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Old 01-20-2019, 03:53 PM
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So I have loved the new C7ís since they came out. Officially I am a Pontiac guy, I have a yellow 2002 CETA TA that I love. But there is no more new Pontiacs to buy... lol.

About a year ago my 10 year old son Aidan was diagnosed with a brain tumor and Cushings disease. 14 months, 2 surgeries and 6 weeks of radiation later he is hopefully on the path to recovery. Aidan also loves C7 Corvettes, more then my TA, though he wonít say that to me directly... lol. The colors for Cushings support are blue and yellow, now Aidanís favorite colors. Aidan use to play full travel ice hockey, but due to his condition can not currently return to that. So with the new found time and money (hockey is expensive!! Lol) we started a search for a blue C7 we can cruise in and take to car shows.

We wanted all the extras, 3LT and it had to be a M7. With our budget at under 50k it had to be used. I came across the premier edition over the summer, showed pictures to Aidan and we both loved the color combo.

Being it was 2014 most fell into our budget but wanted to get one that was a CPO or had a warranty remaining. So few choices. Last week I found one in Utah, 4600 miles, stock, one owner, older gentleman, garage kept and a CPO. I am in NJ so shipping was a challenge, got some good info and recommendations on the forum here and itís on its way enclosed via Intercity. Also more great info on here regarding extended warranties. Purchased a 4 year extended warranty from Dennis. So even with the shipping and warranty I was well within my budget. Looking forward to getting the car this week. Thanks for everyoneís help!









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Congrats (on both your new toy and your son's recovery!)

Best color ever!!
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What a beauty, and what a great way to bound with your son. I see a future Corvette guy in him. Prayers that he continues to be well. Congratulations, and enjoy.
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Great Story !! Good health to both of you.
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You two are going to love the C7 together. Beautiful car. Best of luck to you both.
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Good luck to your son.
Interesting, I see the C7 is a Z51, but with non-Z51 chrome wheels. BTW, I love the T/A. Too bad you couldn't keep both.
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YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo oooooo!!!
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Originally Posted by LarryFL View Post
Good luck to your son.
Interesting, I see the C7 is a Z51, but with non-Z51 chrome wheels. BTW, I love the T/A. Too bad you couldn't keep both.
Its the Premier edition #324. It came with its own unique wheels. I am keeping both! At least for now... lol 👍👍👍

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Congrats from a fellow NJer with a 14 Premier Edition #434!
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Congratulations on your Corvette, and very cool the forum assisted with helpful info on shipping and extended warranty.
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Congratulations, beautiful Vette, and wonderful story about your Son. Continued good health and miles of smiles.
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Congrats from a fellow NJer with a 14 Premier Edition #434!
Awesome! How long have you had yours? Where in NJ are you located? I am right outside AC in South Jersey.
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Beautiful car. Congrats.

Best wishes on your son's continued recovery.
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Congrats! Love the color!
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Awesome! How long have you had yours? Where in NJ are you located? I am right outside AC in South Jersey.
Bought it brand new in April 2014. Iím in Somerville, about an hour fourtyfive north of AC.
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Congratulations!
to you and ur son having many great days in that car!
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Beautiful car. Congrats! It's always fun watching the GPS of the transport truck as the car makes it's way across country to you. When my '17 GS was shipped to me a couple of years ago, the truck was parked outside of a strip club for 12 hours. I had visions of the driver doing burnouts in my new Corvette to impress the strippers.
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Best wishes for your son's continued recovery and congrats on the purchase of your C7. Beautiful car.
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Most importantly Iím glad your son is doing better. Love the Collector Edition and the 2014. Best of luck.
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