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1/16/13 5:21pm - Original Message: 'STINGRAY IZZZ BAAACK!'
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1/13/13 8:42pm - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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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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  NOW yer talkin!! Best lookin "new" Corvette since 1968, imho.


Oh yeah...that photo has just become my new desktop background!

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1/13/13 10:52pm - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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Phoenix, AZ - USA

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1975 Stingray Nomad Wagon, with Daytona front, custom hood scoop, dual side vents; 420HP 350; Doug Nash 5 speed; 1980 rear end W/4:11 gears; Cherry Red metallic paint.

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I love it, I gotta get me one

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1/13/13 11:09pm - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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This one is going to take me some time. Right now, I think it's overdone and rather ugly. Time will tell. Dissapointed they're calling it a Stingray.

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1/14/13 1:21am - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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I'm in the LOVE IT crowd, too.  First time a new 'Vette has ever been on my "lottery list" (cars I'd go out and buy if I won).  Love that color, too.  

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1/14/13 8:52am - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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Homerun! Now to start digesting all the changes going on under under that pretty new shark skin. It appears to be a 100% new in all areas, from the suck bang blow pieces to the whoa nellie belle.
 
I can see me in one of these in a few years for sure. Clap

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

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Yahoo has posted a series of pix of the new C7 Corvette that shows a lot of close-ups of the interior and exterior.  It looks like they finally got back to the coke bottle style body side panels like the C3 had, for the new Stingray. Clap About time!! Thumbs Up You can check them out here by clicking on the C7 picture. 
 
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1/14/13 12:28pm - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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Huntsville, AL - USA

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1971 convertible,375 HP 350ci,Muncie 4-speed,Edelbrock aluminum heads and RPM air-gap manifold,HEI distrubiter - old school mechanical tach drive. LOUD side exhaust!

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I like it overall - though to me the rear end is a tale of two rears.... I love the hatch design, but the rear bumper, and especially the taillights, do nothing for me - looks like a Camaro. I'm assuming they were going for commonality, but for me it doesn't work. Maybe it will grow on me. I'm also thinking the A pillars should be red, but I'm not 100% on that. The interior looks good - need to see it in person and feel the materials. Overall, very well done. Maybe someone will make aftermarket tail lights...

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1/14/13 2:53pm - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

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It has gone totally European in style as far as I'm concerned. In my opinion it has completely lost the look of Motor City Muscle. It may be my age, but as I see it all of the newer produced muscle cars such as the Camero, Charger, Mustang, etc. have all still kept that American body style look. With that said, as far as European style cars go its one bad-azz ride!! Should compete very well with the Ferrari, Porsche and so on. The only thing I would have liked to see is round tail lights as opposed to using the Camero look.

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Dejablu said: Yahoo has posted a series of pix of the new C7 Corvette that shows a lot of close-ups of the interior and exterior.  It looks like they finally got back to the coke bottle style body side panels like the C3 had, for the new Stingray. Clap About time!! Thumbs Up You can check them out here by clicking on the C7 picture. 
 
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Thanks, Larry!

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1/14/13 3:02pm - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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my7t1 said: It has gone totally European in style as far as I'm concerned. In my opinion it has completely lost the look of Motor City Muscle. It may be my age, but as I see it all of the newer produced muscle cars such as the Camero, Charger, Mustang, etc. have all still kept that American body style look. With that said, as far as European style cars go its one bad-azz ride!! Should compete very well with the Ferrari, Porsche and so on. The only thing I would have liked to see is round tail lights as opposed to using the Camero look.

I aggree.............tail lights.............too Camaro!

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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I'm in the love it crowd, I can get over the tail lites, but as Larry said looks like the coke bottle is back and love the fast back. Really need to see one and touch it. Then 2nd mortg the house.......
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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Been studying it some more. The overall shape is good. I like how the front fenders rise up C3 style. Ditch the hood vent; it looks stupid. I know it has a purpose but it still looks stupid. The side vents are twice the size they should have been. I don't like the rear quarter windows; probably useless anyway for lane changes. I like the rear window. But that backend is way too busy...too many contours. And the tail lights should have been round.
 
Oh, and the crossed flags look like they came off of a Firebird.


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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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And so it begins....the all-too familiar tradition of nit-pickin the heck out of the latest/greatest Corvette. It started with the '56, and carries on today. LOL
I agree that the butt-end is a bit too busy, BUT(no pun intended), I believe that in different colors, the effect will be much mo pleasing. Even the side 1/4 window looks much mo betta on the silver car than the red one.
I wanna get ahold of one up close and personal, and see how the inside fits my backside, since that is what I absolutely HATE about the C5/6 cars...I just don't fit in them.
Overall, I think GM did the Corvette community proud on this one. I dint get excited over the C5, and the C6 was only marginally better. THIS one, however, makes me all giddy....Hug


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1/15/13 9:21am - Reply: 'Re: STINGRAY'
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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

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The more I look at the rear .... the better I like it !!!
 
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I like the looks.
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