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[Z06] An amazing story, my LS7 Fraternal Twins are re-united after 4 years!

 
Old 01-07-2019, 04:11 PM
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Short Story: I found my C6 Z06 that I traded in for a C7 Z06 and just bought it back after selling my C7Z and being Corvette-less for ~2 years. She’s rejoined her LS7 700+RWHP NA Fraternal Twin, my 1988 Monte Carlo SS M6. This pic below taken ~8 years ago when I took delivery of the new C6 Z06!



Long Story: I factory ordered a Torch Red 2011 Z06 back in early 2011, drove it for 3-1/2 years as my daily driver and put ~54.5K miles on it and absolutely loved the car. I immediately ditched the runflats and added 345 & 295 tires on the older style split spoke wheels that I really loved as opposed to the Spider wheels that it came with. The car stayed bone stock except for better quality riding shocks and brake pads generating less dust.

I bought into all of the hype of the new C7Z with its 650/650 power numbers, new body style and interior and couldn’t wait to take delivery. I traded in the C6Z in December 2014 for a new DSOM 2015 C7Z06 M7 and was one of the 1st recipients of the C7Z in the Pacific Northwest. Since it became my daily driver, I really couldn’t do any good full throttle blasts on dry warm pavement for several months and when I did, I didn’t like the Supercharger delay and M7 upper gear shifting so I sold the car 2 years later with only 4K miles on it since I only drove the car about 400 miles in the last 18 months of ownership.

I’ve been fussing as of late on what type of Corvette that I would like to buy again and briefly even flirted with the idea of buying a new ZR1 but the combination of having a supercharged motor (based on my last experience) combined with the non-tunable ECM was a non-starter. So I got the idea, maybe I should just find a nice Red C6Z like my old one and then I can modify it however I like and have the best of all worlds since OEM warranty’s don’t really concern me when it comes to modifying high performance vehicles. I started looking at used C6Z’s again wanting to keep the price no greater than the mid $30K range so I only looked at cars up to 2009. After looking for a while and not finding anything that matched what I wanted I thought that I would up the years to include 2010 & 2011 C6Z’s.

Low and behold by the strangest quirk of fate and the grace of God I saw a red 2011 C6Z that had the blacked-out headlight option for sale in Nebraska. I looked closer and saw that it had the early C6Z style split spoke wheels like my car had!!! I thought, WHOA and looked at the mileage to see that it was only ~3500 miles more than what I had on my previous C6Z when I traded it in and when I looked at the VIN number I about $hit a brick….IT WAS MY FRICKIN’ CAR that I bought new and traded in now ~1500 miles away from where I traded it in! How unbelievable…. since the Carfax checked out, I placed a request on the Facebook Corvette Owners Group to see if someone was close enough to the car to go and look at it for me. Major props to Alex Sprague who was kind enough to go take a look at it for me in snowy weather and a couple hour drive. He took pic’s and gave the car a resounding thumbs up so I bought the car and just took delivery via enclosed trailer this morning! The car is still in the basic condition that I left it, factory stock. The interior is near pristine and I will clay-bar/Zaino or Ceramic coat the exterior to bring it back to pristine since the body and factory paint are in outstanding condition just needing a little TLC.

So below is a pic of the Fraternal Twins reunited this morning (taken ~8 years after the pic above with my lousy camera phone) as I am a bit embarrassed because I have NEVER photographed and posted any pics of my cars when dirty (especially the Monte since we just moved and it was in hibernation for 3 years!).


Just wanted to share a feel-good story for a change and celebrate in rejoining the C6Z Community!

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That was so cool, John....when you realized what you had stumbled on !!!!!
Glad you final took re-delivery of her !!!!
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Good for you. What a way to start a new year. Best of luck with your "new" and "old" Corvette.
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Happy for you, great story!
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This is phenomenal news John!! I know you absolutely loved that car and were very reluctant to trade it in. Cripes, what are the odds?!

Now I'm just wondering what kinds of plans you have in mind for it?

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Have to ask...what did you sell it and them rebuy it for lol. Curious if you made $.

