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Old 05-24-2014, 08:49 PM   #41
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I've always been a fan of the Corvette. The exhaust hasn't changed much since 1965. At idle, it kicks ass! WOT is deafening.

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #42
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Not sure what your deal is....I already owned 2 M3s, still own my s2000, a wrangler, and now want something I have never owned, which is an american muscle car. Im not monolithic, I like any car that's cool. If I wanted a new M3 or an AMG, I'd buy one, but right now, I have zero interest in them.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:57 PM   #43
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I've always been a fan of the Corvette. The exhaust hasn't changed much since 1965. At idle, it kicks ass! WOT is deafening.

Problem is, owning the s2000, I don't think I want another two seater....would be nice to have a fun weekend blast up to new england or something with the family...with the vette, I'd have the same problem as I do now with the s2k....besides....I always told myself that if I ever bought a vette, it would be a 52 or a 53.
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I do still have a hardon for a White/red stripe GT500 though.....so the choice aint gonna be easy.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:06 PM   #45
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If you find a 52 vette, burn it. Production started in 1953. It came with the "Blue Flame Six". An E46 323 would put it to shame. I was a Corvette FANATIC until the early 80s. My fav was the 1967 with the 427 "Tri-Power" (3 two barrel carburetor set up).
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:13 PM   #46
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If you find a 52 vette, burn it. Production started in 1953. It came with the "Blue Flame Six". An E46 323 would put it to shame. I was a Corvette FANATIC until the early 80s. My fav was the 1967 with the 427 "Tri-Power" (3 two barrel carburetor set up).
I mispoke....

These are the two bodies I like....





I believe the first one is a 56-62 and the second is a 53.

My mistake.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:15 PM   #47
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Im also a huge fan of the jag xk120, but that's a ride for later in life.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:36 PM   #48
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The first pic is somewhere between 1958 and 1962. The 58 had a "washboard" ripple on the hood. The 1961-62 had the same tail as the 63-67 vettes.

The second pic is the classic 1957.

Here is the 53

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:41 PM   #49
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Problem is, owning the s2000, I don't think I want another two seater....
S2k won't go 200 mph under its own power. The Corvette ZR1 will. Think about it. You're not getting any younger.
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S2k won't go 200 mph under its own power. The Corvette ZR1 will. Think about it. You're not getting any younger.
Where the f*** am I going to do 200mph?

Im lucky to hit 70 around my area.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:33 AM   #51
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This is the car Jason Statham would drive when he robs the bank you own....

U couldn't be more wrong. We all know the Transporter prefers German.

I guess being Canadian means my opinion doesn't matter, but American muscle always sounded like a colossal waste of gas.

New Camaro Z28 or Vette ZR1 are more technical marvels so I don't consider them muscle cars but I may be wrong.


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I guess being Canadian means my opinion doesn't matter, but American muscle always sounded like a colossal waste of gas.
For some perspective, the 470HP SRT8 Challenger gets better MPG than your M3.

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This is the car Vin Diesel would drive when he robs the bank you own....



If you think a silver 4 door sedan has the same presence as a challenger, you're nuts.
Ftfy. Jason Statham drives European.
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Where the f*** am I going to do 200mph?



Im lucky to hit 70 around my area.

It's not about going 200 mph, it's about having the means to go 200 mph.


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For some perspective, the 470HP SRT8 Challenger gets better MPG than your M3.
Thanks for that, although the perspective from OP's video would indicate that he'd be burning through gallons of gas just to listen to the sweet sound of American muscle.
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^ Good point, I've never seen a YouTube video a non-American car revving pointlessly.

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Thanks for that, although the perspective from OP's video would indicate that he'd be burning through gallons of gas just to listen to the sweet sound of American muscle.
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You really work in sales/marketing don't you?
Just an engineer who is still in love with the Corvette, 29 years after selling the last one I owned.
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