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Old 02-11-2019, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
Then too, there's no substitute for those 427 badges on the hood on an otherwise de-badged car. It's subtle, but pretty badazz at the same time..
Well said!
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by FAUEE View Post
I will add, you're probably not going to ever see another 427 equipped corvette. If you want an open roof, the 427 vert is the top of the line.
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The 427 holds value better than a run of the mill GS vert. Its faster... but reality os a GS vert is faster than you can really use on the street anyways.

At the end of the day its a personal choice. If you have the money, its worth it. If not, it isnt.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:00 PM
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Definitely the 427 for the fun factor and if for nothing else the future collectability.
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427 all the way!!!! It is the most fun I've ever had in a car! I also appreciate that I might see a couple of them a year. I had my C7Z for a couple years and it seemed like I saw another one out almost every time I drove it. It got traded for another toy, but the 427 is a keeper!
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:18 PM
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$10,000 difference would put me out of contention.
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Originally Posted by saplumr View Post
What’s different about the hood?
The 427 Vert is somewhat unique in that it's basically a Z06 convert. Only 2552 units of this model were made. The main diff. between the 427 Vert & a Z06 is the 427 has a steel frame due to no roof structure support. Approx. 200 lbs. heavier than the aluminum Z06 frame. However the 427 Vert. comes with carbon fiber hood, front fenders & floor pans. Feather weight compared to fiberglass. If finances permit, I'd take the 427 over the GS any day.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by R&L's C6 View Post
What if he doesn't like to shift, like a lot of folks.
LOL, that's me! I had a 2002 Z06 about 6 years ago. I absolutely loved the car and I really do like the manual for when I'm having fun.....but for every day driving back and forth to work, it got old quick in town. when i was shopping for my C6, I definitely wanted an auto w/ paddle "shifters". so far I love it. If I could have 2, it would be a base and a 427 . I would do a manual again if I didn't have to drive it every day and stop at 15-20 red lights each way to work and back.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hmmmm16417 View Post
LOL, that's me! I had a 2002 Z06 about 6 years ago. I absolutely loved the car and I really do like the manual for when I'm having fun.....but for every day driving back and forth to work, it got old quick in town. when i was shopping for my C6, I definitely wanted an auto w/ paddle "shifters". so far I love it. If I could have 2, it would be a base and a 427 . I would do a manual again if I didn't have to drive it every day and stop at 15-20 red lights each way to work and back.
You're not alone. If I remember correctly, the C6 ran about 70% automatic over it's run.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by R&L's C6 View Post
You're not alone. If I remember correctly, the C6 ran about 70% automatic over it's run.
Which is why the manual commands a premium when purchasing used. Supply and demand.
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