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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 20, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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I’m only 62 so technically not old enough to own a late model Corvette. J/K.
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Plus I have all of my own hair and am allergic to cold chains. J/K.
(Still not)
I would take a Chevelle anytime.
You have expressed Corvette’s biggest issue, it’s an old man’s car !

The C 8 erases all old man image. IMO, a real game changer.
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

I sold my 2014 GT500 Shelby and kept my 68 L79 Convertible with AC. That should give you a hint on my choice
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

I understand storage space, I understand not being able to have funds for a desired car, I understand not having enough land to add a second building. I UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The wife and I are retired and on a fixed income--------------so future expansions are not possible.
But, when we were working, we sorta kinda planed for the future-------------but NOT enough. We had our 2000sqft house built on a 3/4 acre lot, with an attached 6car garage------------MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM-----------NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, after I retired, and while my wife was still working, I had the equivalent of a 5car garage added-------------------NOW, MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM---------------NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING is full!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My point is that you just cannot have enough money nor enough storage space!


We live on a corner, so just before I retired, we added a back drive.
And then after I retired we added the new building. Now, there is no room to add any more cars (as if we could even afford to buy another one!!!).
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I understand storage space, I understand not being able to have funds for a desired car, I understand not having enough land to add a second building. I UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The wife and I are retired and on a fixed income--------------so future expansions are not possible.
But, when we were working, we sorta kinda planed for the future-------------but NOT enough. We had our 2000sqft house built on a 3/4 acre lot, with an attached 6car garage------------MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM-----------NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, after I retired, and while my wife was still working, I had the equivalent of a 5car garage added-------------------NOW, MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM---------------NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING is full!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My point is that you just cannot have enough money nor enough storage space!


We live on a corner, so just before I retired, we added a back drive.
And then after I retired we added the new building. Now, there is no room to add any more cars (as if we could even afford to buy another one!!!).
Here is front and back.
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

I go to a local all Chevy show every year that is sponsored by a Corvette club. So it’s the show attendees that vote on which cars are the best. Think all Chevelles are grouped with all Monte Carlos and they vote on best three. But for Corvettes they vote on best three Corvettes for each generation. So for past 18 years or so they have 4 different generations. These are relatively new cars. This year I imagine 3 will get trophy’s for their brand new C8s. What a joke. A car they literally just bought they win a trophy for. For what? I couldn’t even bring myself to vote for certain generations.
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

I doubt your deposit will get you a C8. Very limited production and they said they are loosing money on everyone they sell.

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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

In this area it doesn't pay to drive a nice Chevelle around unless you don't mind Taiwan replacement sheetmetal. It just isn't that exciting to me. While the Chevelle has nostalgic value and is fairly comfortable and, for the moment is maintaining it's value one politician could change all that by making insane changes to our fuel thefore making driving the car prohibitive. It has happened before. If I couldn't make passes on a traqck I'd part with the Chevelle.
Would I like a C8? Hell yes, especially the one I can't afford and isn't even being built yet.

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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

I have a FIX for this, Tom you sell your place to Reelysalty then he has room and you buy a bigger property for more garages JK, I keep my Chevelle in a fenced/camera facility, just a thought...?
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I have a FIX for this, Tom you sell your place to Reelysalty then he has room and you buy a bigger property for more garages JK, I keep my Chevelle in a fenced/camera facility, just a thought...?

That WOULD work if I were 20-30yrs younger. But at my age, I don't want to start all over planning and having a multi-car garage (AT LEAST 20 cars), with a small house attached, built. When we had the new building built just a few years ago, that was more stress than I wanted to deal with.
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

I can appreciate any Corvette. But, what was your dream car when you were young ? Mine was a Chevelle.
Soon as I could save up enough $ I found a 66 Malibu convertible. Wasn't in the greatest condition, but that didn't matter.
That was 1982 and I had one of the coolest cars in high school.

So for me, it will always be a Chevelle.
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I can appreciate any Corvette. But, what was your dream car when you were young ? Mine was a Chevelle.
Soon as I could save up enough $ I found a 66 Malibu convertible. Wasn't in the greatest condition, but that didn't matter.
That was 1982 and I had one of the coolest cars in high school.

So for me, it will always be a Chevelle.

