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C5 Don

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El Jobean, FL
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'98 C5, Light Carmine red metalic coupe.
Thanks for accepting me to CAC! Been away from Corvettes for several years after racing/autocrossing Porsches for better than 15. But in the 90's I owned and loved my first Vette, a '75, L48, 4sp with factory A/C. Sold it in '98 to grow a small business..... Now retired, I told my wife once we got settled in our FL home I was going to find a nice Corvette to drive daily. And I did just that. I found a well cared for '98 Light Carmine Red Metallic / Lt. Oak coupe with an auto trans, (traffic is terrible here in SW FL so I wanted something easy to drive!) I was also a GSM ad Corvette specialist at a few Chevy dealers in WI for 15 years, (also in the 80's & 90's) leaving the business at the end of '93. So C4's were very familiar to me. My current car has had a complete ZO6 brake upgrade including full cooling ductwork. So I hope to learn more out C5's from this community. I should also mention I work part time at Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, FL as a curator/light maintenance/question & answer guy now. This is the largest private collection of Corvettes an GM (mostly Chevy) muscle cars in the country. A "bucket-list" visit to any car enthusiast. The collection owner has more Corvettes than the National Corvette Museum. 24, "67, 427, 435-tri-power cars alone!
Don
 

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Toms007

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Southwest Kansas
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2007 Atomic Orange Coupe
Welcome aboard! :w Here at CAC you'll find some great people with lots of knowledge....sounds like you'll fit right in. The museum sounds like a neat place to visit. :thumb
 

C5 Don

Member
Joined
May 25, 2019
Messages
9
Location
El Jobean, FL
Corvette
'98 C5, Light Carmine red metalic coupe.
Welcome aboard! :w Here at CAC you'll find some great people with lots of knowledge....sounds like you'll fit right in. The museum sounds like a neat place to visit. :thumb

Thanks! Looking forward to being here. (after I figure out to navigate a little better!)
 

Tom Bryant

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Nov 9, 2000
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Edgerton, Ohio, United States
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1959 black 270hp (9/2/69) 1981 Beige L81(10/20/80)
Welcome to the CAC

That's a nice looking '98. I like the Z06 brake ducts. That museum has been on my list for some time. Hope I make it someday.

Tom
 

bill81vette

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Jan 17, 2004
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4,279
Location
Troy,NY
Corvette
1981 dark blue metallic
Welcome to CAC!!
sweet looking vette!!!!
enjoy!!!!
 

C5 Don

Member
Joined
May 25, 2019
Messages
9
Location
El Jobean, FL
Corvette
'98 C5, Light Carmine red metalic coupe.
Thanks Tom, The brake ducts were something I learned about after owning the car a few months. (bought last Sept) I really enjoy driving her! There'll be no disappointments if you make it to the museum.
Don
 

Wayback

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Aug 14, 2006
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510
Location
S-NJ
Corvette
93 Ruby Aniv roadster/6spd
Glad ya got another 1.Enjoy !
 

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