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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old May 8th, 16, 9:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New Z0-6 Corvette at the Track Last Night.

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So then whats "cooler"? A super nice 600HP 1966 Chevelle that runs 11s at 119 mph with a super slick paint job and killer idle? Or the new Corevette?
There are two ZO-6 Vettes at my shop, my younger Brother also has one, he bought it back at the first of the year.

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/atta...1&d=1462715153

I admire them, and have driven my Brothers. It is awesome.

I could buy one tomorrow, but it's really not my kind of car. I am getting ready to go outside and tinker with my Malibu. I kinda like thinking about what I might do to it next. Heck, I might decide to yank out the 540 Rat and plug in a supercharged LS.

The good thing is, I can do any darned thing I want to it.

Those Vettes? Drive it, and look at it. To many, that is enough.

Just not me.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old May 8th, 16, 10:24 AM
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Re: New Z0-6 Corvette at the Track Last Night.

The new vettes are getting to the point where old muscle doesn't excite me as much anymore.

Finishing my car has lost much of its appeal, because the new stuff is worlds better.

A C6 is in my future...
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The new vettes are getting to the point where old muscle doesn't excite me as much anymore.

Finishing my car has lost much of its appeal, because the new stuff is worlds better.

A C6 is in my future...
I'm starting to kinda feel the same way...
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Re: New Z0-6 Corvette at the Track Last Night.

At least you can work on and repair the old muscle.

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Re: New Z0-6 Corvette at the Track Last Night.

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The new vettes are getting to the point where old muscle doesn't excite me as much anymore.

Finishing my car has lost much of its appeal, because the new stuff is worlds better.

A C6 is in my future...
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I'm starting to kinda feel the same way...
You guys are bumming me out. I would love to be able to afford and own a C7Z06, but I can't. Here's the one down side, even the C6's are starting to look dated. It may take longer for the C7 but will probably also happen. You guys already own a car has been through the dated stage and is now timeless.
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Re: New Z0-6 Corvette at the Track Last Night.

Got this feeling at a race in 05. Guy in the lane next to me had an 11.80 dial in on the window of his 03 Cobra vert. Vs my 13.20 in my dedicated 2700 lb tin box race car with no ac, no interior, 4.10 gears, no overdrive, that came on a trailer ....

A friend has a 98 Vette. Hauls and got 33 mpg FL to New England. And I will take OBD2 for diagnostics any day.

The new stuff is awesome. Going back to the driveway now to work on my Classic Auto Air install in the 66.

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Here's the one down side, even the C6's are starting to look dated. It may take longer for the C7 but will probably also happen.
I still like the styling of the C6 better than the C7.

IMHO, the C6 is the best looking car built since about 1973.
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Re: New Z0-6 Corvette at the Track Last Night.

To me it's about if you like to work on cars for fun, or do you want to go fast with little work? With new cars you just sit in and go vs. old cars that in stock form are slower but are easy to do almost anything with and if it's a '67 or older they don't need to be smog'd so anything is possible. I work on cars for fun, and like to build things; the way they look is more important then how fast they are, plus I can find my car in a parking lot very easy and it doesn't look like everyone else's. It doesn't do much for me when it's just how much money do you want to spend and then see the price drop as soon as it leaves the lot. Case in point I was thinking about getting a SRT8 that looked just like my R/T (Purple), but the loss I already have on the 2016 makes it impossible. The R/T has 700 miles on it and cost 47k; they told me they would give me 29k and I owe 24k after my trade-in so I would be giving up my trade and breaking even. The 392 is 59k aka about 1000 a month for 72 months with no markup, but I just cannot do it. And I know as soon as I leave the lot the 392 is worth 30k just like the current car I have.... Oh, well.....

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