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Old 10-24-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Cool story, but seems like the dude could have put a cover on it...

http://www.corvetteforum.com/article...inal-Miles.php
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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Wow. An incredible find. And, incredibly dusty.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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They're keeping the dust on it?
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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here's another link

http://boston.cbslocal.com/video/?cl...clipFormat=flv
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Can't stand to see it sit there with all that dust on it!
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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50k holy cow they can keep it dust and all
Peace
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #7
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Perhaps it's the dust that brings the price up?
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50k holy cow they can keep it dust and all
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Boy are you correct Frank! Neat car though!
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It is my belief, but I don't have the facts to back this up.. that 1978 pace cars are the most commonly stored in plastic with low miles corvette, so a 13 mile 78 pace car is not all that rare, although a dirty one is probably more rare than a clean one.
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It is my belief, but I don't have the facts to back this up.. that 1978 pace cars are the most commonly stored in plastic with low miles corvette, so a 13 mile 78 pace car is not all that rare, although a dirty one is probably more rare than a clean one.
"dirty one is probably more rare than a clean one." Ha! Well put!
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Nice story, but it's hurting my eyes looking at it with all that dust on it. I find it hard to believe after sitting all those years, It fired right up like the guy said in the video.
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It is my belief, but I don't have the facts to back this up.. that 1978 pace cars are the most commonly stored in plastic with low miles corvette, so a 13 mile 78 pace car is not all that rare, although a dirty one is probably more rare than a clean one.
That is very true
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With the dust, it just makes it look like every other beat up Corvette. I agree though, not really that rare. They are posted all the time with ultra low miles and fetch about 20k. If they paid 50k for that one, it will see a few more decades of dust from the dealership piling up before they sell it. The dust just equals neglect to me.
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I think I'll start bagging and selling NOS dust.
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50k holy cow they can keep it dust and all
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50k
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I think I'll start bagging and selling NOS dust.
I have posted more than once, if you want to enhance the value of your old corvette, buy a shovel and a barn. Put the corvette in the barn and use the shovel to dump dirt on it.
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This just showed up on Hemming's Daily.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...ns/?refer=news

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If you're a 78 Pace Car...you gotta love this stuff though!
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I suppose someone who needs a new 78 pace car in their museum/collection will buy it for 50k. The rest of us would just wash it and enjoy it.
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Mine has more dust on it than that, and I will make them a way better deal!
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