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2/11/09 3:06pm - Original Message: 'Opinions?'
greypoupon69 Lifetime Member
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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OK!  Check this out fellow C3'ers.  Voice your honest opinion on this concept.
 
 
 
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2/11/09 3:51pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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BILOXI, MS - USA

Vette(s):
1969 rag top

Joined: 12/8/2001
Posts: 542
i still prefer my 69 or my 78 over the concept.

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2/11/09 3:56pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

Joined: 6/9/2005
Posts: 923
Mixed feelings on this one. Still has the short rear of the C-6 and some curves of the C-3.  Overall I still prefer the true curves of my 80.

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2/11/09 4:05pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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76, L48, 4spd & 09, LS3, 6spd

Joined: 1/30/2003
Posts: 578
Looks nice and all - but I still like the originals better.
 
Let the rest of them go back to the old days / old school - I'd prefer GM / Corvette keep looking forward like they have done with the current Z06 and ZR-1.
 
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2/11/09 4:17pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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San Pedro, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1971, LT-1, T-top, 4-speed (M21), Mulsanne Blue, 3.70 rear, mostly original (sidepipes). 2006, Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe.

Joined: 5/26/2005
Posts: 237
At least this one looks better than the attempts that Chrysler did with the Challenger, Chevy's Camaro, or even Ford's Mustang. This one's got the curves Baby!

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2/11/09 5:06pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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They never stopped making the Corvette, so why do we need one of these?

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2/11/09 5:23pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Joined: 3/19/2005
Posts: 385
I like it for a 2nd Vette. It is different!!!!

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2/11/09 5:40pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Freeport, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1971 big block convertible 1991 Targa top corvette

Joined: 12/17/2008
Posts: 123
Something about the real lines of the C3 which can't be effectively blended into a C6 and come out with the same feel.  Will keep the C3, thank you.

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2/11/09 6:31pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Oceanside, CA - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary model. Original L82 engine, 700r4 trans, edelbrock intake, thorly headers, rack&pinion steering, mono rear and front spring, MSD 6A box

Joined: 11/19/2003
Posts: 191

If I was buying a new vette I'd buy one but, still keep my 78.



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2/11/09 7:07pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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JERMYN, PA - USA

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1977 #s matching Orange L48 4-speed and a 2000 Black FRC 6-speed BOTH SOLD :(

Joined: 11/6/2001
Posts: 284
I'll go against the grain here, and say I like it.  If they could produce a new Corvette and plop a C3 body on it, I'd trade in the 77 and 00 and buy one.  There's nothing like having the best of both worlds - the style and grace of a C3 body and all the creature comforts and power (and gas mileage) of a C5 or C6 Vette.
 
 


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2/11/09 7:14pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Woodland, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

Joined: 10/14/2003
Posts: 1152
I like it ,but I would like to see a retro based on the c2 65 split window another 2 cents

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2/11/09 7:25pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Atlanta, GA - USA

Vette(s):
1970 LT-1 Corvette

Joined: 2/7/2009
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 If you're gonna go retro why not the C1? Now that would be a nice retro version, really nice lines that a car designer could have a field day with. keytech2009-02-11 17:13:53

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2/11/09 8:25pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

Joined: 9/3/2006
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I'm gonna say no.  But, if like Biff said, they could put a (real) C3 body on a C5 or C6 chasis, then THAT would really be something!

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2/11/09 8:34pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Newland, NC - USA

Vette(s):
1. 75 coupe 383 stroker, trick flow heads, eldebrock performer intake, roller rockers, cam, and780 hollery. 2. 05 Coupe w/Z51 options

Joined: 11/18/2008
Posts: 19
I love my 75 and my 05.. so I have the best of both worlds.  I stay with what I have.
 
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2/11/09 8:40pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion

Joined: 8/22/2006
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I like it but the front end looks too short for the rest of the car.

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2/11/09 8:54pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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I don't dig it....the proportions seem off. I really don't think it will go over...

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2/11/09 9:01pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

Vette(s):
1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
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I actually like the concept. I agree with most of the previous posts, with a few exceptions. I don't think Ford and Chrysler failed with the Mustang and Challenger rebirths. I think they are both very nice designs. Given the choice I would like to see a retro Vette follow the C2 form. I would give consideration to buying this C3 concept if it were available from the assembly line. I don't thinlk I would go for the kit idea.

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2/11/09 9:40pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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VENTRESS, LA - USA

Vette(s):
1971 Blue Roadster, sb400, cam, electronic ignition,10 disc CD changer, 2.5" chambered exhaust, 3.36 rear,tremec 5 speed from Classic Chevy, fiberglass rear spring and vintage air.

Joined: 10/8/2003
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Add LT1 hood and I'll take a red one!

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2/11/09 10:52pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Elma, WA - USA

Vette(s):
Red 1973 Convertible. L-48 Auto #'s matching Red 1970 LT-1 Convertible #'s matching

Joined: 6/25/2007
Posts: 692
Interesting question about this one.
1st I do think its cool that out of ALL the previous models they chose OURS to work with.
Thats quite the compliment IMO.

I did like the looks of the top one, but the more cars I saw the less I liked em with the stripes and all.

Would I trade a real C3 for one? No, I like the original thank you.

But would it be a good car for someone who loves the looks of a early C3 but has no interest in figuring out vacuum lines, heater cores and how to make the radio work? You bet.
For those I say go for it!

But please, put a tank sticker on it just for fun!

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2/11/09 11:04pm - Reply: 'Opinions?'
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

Joined: 4/16/2005
Posts: 2134
I liked the looks except for the scoop ahead of the rear wheel. Would I buy a new one? no. I might buy one when it is 5 to 10 yrs old though. New toys are just too expensive. Be sides I still enjoy my 76

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