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3/14/16 7:40pm - Original Message: '1972 Corvette review - 'Car and Driver ''
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1973 Coupe -- 454 / 4 speed - Black on Black, Greenwood aftermarket turbo hood, Greenwood GTO style front bumper.American Racing Vector rims.

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A special video test drive with GM engineer Don Sherman and "Car and Driver" editor. http://youtu.be/kTbSXPSztv4

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3/16/16 10:30am - Reply: 'Re: 1972 Corvette review - 'Car and Driver ''
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Very rare car.  LT-1 convertible with factory air, power windows, and tilt/tele steering wheel.

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4/4/16 3:48pm - Reply: 'Re: 1972 Corvette review - 'Car and Driver ''
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Lake Oswego, OR - USA

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1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

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You can tell these new Corvette Engineers, really look at the designs of every feature.
In 1972, this Corvette was what GM thought a Corvette had to be.
And I agreed! Since I bought my 1972 Coupe, and still have it and drive it.


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4/4/16 6:57pm - Reply: 'Re: 1972 Corvette review - 'Car and Driver ''
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Lodi, WI - USA

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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

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Really enjoyed the video on the 72 LT1.  However, in the 43 years that I have driven my 72, I have never considered the door handle pull a poor design or problem.  What we don't know won't hurt us.
After thinking about this for a while, I remember my 69 door handle pull did break and I had to get a new one.  I guess he's right.  He is thinking as a 21st Century engineer.
Still really enjoyed the video.
Dean

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4/4/16 8:53pm - Reply: 'Re: 1972 Corvette review - 'Car and Driver ''
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1973 Coupe -- 454 / 4 speed - Black on Black, Greenwood aftermarket turbo hood, Greenwood GTO style front bumper.American Racing Vector rims.

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Dean - Glad you enjoyed the video. I thought it was interesting how he pointed problems out as well. I am always amazed at how crude the cars were built back in the day. I somtimes look at the way things were done on my 73 and say what were they thinking but I have to remind myself that technology had not progressed in the auto industry like it has in the last 20 years with the introduction of all the cool things that we have available for designing things today.
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Lodi, WI - USA

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

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I agree, Tom.  In 1973 I thought my 72 was cutting edge technology.  Didn't realize the center gauge cluster was too small.  I thought it was pretty cool.  Still not sure what he was talking about in reference to the steering wheel and column.  Pretty funny today.  Great video and I love the sound of that LT1 engine.

Dean
    

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