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I bought my 1990 26 years ago today at Haggerty Chevrolet in Chesterton Indiana.

 
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Originally Posted by trivette View Post
Not too many original C4 owners are still united with their cars. I am one also, as I've had my '84 since May 11th, 1983. Like other C4's it's finally starting to get a bit of recognition as it's actually an old car...


I wanted to start a thread seeing how many original owners still have their cars. I should do search first. Congratulations on such longevity in ownership of three beautiful Corvettes, it is not easy keeping them running well!!!
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Originally Posted by Karvette View Post
I to am the original owner of my 1985 C4. What is really strange is today April 13 is 31 years to the day since I bought it.

One day after my divorce became final on April 12. Traded a Lincoln on it that I got in the divorce. My friends all said it was my mid life crisis.

It now has 72,000 miles on it, and I have enjoyed every mile. And your right the older it gets the more recognition it gets.


WOW I am glad to hear of my original owners!!!

My friend bought a Corvette after his divorce too but I think he had remarried before he bought the Corvette. His new wife bought one too. I like going to their home and seeing his and hers Red and Yellow Corvettes.

I hope you have many more happy miles; I am at about 34 or 35 thousand miles.
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I forgot I also ordered both Targa tops!!!
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Yukon, I bought mine new in 04 and have 40,000 on the clock after driving from Reno, nv to Oklahoma last Spring. We're going to Yellowstone at the end of May this year, but will be taking our 04 Ford Expedition to keep miles off the Vette.
Edit, my colored top has been on my headboard since 2004.

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Congratulations Yukon. I have a 2004 I bought new with 40,000 miles on it. I also have a 1990 L98 in my 1955 ****** Jeep. I love all of them, but the C4 brought handling to an all new level. I'm on my 4th set of rear tires on the 04 and I never smoke them. I love 6th gear and hwy 50 through Colorado or the coast of California.
Sounds great!!! I have never been to Colorado but have been to California and loved it both times.

Its funny I have been to lots of cruise nights in suburban Chicago I has a little sheet of paper that had a little history and features about the car for engine I put down B2L for some reason I thought that was right. Later I found out it was a L98 LOL. Its fixed now.
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Originally Posted by CRUZN C4 View Post
I'm hoping within two weeks I'll be breaking out my 90. The weather is getting warmer, however it also depends on what I have going on.

I have not gotten mine out of storage, due to my work schedule, but hopefully this week.
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Originally Posted by viking4949 View Post
Have not heard the Haggerty name in the Region in some time. I played little league for Dill Olds in the late 80's

Haggarty is still in business but not there anymore I think it is Miller-Arnell now. I never heard of Dill Olds where were they?
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Originally Posted by MrWillys View Post
Yukon, I bought mine new in 04 and have 40,000 on the clock after driving from Reno, nv to Oklahoma last Spring. We're going to Yellowstone at the end of May this year, but will be taking our 04 Ford Expedition to keep miles off the Vette.
Edit, my colored top has been on my headboard since 2004.


I dont know the distance from Reno, NV to Oklahoma but have wanted to take mine on a road trip. I was less worried about mileage and more worried about reliability.

Are you using the top as a headboard?
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I don’t know the distance from Reno, NV to Oklahoma but have wanted to take mine on a road trip. I was less worried about mileage and more worried about reliability.

Are you using the top as a headboard?
We went to Rock Springs, WY on I 80 the first day, and Somewhere near Salina, KS I 70 the next and then to Enid, OK. On the way home we went out the Oklahoma pan handle into New Mexico and up I 25 to Pueblo, CO to Hwy 50 and spent the night in Salida, CO. The next day we went Hwy 50 to Ely, NV. I went from Ely to Fallon Nevada on the loneliest highway in America, 257 miles in 3 hrs 10 minutes. That little blue car was a rollin. About 1600 miles each way.

We always try to stay in Hilton Hotels because it is a clean room with breakfast included. Since new our Corvette has been a way for us to get away. Nights on the coast of California or hiking in Muir Woods (just North of SF) and every year we drive around Lake Tahoe for my wife's birthday.

Get in it and drive. If something happens, that's what they make tow trucks for. On May 21st we'll spend the night in twin Falls, ID, the next in Jackson Hole, WY, The Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth Hot Springs and then off to Burns, OR so we can see the Steen's Mountain's and then home.

