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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    I have bin injoying all Else that’s been going on in here the past two days been looking haven’t made a comment though Type your comment
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,544
    stickguy said:

    not that I am likely to have the money any time soon to do it, but if I finally get some sort of classic (ok, old bomber) I definitely want it to be driveable in normal use. So a "restomod" of some sort probably. In my case, that would be basic suspension, brakes (disks), etc. Probably a crate motor with modern electronics, new rad, better seats. Keeping the look the same.

    Ya, very true. I saw in the description on that '63 Corvette.... it said "custom tires." Really? Ouch.... that would probably be wickedly painful if you need to ever replace them! :(
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 499
    Red wall (red line) tires
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 12,880
    fintail said:

    I replied to the salesguy email, and received a response that I could buy out the car now for the residual plus remaining payments. I laughed out loud.

    Instead of laughing at the guy you should have "made an appointment" to come down to see him about 1/2 hour before they close, then call 5 minutes before and say you are stuck in traffic.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 9,386
    I have never heard of "custom tires". I suspect that phrase is just another bit o B-J sales hype.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 11,833
    qbrozen said:

    The ‘18 Stang bests 4 secs to 60 and rips the 1/4 mile in 11.9.

    The automatic will, but not the stick- from the CD test of a 2018:

    "In testing, our six-speed manual transmission (a 10-speed automatic is optional) matched the zero-to-60-mph time of the outgoing car at 4.3 seconds but opened 0.3-second and 3-mph gaps through the quarter-mile with a 12.6-second run at 115 mph. "

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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 499
    ab348 said:
    I have never heard of "custom tires". I suspect that phrase is just another bit o B-J sales hype.
    Red wall tires
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 11,833
    Coker replicas; hardly "custom."

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 106,935
    0 F, last night.. 9 F, this morning, when I was leaving.

    My attached, unheated garage was 42 F. (insulated, though). I was pretty happy with that.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 4,631
    It's not the heat that'll kill ya, it's the humidity.
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,316
    ab348 said:



    well, where is the line? You have an old car. Have you upgraded anything at all? Modern tires, shocks, Electronic ignition?

    I would think the "line" is the body. So if you plop a 1959 Corvette body on a 2018 Corvette chassis and running gear and interior (or parts thereof), then yes, it's still a "classic Corvette".

    Funny you mention that. There is one of those locally. A C1 on a C4 or C5 chassis. People who spot that think of it as a curiosity, not a classic. I suppose it might impress non-car people who don’t know any better. If I owned it I doubt I’d get much satisfaction from that.

    As for my car, it has white-letter radials. That’s all.
    But how would they even know when they see it, unless the body were customized? I know of one using a '62 Vette on a C6 chassis, and there's really no way to tell unless you peek underneath or view the cockpit.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,316

    Coker replicas; hardly "custom."

    I would imagine having your own special size of tire made for you would be enormously expensive--even if you could convince someone to do it.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,050
    I remember seeing on overhauling them getting custom tread designs cut. But the carcass has to start out some standard size.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,316
    You mean like a recap?

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 9,386


    But how would they even know when they see it, unless the body were customized? I know of one using a '62 Vette on a C6 chassis, and there's really no way to tell unless you peek underneath or view the cockpit.

    It looks different. Can't tell you why exactly and someone not into it wouldn't probably notice, but it's off somehow.

    If someone takes a rusted hulk of an old car and builds a restomod with it, I suppose that's OK since it wouldn't make sense to restore it. Bolt on as much catalog stuff as you want. A fellow I know did that with a rusty and tired '54 Chevy convertible. Spent a ton of money on it, 6 figures. Looks mostly stock outside but a custom interior, different suspension and brakes. crate engine, the usual stuff. Whoever did it, did a nice job. I suspect he would get a fraction of what he put into it if he wanted to sell.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,050
    I see no problem with bolting on modern parts for driveability and safety. Assuming you want to drive your classic, not trailer it to shows. All stuff you can undo if you want to put the old parts back in.

    How much depends on how old. Don’t need as much when you get into the 70s and could have come originally with headrests, seatbelts, power disk brakes, AC, etc. so I would not do much to a ‘73 chevelle. A ‘65, different Story!

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,316
    edited January 21
    Can you tell that this is on a C4 chassis? (Be careful, maybe I'm lying about this) :) Or is it a stock ;59 Vette with disc brakes all around and lowered a bit, with custom wheels?

    More to the point, it looks "classic", not modern.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,050
    edited January 21
    Like the car, hate the wheels on it

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 106,935
    stickguy said:

    Like the car, hate the wheels on it

    If those are just custom wheels and brakes, the brakes are massive, and over-done, assuming the car has a stock powerplant.

    Therefore, I guess C4 chassis.

    Something with a 15" wheel would look awesome!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,192

    Can you tell that this is on a C4 chassis? (Be careful, maybe I'm lying about this) :) Or is it a stock ;59 Vette with disc brakes all around and lowered a bit, with custom wheels?

    More to the point, it looks "classic", not modern.

    That dude must be TINY to make that car look that large

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,316
    edited January 21
    Well America's idea of a "sports car" didn't include "tiny". A '59 Corvette is nearly 180 inches long and weighs over 3,000 lbs. This ain't no Miata!

    Modern mid-size SUVs are in the 190-195" range.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,192
    Weird. Whenever I have seen them in person, they strike me as very small. Was trying to find a similar pic with a more normal human, but no luck.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,500
    I googled corvettes cruising and found something completely different.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,316
    The original sea-going Corvettes were apparently one of the most miserable vessels to serve on.

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  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,403
    Taking a generic Camaro or Nova and turning it into a restomod, pro tourer or full blown custom doesn’t bother me nor does dropping a C3 body on a C6 frame. Same with dropping a vintage truck on a newer 4x4 frame.

    For some reason the ‘tribute’ or ‘recreation’ cars just bother me. It’s either an original GT 350 or it isn’t. It’s either an original Hemi ‘Cuda or it isn’t.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 9,386

    The original sea-going Corvettes were apparently one of the most miserable vessels to serve on.

    Yes, they were not designed for trans-ocean use and rolled very badly, and their quarters were primitive and not designed for as large a crew as they ended up with.

    The only surviving Flower-class corvette is based here in my town:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Sackville_(K181)

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  • breldbreld Posts: 4,258
    Wow!  Right timing and right buyer I guess.  

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-acura-rsx-4/

    I was thinking $12-13k would have been strong for the seller and a decent buy for someone who really wanted it.  

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 4,631
    breld said:

    Wow!  Right timing and right buyer I guess.  

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-acura-rsx-4/

    I was thinking $12-13k would have been strong for the seller and a decent buy for someone who really wanted it.  

    Sweet jeebus.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,050
    I saw that one and liked it. but if that is close to what the market is, I will never have one! Maybe I should have kept my old Integra. It might be appreciating!

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