In 1957 I was in the 8th grade. I had often heard the "big boys" talk about the fuel injected 57 Corvettes----------------and back then that was the baddest car on the planet! Since then I had always wanted one. Even though mine is a 56 (same body), it now has everything that would have been on a factory FI 57 Vette------and a little more. So, essentially, I have mine. The Chevelle would be in a VERY CLOSE 2nd place.
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I doubt your deposit will get you a C8. Very limited production and they said they are loosing money on everyone they sell.
IF the dealer in fact has an allocation, he will get his C8. MacMulkin Corvette in Nashua, NH is taking orders for C8's and they have plenty of allocations available. They are the 2nd largest volume Corvette dealer in the US behind Kerbeck fwiw and have 196 C7's in inventory as of yesterday. Below is my 2019 Z06 Convertible on the third floor of their showroom area. Notice the 1970 Chevelle in the background!
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

You better have a lot of money for tires if you get the C8.
Those 20's are not cheap and when they are 1/2 way gone on tread they just do not hook up from what I have seen.

I would drive it like I drive my other cars throttle to the floor. Every 2 months for new tires would get a bit old at the prices they want.

It may be fun for a while but I know I would miss my older car.

My 72 chevelle was a Bale magnet.
Everyone in the slow lane was getting over on the highway kind of quick. I was like what is happening up there maybe I should get over.
Well the fast lane was packed up and you could no longer get over and the guy in front of me took the last available tiny spot.
There it was a Bale of straw right in the middle of the lane.
I center punched it at 55 MPH and it rained golden straw behind me ..I checked gauges and all was good.. kept checking them on the 10 miles back home.
The son and I get out of the car and look ..NO damage.. but a lot of straw in the headlight trim and all around the radiator and other places.

It was not 3 weeks later same deal on another stretch of highway.
It was in a large curve with no where to go a BIG Bale of Cotton.
Center punched it ..That one hit much harder speed was 55 MPH.
It looked like it was snowing behind me.

ZERO damage to the Chevelle.
You ever felt a Bale of Cotton.
It is packed solid and super heavy.

I would be sad if my Newer car like a C8 hit a cotton bale.

Not that people go around hitting stupid stuff in their rides.
I drive my cars a lot and eventually you will run something over here in Oklahoma.
And the roads suck.. They are getting better though.
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I doubt your deposit will get you a C8. Very limited production and they said they are loosing money on everyone they sell.
Each dealer has a 2020 allotment.
In typical GM fashion, Chevrolet has screwed up C8 intro beyond belief.
Mary Barro riding around in a camo C8, seriously ? So, who knows. To further complicate, I’m ordering convertible.

As to losing money, I doubt any first run ground up exotic makes $ from day one.

I am 56 on dealer’s allotment of 60.
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Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?

This is MY opinion:

I don't care how fast, how well handling, or how fantastic a new Corvette or Camaro drives, I'd NEVER swap a classic car for one. In my opinion these new cars have no class, no style. Sure they're superior in performance, handling, and braking but they're WAY behind a classic car in cool factor.

I've got a decent sized group of Musclecar buddies. Between us we have a 70 Chevelle, 69 Chevelle, 71 Chevelle, my 67 Chevelle, a 67 Camaro, a 69 Camaro, a 71 Buick GS, a 55 Chevy, a 54 Chevy pick up, a 66 Nova, and believe it or not a nasty 72 Maverick. We mostly do the cruise night thing with an occasional show here and there. If I had a nickel for how many times we've been out at a cruise night with new cars and people walk right by the new Challengers, Mustangs, and Camaro's to check out our cars, I'd be rich.

I remember one Saturday last year we rolled into a Cars N Coffee at a local Porsche dealership. It was heavily advertised on Facebook so we decided to give it a shot....well there were about 100 cars there and only 5 Musclecars….ours. Well those Porsche guys were all over our cars. I was pleasantly surprised because our loud big block cars stuck out like a sore thumb with all those fancy Porsche's. The people were very polite, respectful, and welcoming.

My point in this is that American Muscle is just super popular these days and it seems to draw way more attention and feedback than a new performance car. Honestly, I love driving a big block, stick shift Musclecar. Sure it's a different experience and sure it's raw and rough, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
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