Vette(s): 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!!
Something I've been thinking about, and wondering what the rest of you think... If you could have either a brand new ZR1 (when released next year) or the $100,000 cash to spend on your C3 (or another Vette), what choice would you take?
Personally, with that kind of money, I think I would do a couple of things...
Make some major improvements, clean ups and restoration steps on my '74
Buy another C3 that I could modify to my preferences (I just can't bring myself to modify the '74 since it is so close to stock)
Buy a C1 that I could take to shows and special occasions. I saw a 59 at a show last year that I fell in love with. Just a beautiful car. I used to think a C2 would be great (and it would), but I think the mid-late C1's are probably the way I would go if I could afford a car to not drive
I suppose I might get a C4 ZR1 instead and DRIVE it!
Always fun to dream about what you could do - isn't that why we buy lottery tickets?
I wanted a Corvette my whole life, but I never dreamed of all the wonderful people I would meet because of it!
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
If you bought the new ZR1, you'd need to have at least that much more saved up for future repair bills on it.
If this is a choice between the car, or the cash, I'd have to say "Cash, Please" ! I'd be buying "new" drivers for Mama & me.
____________________________________ Joel Adams C3VR Lifetime Member #56 My Link
Vette(s): My 1974 Vette sold last August 2014. I am still willing to show up to events and local gatherings if anything happening No new vette yet.
I would take the 100K finish my '74 coupe, go out and buy another silver '74 with same oxblood interior only this time make sure it is convertible. Then i would do it up and save the rest of the money for a trailer to tow them around in to long distance shows. Have a pair of '74 vettes a coupe and a vert both same colors stock with all numbers matching. Hell yeah. that would be nice.
Vette(s): 1969 Lemans Blue Coupe, 350/300 Automagic
I've got many more dream cars I'd like to have for under $100K besides Corvette, such as a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang, any Sunbeam Tiger, any Austin Healy 3000, a '39 Chevy coupe hot rod, a 55 Chevy, a 77+ Aston Martin V8 Vantage, any DeTomaso Pantera, a 72 Iso Griffo. I'd also like to have a whole bunch of much cheaper cars, like a Datsun 240Z, 77 Toyota Celica, any Opel GT, any BMW633, 67-72 Chevy truck, and the list goes on and on and on.
OK when are you going to send us the $$$. I would have to say that if I had that kind of money to blow on a car, any car, I would hope I had even more money to support the rest of my dreams. I would keep my 73 and buy a 69 vert for the wife.
Brian - NCM Lifetime Member
73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake, 3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans, Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player Magnaflow Exhuast System
Vette(s): Gone, but not forgotten:
1974 Coupe Red, matching numbers,
Black Interior, L-48 w/ 4 speed;
1994 Admiral Blue LT-1 coupe, Black Interior
I have never been a big fan of C5's and C6's. I would take the cash and restore my '74 and then go hunting for a '73 big block roadster. ....or I would try to find my all time favorite corvette......1957, dual 4 barrel, 4-speed....
BTW: I thought the new ZR-1 was going to closer to 140K.
Micki...you are way too practical!
There is no substitute for low end torque!
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