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Old 02-08-2019, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Cool change View Post
they weren't good daily drivers actually they sucked !! lets be honest here they ride terrible they leak oil, they rusted out, T-tops leak etc...….. when GM made this car the lifespan on these cars was about 10 yrs tops after that they fell apart


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So I HAVE to ask.... WHY have you not driven it more then 1500 miles in 41 years? Disabled or ???
The experience I had 41 years ago was that chrome bumper C3's were passe. You had to have rubber bumpers to be cool. And when the '78's came out, it was OMG....they're awesome, especially the Pace Car.
So unfortunately, I kept the damn thing and keep it insured, tagged, washed and garaged. If I would have given it away 41 years ago, I would be $$ ahead.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Edit: In reality, I probably kept the car because every time I see it, I feel 24 again.

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Old 02-08-2019, 06:01 PM
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I wanted one of those 78 Pace Cars so bad but just look at the price difference between 68 and 78.... Only GM could get away with charging more than double for a car with less performance... Sure was a looker though!

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:39 PM
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not at all I have owned 3 vettes and I am working on a 72 now !! Just stating a fact, they are not good drivers . Maybe when they were brand new however after 10 yrs came around here came all the problems
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not at all I have owned 3 vettes and I am working on a 72 now !! Just stating a fact, they are not good drivers . Maybe when they were brand new however after 10 yrs came around here came all the problems
You're not stating a "fact", you're stating an opinion based on your experience. There's a difference. The intent of this post, I am guessing, is to harvest interesting daily driver stories. Do you have one?

I drove my 69 to work everyday for 35 years. Two tows and once I had to drive home two miles in reverse because my shifter locked up. I was definitely not going to call a tow truck.
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Originally Posted by ignatz View Post
You're not stating a "fact", you're stating an opinion based on your experience.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Cool change View Post
not at all I have owned 3 vettes and I am working on a 72 now !! Just stating a fact, they are not good drivers . Maybe when they were brand new however after 10 yrs came around here came all the problems


Any car can be a driver if cared for. Bought my '75 in 1992 with 16,xxx miles on the clock (already 17 years old). Daily driver for 10 years (50,000+ miles between military deployments) and cross country twice. Then it became a fun car. Just changed the oil yesterday at 99,818 miles ( so that means 33,000 miles in the last 16 years). Gets driven average 2-3 times a week even with a 496 big block.

You have an opinion, not a fact. My opinion is that they are great drivers. No worse that the issues I have had with my 2003 Avalanche that has 165,000 miles.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Cool change View Post
they weren't good daily drivers actually they sucked !! lets be honest here they ride terrible they leak oil, they rusted out, T-tops leak etc..... when GM made this car the lifespan on these cars was about 10 yrs tops after that they fell apart
My '80 was one of the smoothest, floaty highway cruiser cars I've driven when it had the stock springs and HD shocks. Only thing comfier was my parent's old Buicks they used to drive. It's a lot bumpier now with the Van Steel Street and Slalom suspension, but that's because of me since I wanted a better setup for handling.

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:38 PM
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My brother had two C3's back in the day and they were both daily drivers. I would bet most were except maybe in the snowbelt area.

He also pulled a ski boat with his '78, was not an issue at all.
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I had a '61 as a dd in the late 60s/early 70s, snow tires and all.
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