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Old 01-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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I just read that the weight of the '58 was 3,050. Anyone know of a lighter model? I believe they will make the 2014 the lightest EVER.
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Where did you get that from? I have read a rumor that it will be the lightest MODERN Corvette, however, not the lightest EVER.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Where did you get that from? I have read a rumor that it will be the lightest MODERN Corvette, however, not the lightest EVER.
The '58 weight is listed as 3,050 at every site I find. here is just one:
http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au...ifications.htm
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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The '58 weight is listed as 3,050 at every site I find. here is just one:
http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au...ifications.htm
Oh sorry, no I didn't mean about the weight of the 58. I meant where did you get the idea that the C7 will be the lightest ever.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
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It might as well be...supposedly coming in at 3k llbs.
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Oh sorry, no I didn't mean about the weight of the 58. I meant where did you get the idea that the C7 will be the lightest ever.
Name one lighter than the '58. That is where I got the idea.
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Name one lighter than the '58. That is where I got the idea.
The 53 has a curb weight of 2850 pounds and my 56 Vette has a curb weight of 2875 pounds.
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Name one lighter than the '58. That is where I got the idea.
LOL You're misunderstanding my question. Nevermind.
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The 53 has a curb weight of 2850 pounds and my 56 Vette has a curb weight of 2875 pounds.
Yeah, I just saw your other post also:

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According to the National Corvette Museum
http://www.corvettemuseum.org/librar...icle/1956b.htm

my 1956 Vette has a curb weight of 2875 pounds. I seriously doubt the C7 will come in under that.

PS- 1953 Vette has a curb weight of 2850 pounds.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #10
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The 53 has a curb weight of 2850 pounds and my 56 Vette has a curb weight of 2875 pounds.
So if the weight comes in at 3,000 lbs, that puts the lowest combined weight of the car and driver within grasp and control of the driver and his/her personal weight. Maybe that is what they mean with the "we're changing it so it can change you" line.
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Who the hell wants a car that weighs under 2,900k lbs and takes 11 secs to get to 60 mph and does the 1/4 in 18 secs. I guess for bragging rights...
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^^^ I think you very well may be right and, with their emphasis on every gram earning the right to be there, I think they very well might make it. What a screamer that will be with 450+ hp and a 7 or 8 speed transmission
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Yeah, well, every dollar has to earn the right to be there too, so I wouldn't go counting my grams before they've hatched.
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So if the weight comes in at 3,000 lbs, that puts the lowest combined weight of the car and driver within grasp and control of the driver and his/her personal weight. Maybe that is what they mean with the "we're changing it so it can change you" line.
You lost me on this reply. Are you trying to say that the curb weight of a car is the same as the GVWR?
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #16
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You lost me on this reply. Are you trying to say that the curb weight of a car is the same as the GVWR?
Nope. Meant exactly what I said or I wouldn't have said it That 450+ hp has got to move the car and everything in/on it. That would include the nut behind the steering wheel Not trying to be technical at all with that comment
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Who the hell wants a car that weighs under 2,900k lbs and takes 11 secs to get to 60 mph and does the 1/4 in 18 secs. I guess for bragging rights...
2900k lbs??? sounds like a locomotive...

Seriously, though, what does this post have to do with anything? Point is, very early Vettes actually were lighter than the '58, albeit way slower. Oh, and the collectors out there will pay MUCH more for a nice example of a '53 than they'll pay for a 2013 ZR-1. So, I guess that's who wants them.
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I say 3,075
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2900k lbs??? sounds like a locomotive...

Seriously, though, what does this post have to do with anything? Point is, very early Vettes actually were lighter than the '58, albeit way slower. Oh, and the collectors out there will pay MUCH more for a nice example of a '53 than they'll pay for a 2013 ZR-1. So, I guess that's who wants them.
Gotta remember that it was in 1958 that GM hung about a million pounds of chrome on each car they built. Before that, not much chrome used. The bumpers on the 53-57's are nothing compared to the bumpers on the 58-62's.
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Give me a break. If you actually weigh an 84-87, they are not much more than 3000, WITH 60 POUNDS WORTH OF JACKS, SPARE TIRES and extra crap, which the new ones don't have.

I would bet a small block 65-7 is probably actually under 3000 in some trim as well.

My 70 was under 3000, and that was with 300 extra pounds worth of iron calipers, wheels, and engine parts.

I'd bet ALL of the 50's vettes come in close to or under 3000.

3000 is HEAVY. Not light.

A g machine c1-4, with modern wheels, calipers, coilovers or fiberglass springs, and a modern motor will be in the 26-2800 range, in FULL street trim.

all that is with NO carbon fiber, etc.

you can thank the government for a lot of that BS weight, and then thank fat butts and out of control electrical engineers for the rest.

This car should be sub - 2800, and actually it should be about 7/8 scale and be sub 2600.
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