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Old 12-29-2018, 07:08 PM
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In looking at all the excellent renders that some very talented people here have done, and in looking at the camo car, I get nastolga for the old day. It appears that gone for good are the days of going out on a beautiful day, putting the top down, windows down and cruising down the road with your arm on the window sill. A bygone era.

Today they stick you you in a capsule with a window sill so high you are lucky to be able to reach it, let alone rest your arm on it.

I can see why the wave has gone away, even if you do wave the other driver cannot see you.

Too bad........
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:13 PM
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lol, sorry I couldn't resist. if I didn't say it someone else would have!

I agree though, the windows are high and make it difficult to comfortably rest your arm on.
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:22 PM
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If GM did not focus on performance and modern looks the Corvette would not still be around today. The only reason it has survived is that GM has smartly kept up with the times.

Of course there will be people who complain about that. With every change there are complainers. The trick for GM is to make changes that result in a net increase of buyers.

Just take a look at cars like the Ford Thunderbird. They tried making a car that appealed to those who love the nostalgia of hanging their arm out the window. The car was even a decent performer. Where is that car today? Dead.
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:42 PM
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Was not saying the C8 should have that ability, just being nostalgic for that era.
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That is why I keep these. But you gotta love the new technology!!

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Was not saying the C8 should have that ability, just being nostalgic for that era.
Tom, and neither am I but along with what you said I miss being able to hold on to that open Vent Window (‘Wing’) with my hand of my ‘65 Vert while resting my elbow on the door ledge. And NO my T-Shirt sleeves were not rolled up.



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Old 12-29-2018, 07:58 PM
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that is why i keep these. But you gotta love the new technology!!
amazing car!
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:03 PM
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Exactly why I own a Resto Mod, the best of both worlds... classic styling with modern comfort, performance and reliability. Getting behind the wheel of my 19 ZTK ZR1 is really hard to beat though. One awesome rocket ship.




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Yes... I too miss those days of no seat belts, chrome on the windowsill, plastic steering wheels and low-back buckets! Those were the days!...


...the days of burnt forearms and scalded hands, whiplash and being throne over the dash in a head-on collision.... those were the days my friends !

half joking of course. I did drive those cars with too much power and not enough safety features too. Lucky I am still around to joke about it. I cringe every time I see a sports car with a person sitting shoulders above the seat back and picturing them getting rear-ended... their torso getting folded in the opposite way God intended ! Yeiks ! I can't believe we did not even consider such things in younger days.

If I lived in a less adversarial driving area I could consider a Vette as pictured or dare I say "cobra" but my goodness...the mess I could make... ; )


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Stunning, thanks.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:52 AM
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The high beltline seems to be a GM thing, which I wish they would GET OVER. We had a 2014 Impala, and the car was VERY difficult to park because of the beltline. My wife curbed a wheel at least 3 times a year. Now, we have 2017 SS and NO curbed wheels since we got it in February. The beltline on the SS is NOTICABLY lower than the Impala was (as is the hoodline). Those crafty Aussies, I guess.

I notice that the beltline on my C7 is higher than my C6 or C5 was. I cannot comfortably hang my elbow on the windowsill on the C7, I could on the C6 (and C5) with no problem.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for the reminder of what sports cars used to be a long time ago,

i enjoyed the photos too.

time marches on and styling changes. Im looking forward to the new c8 as i believe the low front cowl will offer a new more open driving exoerience .

we wont find out until the reveal though.

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Old 12-30-2018, 11:23 AM
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My aunt has a 55 thunder bird with 50k original miles, original drive train, untouched and the whole nine. (New paint and interior though) but aside from the massive james bond smoke screen everytime you drive away and the car sized puddle of oil it leaves everytime you park it... the thing is very classy. And terrifying too. It's an entirely different type of car though. The comments people give when following generally go as "that smells like the 60s/70s did!" Gets a lot of nods and thumbs up. The only major change I'd make is throwing in a dual master cylinder instead of the single in it... if that thing goes...

Anyway, on my 84 the window isn't super comfortable to rest my arm on for whatever reason.
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I Kinda agree with you I have a 14 z51 purchased new and I find myself longing for my 02 z06 with 140 Thousand miles

It was crude and cool shot fire out the back sometimes I think about hunting that car down
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I bought my C6 Z06 for looks, performance, and pricing.

And although I can still rest my elbow up on the door when the window is down, I could always raise my seat if I needed my elbow to be more comfortable.

If one wants to sustain nostalgia from a vehicle's past history, buy a historic vehicle that appeals to you.

But the legacy of nostalgia continues for me no matter what car one sits in (minus the drive-in theatre window speaker).

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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Exactly why I own a Resto Mod, the best of both worlds... classic styling with modern comfort, performance and reliability. Getting behind the wheel of my 19 ZTK ZR1 is really hard to beat though. One awesome rocket ship.



Lovely. Love that LT1 /4 architecture. That engine is lighter than a LS1. I use it in my roadster and takes up so little real estate.Thanks for sharing.
Be very careful with that pressure gage. The rail is not designed for the torque required to tighten it. Street and Performance quit doing that years ago because of fractures that caused fires. Mark died a few years ago and his kids couldn't run the business so it is gone. Sad.

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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Exactly why I own a Resto Mod, the best of both worlds... classic styling with modern comfort, performance and reliability. Getting behind the wheel of my 19 ZTK ZR1 is really hard to beat though. One awesome rocket ship.



All right all right all right.
nice!
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Originally Posted by WICKEDFRC View Post
I bought my C6 Z06 for looks, performance, and pricing.

And although I can still rest my elbow up on the door when the window is down, I could always raise my seat if I needed my elbow to be more comfortable.

If one wants to sustain nostalgia from a vehicle's past history, buy a historic vehicle that appeals to you.

But the legacy of nostalgia continues for me no matter what car one sits in (minus the drive-in theatre window speaker).
But that drive-in theatre speaker provided better sound than the stock radio
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Originally Posted by Waytofastvette2006 View Post
I Kinda agree with you I have a 14 z51 purchased new and I find myself longing for my 02 z06 with 140 Thousand miles

It was crude and cool shot fire out the back sometimes I think about hunting that car down
Same... I enjoy my C7, but shopping for another C5.

I'm 6'3"!and can't comfortably rest my arm on the door.
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