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Crowe

New member
Joined
Apr 29, 2013
Messages
2
Location
Bristol tn
Corvette
79 red coupe
Hello to all and thanks for the membership finally lol it was tough to get registered thru my iPhone app and online at first really feel as if I've joined an elite group here. I just inherited my dads 79 corvette which he bought when I was 14 with my help finding and then we fixed and restored few things along way together. When I turned 25 I graduated nursing school and finally got a decent payin job and bought my 70 cutlass SX model and we began going to shows and local cruise ins together. He passed away 11/1/12 which was worst day of life so far and then I found out he left his motorcycles and corvette to my brother and I to sell and do what we want with the money. Knowing how important the car was to him I decided to keep it and being that's its not original i realize its worth even less but that's why I love it. The 79 of course isn't As popular or valuable but instead of the anemic original motor it has a 68 corvette L78 option 327 with 350hp engine. When he bought the car in mid 90s we had the local Chevy dealer run numbers on engine to see exactly what he had. It's a fun car to drive not quite the grunt of my cutlass 455 but its a vette and it'll still get up and go. I'm considering upgraded wheels one day but I'm not sure i want to touch it all things considered. I'm sure ill have some questions in future and thanks again for the invite. Here's a few pics

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And few of my cutlass and also a 69 cutlass I bought then sold once my daughter was born but do what you have to do can't really justify all the toys at age 30!

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Toms007

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Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Messages
6,479
Location
Southwest Kansas
Corvette
2007 Atomic Orange Coupe
Good morning Crowe and welcome to CAC. I grabbed your post from the other thread and started one just for you, so more people can welcome you more personally. That's a great looking set of cars you have. I know how life gets into the way of things and I know how you have to "do what is right" sometimes even though it may not be what we would like. Remember that things come back at us in mysterious ways. I am so sorry for the loss of your father, it sounds as though you had a great relationship with him.
 

Huskerman

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Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
916
Location
Heartlands of Nebraska
Corvette
2010 Grand Sport Coupe Z16 Blade Silver
Welcome to the CAC! Great history on that 79 thanks for sharing it with us. Cars are always cooler when they have a good story to go with them......glad to have you aboard.....
 

Chevy Customer Service

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Joined
May 26, 2012
Messages
167
Location
Michigan
That is a great looking '79! My dad has a '69 and calls it my inheritance because we also restored it together when I was a kid. I am sorry for your loss! There are great people on this forum with insane knowledge to help you with whatever projects you may decide to do. Welcome! :w

Kelly J. -Chevrolet Customer Care
 

Mac

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Administrator
Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Messages
5,475
Location
Ottawa, Canuckistan
Corvette
1973 coupe L82 (gone as casualty of divorce)
Welcome to the CAC!! Great looking toys!!

-Mac
 

96gs917

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Joined
Dec 30, 2012
Messages
116
Location
Long Island, NY
Corvette
1996 Grand Sport 917, 1996 Polo Green LT4
Welcome aboard Crowe!! Great looking cars you have there. My love of Corvettes also started with my Dad.
Although we never owned one when I was growing up, my Dad had a friend that came over to our house with a
brand new 69 vert. I was 12 at the time and instantly fell in love with Corvettes.

Thanks for sharing your story.:thumb
 

catbert

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Aug 26, 2004
Messages
3,487
Location
Tobacco Road, NC
Great car, great story.
 

Crowe

New member
Joined
Apr 29, 2013
Messages
2
Location
Bristol tn
Corvette
79 red coupe
Thanks all appreciate the kind words and welcomes as well. Def be asking more ?s in future as I begin to do a few things.
 

bill81vette

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Joined
Jan 17, 2004
Messages
4,316
Location
Troy,NY
Corvette
1981 dark blue metallic
welcome to CAC!!!
enjoy!!!!
great story!!!!really sharp looking machines!!!
 

jesters94

Active member
Joined
Apr 3, 2013
Messages
27
Location
O'Fallon, MO
Corvette
1994 Brickyard 400 Parade Car
:welcome :w
 

hoosierdaddy

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Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
3,010
Location
Bluffton, Indiana
Corvette
2000 Black Coupe; W/6-Speed
Welcome aboard and congratulations on your vette owership too

New Member from TN.

Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER we're very glad you've joined us :happyanim:You have a classic to be proud of and a really cool story with it . . . . . Stay in touch and there are a lot of really smart people on this site ready and willing to help any way they can.
The members and staff of this site are the BEST of the BEST :_rock

Bill :w
 

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