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Old 09-12-2017, 01:52 AM   #81
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You don't own a C3, but you come here to insult people who do?

I'm done with this. Moderators, I think you need to address this.

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I'm not insulting anyone. I'm stating truth. Cry to the mods. I'm sorry you can't handle reality. Perhaps you're overly sensitive?

Forum rules don't include saying things you simply do not want to hear, Mike.

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All corvettes are wonderful designs, that simply improve with age, there is an old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and it is still true today
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I really do like the 81 - 82 back, combined with the 79 style front!
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If this tread continues will any one change there minds ?Or will some just get into a pissing match.
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If this tread continues will any one change there minds ?Or will some just get into a pissing match.
No.
Yes.
I am unscribing now.
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the 80-82 seen to be nice cars, they have there good points, never will be worth the 68-72.
actually, I think the c-3 forum section should have 2 sections, the 68-72 and the 73-82,
they just seem like very different cars in a lot of ways. jmo
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:16 PM   #87
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I'm insecure? About what? I don't even own a C3. I have no emotional attachment to the car like you do. The later years are turds. It's a fact. Whether you admit it or not is not my problem. I did not say I dislike the way the car looks either.

Your first paragraph shows you know nothing about the collector car market. Using your logic nobody should pay big dollars for a 63 split window because you can build a 64 for the same or less
TGO - the collector car market is IRRELEVANT to me, and to a lot of other people who own a C3. My 1977 C3 Corvette is exactly what I want, its built to perform and be reliable, and I would rather own my 77 than any Chrome Bumper car......its a fact. SO, for those that think that any of us who own later model C3's are just losers who wish we could own a chrome bumper....you are WRONG. I could own any of them, and I chose to buy and restore the one I have.

Truth is, the arrogance typically comes from the NCRS types and early C3 types who fantasize that somehow they are smarter, or wealthier, and own the "special" C3 Corvettes...and its just there little **** syndrome shining.

I actually like all C3 Corvettes, and funny how most NON-Chrome bumper owners feel the same. Too bad the other side can't share that love, but they are too busy with their egos and NCRS manuals and never ending concern for market value. You can see it in this thread and every thread that goes down this path.

Might want to apply the Golden Rule to your postings. Its more polite, and respectful.

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Question. Where does a '73 fit in to this conversation? It has a chrome rear bumper and a rubber front bumper.

Is it a chrome bumper car or a rubber bumper car?
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TGO - the collector car market is IRRELEVANT to me, and to a lot of other people who own a C3. My 1977 C3 Corvette is exactly what I want, its built to perform and be reliable, and I would rather own my 77 than any Chrome Bumper car......its a fact. SO, for those that think that any of us who own later model C3's are just losers who wish we could own a chrome bumper....you are WRONG. I could own any of them, and I chose to buy and restore the one I have.

Truth is, the arrogance typically comes from the NCRS types and early C3 types who fantasize that somehow they are smarter, or wealthier, and own the "special" C3 Corvettes...and its just there little **** syndrome shining.

I actually like all C3 Corvettes, and funny how most NON-Chrome bumper owners feel the same. Too bad the other side can't share that love, but they are too busy with their egos and NCRS manuals and never ending concern for market value. You can see it in this thread and every thread that goes down this path.

Might want to apply the Golden Rule to your postings. Its more polite, and respectful.
I guess I'd fit into the "NCRS type" being a member. Can't say I agree with your remark lumping all NCRS members into the group you describe. The group with the "never ending concern for market value" are people I think of as collectors/investors. Many of these people are NCRS members, looking for the best of the best examples of original cars. Doesn't necessarily follow all NCRS members are collectors or investors.

As with any group you will find some who may fit the profile you describe but I doubt they are the majority.

It's not just an early C3 thing either, a NOM or modified early C3 is not held in high regard by this crowd either whereas a NOM early C3 is generally welcome, little change in judging points if it fits the 'typical build' criteria. Never felt NCRS was about market value.

IMO people are often attracted to cars which were hot when they became interested in cars, often in their teens. The older crowd probably leans to chrome bumpers, younger may lean to rubber bumpers. A matter of personal taste.
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If I owned a NCRS quality chrome bumper c3 I'd sell it and buy a late model c3. I don't care about the nostalgia, I don't place higher value on staying stock, I like the looks and interior of the late C3s better, and the worst C3 you can own is the one you don't want to drive. If I owned a NCRS quality early C3 I doubt I'd drive it nearly as often as my '81.
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As with one of the other commenters in this thread I'm a big fan of the 78/79. For me its a bit of a toss-up whether I like the 68/69 or the 78/79 better. I perhaps prefer the 68/69 exterior but greatly prefer the 79 interior.
Funny, that's exactly my opinion too.
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It's just amusing to see the claws come out like you guys are a bunch of Kardashians....LOL
Is that why you started this thread?
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Wow. Didn't read all the bickering, but I did notice one statement. "Nobody collects 80-82" They do. I don't know why, but they do. Funny thing is, I used to like all C3s. Now I wouldn't want a '78 up for free. Really not as wild about my '74 as when I first got it, really want a '68-'69, but simply can't afford one.

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the 80-82 seen to be nice cars, they have there good points, never will be worth the 68-72.
actually, I think the c-3 forum section should have 2 sections, the 68-72 and the 73-82,
they just seem like very different cars in a lot of ways. jmo
Three sections, '68-'73, '74-'77, '78-'82 Maybe a seperate one for the '73.

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Three sections, '68-'73, '74-'77, '78-'82 Maybe a seperate one for the '73.
Not a great idea.
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Is that why you started this thread?
Nope.
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The youngest C3's are 35 years old and the oldest are 49 years old. That said, they do not look out of place on today's roads and are a classic style. Just compare that to the cookie cutter cars being produced today.

Older pic but I love the lines.


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Wow. Didn't read all the bickering, but I did notice one statement. "Nobody collects 80-82" They do. I don't know why, but they do. Funny thing is, I used to like all C3s. Now I wouldn't want a '78 up for free. Really not as wild about my '74 as when I first got it, really want a '68-'69, but simply can't afford one.
So you do understand why people collect a 68-69, but not why someone would collect 80-82???

I can make a long list of reasons why, but I won't bother. I understand that the early cars cost more money to buy, but truth is many people don't care to spend a pile more money to buy a car that is 10% different than the 80-82 models....Secondly, lots of people actually prefer the more modern styling and features of the later model C3 Corvettes.

I like every model year of the C3 Corvette, but the early cars have lots of things that I think are silly, useless and too old fashioned for me.

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This isn't going to make me popular, but I don't understand why anyone would collect cars in the first place. It makes sense for museums and such, but if I have a car I'm going to drive it. To be clear, I do get why people buy, restore, and even trailer queen a car or two and if I were filthy rich I'd have at least a dozen different vehicles. What I don't understand is the appeal of people that buy and store 10 or 20 or 200 cars they never drive.
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people just like the chrome bumper corvettes ,sorry!
1) I agree, however; it makes no sense considering how excess chrome became a joke in the late 1960's and folks would actually spend money to dechrome a car then, and for many years since.

I am not sure it is the chrome bumpers as much as the shortened rear overhang that makes them appealing. The rubber bumper added length that did not agree as well with the original design.

For the shorter rear overhang, not lack of bling, I wish my 77 was a 73.



2) At this point in time, referring to the mid years as lower powered seems kind of arbitrary, as most engines have been rebuilt or replaced. Indeed, one is more apt to upgrade the HP in something with no originality value. Numbers matching does not add performance. I enjoy the fact that I can hack out undesired equipment without impacting my retirement account.

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