.



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: bladerunner44

You understand the sentiments! As a trucker, I'm nowhere near capable of purchasing one. Especially since they can't be financed 'in-house'. Cash on the dash, only. LOL.

One chap has already mangled one and was killed in the process. (fortunately, the passenger survived. It's usually the other way around.)

It shall remain on the list, however. desired youth and hope spring eternal........



posted on Feb, 19 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Trueman
A well deserved rest....



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: StratosFear

I love old Olds's... great legs, lousy brakes. LOl I had a '69 Delta 88. Two door bench bucket seats with a 455 W-30 which cranked 400 horse and 375 FLBs of torque. A real highway hog. Loved it.



Nice, I love older cars as well. Heavy on the gas but you save on repairs, parts and insurance. Plus theres such an aftermarket support network for them you can easily get some modern tech under the hood and really open those old gals up. Not to mention the reduction of emission with some of those modern components as well.

I wouldn`t mind an older G-body Cutlass as mines a 1994 FWD 2 door, Im in a tiny enthusiast group that's devoted to the very late 80s on through to current day GM W-Body platforms. Cutlass Supreme, Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, Lumina and Regals. and the FWD Impalas.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:59 AM
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Not to mention you could fix them yourself!!!

Now? No hope whatsoever.

Right this minute, my class 8, work truck-company owed- is down. The problem being they don't know what the problem is. The 'reason' they don't know what the problem is is due to there not being a 'code' from the computer.

You can't tell them what it's 'doing' and say "fix it". They need a blasted code to do ANYHTING!

I have an older VW Jetta. It had computer issues, not uncommon to earlier Jettas, they replaced the throttle housing
, then the computer itself. 3 grand. Turns out it was the harness between the two. Nope, have to follow protocols...

Buy anything these days, it's high tech garbage!!

Come to think of it, I'll take the 68 vette with a 427. Then no worries about EMPs.....



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