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Old 12-05-2009, 08:51 PM   #1  
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I just saw two of these cross the block at the Mecum aution in Kansas City and I must say they really caught my eye. Both sold for $125,000 each (a 67 conv. and a 63 coupe). I believe they were both 2008 corvettes.

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I just saw two of these cross the block at the Mecum aution in Kansas City and I must say they really caught my eye. Both sold for $125,000 each (a 67 conv. and a 63 coupe). I believe they were both 2008 corvettes.

http://www.karlkustomcorvettes.com/
I think i'm gonna puke after seeing that. How can anyone do something like that. If you want a classic car, you can get a California classic in decent shape for much less than that and do whatever you want to the powertrain.
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Works for me. If I had the cash, I'd hit it.
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The mid-year Vette is by far and away my favorite car. (DeTomaso Pantera 2nd)
If I were in the market, and had that kind of budget for one, I would buy an original.
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The mid-year Vette is by far and away my favorite car. (DeTomaso Pantera 2nd)
If I were in the market, and had that kind of budget for one, I would buy an original.
And do what with it? Put it away for what it is - an investment.

As opposed to owning and driving something totally unique.
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And do what with it? Put it away for what it is - an investment.

As opposed to owning and driving something totally unique.
You're right. When I got my '65 Roadster in 1992, I enjoyed the heck out of driving it. Classic car insurance is cheap(as compared to regular insurance), 0 deductible, 10 year plates/registration. It was off frame restored, ran perfect, but I became too protective of it to enjoy it anymore.
So it was sold a couple years ago. Unless I was filthy rich, I still wouldn't enjoy driving an expensive car ($100k+), on a regular basis. Just me.
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shucks! if only i had the cash!
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Sign me up for one!

I'll wait till the get sub $100,000 though.
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Is is an intersing fact about the 1963 Corvette:

The AMA (Automobile Manufacturers Association) had a corporate racing ban in effect in 1963. Corvette engineers made an end run around the ban by offering the Z06 option. Although technically available to anyone, in reality it was intended for racers. The option included:

•Fuel injected 327 cubic inch motor
•Heavy duty suspension, including competition shock absorbers, stiffer springs, and thicker (.94") front roll bar
•Aluminum knock-off wheels
•Special brakes with upgraded cooling
•36.5 gallon fiberglass fuel tank
•Positraction differential

A total of 199 1963 Corvettes featured the Z06 option. Initially all were coupes, which were better suited for racing. Indications are that only one Z06 convertible was made which did not include the 36 gallon fuel tank. The price of $1814.45 was high - almost half the price of the entire Corvette. Changes in the option occurred during the production run. At one time the larger fuel tank and knock-off wheels were dropped, lowering the price to $1293.95 and accommodating buyers who wanted to use the car on the street and did not want to sacrifice luggage space.
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