Ron fellows special edition Z-06

I was visiting my local Chevrolet dealer today, looking to try and get a Z-06. He is currently out of stock but has 5 or 6 more coming in, but he offered me one of his 2 special edition Ron Fellow's Z-
06's..... at $79,500 with nav. I put a deposit down to hold it til tomorrow, when it will be rolling in off the transporter and I can see it in real, and I have the right of first refusal, so it's mine if I decide to buy it.
My question is, should I pop for this and put it in a bubble, sit on it a few years and hope for the price to go up due to limited production, or drive the crap out of it as I would have a normal Z- 06? I realize it's just a paint and equipment thing, but the very low number production Corvettes tend to have a certain collectability and value increase and I'd hate to miss out on that.
Do you guys think it is worth investing the $80k in a crap shoot? Or just say the hell with it and drive it like it's nothing special?
Thanks
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Lets see, if you include the tax on the purchase it will tip over the $85,000 figure. Sounds like a good investment to me and my bank. Mean while when you drive it the value will soon hit $65,000, and if you don't drive it, it will soon be worth $65,000. The next question is what will happen to that value when the super Corvette comes out? Take a look at the prices on the past Z06 and it will be about the same loss. Look at all those poor fools that paid $100,000 to get a ZR1 that is now worth less then the interest the money would have earned with a much better collectable Corvette. It is not an investment, it's an illness.
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Dad wrote:

What is the "super Corvette"?
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Jon wrote:

I found it. http://www.johnchow.com/spied-650hp-super-corvette
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A better link (not that I'll be buying one, but I hope they clean up the hood a bit):
http://www.caranddriver.com/dailyautoinsider/12814/2009-corvette-blue-devil-confirmed-and-in-final-tuning-phase.html
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It is not an investment, it's an illness.

My wife couldn't agree more. Rob 78 & 96 Coupes, Red of course.
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However, the 2006 Z06, even with 3500 miles or less is holding it's price at Ebay. The car is already traction limited in 1st gear, which is good for 61mph. I own a 2006 Z06, and like many owners, I'm hoping for a better tire to come out for the car, the current choices are the OEM run flats, or Hoosier A6/R6 DOT road racing slicks. Some are going with the Hoosiers, and Roger Kraus will groove the tires for street / rain usage and ship them.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5219/srvo8.jpg
To make 650 hp streetable, they'll need a taller first gear. I also own a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcyle, and 1st gear on the Busa runs to 81mph. Not sure what a 650hp car would need to be geared to.
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$79,500?
Jump on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MSRP is 100k.
My dealer is trying to get me one and I don't know what the price is.
I guarantee (well maybe!) you could sell it on Ebay for more than that.
Buy it,
Ed
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I'll sell you one for $95K. Ok, $90K. $87.5K if you also buy the undercoating and paint sealant.
The Ron Fellows edition is a no cost option to a standard Z06. Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Edition Z06 Package, includes red console, lower door trim and instrument panels, red leather armrest with crossed flags each individually signed and numbered by Ron Fellows, tech patterned center trim plate, body-color outside door handles, full width body-color racing spoiler, special fender graphics, windshield banner and a certificate of Z33 authenticity (Z33)
The idea of a Ron Fellows is that the stealership can get MSRP (or higher) because it is very limited. With that said, if you want a Z06 and you insist on paying retail rather than doing some shopping to get a much better price, then MSRP on this one as described looks to be $79,250 and if you can get it for $250 over MSRP, I would. But I would never consider MSRP when there are so many dealers significantly under MSRP.
BTW, Spud, you're thinking of the Blue Devil at $100K. Right now that car is no more real than the mid-engine Corvette that was supposed to be out in the 70's. Maybe GM will build it and maybe they won't. Yes, there are prototypes floating around but they have problems. One being the $100K cost.
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Thanks for the update Dale. Guess I got caught up in some internet hype.
Only 399 are to be built. But, I guess it's like the Mustang California Special in 68 (?), it's just a paint job.
Here's one on Ebay, the Buy It Now is only $20k over MSRP. haha.
Ed
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-Corvette-RON-FELLOWS-07-WHITE-Z06-CHEVY-VETTE-RON-FELLOWS-SPECIAL-ED-FL_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6168QQitemZ250099728147QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
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wrote or did cause to be written:

Looks like you might have been right with the $100K price. LOL Some dealers can't be happy with a $10K profit. That have to get greedy. But that's what makes capitalism great. In a socialist/communist country you would never have a chance of owning one of these cars. Here, all it takes is money. At $100K I'm sure there will still be a few RFs left next month if you really wanted one.
Dale 2007 Silver Cpe
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snipped-for-privacy@My.Computer says...

Went over today to look at it after they got it off the transporter.
Can we say UGLY? I knew we could. Weird shade of white
Wound up buying a '06 coupe instead, was a GMAC lease turn in when the guy couldn't make the first month payment. 505 miles on the odo. Loaded to the gills, black on black, 6 speed. paid $40k out the door inc tax and license. It's just going to be a daily driver until something better comes along.
They sold the Ron Fellow's special to the next guy in line behind me... full price. He showed up with a flatbed truck to take it home with as I was driving out.
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Ok, so you saved 45K. Are you happy? You could have been the coolest guy in this group.
Tears running down my face,
Ed
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com says...

Closer to $35k, but who's counting?

Yeah, nice car. Seems screwed together better than my last C5 and equal to the Porsche that the C6 is replacing.

I kinda doubt that any kind of stock Corvette will make one 'cool', especially considering the quality of some of the people in this newsgroup.

Don't cry for me, Ed...intina
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says... Snip

Ouch!
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or did cause to be written:

Now THAT'S a good deal!!! Congrats! I'm sure you'll be happier with something you can drive without worrying about getting dust on it and I'm sure the dealer is happy he got a huge profit on his RF.
Heres wavin' a'cha'
Dale 2007 Silver Cpe
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snipped-for-privacy@My.Computer says...

I'm not so sure about a huge profit. Something like $10k or so. I think he makes more on a loaded up Suburban or Hummer.

same back atcha
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