Vette(s): SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682) "BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops
Comes a time... and it is now for me.
A base car built in early February of 1970. 350ci/300hp, 4 speed, manual steering and manual brakes, no A/C. A Holley 4 barrel was on the car when I bought it in place of the original Q-Jet.
I purchased it in April of 2000 from a small country dealer in western Pennsylvania. Since then I have: - upgraded exhaust to 2 1/2" pipes with new mufflers and tips - replaced rear spring (steel) - replaced clutch - replaced shocks - replaced radiator hoses, heater hoses and heater core - reupholstered seats with new foam in 2004 - new soft top (Al Knoch kit) installed in 2004 - replaced original AM radio with an AM/FM (but never got it to work quite right) - replaced all brake calipers, rotors, pads, parking brake hardware, flexible lines and master cylinder - replaced front carpeting (still need to do the luggage compartment area) - replaced wiper door vacuum canister and vacuum hoses under the hood (have the rest of the kit for going into the dash switches). The headlights pop up nicely and the wiper door works smoothly.
The odometer quit working on the way back from Bowling Green in 2003 at ~130,000 miles. I would estimate there is ~140,000 on the car now as it sat undriven for a couple of years while work was being done on it and other toys in the fleet. Before I bought the car someone replaced the differential gearing but didn't change the transmission gear so the speedometer is off by about 10% (indicates 70 but is really doing ~63).
"The Toy" was painted Monza Red before I bought it. The paint code is scratched out on the trim tag but I believe it was originally Donnybrooke Green (982). It was bumped in the right front corner before I bought it and there is a crack in the fender beginning at the hood line.
All manuals I have for the car are included as are a carb rebuilt kit, a dust cover, a car cover, the rest of the vacuum hose kit, and an extra trim ring. The pictures below show Cooper tires but new BFG T/As (P225/70R15) are now on the rally wheels. There is also an aftermarket security system installed on the car that locks the hood and disables the ignition (it turns over but won't fire).
Currently on consignment at Route65Classics email contact: Sue@Route65Classics.com
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____________________________________ Jim Olson "The Toys"...!!! Save the Wave!
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!!
Say it ain't so!! Shame, but as you say, if there's someone else out there that can offer it a bit more time (and have more time to enjoy it), I get it. Good luck on the sale
I wanted a Corvette my whole life, but I never dreamed of all the wonderful people I would meet because of it!
Vette(s): 1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust.
Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust
Good luck with the sale Jim. I'm sure that was a very difficult decision. That's a very valuable and desirable car especially with the up-grades you have made. 1970 convertible, not a lot made because of the over run in 69. I'm sure it will go to a good home.
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Vette(s): Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.
This post brings out a flood of emotions... Sorry to see an old friend move on to another owner. I realize that is how "PASSION" gets passed along... Jim, Good Luck with your sale! I know this wasn't an easy decision for you as well. Tux... <(") (((WAVING)))
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