Corvette Pics

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  1. 81X11

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    Just got back from the local speed shop, Austin Performance, getting the carb spacer for my Cutlass, and the local Vette specialist, Austin Corvette, is right next door. Snapped a few quick pics of the toys sitting out there.

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    This is the one that really got my attention though. It's a "barn find" '68 427 Vette. Wow. It's on the restoration list. They just put new tires on it so it could be rolled around. I love stuff like this.

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    I miss my '79! Love the old plastic fantastics!

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    Holy crap that 'vette looks like it belongs in Mad Max, that thing needs a bath BAD. Who puts tires on a car and doesn't wash it? I bet you can polish out the paint and not have to worry about it. Fiberglass is weird like that.

    Cool pics though, plastic fantastics at a plastic fanatic garage.
     
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    Well, if they realized who was standing there taking pictures they probably would have loaned you that 427 'Vette for a couple weeks because you'd return it looking like this:
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    Yes I would....if I gave it back.
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    :rofl2:I'm slobbering on my nearly new keyboard ! Miss my 77 Vette. Couldn't afford a real Stingray! :yahoo:
     
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    I love the cars for their looks, fun to drive, but dang I couldn't get out of our last one, a 72 454. We've had several over the years and this last one, a convert, automatic, teal blue with black interior and roof, was a real beauty that we found after it sat for 20 years in the back of a guys large garage. Played with it for a couple of years, then noticed one morning when I got to car club breakfast that I could not get my left leg up high enough to get out. Looked around, didn't notice any car club members looking, and rolled out onto my hands and knees. (yes, someone saw me but were kind enough to not say anything for a few weeks, then blurted it out). Then getting back in after breakfast was another challenge and when I got home I had a bugger of a time getting out again. It just continued to get worse and finally we figured it was time and sold it. Our 68 427 4spd convert was nice but structurally it had issues. We bought it a year old and when you hit a road with uneven pavement you had to make sure the roof didn't unlatch. The one time at speed that it did my wife not thinking reached up and slipped her hands under the top bow directly above her head. Had she not had her seat belt on, and had I not had all four wheels locked up, it could have been a sad event. Sold it shortly after. I always wanted a C-2 but just never got to it, who thought this getting older would make it almost impossible for me to get in and out of one:banghead3::banghead3::banghead3:. Oh well, thank heavens for Wagons and Chevelle's although the Chevelle is getting harder to get out of for me now. Crap - this is getting ugly. That is one of the major reasons for the new seats in the Safari - so I can go somewhere without cramping up and needing my wife to sneak around to help me out:oops:
     
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    Good write-up. My Dad drove out 79 from 1985-1992. It was his daily commuter and he loved it. I don't remember him having issues getting in and out of it, but a few years back I had a 2001 Firebird Convertible and he hated climbing in and out of it. I remember kidding him about it, since he had a Vette all those years, and his comment was "I was younger then"

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