What makes yours a "Special/interesting Vette" to you or others?
Lately I've seen threads about "how fast you've gone, tickets and weakest links". All very good threads and highly entertaining. Lets read about what makes your Vette special or interesting to you.
My '86 is special because I purchased it from my father who is the original owner. The car currently has 6300 miles on it and only had 5600 when I bought it. The color is Silver Beige metallic/Medium Brown metallic is 1 of 1,014 for that year. It had a few other options that make 1 of ??, so I need to figure that out one day. Its 100% original except for the new wheels and tires I just added and yes I still have the OEM wheels and the original Goodyear gatorbacks "that are in very good shape". The car is literally prefect.
My vette is special to me, for many reasons. The biggest reason is with my troubles it has made me broke off my feet.
Well, since my last one was a fairly simple very common late 70's shark, I knew this one needed the following:
Original numbers matching engine
427 meaning 68-69
Black interior (in case I get bored with the color, I apologize to all the purists out there for even mentioning I would someday maybe change the original color)
So she's pretty special to me, even though this vette has no real historical significance, not amazingly rare, or a very low mileage survivor type. The car is exactly what I wanted, THAT's what makes it special
Mine 1996 is
1 of 357 made in Bright Aqua Metallic &
1 of only 109 that were automatic
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2000 Corvette Coupe---Black on Black---6 speed
19/20 HRE 547, RK Sport Hood, Vararam, PIAA Headlights, C6/Z06 shifter, Borla Exhaust, Rocker Rails, Frame Savers, Flush Tail Lights, Both Tops, Lowered, etc.
1996 Corvette Coupe---Bright Aqua Metallic---Automatic
The bone stock LT4 1/4 mile times and the Polo Greens ability to be a stealth color that the police don’t even see!
No to mention that I feel every Corvette is related so to speak. The cars incredible history/legacy as an American icon is very appealing to me. I like that I drive a car that I can be proud of.
It’s the only car that I have ever driven that when I have it out on the 4th of July, I feel like it’s helping celebrate America’s birthday.
It's my first Corvette, it's 13 years old now and has 108K+ miles. That big blue stripe caught a girl's attention a few years ago and now she is my wife. The LT4tified motor under the clamshell. It's a kick to drive and I drive it nearly everyday.
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My recent acquisition is pretty special to me. I traded a '72 Chevelle SS with 66K miles that I have owned since June 1985 for my '72 coupe. This coupe is pretty unique in that it is code 979 Targa Blue with a code 407 red vinyl interior. Quite an interesting color contrast, with a nice pinstripe on the curves to help make it "pop". I will try to post photos soon, once I figure that out. I'd like to get a picture of it by my name banner, too.
I have no idea how many of these were made, but I have the window sticker and the build sheet (tank sticker) and on this it lists "2VZP2AA Trim and Color Over-Ride" and listed after that is "2V407AD Red Vinyl Interior". That's gotta be pretty special. I have no idea how many were made like this. I sure like this car-it's smooth, clean, pretty fast (the Chevelle had a lot of speed parts, my '71 Nova is light and quick) and FUN to drive. Real fun. Thanks for asking.
#1...Its paid for
#2...We have spent many intimate hours togther.
#3...She stays in the garage and doesn't b***h about it.
#4...She doesnt care if I take the truck or the caddy out.
#5...It doesn't want to breed
One of 71, 1991 Quasar Blue boat motor Vette's
Wouldn't that be a good thing?
Originally Posted by JonM
My wife knew how much I have always wanted a Corvette. My friend had a 1986 with 8,000 miles on it. She called my friend (without my knowledge) and bought me that Corvette for my birthday. I came home and opened the garage and there she was, all polished up and ready to go! That is why my Corvette is "special".
It's mine. 'nuff said.
Actually, since my wife found the car for me in the first place, PLUS suggested I buy it (something I think she's regretted once or twice lately), that makes it extra special.
Oh, and it's red.
Because I ordered it.
I dont think anyone else in the country can make this statement on a 62 FI piece and still has it.
Well, it's my first Vette.
Sure it's an '84; the bastard child of the Corvette family....but darn it, it belongs to me.
Oh yeah, it has Cross-fire injection the brainchild of a burned out engineer but doggone it that system is way simpler than a carburetor. I think I can figure it out.
I know the '84's have ECM problems.....I can get a rebuilt for a hundred bucks.
I know....I know it doesn't look as cool as the C3's and the value is plumeting.
But it's my first Vette and I have wanted one for so long.......
"I believe that time wounds all heels".
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