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Ed's 1970

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Hello all,
I am 41 years old and I just purchased my first corvette. It is a 1970 Stingray, 350 small-block, 4spd, a dark candy apple red (almost burgandy), aftermarket rims, sidepipes. I kind of wanted a big-block, but could not afford it right now....maybe later on.

I am a big chevy fan. You just can't beat the small and big block chevy's, they're great.

My interest in the older corvettes started a few years ago, and has peaked lately. I don't know what it is about this car, but I am very attracted to it. I have no interest in the later models. This car seemed to be ahead of its time with independent suspension, fiberglass body, 4 piston caliper brakes, etc.

My other car is a '94 Camaro Z28. It is quite a car. It has around 600 horsepower from a blown 355 LT1 and handles great. I don't expect the '70 to come close to it performance wise, but the '70 seems to have such historical value to it. And looks easy to work on!

I don't have the car yet, it is going to be delivered in a few weeks. I am really excited about it. I have read some threads on this site, and they were very helpful.

Ed
 
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2002 Yellow Z06 (sold); 1999 Pewter FRC (sold)
Hey Ed,
Welcome to the CAC.
The chrome bumper sharks are my favorite style of all time. That's what they have an abundance of ... STYLE :cool.

Congratulations, and please post photos when your vette arrives.

Tammy
 
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Missoura Ozarks
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Carbon Flash CE 4LT GS Roadster
Congrats on your 1970 Stingray!

Glad ya made it here & welcome to the :CAC

Later . . . . . .
6 Shooter
 

bill81vette

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Troy,NY
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1981 dark blue metallic
Welcome to CAC!!hope you enjoy the vette and the forums!!!!1
 

TopDownCruzin03

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Houston, Tx
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2003 6sp conv.
Welcome and have fun. :)

 
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Frankfurt/Germany
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1982 Collector Edition
Welcome to the CAC!



:w
-Stefan

We have a few Z28's around here. Here is a :w from one (stock 97).. :)
 

TopDownCruzin03

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2003 6sp conv.
I'm a Chevy guy from way back. My first car was a '68 Nova with a straight six. My older sister owned a '63 Impala with a 283 matched to a powerglide. Alas, one day she totaled that Impala. Quite a feat considering it was "almost" indestructible. But hey, I now had access to a V-8! Oh yeah, it quite improved the appeal of "The Nova". Geez, now I had OTJT (on the job training) and completely revamped the Nova. V-8, powerglide! Now I'm cruising! Now everybody wanted that Nova. I sold it at a tidy profit. But at today's dollars, only pennies.

I went on to Camaro's, mostly Z-28's. They were easy to modify and there were quite a few to be had. If I had known about today's value for older stock Camaros I would have bought a warehouse full. But hey, live and learn.

Besides my C5, I also have an '89 IROC-Z convertible which I purchased from the original owner. It has 63,000 miles on it. I've mentioned selling it but my wife loves that car. I say to her "Oh C'mon dear! We could have another Vette"!

Save the Wave,
:w
 
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Cool Driver

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Welcome to the :CAC Ed! Hopefully the next few weeks will just fly by before your C3 arrives. Congratulations!
 

hoosierdaddy

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Welcome aboard!!!!!!

Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER, nice to have you aboard.

Bill :w
 

Ed's 1970

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1970 Stingray coupe
Thanks for the welcome everyone! That was very nice.

Does anyone know if I can run sidepipes in CA, I heard it is illegal to run them here. My car comes with them! My thought is that since they let narley davidsons run rampant around here, it should not be a big deal.
 

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