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HDRider

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No doubt the new Corvette is a great car.

What year model do you like?

How does the 1990 - 95 ZR-1 compare to others?

Link to used Corvettes

The price sure looks good

The design and performance sure sounds good
 
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Neighbor has a '56 and a '57. He'd like a 55, but they are rare. The two he has are in a climate/humidity controlled room on dollies. They are rolled on dollies where he wants them to go.
 

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Mr. TC bought a 2001 red convertible for his quintessential 50th birthday/midlife crisis. And it had to be a convertible because he's so tall (and at the time, still sportin' the George Jetson 'do), he needed the extra head room. He looked ridiculous, contorting himself into a pretzel getting in & out. Sweet ride, but I hated that thing. I want more metal between me and the other vehicles (idiot drivers) on the road. Surprisingly, it got great gas milage.
 

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C3 from 68-72, then a C6 or C7 of any year. If I could afford a C7.R or restored 69 stingray, I would buy it in a heart beat.
C4s are my least favorite, but the most affordable if you want to have fun with.
 

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Mr. TC bought a 2001 red convertible for his quintessential 50th birthday/midlife crisis. And it had to be a convertible because he's so tall (and at the time, still sportin' the George Jetson 'do), he needed the extra head room. He looked ridiculous, contorting himself into a pretzel getting in & out. Sweet ride, but I hated that thing. I want more metal between me and the other vehicles (idiot drivers) on the road. Surprisingly, it got great gas milage.
I know the feeling, but once in a vette or any other sporty type vehicle, you don't miss the head room. (I'm just a little over 6'4" tall)

At one time, I owned as many as 5 of these at once.
Definitely NOT Corvettes but (mid engined) would hang a curve as good as my '61 'vette ever would. (Just wouldn't do the straight line top speed thing.)

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I know the feeling, but once in a vette or any other sporty type vehicle, you don't miss the head room. (I'm just a little over 6'4" tall)

At one time, I owned as many as 5 of these at once.
Definitely NOT Corvettes but (mid engined) would hang a curve as good as my '61 'vette ever would. (Just wouldn't do the straight line top speed thing.)

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All pace cars???

I had a white 88 or 89 if I remember right. Iron Duke and a sticky shift. Man that lil car handled great! Bought from the original owner who pampered it. Anything it needed it GOT!
The one that got away....
 

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Have had vettes from 1958,60,65,69,72,73,78,80,87,90,87,95,98, 2001and 2003 was the last one life on the lake now and have about a mile of gravel road. Gravel roads and vettes don’t do well. Our oldest son still has the 58, he was brought home from the hospital in it.
 

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All pace cars???

I had a white 88 or 89 if I remember right. Iron Duke and a sticky shift. Man that lil car handled great! Bought from the original owner who pampered it. Anything it needed it GOT!
The one that got away....
No, only the 2 pace cars (auto and Duke), a white 84 se (auto and Duke), a red 88 5 spd getrag, and a silver 85 with 4 speed muncie. The 4 speed was my favorite.
(88 was the last year they made them)
I spent a night in this one keeping an eye on some big burn piles when we cleared land for my house.
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Hurricane nearly dropped a tree on the red 88.
(one of alleged cow dogs checkin things out)

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My wife's se (the 1st Fiero we ever bought)
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Inside of her's when she was redoing the interior when we lived out in San Angelo Tx:
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We wuz definitely 'car guys/gearheads' at one time in our lives:
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Not many had the over the roof air scoops. (they were not cheap! Anyone claiming a Fiero was a poor man's Vette never owned a Fiero.)
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Have had vettes from 1958,60,65,69,72,73,78,80,87,90,87,95,98, 2001and 2003 was the last one life on the lake now and have about a mile of gravel road. Gravel roads and vettes don’t do well. Our oldest son still has the 58, he was brought home from the hospital in it.
I sold my '61 vette not long after my first child got old enough to be in a car seat. Back then, it was still legal to carry a baby in your lap, but we frequently made trips from navy base in Tn to my folks place here in Texas and holding a youngun in your lap on a long trip got old pretty quick. Bought a Mustang. It was a POS but it had a backseat.
 

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My boss had 2- '65s, a '67 and a '69 427 stingray T top, NASA blue. It was one sharp car!
I never have really cared for the mid 60s coupe, and especially not the split rear window treatment some got. Corvettes should all be convertibles... Just my opinion.
 

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I had a 2014 , loved it but didn’t drive it enough to justify owning it. Put 3000 miles on it in 4 years. Man I miss that car. I was at the Chevy house this week a couple times and they have 2 new ones on the floor. They look SWEET!!!!
 
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Have had vettes from 1958,60,65,69,72,73,78,80,87,90,87,95,98, 2001and 2003 was the last one life on the lake now and have about a mile of gravel road. Gravel roads and vettes don’t do well. Our oldest son still has the 58, he was brought home from the hospital in it.
You are a true 'Vette man.

I really think I would get a 1990 - 95 ZR-1 or latter in that date range that used the non-Lotus engine if I did not live on a gravel road.

Was your 90 or 95 a ZR-1?

Which one did you love the most?

What do you think of the latest rendition?

 

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