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Old 01-01-2009, 04:28 PM
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Lets see a guy worth over 100 million dollars back in the day
could have driven a Ferrari, Porsche or a Bentley.

What did Johnny drive??? He drove a C4.Very cool.
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That was the New vette when he was alive. If he were still with us, Im sure it would be a C6.
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Originally Posted by CorvetteMike2004 View Post
That was the New vette when he was alive. If he were still with us, Im sure it would be a C6.
That C4 would be long gone.
ps It was on display in Vegas when I was there. If I remember, it was pretty much totally stock

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If I remember, it was pretty much totally stock

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It was, it was on TMZ or some such a while back. Apparently Johnny wasn't much of a car guy. The Corvette just happens to be one of the nicer cars that come to mind for a casual non-car guy, non-bling guy like Johnny.
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It was, it was on TMZ or some such a while back. Apparently Johnny wasn't much of a car guy. The Corvette just happens to be one of the nicer cars that come to mind for a casual non-car guy, non-bling guy like Johnny.
Yeah I thought so
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He may have been more a of a car guy than you think, as he contributed money to John De Lelorans motor company and drove one Himself.
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Johnny Carson loved cars!!!!! He and Burt Reynolds were buddies.
Nuff said.
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Johnny owned a few C4s over the years (at least three). They were all white.
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Originally Posted by VetteDriven View Post
Johnny Carson loved cars!!!!! He and Burt Reynolds were buddies.
Nuff said.
you keep saying "nuff said" all the time. perhaps you should start expanding on 2 sentences and 5 words on average. it may help us with what's in your head can you write descriptive paragraphs and express your imaginations? if you want to be the big c4 baller, ya gotta start ballin'.
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Yes my dear friends Johny Carson was a big Corvette Guy.
He said in an interview that the C4 was his favorite Corvette
in everyway. He liked the clean lines and the white had a very
sleak look of class. I remember when Steve McQueen was on his how and they both talked about there love of the automobile.
Johnny also invested money in John Deloreans failed attempt.
Deloreans cars were under-powered with his V-6. They just couldnt keep up with the Corvettes of that time. Johnnys white C4 was featured one day as he was pulling into the Burbank studio.
The reporter asked hm why he likes Corvettes do much. Johnny
said that they were Americas only true sports car. The also were
also a very sharp handling car. The true American Legend on the roads.
The C4 was always his favorite. I think the TV show the A-Team
used a similar car but it had a white stripe down the side of the
vette. I think it was a 1984. I would wrote more but I think
Red wind bag is getting bored. Nuff Said.
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I remember seeing the show right after he got a speeding ticket in one of his Vettes. It was new at the time and he said he didn't realize that he was going that fast. I also saw the episode where he stopped at the gate of the studio and talked a while. There were a couple of times it would show the car in his parking spot or pulling in.
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vette, your obvious lush-slobber for the C4 is cute & adorable. i'm sure there are folks here feeding on it as well and are right up your alley.

enjoy the ride.

by the way, as you know mr. carson has left us for years now. his love of the C4 was way back then -- as corvettemike points out. if he were alive today he'd likely sh!tcan a C4 and opt for a much better performing and much better looking C6.

evolution is king -- staying stuck in yesteryear ain't.

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No, Johnny stated a few months before his death that the C4 was his
favorite style Corvette. I doubt that anything would have changed that
fact. Even a 2009.
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Originally Posted by Red Tornado View Post
vette, your obvious lush-slobber for the C4 is cute & adorable. i'm sure there are folks here feeding on it as well and are right up your alley.

enjoy the ride.

by the way, as you know mr. carson has left us for years now. his love of the C4 was way back then -- as corvettemike points out. if he were alive today he'd likely sh!tcan a C4 and opt for a much better performing and much better looking C6.

evolution is king -- staying stuck in yesteryear ain't.
Obviously Red Tornado can read minds and tell everyone want a celebrity would do. Dont argue with The Tornado
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Originally Posted by VetteDriven View Post
No, Johnny stated a few months before his death that the C4 was his
favorite style Corvette. I doubt that anything would have changed that
fact. Even a 2009.
You should post up a link to the interview or article because without it you are just making **** up, watch it's easy.

A few months before his death Johnny Carson was beat in a street race by a Toyota Supra and swore he was going to buy one. I doubt that anything other than death would have stopped him from buying that Supra.
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A few months before his death Johnny Carson was beat in a street race by a Toyota Supra and swore he was going to buy one. I doubt that anything other than death would have stopped him from buying that Supra.
I dont recall what year Johnny died...but for those of you who know cars, may prefer a 4th Generation Supra over a C4 as well? They are not a dime a dozen. I dont see them on the road?

My preference would be to have both, and a 96 TT 300ZX, a 99 XKR, while keeping a 50cc scooter for the mother in law.
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Originally Posted by wayne lowry View Post
You should post up a link to the interview or article because without it you are just making **** up, watch it's easy.

A few months before his death Johnny Carson was beat in a street race by a Toyota Supra and swore he was going to buy one. I doubt that anything other than death would have stopped him from buying that Supra.
Load of ********, Carson did not own a corvette at or near the time of his death. He drove a Lexus SUV. Stop spreading ******** stories, it is easily verified you asshat.
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Originally Posted by Red Tornado View Post
vette, your obvious lush-slobber for the C4 is cute & adorable. i'm sure there are folks here feeding on it as well and are right up your alley.

enjoy the ride.

by the way, as you know mr. carson has left us for years now. his love of the C4 was way back then -- as corvettemike points out. if he were alive today he'd likely sh!tcan a C4 and opt for a much better performing and much better looking C6.

evolution is king -- staying stuck in yesteryear ain't.
If he was alive in 2009 he would be 84 years old and I doubt a corvette would have been the ride of his choice. He actually got rid of the vette well before his death and drove a Lexus SUV, he also had a Mercedes which he almost never drove anymore,
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Originally Posted by emmet View Post
Load of ********, Carson did not own a corvette at or near the time of his death. He drove a Lexus SUV. Stop spreading ******** stories, it is easily verified you asshat.
WOW - you brought back a thread that's 6 1/2 years old or more to say all of that? Have a good weekend!
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