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10/6/14 1:51pm - Original Message: ''73 Driver/Survivor'
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

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1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

Joined: 10/2/2014
Posts: 362

Hey everyone - new to the group and I thought I'd post some pictures of my latest project. Nice original car purchased in June from the original owner, but it needed a whole lot of love. Looks like the best way to post pics is Photobucket, so hopefully this link will work. Double click the first photo to page through the pics and see the captions. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'd appreciate your thoughts on where do I go from here, total restore or drive and enjoy ?? Thanks, John


http://s42.photobucket.com/user/jlsigmund/library/






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10/6/14 2:56pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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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.

Joined: 10/17/2003
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John, Welcome to the C3VR NW.Check out that section.
Keep it clean and running fine. By All means Drive it!

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10/6/14 4:38pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

Joined: 10/2/2014
Posts: 362
Hey WV, thanks for the reply and I think your handle is great !! 6th of October and we all know the faucett is going to turn on any day. Thanks for the heads up on the NW group, just sent my contact info to Mark, hopefully he's still the right guy. Just looked up Lake Oswego OR. and ironically Portland is where my car came from. Purchased new from Ed Randall Chevrolet on 1-31-73. The original owner lived in Portland and it was stored out in a shed for 20+ years in Timber OR. Hope to see you at at the next NW event.

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10/6/14 4:54pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Erda, UT - USA

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1973 coupe. LS4, M-21, DARK SADDLE LEATHER, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, A/C, AM/FM STEREO, YELLOW ( 952 ).

Joined: 8/1/2005
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AWESOME!!!!!!! I'm way partial to 73's. And the duct tape is a nice touch.

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10/6/14 9:46pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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

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Excellent job of documenting all the pertinent numbers/codes. Car may be a little rough, but it looks like it's all there...that's the important part!


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10/7/14 10:46am - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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Wow, you've done a lot of work since June.

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10/7/14 3:38pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

Joined: 10/2/2014
Posts: 362

Thanks guys, I am retired so I've got a lot of time to spare and this one has kept me out of trouble this summer.

Rules for happy retirement:

1. Keep wife happy

2. Work on a C3

3. Keep wife happy and

4. Keep wife happy

I joke, but my wife (35 years) has been great. She loves the cars, the people we meet and the places they take us. She shakes her head at some of the projects I take on but she knows I'm a bit OCD and I won't quit till something is done to the best of my ability.

First C3, purchased in 1976 @ age 19. Last C3, hopefully not for a long while !!



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John Sigmund
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10/7/14 5:38pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Eagan, MN - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
Posts: 507
What a find! Smile
You never know what's in the barn!

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11/14/14 1:07pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Sorry for the pic size...just picked up this survivor.

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11/14/14 1:09pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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

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Joel Adams
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11/14/14 1:38pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
Vman73
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Gig Harbor, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

Joined: 10/2/2014
Posts: 362
Hey maz, looks like a great find. How long have you owned it ?? Please post more pics or do the photobucket thing like I did.

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John Sigmund
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11/22/14 2:57pm - Reply: 'Re: '73 Driver/Survivor'
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Lenexa, KS - USA

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1974 Corvette Convertible 454-4 speed Red / Tan leather / Tan top Frame-on restored driver. SOLD ON DECEMBER 20, 2014 to KCMotorCo.

Joined: 11/9/2014
Posts: 9
OMG......I thought I had a lot of work to do to get mine running right but after seeing you guys, it makes me look like I'm sitting in my LaZboy taking it easy.......congrats on those "finds" and I'm glad to see other people have more time and money to put into this great "hobby' and really enjoy watching a barn find turn into a beautiful street cruiser and sometimes a total show car!!!   My hat is off to you....( watch out for the shine )!

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