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Old 09-14-2013, 10:18 PM
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Be honest, why?

For me, it was the realization of a 5 decade dream.

Kids, college, mortgage payments, and practicality, took its toll for many years.

So, why would I buy it now, when I'm retired, with my track years behind me? Simple.

I could afford it, and I wanted to own a new Corvette before I died. I wanted a manual gearbox, because all my muscle cars, when I was younger, were stick, and I loved driving them.

I wanted to drive it, when I felt like driving it. I wanted to look at it in the garage, when I felt like looking at it. I wanted to detail it almost every weekend to keep it looking new, and get myself some exercise at the same time.

I took delivery Jan. 24th, 2013, and just turned 1,700 miles a few days ago. Probably will be driving it about 3,000 miles per year.

I will drive this beautiful machine, as long as I am able to fall into, and crawl out of it.

How about you? Why did you buy yours? Post a photo of yours as well. We're all proud of our cars!
Great thread. Thanks for starting. Interesting answers.

I bought my corvette for many of the reasons that others have stated.
I'll list a few of them here.
I have loved them since I was a young man, (although that was quite awhile ago) I am living my dream.
I enjoy my corvette, it is my therapy. I always feel good when I get behind the wheel and row through the gears. Heck, I enjoy just going in the garage and looking at them.
I enjoy washing/detailing my corvettes, standing back and admiring my handiwork and America's true iconic sports car.
I have met some wonderful people over my many years of corvette ownership. A few have become cherished friends.
By the way, I'm not a chrome guy. (Not that there's anything wrong with that)

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Tripleblack51 View Post
....Great thread. Thanks for starting. Interesting answers...
Thank you,...glad you're enjoying your dream, as much as I am mine!

I'm glad I started this thread as well.
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Old kid's dream of mine, growing up watching them race in my hometown, I have always considered them to be the sexiest, if not the fastest, and I still do today.
Now that I own one, I don't think I could live without one ever again... highly addictive.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:14 AM
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More practical than my Harley! My 3rd Vette and best by far! Love the looks, love the performance, and love to drive... not ride in a car.
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Reliable track car with all the goodies I needed. Great brakes, decent suspension, and the ability to put huge tires under it. It has been awesome. I'll miss her when I trade her in on a C7 soon.

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I could not get in and out of my Pantera, so after 38 yrs I sold it and bought an old mans convertable.
After owning BLACK horses,black Pantera, black pick ups, and a black
Harley, and being a Black Donnelly, I went with Atomic Orange..Ed
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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To re-enter the "Bracket Wars" but most importantly it won't rust sitting in the driveway! Never owned one before and I like it.

PS: I would recommend getting the front splash guards to protect the rear panels.

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Started with a 67 in 67 then a 68 in 68; a 74 in 74 ... now back for more
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