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About 5 years ago I was able to purchase the complete GM inventory of original side pipe exhaust mufflers. My original intention was to re-distribute, or resell them to Corvette enthusiasts like myself, so that a lot of hobbyist could have the befit of the original, and factory style look, and sound that these units are famous for.

However as everything changes, including our priorities, a few years back I had to sell off the complete inventory. Quite a few resellers, including " Pro-Team " contacted me, but I refused to sell them to anyone other then a hobbyist like myself so that more people could afford, and enjoy, the muffled sound that is only seen with these original pipes.

So they were all sold to a gentlemen out of Chicago by the name of C.S. since he had the intention, and the means to distribute them in a way I had intended to do. Sadly, the more things change, the more they are the same. They have now all been sold to a Corvette reseller and are now advertised for sale in the exact way that had hoped they would not be.

I guess my grandpa was right when he used to tell me the story about the " best laid plans of mice and men " :eyerole


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I'm glad I got to see them, first hand. :)
 

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I remember the thread Now,I would'a sure liked a set of them for my 69!!:upthumbs
 
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I remember the thread Now,I would'a sure liked a set of them for my 69!!:upthumbs


I would have liked to see you get a set, but they would not have fit correctly.

Bob, I thought you had seen them when you came up the last time. :confused

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What do you mean by "hoped they would not be."?

Paul, I didn't want the whole load to end up with one of the Corvette resellers. When I sold them the buyer told me he would be offering them to people like ourselves through various Forums and user groups.

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Does this mean they will be sold at ridicules inflated prices....just because they are NOS.

If so that sucks..:mad
 
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Does this mean they will be sold at ridicules inflated prices....just because they are NOS.

If so that sucks..:mad


Mark, you got that right.

This is why in all my builds I am slowly shying away from the " original " crap with it's redicules pricing. BTW, the ad clearly states, " starting at 1500$ a set "

If that is the case, and they start at 1500$ I wonder where they will stop. :ugh

Paul, you should give them a call at 574 722-7272 and post the final pricing ( not the name of the business )

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Mark, you got that right.

This is why in all my builds I am slowly shying away from the " original " crap with it's redicules pricing. BTW, the ad clearly states, " starting at 1500$ a set "

If that is the case, and they start at 1500$ I wonder where they will stop. :ugh

Paul, you should give them a call at 574 722-7272 and post the final pricing ( not the name of the business )

Stepinwolf


The way I see it is...if the buyer doesn't care about being NOS ...then people like Allen's and Sweet Thunder are going to get a lot more business..:D
 
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The way I see it is...if the buyer doesn't care about being NOS ...then people like Allen's and Sweet Thunder are going to get a lot more business..:D

Quite possible Mark but on the other hand, we most certainly won't see their mufflers priced anywhere close to 1500 + dollars$

Héll if they start producing more of them, one day they may get everything right and sell some that actually fit correctly. :L

Wouldn't that be a bÎtch,,,

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Quite possible Mark but on the other hand, we most certainly won't see their mufflers priced anywhere close to 1500 + dollars$

Héll if they start producing more of them, one day they may get everything right and sell some that actually fit correctly. :L

Wouldn't that be a bÎtch,,,

Stepinwolf

That is my point... They Won't be selling them for $1500 each..:D.....Hence people will buy there's;)
 

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