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Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (2/12)
 1/5/23 11:42am
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1993 LT1 convertible triple black 4L60 2003 Zo6 Electron/Black 6 sp


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An upper classmate had a 66 427 Burgundy coupe. If anyone rode with him, he would lay a $100.00 dollar bill on the dash. If you could get it you could have it. Of course no one did. The hook was set, and the C4 came MANY years later. 

Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (3/12)
 1/5/23 2:28pm
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - 1990 ZR-1 (#682), Bright Red w/Red interior, 350ci/375hp, 6sp.

SOLD - 1970 Convertible, Monza Red, Black interior/top, 350ci/300hp, 4sp.

1978 Trans Am, 400ci/220hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


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I honestly can't remember when I first saw a Corvette.  I do remember my first ride in one tho'.  I was 14 and it was in a brand spanking new '66 BIG block convertible with side pipes and a 4 speed.  I was hooked...!!! 

Before that was the TV show Route 66 which starred a Corvette convertible (MYs '60 thru '64).  C1 and C2 years were outside my budget when looking for a fun car but the C3 years fit the budget better resulting in "The Toy" ending up in the garage.

Attending a local Corvette show was the first time I had seen a ZR-1 in person.  Wasn't a real fan of the C4s until then.  A few years later saw a ZR-1 advertised in the paper at a local car dealership.  Went and looked at it, drove it, and after several sleepless night bought it.  Wish "The Beast" was still in the garage.



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Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (4/12)
 1/5/23 4:56pm
AT LAST 92
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1992 Red Conv. with removable hardtop, 6 speed manual trans. blk &red interior


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Had a friend who was older that had a blown 58 Vette. I told my self some day I will have a Vette. I d[d, but it was longer than I thought it would be



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Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (5/12)
 1/5/23 5:52pm
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, - Canada

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1993 40th Anniversary Black Rose LT-1 ZF 6-speed (now sold) 1986 Coupe L-89 Silver/Beige Automatic (just sold) 1985 Coupe Metallic Grey Automatic L-89 Cast Iron Heads


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July 1963. My father took us to Chevrolet Motor Sales in downtown Montreal where he bought a Chevrolet Impala station wagon, black with a red interior, 283 cu in V-8 and Powerglide. On the showroom floor was a '63 Vette, red on red, 4 speed, full wheel covers. The salesman let me sit in it, (I was 7 years old) and I was immediately taken with Vettes. My red Radio Flyer wagon became my Vette, my bicycle became my Vette, my Corvette Dinky toy became the most valued toy. Still that little kid!



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Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (6/12)
 1/5/23 8:47pm
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Middleville, MI - USA

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Don't own yet!! Plans are to obtain one this year coming up👍😎


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When I was kid in Michigan a friend of our parents had the orange color '78 Vette with the t-tops.  Took me for a fast ride and fell in love with the Vette.

 

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Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (7/12)
 1/5/23 8:49pm
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Don't own yet!! Plans are to obtain one this year coming up👍😎


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Absolutely!!

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Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023 (8/12)
 1/5/23 10:49pm
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In 1958 I was four yrs old. One day on the way to my Grandparents house I saw a red car with black inserts (coves) and I begged dad to stop and go back just so I could look at the car. Reluctantly he did. Theowner was out with the car and dad asked if he minded if I got out and looked at the car.The owner gave me a very good look at the car, let me sit behind the steering wheel, which seemed gigantic to my miniature self. Dad (who was not a car guy) was talking to him about the car. A few years later I was still talking about that car and Dad told me all about what the owner said. About all I remember from that day was it was red with black coves and black interior. Dad filled in some of the details, it was a 58 Corvette, 4 speed, originally the car was not  a two tone car and he had the coves painted black. Later found out 58 was the last of the Harley Earl era. I have always wanted a 58 but the cost was and still is too far out of my price range. So now my dream is just a fantasy, but I can live with that.

 

Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023: Memory (9/12)
 1/6/23 12:44pm
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1995 Std Coupe Dark Purple Metallic Auto Trans Z07 Suspension Just under 23K miles (7.7.13)


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1953!  What a great year to be an 11-year-old motor-head; I had seen the car on tv and in the car magazines, and just could not wait to encounter a "real" one;  later that year, I did see a real car on the street and just knew that someday I would need to have on of those.  Well the reality of life set in and a marriage, and a mortgage, and two wonderful kids, and college for two - well you get the idea.  And then one day (58 years later) my 1995 Corvette showed up at a local "Corvettes only" dealer, and my dream was finally realized:  a Dark Purple Metallic coupe with nearly every available option, including the Z07 package, and when I bought it 11 years ago, it had under 17,000 miles on the odometer.  

So, I didn't get my '53 Corvette, but this one will certainly "do".

Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023: Memory (10/12)
 1/6/23 6:25pm
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SMITHFIELD, VA - USA

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1991 ZR1


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a 1982 that my mother brought home. About 5 years ago I bought one just like it and gave it to my mother.

Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023: Memory (11/12)
 1/7/23 1:11am
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Ocean Park, WA - USA

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2001 Coupe, 1988 35th Anniversary Coupe currently used to own 1987 Coupe and 1998 Coupe


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I remember when the Chevrolet dealership got the 1963 Coupes in.  I remember a red one.  Unfortunately, this comes nowhere nearly as prominently as in 1959 when they brought in elephants for the Corvair introduction...

Re: QOD (Question of the Day) for 1/5/2023: Memory (12/12)
 1/11/23 1:47pm
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West Chester, PA - USA

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85 Vette W


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My Cousin bought a new 66 Milano Maroon roadster. I’ve been hooked ever since. 56 years later, still my favorite model. I should have bought one years ago when they were more affordable.🤣

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