I am considering my first corvette purchase. I have always wanted a 69, 427 tripower convertible and after 15 years of wanting I believe that I can finally make that purchase of my dream. There a few things that I hope someone can help me with. I don't intend on buying a museum piece. I would like to drive it on the weekends and summer nights down the shore or into the mountains (live in Jersey). Is the car too much of an animal for day drives, 6,8 or 10 hour drives? I have heard that the 427 runs very hot. Is there a problem with stop and go driving? If everything is in perfect working order I would expect the car not to overheat, is this a fantasy or shouldn't everything be all right? What about fuel for the car? Does it require fuel additives for octane or lead? Looking to fill that new garage some fiberglass. Any help, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.