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PostSubject: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 1:01 pm

My friend just bought an 09 ZR1. The catch was he had to get rid of his 85 with 30K on it. He asked if I wanted it for $100. Who wouldn't. I am now the owner of a car I never really had the desire to own. I had a thought of just selling it as is and putting the money into my Riv. I also think this would be disrespectful to him. I know it would be fun to drive but I am in love with my Riv. Trouble in Paradise! Again, I am very blessed to have such great friends but I think this is one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen! Not so bad when your sitting in it but unfortunately you have to get in and out of it from time to time! Just thought I would share with my brothers! Can I put my Riv body on the chassis of the Vette? That would be sweeeeeeeeeet!



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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 1:06 pm

Even though its not the best looking car its still a hell of a package. 230 hp 330 lb/ft means you can take the quarter in 14.1 @ 97, and a good handling chassis. For $100 i'd thrash it maybe even upgrade the TPI 350, could be a fun car to throw around and not worry too much if it breaks. Have fun!


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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 1:07 pm

The '85 is a fun car! But can be expensive to get parts for. Wait until you find out how much new tires will run you! But then... wait till you see how well it handles when you aren't driving 15 year old tires that are all dried out...

My friend growing up had a low-mile '84 for many years that his uncle gave him. It would slide all over the place because it still had the original tires. $1200 later the thing could corner like... like a 'Vette! A seriously fun car!
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 3:32 pm

wow Z...Z...Z-ZR...1? 2009 ZR1? Holy f shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked g shit.


I like the C4 'Vettes kinda. They look like spaceships at the front when they're nice and clean, and silver. It was a brand new approach to Corvettes when some guy with a german-sounding last name was placed in charge, and aerodynamics were given a high-priority status. Is it clean? I'd imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 8:18 pm

IBx1 wrote:
wow Z...Z...Z-ZR...1? 2009 ZR1? Holy f shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked g shit.

What I'm thinking - unless there was another ZR-1, not the one with the Mercury engine, that I don't know about. I thought all of those were rather seriously collectible, and my bullshit alarm is going off. WAY better car than a Riv, sorry folks. Also, "my friend is getting an 09 ZR1" are not words to be dropped lightly.
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 8:34 pm

Jack the R wrote:
IBx1 wrote:
wow Z...Z...Z-ZR...1? 2009 ZR1? Holy f shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked g shit.

What I'm thinking - unless there was another ZR-1, not the one with the Mercury engine, that I don't know about. I thought all of those were rather seriously collectible, and my bullshit alarm is going off. WAY better car than a Riv, sorry folks. Also, "my friend is getting an 09 ZR1" are not words to be dropped lightly.

There was the 1970-72's equipped with the LT-1 350. Solid lifters, 11:1 compression, and big cam bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 9:57 pm

There was a ZR-1 in 1988 - fast car, pretty rare, but they can be had for $20-30k.

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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 9:59 pm

didn't that vette come in twin turbo?
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 10:26 pm

Youre thinkin of the Callaway Sledgehammer capable of 254 mph!
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyMon Feb 23, 2009 10:49 pm

Ju mean like dis?
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 3:43 am

You just bought a Corvette for $100 with 30k on the clock and you actually found something to complain about? I think that's even more amazing than someone selling a Corvette for $100!

Last time I checked, $100 didn't really buy much of anything, not even a good DVD player. But that's okay, sports car for $100, I suppose you could have got a better looking car for that money. Take what you can get, I suppose...

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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 4:32 am

For realz....if you don't like it I'll quintuple your investment and pay you $500 for it. I'll even pick it up myself! You don't gotta worry about me disrespecting it either, I love 'Vettes in any and all forms, years, shapes, and models cool
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 6:27 am

Shintsu, the 'Vette you posted was a regular(haha) Callaway, the one we're referring to was the Callaway Sledgehammer, which had all sorts of special mods and could go crazy fast with the twin-turbos.
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 7:41 am

I am very grateful. I went to take a look at it yesterday and it needs some interior work as well as a few fixes on the body. Motor and tranny are fine. Tire are two years old but it hasn't been driven so I'm wondering if they have flat spots. It is pretty cool with the digital dash and all! I guess I'm going to do some rear wheel drive burnouts this summer!






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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 5:06 pm

I was just joshin' ya.

Enjoy the new ride, you really are a lucky guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 6:30 pm

too bad not twin tubo...... frown
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyTue Feb 24, 2009 10:26 pm

IBx1 wrote:
Shintsu, the 'Vette you posted was a regular(haha) Callaway, the one we're referring to was the Callaway Sledgehammer, which had all sorts of special mods and could go crazy fast with the twin-turbos.
Psh, how's this for a "regular" 'Vette?
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All of which were taken by me in person! Eat that...
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyWed Feb 25, 2009 3:52 pm

shintsu, im not convinced that you took the first couple or last one yourself, unless you zoomed in on a magazine
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyWed Feb 25, 2009 4:12 pm

Dude, I took like 250 someodd pictures at the Corvette museum...the 427 Corvette is there. The second to last was the article in C&D, the third was my in person rendition taken at a similar angle. I have a shitload more...
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Yes I took the damn pictures...I have even more of some of these same cars if you still don't believe me...really if I zoomed in on a magazine the pictures wouldn't look as clear as those and you'd be able to see the paper material...

Here's an alternative view of the C&D Corvette
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyWed Feb 25, 2009 8:19 pm

I love the red white and blue stripes down the sides of those pace car 'Vettes!
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyWed Feb 25, 2009 9:10 pm

Yep, definitely cool. They're the only two I have pics of that had that I believe, the rest don't have that down the side. Here's another one I thought looked cool:
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyWed Feb 25, 2009 11:35 pm

Speaking of which, I kinda want to see a picture of the OP's new Vette!
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyThu Feb 26, 2009 8:28 pm

Me too.
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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyFri Feb 27, 2009 11:41 am

Greetings Gentleman.Yesterday I had the chance to go and see the car and mess around with it. Much to my surprise, when I popped the hood I saw Crossfire Injection. Then I looked @ the old Registration and saw it was a 1984. Either way its still pretty damn cool. Very much in need of some interior repairs and some body work for sure. I will have pics in a week or so. The mechanic where it was stored got it running for me yesterday after I left so I didn't have the chance to hear it run. My friend has all the new carpets and seat covers along with the door panels. All brand new. All I really have to invest in is some body work and paint. I am pretty stoked at this point! Thanks for all your posts. I really enjoy hearing from all of you!



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PostSubject: Re: Vette!   Vette! EmptyFri Feb 27, 2009 12:18 pm

Are all the replacement interior pieces NOS (new old stock)? Even if not, that's pretty awesome, and more money that you'll save.

Considering you got the car for practically nothing, you could invest in a quality paint job.

Too bad he only got to drive his Corvette for 30k miles though, what a waste! Ah well, his loss is your gain. Plus I'm sure once he has his new 'vette, he won't miss his old one much.
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