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  • Yes - They're great, wish I could afford 1!

    84 80.00%
  • Who cares...

    5 4.76%
  • No - I'm a purist, quit trashing Corvette's!

    16 15.24%
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    Flag '57


    What comes to mind when you see the term mechanical mistress? Do you envision a "project from hell" that consumes all of your available money, spare parts, tools in your shop, and your relationships with everyone you know? In Bill Kroll's case, that phrase was painted in the coves of a '57 Corvette that he bought back in the mid-'70s when he was 19. That wasn't all that was painted on that C1's original fiberglass. "It had a 'psychedelic' paint job on it," he recalls. "It was kind of like a show car, but more of a show car on the outside than underneath. It was a pretty crazy paint job-people either loved it or hated it."

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    Default Spiced-Up '60 Vette Rod


    Of all the paint colors that General Motors (and in particular, Chevrolet) offered across their '60 passenger-car lineup, Cinnamon wasn't one of the eight factory choices on the Corvette. But don't let that keep you from enjoying this Vette Rod. And don't let the C4 chassis on an SRIII round-tube frame stop you either, though the '95 Vette discs at each corner have much more stopping power than any factory '60 Vette brake system offered.

    Custom LT1-Powered Vette Rod - Corvette Fever Magazine

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    Flag YEP - 1 Sweet L@@king '67


    Is the Corvette of your dreams one that you'd like to build or restore to your level of perfection, or would you rather your dream Vette be one that you acquire with the work already done? Matt Devlin is a Vette enthusiast who has owned, built, and restored nearly two dozen second-generation Vettes. But one Sting Ray that now graces his Overland Park, Kansas, garage is one that he didn't turn a wrench on. In fact, not only was it a completed car when he got it, it was the ultimate trend-setting, show-stopping Midyear: The first "Pro Classic" Corvette built by Rich Lagasse.

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    I voted ,"yes". I remember a quote from Samuel L. Jackson when he was asked why act in the new chapters of Star Wars? And I am paraphrasing here, but he said,'It is not Hamlet...you know? It is not Hamlet!' And what he meant was that hey, why not? It is a job, and it is as an actor, and he just loves to act.

    Not all Corvettes were destined to be the coveted model. For example, take any C3 model from 1976 - 1982. Thousends were sold, and very few were limited or special in some original fashion as marketed by GM. A restomod could really make that corvette a nice piece of machinery for fun, collecting, or just to invest in.

    Naturally, I would just have a restomod done on a Vette if her original identity is lost (engine, tranny, or even accesories). Otherwise, the sky is the limit.

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    Flag '75 Resto Mod...


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    Nice rides... Really like the 75.

    Standard otioned models from all years will be around for a l o n g time.
    Don't fret about mods on a few of them.

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    Flag '61 Vette Rod


    How does that old saying go? "Old Vette Rods never die . . . they get rebuilt into something faster, quicker, and cooler." That may have been made up as this story was written, but it definitely applies in the case of Tommy Vinciguerra's '61 Corvette-based Vette Rod.

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    Flag One fine looking '59...


    It's said that good things come in small packages. But when Laurie Hekking's '59 Corvette first arrived at Jim Barr's shop, Barr's Performance in Naples, Florida, more than five years ago, it came in small packages, big packages, really big packages-the very definition of a basket case.

    "There was nothing there," recalls Jim. "Most of the parts had been lost over the years."

    Laurie had purchased the '59 from a friend after that friend lost interest in the project. His efforts stalled when he realized how much time (and funds) would be needed to bring this '59 to NCRS standards from, basically, nothing.

    But this basket case had one big advantage over other Vettes that have been similarly blown apart. Its frame had been modified to accept C4 steering and suspension, and the chassis hardware from a '91 Corvette had already replaced the long-gone OE pieces. Jim has plenty of good words for the guy in Connecticut who did the conversion work. "He did an absolutely beautiful job grafting the C4 stuff to the original '59 frame," he says. "It was rolling. All the coilovers were in place, and all the geometry was welded in place."

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    Flag '63 Z06 Coupe


    Customized Corvettes come in all flavors-some sweet, some salty, and others with a whole new taste sensation. We realize that not everyone agrees with changing the recipe of an old favorite, as on the rare '63 split-window shown here with all the extras. But builder Bill Verboon has the street cred to know whether to restore or do a restomod. After all, he and wife Karen have owned and restored about 30 Corvettes over the years.

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    I'm partial to stock or "survivors".....but there are some restos that do catch my eye from time to time, especially if they're done nicely.
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    I gotta say I like most of them although I could never do that to a stock vette - but you never know what the condition of these cars were before they were restored. I doubt very much they were intact or in very good condition.

    One of the saddest things (for me) that I've seen at this auction was a beautiful (looked perfect) 1971 Yellow 28K original mile LT-1 that went for a mere $40K!

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    Default JJS - Is this it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJS View Post
    One of the saddest things (for me) that I've seen at this auction was a beautiful (looked perfect) 1971 Yellow 28K original mile LT-1 that went for a mere $40K!



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    That would be the one, D.
    I can't believe it went so low.

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    Thumbs up WOW - An Arrest Me Red LS3 packing '62...


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