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Great story. Getting her back might have been more exciting than the first time. A lot of us do become attached to our cars. I looked at a ZR1, but just couldn't deal with giving up my C6 Z to get it. And like you, I didn't care for the supercharger lag compared to the responsiveness of the LS7. I pressed down the pedal and nothing happened, but then all hell broke loose after it did.
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Have to ask...what did you sell it and them rebuy it for lol. Curious if you made $.
Got full trade-in value at $42,500 and bought it back for $38,500....just about $1/mile lol!!!
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SWEET story!
How bout some pics of the engine compartment of the Monte?
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Got full trade-in value at $42,500 and bought it back for $38,500....just about $1/mile lol!!!
hahaha win!
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How bout some pics of the engine compartment of the Monte?
IIRC, that thing is putting down like 700 to the wheels.
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Cool story! Made my night. Good for you sir!
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Cool story ......and different 3 car garage/home too?
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Thanks for sharing the story! Awesome!
I have read about your Monte in various places over the years - amazing build. Now (slight suggestion) just swap engines.... just a thought....
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Originally Posted by JMB View Post
Short Story: I found my C6 Z06 that I traded in for a C7 Z06 and just bought it back after selling my C7Z and being Corvette-less for ~2 years. She’s rejoined her LS7 700+RWHP NA Fraternal Twin, my 1988 Monte Carlo SS M6. This pic below taken ~8 years ago when I took delivery of the new C6 Z06!



Long Story: I factory ordered a Torch Red 2011 Z06 back in early 2011, drove it for 3-1/2 years as my daily driver and put ~54.5K miles on it and absolutely loved the car. I immediately ditched the runflats and added 345 & 295 tires on the older style split spoke wheels that I really loved as opposed to the Spider wheels that it came with. The car stayed bone stock except for better quality riding shocks and brake pads generating less dust.

I bought into all of the hype of the new C7Z with its 650/650 power numbers, new body style and interior and couldn’t wait to take delivery. I traded in the C6Z in December 2014 for a new DSOM 2015 C7Z06 M7 and was one of the 1st recipients of the C7Z in the Pacific Northwest. Since it became my daily driver, I really couldn’t do any good full throttle blasts on dry warm pavement for several months and when I did, I didn’t like the Supercharger delay and M7 upper gear shifting so I sold the car 2 years later with only 4K miles on it since I only drove the car about 400 miles in the last 18 months of ownership.

I’ve been fussing as of late on what type of Corvette that I would like to buy again and briefly even flirted with the idea of buying a new ZR1 but the combination of having a supercharged motor (based on my last experience) combined with the non-tunable ECM was a non-starter. So I got the idea, maybe I should just find a nice Red C6Z like my old one and then I can modify it however I like and have the best of all worlds since OEM warranty’s don’t really concern me when it comes to modifying high performance vehicles. I started looking at used C6Z’s again wanting to keep the price no greater than the mid $30K range so I only looked at cars up to 2009. After looking for a while and not finding anything that matched what I wanted I thought that I would up the years to include 2010 & 2011 C6Z’s.

Low and behold by the strangest quirk of fate and the grace of God I saw a red 2011 C6Z that had the blacked-out headlight option for sale in Nebraska. I looked closer and saw that it had the early C6Z style split spoke wheels like my car had!!! I thought, WHOA and looked at the mileage to see that it was only ~3500 miles more than what I had on my previous C6Z when I traded it in and when I looked at the VIN number I about $hit a brick….IT WAS MY FRICKIN’ CAR that I bought new and traded in now ~1500 miles away from where I traded it in! How unbelievable…. since the Carfax checked out, I placed a request on the Facebook Corvette Owners Group to see if someone was close enough to the car to go and look at it for me. Major props to Alex Sprague who was kind enough to go take a look at it for me in snowy weather and a couple hour drive. He took pic’s and gave the car a resounding thumbs up so I bought the car and just took delivery via enclosed trailer this morning! The car is still in the basic condition that I left it, factory stock. The interior is near pristine and I will clay-bar/Zaino or Ceramic coat the exterior to bring it back to pristine since the body and factory paint are in outstanding condition just needing a little TLC.

So below is a pic of the Fraternal Twins reunited this morning (taken ~8 years after the pic above with my lousy camera phone) as I am a bit embarrassed because I have NEVER photographed and posted any pics of my cars when dirty (especially the Monte since we just moved and it was in hibernation for 3 years!).


Just wanted to share a feel-good story for a change and celebrate in rejoining the C6Z Community!
nice that you found your c6z. I let go of my c6z to get a c7z. And am not that enamored with the c7 and supercharged motor too.
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Helluva story! Congrats on your reunion. Live it up!
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Thanks guys for all of the awesome feedback and support!

How bout some pics of the engine compartment of the Monte?
Here is the build thread with pic's within:
http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...-700-rwhp.html

Originally Posted by JMB
Got full trade-in value at $42,500 and bought it back for $38,500....just about $1/mile lol!!!
hahaha win
And actually the number was closer to $47K because of the $4200+ savings in sales tax when deducted off the C7Z final price

......and different 3 car garage/home too?
Yes, moved from WA State to AZ... there are no shortage of garages at this new Shanty...the cars are actually parked in front of a 6 car (2 car deep) fully air conditioned 40x40 Shop which is attached to the house next to an RV stall and then the daily driver 3 car garage.






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