FS: 1966 Corvette Coupe MINT

For Sale 1966 Corvette Coupe. Numbers match ... Mint shape.. See at http://www.uniquedifferent.com Give me a call --- Let's Talk

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wrote:

I'm sorry if I'm demeaning a '66 vette, I don't mean to but .... I'm stupid and maybe someone can educate me. Aside from a true classic now and bigger engine (not sure its faster when all this translates to the pavement) why spend $85k when you can spend less (well maybe not a lot less but you'd get a new Z06)? I suppose if you keep the Z06 long enough it too will be a classic.
Again my apology to the '66 vette. It looks nice in the pics.
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<Sammy> wrote in message > wrote:

guess you would have to be a classic car lover to understand. maybe if you would have grown up in the era ? some have seen a classic when they were young and fell in love with it. then they grow up and can afford the classic.
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Nice car Wheels not original , engine is not original Sorry, no numbers matching here $30, take it or leave it
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Kickstart wrote:

Yepper!!
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'Key wrote:

I think you hit it on the head. It's the car that you grew up wishing you could own but couldn't afford it until now. The other issue and no offense to 1984+up owners but I personally don't like the new style vettes starting with the C4s. Guess it shows how old I am when I consider 1984 and up new!
The newer Vettes are too refined for me, the older ones just seem more race-bred oriented - rough around the edges. The new ones remind me of Ferrais, Lamborgdhias and Lotuses (excuse the spelling) - a switch to European styling.
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Well 1st off I am in my 60's .. a certified OLD fart... and learning to me watchful of my cash as I hope to have a few cents in the Bank on the day I croak...
Given the choice of a brand new Z06 or a 66 (correct 66) I have to say without blinking my eyes twice it would be the 66 ... simple appreciation in value (although I think all mid years did loose a little value last year) vs depreciation... PLUS drive a new Corvette (or ZO6) and see just how many people actually turn theoir heads and look.. then take the 66 out and make the same observation... BIG DIFFERENCE...
I do howver value the refrinement of the newer Corvettes ..especially when traveling... I did the 1999 Nation Corvette Caravan as a State co-captin and my wife and I drove my 72 ...damd thing kiled us old farts .. back hurt, feet burned, parked at night and headded straight for the hot tub at the hotel.. wife bitch about only being allowed the pair of shoes she was wearing PLUS one addition par because of lack of storage place etc..
Should have done the trip in my 95 at the time...more space much more comfortable (especially for us older folks) BUT I honestly wanted to have fun and the 72 was just much for fun to drive....(should have though about just how long I would be driving because after 6-7 hours fun turned into discomfort) ...
I sold the 95 and purchased a 98 just for traveling...I keep my 64. 72 and 76 for just pure fun...take them out on the back twisties and run thru the gears., have fun takling the turns and listen to the exhaust and engine "sing" ( radios never get turned on)... GREAT feeling to be 25 years old again...BUT after an hour the back starts hurting and I got head home ...lol My 79 is my only automatic Corvette, it is reserved for Saturday evening ICE CREAM Runs with the wife ..nice slow relaxed trips to the Ice Cream joints within 30-40 miles of our home..
The 98 is now my traveling car... Next trip is up to Glenn Falls, NY for the Adirondack Corvette weekend in September ..about 1000 miles round trip and I k now my wife and I will arrive without suffering back pain or sore asses etc....
The newer Corvettes are just so much better then the older ones it is not funny...faster, more fuel effecient, better built, BUT they honesty lost the Mechanical feel that I enjoy in a car.... I ride in my 98, I drive my others ...I look at people when driving my 98 people look at me when I drive the others...(cops included darn)... LOL
Bob G. 64 72 & 98 Ragtops 76 & 79 Coupes
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On Sat, 07 Jul 2007 10:01:16 -0400, Bob G. <rg327_remove_comcast.net> wrote something wonderfully witty:

Exactly when do you get your certification papers? I don't think I've quite made it yet, but I maybe closing in. That aside, I watchful of my nickels & dimes as well. Always prudent to do so at any age.

Given the ability to drop $85k on another vehicle I doubt it would be either of the afore mentioned vehicles, but I would drop the $75k on http://www.vettefinders.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/cardetail/g/2/id/11984/1967_corvette_for_sale.htm if I had it laying around not accumulating interest. Or perhaps a nice `64 drop top. Numbers matching or not doesn't matter to me as long as it was/is a good runner.

