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3/12/08 7:16am - Original Message: 'What Would You Do?'
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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!!

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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
  • Then, either/and/or
    • 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?

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3/12/08 8:16am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Horse Cave, KY - USA

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1968 convertible; 1980 L-82

Joined: 10/22/2007
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Moot point for me.  I am not a C5 fan and much less of a fan of the C6.  I'd keep my $100K.

 
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3/12/08 8:33am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#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

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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.

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3/12/08 8:57am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Summerville, SC - USA

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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.

Joined: 8/31/2005
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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.
 
 
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3/12/08 9:07am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

Joined: 10/15/2007
Posts: 746
Buy a mid-year.

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3/12/08 10:54am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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I'd put about 30k in to my '79 and do it up!
 
The remaining $$$ would go for a bigger garage that I could actually do more than barely open the door in. It might even have 'lectric too if I really got crazy. Approve


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3/12/08 10:55am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

Joined: 10/15/2007
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simple formula :
 
Buy new - instant depreciation as it leaves the lot.
 
Buy appropriate old - appreciation over time.   


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3/12/08 5:34pm - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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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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I would take some of the money and put a nice paint job on the Poop-On. Big%20smile Then I would put the rest of the money into investments for my even older age when I retire.Wink

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3/12/08 8:10pm - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Fort Worth, TX - USA

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1969 Lemans Blue Coupe, 350/300 Automagic

Joined: 12/26/2007
Posts: 121
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.  
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3/12/08 10:46pm - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
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$100,000 cash then I would have to think do I want the '76 to have a complete restore to brand new or complete custom resto rod. You could do so much to a C3 with that kind of money!Big%20smile

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3/12/08 11:43pm - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
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A 63 C2 SWC or a 67 roadster,

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3/13/08 1:11am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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OMG this is so simple LOL  I'd never own a C5 or C6, I mean yeah their Vettes, yeah their nice but not for me.
 
I'd take the money and spend it on something like this, only because 100k isn't enough to buy this.
 
If and when I do get my '69 I'll still keep the Pacer Big%20smile


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3/13/08 6:09am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
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You made me rethink things here, 1969 was a great year for Vette style. With $100,000.00 I could get two big block Vettes cause I'll use what's  leftover for gas.

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3/13/08 6:38am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Mint Hill, NC - USA

Vette(s):
1982 White Corvette, dark blue leather interior, 70,000 miles

Joined: 10/25/2007
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Take the $100,000 put some of it in the vette and the rest to pay off bills.

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3/13/08 8:04am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Waterford, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1973 Red coupe

Joined: 9/13/2002
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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.

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3/13/08 9:09am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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Gone, but not forgotten: 1974 Coupe Red, matching numbers, Black Interior, L-48 w/ 4 speed; Current: 1994 Admiral Blue LT-1 coupe, Black Interior Automatic

Joined: 6/18/2007
Posts: 427

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. Big%20smile ....or I would try to find my all time favorite corvette......1957, dual 4 barrel, 4-speed....Thumbs%20Up 

BTW: I thought the new ZR-1 was going to closer to 140K.
 
Micki...you are way too practical! Stern%20Smile

 

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3/13/08 10:50am - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Tecumseh, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1980 all org. with 18000 act. miles dk claret with matching interior..Eagle alloys ..loaded..excellent cond.

Joined: 9/14/2003
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Would probably use it for gas money and of course, a 67 big block coupe Thumbs%20Up

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3/13/08 12:27pm - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Dorr, MI - USA

Vette(s):
71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

Joined: 8/21/2002
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Oh man. My 71 would be immaculate!!!Thumbs%20Up And the rest? Once my wife got a hold of it, it would no longer be my choice........................Cry

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3/13/08 1:20pm - Reply: 'What Would You Do?'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 1895
Take the money. Invest half in my accounts, and buy another C3. No doubt a 71 or 73. A auto T-top for mama.

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