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Old 09-04-2023, 12:49 PM
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Default Momma got bit by the bug again, I had to make her happy

When we sold the Firebird last year, we decided one old ride was enough. More fun when we could ride together instead of taking two cars to cruise ins and such. But, she has been unhappy since we traded off her last Vette. I was pretty well over that car, disgusted I could never get it straightened out. Neither of us really liked the Firebird, it was a compromise car, something we got with the intention of letting the grandson go with us in. Well that didn't work out, so it was still just me and her. The Firebird was a good car, didn't really give any problems, it just wasn't comfortable for anything over 30 miles. Only marginally better than the Fox convertible we had at one time, and that's not saying much.

So, she's been looking on Marketplace. I knew it was going to be trouble, but hey, it's fun to look! But then you find that diamond, what do you do? Well, if Momma wants it, you go buy it! Found it just outside of Nashville TN, went up Friday and got it and hauled it home.

1982 Corvette Collectors Edition. One of only 6755 made. 60,000 original miles, but has been parked since 2016. New paint done before 2016, new tires in 2015 still look good, no rot yet, will probably replace them anyway just to be safe. Cross fire injection, got a set of injectors on the way, one is not firing at all. Got to drain the tank, gas smells old. Have to get a replacement stripe kit sometime in the future. A few bugs to work out, but nothing major I hope.

So, I'm back in the Chevy camp. But not getting rid of my other Fords. Figure this one is a keeper, since it's so rare. Probably be the last collector car I'll buy.
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Old 09-04-2023, 01:15 PM
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Great looking ride.
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Old 09-04-2023, 02:02 PM
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Nice looking car! Hopefully the cease fire injection is reliable for you, I hear there are solutions for their pain points.
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Old 09-04-2023, 03:13 PM
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That's a sharp looking car! Looks to be in great condition too.
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Old 09-04-2023, 03:53 PM
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Nice Vette! Good luck with it!
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Old 09-04-2023, 07:23 PM
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Yeah Snopro, Iíve got a nearly new Edelbrock intake in storage Iíll break out if the crossfire is a pain. Iíll keep the stuff I take off in case a purist buys it later on and wants to change it back.
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Old 09-04-2023, 10:02 PM
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Nice haul, Bama.
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Old 09-05-2023, 01:12 PM
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Classy color scheme. She'll be making a statement when she rolls into town.
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