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Old 09-03-2017, 11:29 PM   #541
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Beautiful car you have there Frank.
Love hearing of cars staying in the family.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:22 AM   #542
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There is no such thing as an "undesirable" Corvette. Love it, enjoy it!
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:02 PM   #543
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Dreams come true-enjoy it
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:13 PM   #544
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My brother bought the '78 Anniversary edition in '81 with about 18,000 miles. He drove it for a few years around Chicago only in the summer. Then for the last 14 years, it sat in his garage until last Sept when he needed to sell it to make room in his garage for his new Tesla. So, I offered $6,000 and he accepted. It had 31,000+ miles. While I assumed that being garaged and protected, it'd need a couple grand to make it road worthy. Big Mistake. EVERYTHING was rusted out - including the notorious windshield cage. When I pulled on the emergency brake, everything underneath fell to the floor! Well, about $10 grand later, it runs just fine. Needs seats, carpeting, a little insulation between the firewall and floorboards and a new paint job but that's for next year. I plan on driving the Blue Ridge Parkway this fall. I Can't Wait!! I'm like a little kid. I've had five offers to buy it already.
Did you get to drive the Parkway yet? Has your brother asked to borrow it?
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Maybe it is just me, but I cannot see your picture Truckdriver!
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:07 PM   #546
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Hello,here is a pic from dream #2.Jürgen
Long Licence on front is Oldenburgs 1%er Bonus
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There is no such thing as an "undesirable" Corvette.
Not so sure about those C4's...
Where I come from in New England they use them as winter cars while the "real Vette" is put away 'till spring.

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Bought my '79 350 few years ago back before sophomore year of high school. Really wanted to find an old '69 stingray but I got too tall to fit in any of them and still tolerate driving it. I ended up noticing an old, dusty-blue '79 sitting in front of my neighbor's house. I drove by that project for almost 2 weeks before I gave in and went to talk to the owner about it.

I expected the very tall, middle-aged man to be the owner who drug it out of storage in Oklahoma but turns out it was his pregnant wife's first car! She was due less than 2 days after I first spoke to them and she was intent of selling it to a gentleman down the street for his full restoration build. 15 year-old me decided to gather up every dime I made machining parts over the summer and get it in cash to go and make an offer for the car that same day before it went to the other potential buyer.

So I go and knock on the door in the afternoon and the owner's husband comes out. I open my little backpack and start stacking cash on the hood of his Audi until we came to an agreement. Turns out my offer was significantly less than other offers previously made but his wife wanted me to be the 2nd owner of her car. After I drove the car 2 blocks back home with no brakes but a strong 190hp 350, I began the path to repairing it and improving on it.

Up until I moved to Dallas this past summer, I would bring it by their home to show them all that I had done to it at that point and give them rides. It's been a long 4 year restomod project and I've been fed up with it multiple times over the years but even the 2 1/2 inch flowmaster exhaust coupled with a nasty sounding 515 wheel horsepower 383 stroker can't compete with the smiles of that family and their 4 year old daughter when I park the car in the same spot I bought it from.
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