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KANE

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I was 13 when my dad purchased the '82 Vette. It's been in my family continuously for 28 and a half years.

It was on my birthday and I'll never forget how excited he was and that he wanted me to come outside and see the car. We had spent about 2 years looking for Vettes and he finally found the one he wanted. On my birthday nonetheless. LOL

Between work and raising us kids, he didn't have a lot of extra money. He saved for quite a while and then he stumbled upon the car. So when he did get it, it was a really special thing for him.

I have so many memories with that car. Dad taught me how to drive on it nd I took it to high school dances. It has always been like a member of the family.

I've had two C3s and a C5 but none hold the same place in my heart as this particular '82.

Anyway, I had the chance to get it out and run it out some today. It still puts a smile on my face when I get behind the wheel.
:happyanim:
 

Mac

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And you've taken great care of the 82 so that it's running and funning better now than ever! :happyanim:

Mac
 

Tom Bryant

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You learned to drive in the '82 Corvette? That's cool. I learned in a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

Tom
 

navy2kcoupe

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You learned to drive in the '82 Corvette? That's cool. I learned in a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

Tom

'59 Chevy Kingswood station wagon. 283 4 bbl 3 speed with overdrive. Whatta beast! Wish it would have been a Vette! THAT would have been too cool! :thumb Hope you keep it for AT LEAST another 28 years, Kane! Great story!
Andy :w
 

Mac

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You learned to drive in the '82 Corvette? That's cool. I learned in a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

Tom
Luxury!! I learned in a 1971 GMC Fleetside with an inline six and a three on the tree. :thumb

Mac
 

kpic

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You learned to drive in the '82 Corvette? That's cool. I learned in a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

Tom

I learned to drive in a 61 Olds Dynamic 88 with the color changing ribbon speedometer.. Red was soon my favorite color.. :L


 

bill81vette

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very nice looking '81!!!!
I've always loved the early '80s body!!!!!:thumb:thumb
 

Koop

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My Dad brought this brand new 1969 Corvette home when I was 5 years old. I learned to drive in it and I still have it.
 

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Koop

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I’ve had this car for a long time.

Nice story you posted.
 

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