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I finally got the Corvette out today for the first time this year On Cinco de Mopar. I think the last time I drove it was Christmas 2015 so about four months since I drove it. It has not been that long but long enough that it seems like a new car. I hope I was not the last to get there car on the road this year.

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Congrats, I am sure you've had some awesome memories throughout the years!
Nice to see some more '90 local forum members. I am in the North burbs I have a fully optioned 6 speed '90 steel blue convertible with 53k miles, although didn't buy it new or have it for as long as you :-)
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Thanks kostas86 Post some photos of your car here. I love to see other 1990's. Yours has low miles. Have you taken your 1990 out for the year?

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Congrats, I am sure you've had some awesome memories throughout the years!
Nice to see some more '90 local forum members. I am in the North burbs I have a fully optioned 6 speed '90 steel blue convertible with 53k miles, although didn't buy it new or have it for as long as you :-)
Supercar Saturday is tomorrow in Bolingbrook. Check it out if you can it is usually pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Yukon Corleone View Post
I was going to get an IROC but I could get a loan, 12.95% in 1990, so I bought the Corvette instead and ordered it the way I wanted it. I was 26 years old at the time.

Oh the good old days. Speaking of rates back in 1990 I bought my first house and got it at 10% which at the time I was happy to get. Forgot about car loans back then being so high.

Nice to see another original owner of a C4-good looking car !
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Oh the good old days. Speaking of rates back in 1990 I bought my first house and got it at 10% which at the time I was happy to get. Forgot about car loans back then being so high.

Nice to see another original owner of a C4-good looking car !
Yes the good old days I should have bought a home in 1990 instead of a Corvette but I could not afford a home then. I cashed in a 10.95% CD for the Corvette. You could deduct personal interest back then. My first home I had a 7 year 7% ballon loan. My second home is a 30 year 3.95% fixed rate loan. I think I have made 5 payments on that one so far.

Let's see some photos of your 1995. I always like seeing other members cars.
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Yes the good old days I should have bought a home in 1990 instead of a Corvette but I could not afford a home then. I cashed in a 10.95% CD for the Corvette. You could deduct personal interest back then. My first home I had a 7 year 7% ballon loan. My second home is a 30 year 3.95% fixed rate loan. I think I have made 5 payments on that one so far.

Let's see some photos of your 1995. I always like seeing other members cars.
I had posted some photos of our '95 under thread " finally getting to drive our '95 vert ". I will post a few more photos for you here.

Speaking of the good old days I remember looking at the '90 vettes when they were new but ended up getting a '90 Reatta since I worked for Buick back then. Seems like if I am remembering correctly the Reatta coupe MSRP'd for around $32K -got a silver one with the maroon leather interior.
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We went to Rock Springs, WY on I 80 the first day, and Somewhere near Salina, KS I 70 the next and then to Enid, OK. On the way home we went out the Oklahoma pan handle into New Mexico and up I 25 to Pueblo, CO to Hwy 50 and spent the night in Salida, CO. The next day we went Hwy 50 to Ely, NV. I went from Ely to Fallon Nevada on the loneliest highway in America, 257 miles in 3 hrs 10 minutes. That little blue car was a rollin. About 1600 miles each way.

We always try to stay in Hilton Hotels because it is a clean room with breakfast included. Since new our Corvette has been a way for us to get away. Nights on the coast of California or hiking in Muir Woods (just North of SF) and every year we drive around Lake Tahoe for my wife's birthday.

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MrWillys that sounds great. I should have been doing that myself from the beginning. I guess there is still time to do a road trip.
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MrWillys that sounds great. I should have been doing that myself from the beginning. I guess there is still time to do a road trip.
We leave a week from Friday and I'm looking forward to it. Take her out and have some fun.
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We leave a week from Friday and I'm looking forward to it. Take her out and have some fun.

MrWillys where are you going this time? and please take pictures.
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Originally Posted by Yukon Corleone View Post
Haggarty is still in business but not there anymore I think it is Miller-Arnell now. I never heard of Dill Olds where were they?
Dill was where Connors is on 49 in Chesterton. I grew up in Portage, now live in Hobart.
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