Personally I could care less who does or doesn't look at me while I'm driving whatever it is I'm driving, or in my particular case possibly riding. The stupid shit-eating-grin makes me look a little ridiculous anyways.

It is impossible not to. However, one doesn't need a top of the line Z06, when a nicely equipped Vert will do quite nicely as well for enough left over for another toy.

Of course they are. Everything improves with the advancement of technology, but of course sometimes the soul is ripped out as well. Personally I like the British term/concept of Motoring, one just does not Motor in today's newer vehicles. In many cases they just steer.
For some reason the line "Get Your Motor Running" keeps running through my head now. Think it is time to go for a drive.
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On Sat, 07 Jul 2007 10:01:16 -0400, Bob G. <rg327_remove_comcast.net> wrote:

Great post Bob. I don't know if this has been asked before but how do you feel about your '64 compared to the rest of Vettes (strengths vs. weaknesses, etc.. ) ? I have no desire for a '64 (no disrespect intended) but just curious how you feel about yours considering you have several newer?
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My 64 was actually a mistake on my part when I purchased it...I knew the car and the owner for 10-15 years and knew it was very well taken care of BUT regularly saw triple digits but no hole shots etc...
. .Full documentation all the way back to the original order forms (from Saigon, confirmation from GM's Foreign Distribution center in N.Y, the original bill of sale from the delivering dealer all the paperwork associated with the car..build sheet, etc.. and the original canceled check owner wrote for the car...In short the car is NOT a driver that can be just plain flung around... I did however put Disc brakes on the front and boy did I take a lot of flack for that... But I had planned to drive it hard and wanted better brakes... The car has all the right stuff original KO's 365 Hp solid lifter engine and one of (500) that was equipped with the new Transistorized Ignitions...
In short the car is just too good and original to really enjoy because I am not about to drive it extremely hard... Strengths is its all car, and it feels fast (never took it to the strip however, looks good etc..... Weakness is that my ASS hurts after driving it more then an hour...and I have to remove & Install the KO's myself as I do not trust some 16 yo Tire changer to even touch them both for safety and value reasons...
My 72 however is a blast, I'm the original owner, blew the engine within a year, and dropped a 68 327-350 in it so its numbers do not match but the 327 is much stronger then the stock engine ,,. I can abuse the car and not feel guilty about it at all... Both the 72 & 64 have been winners at Carlisle multiple times...which does not mean anything except I figured out where to park the darn things on Saturday ...
Favorite Vette is the 76... it does not compare to the others BUT overall its my favorite one just to drive and enjoy...
The 98 is absolutely great...BUT it really is not as much fun to drive as the earlier cars... it is not completely stock..Street Legal Performance ZL5 package, 2000 wheels, and an after market shifter to go with the Z51 suspension at least make it different from a Cadillac
What can I say....
BTW the 79 is a automatic...nice car to cruise to the Ice Cream store on the weeks...on gravel it may spin the wheels..and its an L82..?
Bob G.
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"Bob G." <rg327_remove_comcast.net> wrote in message
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Got to be just a little on the crazy side to drive a '64 over 100, tried that today and shut it down at a bit over 100, felt like running on ice, (stock shocks, springs, and no sway bars). That same stretch would get me 130+ on the C6 and you feel like you're welded to the road.

Do you use any anti-seize on the KO's? I found one galded when I went through the drive train and supension. I couldn't get any of them back to where they were before I removed them and they came loose hard.

I second that and most other tire changers would play hell touching it.

Does that ZL5 package do anything for horse power or just sound like it, I couldn't tell much difference with the ones I installed for other owners, I didn't like the sound of them myself.

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Actually the sound is a little too tame for me...nowhere near as loud as My Brothers 99 with a Corsa exhaust...
One of the Vette Mags a few years ago did a installation & test of the ZL5 system and it added 30 HP to the car at the rear wheels on the Dino .. major jump came from the LS2 intake manifold to replace the stock LS1 intake... Blackwing did not add much and the Exhaust did not add a heck of a lot either...
Bob G.
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"Bob G." <rg327_remove_comcast.net> wrote in message

Not sure which one you have now, the Loud Mouth or the Power Flow. I've only installed the Loud Mouth and didn't think it came near the lower sound of my Corsa's at the time.
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NOT THE LOUD MOUTH.... (caps intentional) ....
I have the much more subdued Power Flow... only barks at WOT just a hint of something is different at idle.. More my style (for driving) ..actually when I drive the 98 my wife is almost always in the car and she does not apprciate the same sound (music) .as I do.
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