Corvette Advice sought....

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    That body style is (still) my all time favorite -- but -- Philistine that I am, I preferred the single rear window morph to the split rear window morph.

    I suppose that the latter just reminds me too much of...

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    ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
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    What's up with the tires on that one? Looks like duallies?!

    ;)
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,967
    Drag car
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    It is impressive that it looks pretty stock other than the humongous rear tires.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,699
    Yep, that vette has been tubbed.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,781
    Noosh, with vehicles that have sat that long, all the shocks are now bad, the rad is junk, and the engine needs a complete tear down and rebuild. Brake lines are unsafe (hard and soft). As mentioned before: fuel tank and pump. Basically any mechanical that touches any fluid need rebuilt or replaced.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,234
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Noosh, with vehicles that have sat that long, all the shocks are now bad, the rad is junk, and the engine needs a complete tear down and rebuild. Brake lines are unsafe (hard and soft). As mentioned before: fuel tank and pump. Basically any mechanical that touches any fluid need rebuilt or replaced.

    And your point? As I said I am more than capable to handle every aspect of rebuilding the car from the ground up, except paint, none of what you posed matters to me. The car is intended to be a project for me and my boy anyway.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
    You gonna drive it or is it just for lookin at?
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,781
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Noosh, with vehicles that have sat that long, all the shocks are now bad, the rad is junk, and the engine needs a complete tear down and rebuild. Brake lines are unsafe (hard and soft). As mentioned before: fuel tank and pump. Basically any mechanical that touches any fluid need rebuilt or replaced.

    And your point? As I said I am more than capable to handle every aspect of rebuilding the car from the ground up, except paint, none of what you posed matters to me. The car is intended to be a project for me and my boy anyway.

    You asked what to look for...
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,234
    afterburnt wrote: »
    You gonna drive it or is it just for lookin at?
    Drive it a bit, then frame off restoration. If my son wants a driver, that’s what we build. If he wants a concourse show car, that’s what we build and he can drive something else. The goal is to instill in him the value of hard work, setting and achieving a goal, and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

    I want to start the project with me telling him what we need to do, and end it with him telling me what comes next, and his being able to do it. The hope isn’t he will have so much pride in his accomplishment that he will be less likely to want to wreck it and start over.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,724
    Why are you looking for something already? Don't you have several years before he'd be ready to start becoming interested in cars?
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,234
    The kid has more than 100 hot wheels already.... looking to get it now because in 15 years, they won’t be any cheaper. He can also have some history with the car, and daddy gets to have some fun as well.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,724
    Fair enough, that's cool. You have a point about how they won't really be getting any cheaper. I didn't really think about it that way. :)

    Good luck in your search.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,386
    Buy something already.
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,564
    i see another Demon type ending to this thread ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Fair enough, that's cool. You have a point about how they won't really be getting any cheaper. I didn't really think about it that way. :)

    Good luck in your search.

    I wouldn't necessarily count on that (the not getting cheaper thing). Maybe not in 15 years, but probably in 20 or so (when the boomers are dying off in droves, and, in fact, mostly gone).

    Unless young Asian hipsters with a cloud full of bitcoin develop a taste for 'em.

    :(
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,768
    Are you dead set on a Corvette John ? I'm just thinking.....if you buy a project car, the restoration costs would be more than you probably think. Have you thought about car insurance for a classic muscle car and a 16 year old driver too ?

    I love muscle cars as much as the next guy, but lets face it, they aren't going to be daily drivers.

    If I was 16 again, and my options were open, I might go for something with some muscle and class. You pick up a better class of women in those types of cars. :) Maybe along the lines of this....

    https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/2010-mercedes-benz-e63-amg/6651493291.html

    518 HP.....what kid wouldn't appreciate that ? :)
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,724
    I love the exhaust note of that 6.3L V8.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,699
    edited August 1
    Besides, 60's vintage cars are death traps by todays standards.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 126
    John I don't know you and what your background is so don't take offense and ignore if it doesn't apply to you and your kid.

    Just don't put a kid in a hot car without some driver training. If you have any race car tracks near you they probably have track days he could sign up for. They will have driving instructors that will teach him how to do high performance driving on the track, not learning on the street which as we know is not safe to do. Racing go karts are another way for a young kid to learn the art of high performance driving.

    I had go karts starting when I was 7 years old, a twin engine one at nine and it was some of the best driver training I could get at the time. I like to think that it saved my butt in high school numerous times driving the cars I had then. I knew how to handle cars better than many adults because of my experience in go karts.

    Like I said, just trying to help as I know how hot cars and kids can be a deadly combination as I saw numerous times growing up. I had a good friend get killed in high school.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,234
    NotaSuv wrote: »
    i see another Demon type ending to this thread ;)

    The only other car I am open to would be a first generation Buick Riviera, which was considered the businessman’s Corvette...

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,886
    The Riviera is a car I want to at least drive one day. I'm not sure I can go back to a boat like that after experiencing a good modern luxury sports sedan, but if I enjoy the way it drives I'd be all over buying one. That's probably my favorite vintage automobile.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,902
    Boats are fun to drive

    Been awhile but I miss that swag in the steering wheel while cruising ....chic's B)
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,212
    I had a 71 riv and a 76. Both had a 455.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,234
    The 63/65 cars were no boats, and handle remarkably well. The 64 is a much faster car, thanks to the new transmission that replaced the venerable but very tired Dynaflow. They could also be had with dual quads and 360hp on tap to go with the 470ft/lbs of torque.

    You can set that suspension up to feel pretty modern and nimble as well, but it will always be cursed with over assisted power steering, so the road feel is nonexistent.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,234
    They can have my keys when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers. No way in hell I will ever buy or accept a ride in a driverless car.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 126
    I agree 100% especially when they can probably be hacked. I'm sure there are plenty of people who wouldn't mind not having to drive, but I enjoy driving and would hate to have to give it up.

    What is sad is how many people don't know how to drive a manual trans anymore.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    Milito wrote: »
    ...
    What is sad is how many people don't know how to drive a manual trans anymore.

    What's even sadder is that they've all but disappeared on new cars.
    Both of our kids know how to drive 'em and own & drive cars with manuals.
    The only one left here with a stick is my little beater pickup truck :(

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,768
    They can have my keys when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers. No way in hell I will ever buy or accept a ride in a driverless car.

    I'm with ya on that. The liability that comes with driverless cars will catch up to them and make that idea go away. Just look at Tesla now, magnify that by a million or so.

    Unless of course they pass a law absolving manufacturers from all liability, but then imagine what you'd pay for car insurance.

    I don't get the whole idea. The auto industry is beset with safety regulations/requirements, yet they remove the driver altogether ? ….and want to call that safer ?
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