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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    You commented on liking the C7 in Edmunds' fleet, with the black wheels when I said I didn't like them.

    Funny, looking at the standard silver-painted-finish wheel on the first C7 I saw in person, this morning, I was actually thinking I might like the black wheels on the dark green car. I detest that screaming-yellow paint on anything though. The best thing I can say about it is nobody will probably run into you, it's so visible.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050
    I wonder what other colors are available?

    I like the shape of the wheels.
    I like wheels that are chromed.
    I like wheels that have tires thicker than a rubber band.

    I realize I'm not the trendy buyer driven by testosterone to have the latest and greatest no matter how flawed the tire craze is in the end.
    I realized that when the 3 Cadillacs under camouflage were at the local Speedway many months ago and one of them had black wheels much like those on this Z06.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,744
    I realized that when the 3 Cadillacs under camouflage were at the local Speedway many months ago and one of them had black wheels much like those on this Z06.

    Hmmm...testing the next CTS-V perhaps??
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050

    I see that the ELR's are being shipped by Cadillac.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050

    Buick sales of 1M tops 1984 record set before China entry

    GM’s total sales rose in China last 11 percent to 3.16 million while U.S. sales gained 7.3 percent to 2.6 million. The automaker has said it plans to release its total global sales later this month.

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140108/AUTO0103/301080069#ixzz2ppC0dEuN

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494

    Holy....well, you know.

    I'm typically not a Sting Ray fan, but that thing looks like it rolled out of St. Louis yesterday...better, actually. A lot of the big scoops and such had been removed by the time the '67 came around, a good thing IMHO. A guy I met near here who is the original owner of a '67 said he was disappointed when his came in, that the hole to grab through above the glovebox was taken out of the '67's...cost savings hard to pass on apparently!

    I liked those five-slot Rally Wheels, but when they began to offer the identical wheel on most every lesser Chevy, even Novas, it watered down the appeal IMHO. Later, they made the Rally Wheels NLA on big Chevys, and the five-slot wheel was used on the Monte Carlo, but Chevelles and Novas used a different style Rally Wheel..a good idea I think.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,418

    Oh Lord, now every owner of a '67 Corvette will think their car is worth millions---only to be sorely disappointed to say the least....they only made 20 of this particular car with the L88 option, and if you add all the other options, it's probably the only one they made like this.

    when you have rarity + power + good looks, that's what adds up and differentiates this car from the common 67s.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 3,195

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: Oh Lord, now every owner of a '67 Corvette will think their car is worth millions---only to be sorely disappointed to say the least....they only made 20 of this particular car with the L88 option, and if you add all the other options, it's probably the only one they made like this.

    when you have rarity + power + good looks, that's what adds up and differentiates this car from the common 67s.

    nyc's dad has a '67 Corvette that they are getting ready to freshen up. While I doubt it will pull that kind of money, it should be worth a pretty penny when it's all done.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050

    @MrShift@Edmunds they only made 20 of this particular car with the L88 option, and if you add all the other options, it's probably the only one they made like this.

    Other options distinguishing it from the other 19 L88's: It’s equipped with the C48 Heater Defrost Delete, F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension, G81 Positraction Rear Axle, J50 Vacuum Power Brakes, J56 Special Heavy Duty Brakes, K66 Transistor Ignition, L88 427 ci (7 liter) engine good for a (factory rated) 430 horsepower, and the M22 Heavy Duty close-ratio 4 speed transmission. In addition, it also has the RPO A85 shoulder belts as well as another important feature that sets this L88 apart — the special-order rear end ratio of 4.56:1, which is the rear end of choice for drag racing; most other 1967 L88 came with the 4:11 rear end more suitable to road racing. The car was restored by the renowned Nabers Brothers of Houston and is fully documented.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,418

    @Michaell@Edmunds said: nyc's dad has a '67 Corvette that they are getting ready to freshen up. While I doubt it will pull that kind of money, it should be worth a pretty penny when it's all done.

    Depends on the engine, matching #s and documentation. Actually most 67s have been steadily dropping in value since 2007 or so and are only recently on an uptick again.

    Also heads up on capital gains taxes.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050
    edited January 30

    GM is back at the Super Bowl with an ad. It's a very hearty love tale about a rancher, his Silverado, and a trailer taking a bull he purchased to meet a herd of eligible cows.

    Click on photo to initial video:

    YouTube location:

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,012

    "In a smart move, Cadillac offers the Vsport sedan in a version that trades some luxury froufrou for lavish mechanicals and bracing performance.

    Simply choose the Performance edition. Pay $59,995 out the door, and you’ll get a luxury sport sedan that’s more satisfying to drive than any comparable Audi A6, BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class."

    CTS Vsport: The BMW Beater (nytimes.com)

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050
    edited February 9

    Different advertising tone: Cadillac ELR First ad for a Cadillac electric.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJSI48gkFc

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,418
    edited February 9

    A plush Volt? Guy sounds like a sure thing heart attack victim. This ad is kind of strange, as it seems to be bragging about an innovation that has already happened in someone else's back yard.

    I do get the point though, Innovation is still one of the things the USA does best. But really, this car is old news.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,050
    edited February 12

    Sinkhole claims 8 Corvette at Museum.

    1962 black Corvette
    1984 PPG pace car
    1992 white 1 millionth Corvette
    1993 ruby red 40th anniversary Corvette
    1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
    2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
    2009 white 1.5 millionth Corvette
    2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors
    

    Emergency personnel allowed museum staff to remove only one car in the Sky Dome, the only surviving 1983 Corvette, he said. It had not fallen in the hole.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/12/corvette-museum-sinkhole/5417171/

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,418

    And the engineers who approved this building were where exactly?

    Anyway, I'm sure these cars can be fixed up good as new.

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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,744

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: And the engineers who approved this building were where exactly?

    Anyway, I'm sure these cars can be fixed up good as new.

    It's a 20 year old building so I'm guessing dead or working on another project.

    According to the article, the geology of central Kentucky is know for sinkholes and new cave formation.

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,301
    edited February 14

    @MrShift@Edmunds said: And the engineers who approved this building were where exactly?

    Anyway, I'm sure these cars can be fixed up good as new.

    I hope that they aren't the same engineers who signed off on the Museum's new road course; our BMW Club is conducting a DE there in October...

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,301

    I've always been fond of the General's 1973 attempts to build European style sport sedans. Car and Driver recently singled out Pontiac's Grand Am as a bargain collector car- I even like the patriotic pinstriping:

    Road and Track likes the Hurst/Olds Cutlass of the same vintage:

    A LOT of fun for just $18,000!

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