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Old 05-28-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hey guys! Finally bought the C3 I have been dreaming of for years. Numbers Matching 454 BB/Turbo 400 highly optioned car. Located in Rockwall, Texas (DFW area).
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Welcome to the forum, vey nice and clean !!! I used to live in Caddo Mills.
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Welcome to the forum from So Cal !!!
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Here at Corvette Forum, we often talk about how American Corvettes are. The iconic vehicle is one of America's most treasured possessions; after all, it's not just an American sports car ... it's America's sports car. The Corvette and the overused, but oh-so-expressive slang term "'Merica" go together like kittens and YouTube, the words "free" and "stuff", and hot sauce and chicken wings. With that, it's safe to say the Corvette has a minimal risk of having it's 'Merica card revoked, but there's one specific type of Corvette that may be more American than America itself: any Corvette with a 454 sitting beneath the fiberglass.

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Old 05-30-2014, 08:42 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum. Love the car also have a 73 same color but with a small block
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Congrats on your C3! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:19 PM   #10
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Beautiful car! Luggage rack looks good on it.
Welcome aboard the 73 train!
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That is one nice ride. Welcome.
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I owned a 73 454 numbers matching-white corvette/red interior in Richardson, Texas in the mid 80's. Always regretted selling that car. It had 50k original miles on it when I had it. I can't tell if your interior is red or tan. I sold it around 1987 I think to a collector. I don't think I have any papers that would help me be certain that this is the car-but when I saw Rockwall, Texas-it makes me wonder.

The car was in pretty good shape when I bought it. Had worn carpet from T-top water leaks. fixed all of that. The carbureator was interesting had it rebuilt a couple of times and then gave up and was lucky enough to order a brand new correct carb from the Chevy dealer. HUGE difference.

It was a fun car-did overheat once in a while-but other then that just plain fun! I had sold my 69 Z28 before I bought this car. Good memories. Need to get back into it-miss a good car.
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Excellent pictures! Welcome to the forum from Indy!
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Wow, she's beauty!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #15
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Sounds like one cool ride boomer. Mine is a deluxe saddle interior...so I'm afraid she's not quite a match to your old ride. I will keep a look out though!
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I owned a 73 454 numbers matching-white corvette/red interior in Richardson, Texas in the mid 80's. Always regretted selling that car. It had 50k original miles on it when I had it. I can't tell if your interior is red or tan. I sold it around 1987 I think to a collector. I don't think I have any papers that would help me be certain that this is the car-but when I saw Rockwall, Texas-it makes me wonder.

The car was in pretty good shape when I bought it. Had worn carpet from T-top water leaks. fixed all of that. The carbureator was interesting had it rebuilt a couple of times and then gave up and was lucky enough to order a brand new correct carb from the Chevy dealer. HUGE difference.

It was a fun car-did overheat once in a while-but other then that just plain fun! I had sold my 69 Z28 before I bought this car. Good memories. Need to get back into it-miss a good car.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the kind words everyone!
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Great looking car. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:33 PM   #18
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Great looking car and I am sure it sounds stout and is wicked fast. I have a black 71' coupe with the L-88 hood and a 454 Mark IV stroked to a 496, solid roller lifters with an agressive cam, also with a TH400 and a Hurst Quarter Stick. . My car is a pro street build (just put side pipes on it), but your 73' looks sleek and clean (and numbers matching, great!) and I like the look of the luggage rack on the back. Congrats!
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