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What Shark do you prefer?

What Shark grouping do you perfer?

  • 68-69

    Votes: 96 23.4%
  • 70-72

    Votes: 111 27.0%
  • 73-74

    Votes: 39 9.5%
  • 75-77

    Votes: 45 10.9%
  • 78-79

    Votes: 26 6.3%
  • 80-82

    Votes: 94 22.9%

  • Total voters
    411
D

dlrshort

Guest
I love mostly yellow C-3's with chrome bumpers.........:love
 

vetteKID

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2002
Messages
122
Location
ellicott city, MD
Corvette
74 L-48 coupe & 85 454 coupe
i voted 70-72........even if i have a 74.......i jsut cant stop lovin that crome, so sexy.
 

69autoXr

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 23, 2002
Messages
163
Location
Michigan
Corvette
1969 LT-1 coupe 2B NCCC
I voted for 70-72, because my favorite engine is the LT-1. But my favorite body is the 69. I think 68-72 should be one group, keeping the chrome bumper cars all together.

Chris
 
P

pa12.5

Guest
I had to vote for the 80-82. I have wanted the 82 collectors since I first saw it in 82. Now that I have one at my home I must admit that the 71 convertable is just about as close to my 82 as one can get. I just need to convince my wife that "She" needs it.
 

SlowRide

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 7, 2003
Messages
149
Location
Land of Liberty
Corvette
1971 LT1...gone but not forgotten
I voted for the 70-72. My first Vette was a '71 LT-1. I just think they have the best lines. (68-69 included)

Picking out a favorite is like asking someone which child is their favorite.

Nick
 
M

majortom75

Guest
I love my '76. But some day I hope to get a '68 convertible. That's where my vote went. :beer
 
6

6shark9

Guest
Chrome is nice, and I've always loved the little "tail flip" and concave rear of the 68-72(73). Vote went 68-69 (Sharks have gills).
 
T

Tifton81

Guest
I voted for the 80 - 82 not because I have one, but I just love the low front ground effect. Great Lines also.... I had a 1977 and loved the fins off the rear window but prefer the room behind the seats of the 80-82.

Wiley:beer
 
Joined
Nov 23, 2002
Messages
1,060
Location
Motorcity USA
Corvette
1973 L-48 Coupe
easy one for me...

i think that 73 marked and end of an era ........my opinion only....no offence meant.....ive read that Zora's favorite model year was the 73 , it was the closest version of what he had in mind......then the government stepped in with cats and stuff.....
the big block took a beating on horsepower this year.....275 dont seem like much....the last year for the bumper......its set apart from any other year.i love all corvettes but the one that grabbed my heart as a young lad was 1973.....took me all my life since to get it....hence the vanity tag.......BOUTIME.:bu
 
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Tim73454

Guest
I voted 73-74 but it was hard! Tom why didn't you put 73 by itself and list 74 with 75-77... Love my 73 but wouldn't have a 74!!! No offence...


Tim73454
 
B

basilio

Guest
74

Hey vettedude73! Zora's favorite was the '74 not the '73! He actually owned a '74 big block blue coupe for many years after his retirement. This was was featured in Petersen's Corvette history book.

The '74 is the best looking C3 especially in convertible form. Tom Falconer in his C3 book remarks that the '74 convertible was the zenith of design. There is less added-on chrome. The front matches the rear. It is all beautifully integrated. There are no bumperettes as in other years to spoil the design.

I agree that the 73 and the 74 belong together as they are mechanically very close except for the chrome bumper of the '73. I must state that I know at least 2 individuals that would not buy a '73 because the front and rear do not match. Of course this is their opinion.

But let's not focus just on the outside but what is on the inside as well. What can't be argued is that when you open the hood of a '74 big block, there is no better sight to behold than that 454 engine within the beautiful fiberglass frame. Imagine the very last year of this engine in this gorgeous car!
 
J

jmp

Guest
69-72

I voted for 68-69, but really it is 69-72 with the early models being higher on my preference list.

Design-wise, gotta love the chrome and the removable rear window!

Performance, well, C3's just got too tame after 72 IMO.

69 gets top votes, though, 'cause of the gills, the 427, and factory side-pipes!!!
 

Eddie 70

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Joined
Oct 28, 2002
Messages
383
Location
Kingston, Tn
Corvette
1970 Convertible LS6 and an 02 EB Z06
Seeing as how I have a 70 model, this is the way I voted. I do like all C3s though. My favs are the bumper cars though.
 
M

Michel73

Guest
Hey Tom,
Good poll. I had to go for the 73's. Keep up the good work.

Michel :pat
 
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teekilya

Guest
I voted 78-79 Maybe cause I couldn't be unfaithful to my "baby"
but I agree: Picking out a favorite is like asking someone which child is their favorite.


:love :v ;worship
 

Paul Borowski

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2003
Messages
99
Location
Massillon,Ohio
Corvette
1968, 1968, 1974, 1975
Even though I love all Sharks, 1968 to me is the neatest, raciest, oddballest(sp?)of all the Sharks-guess that is why I love it so much!!!
 
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74mike

Guest
probly no surprise, but i voted for 73-74. I believe they are special by being the last year of no pollution control, thus the last year of early ( 50-60's tech ) performance cars, its the accumulation of the all the performance tech before it. And before the gov. ( ie. not performance oriented people ) really changed the car world with priorites on safety, fuel mileage and pollution.
74's have some non performance things starting to show on them ( L48 and a bit heavy ) but still...
With some ?tuning? and lots of compression these are very fun to drive
I definately love each and every year too and want to drive them all one day :)
 

81 MAKO

Active member
Joined
Apr 16, 2003
Messages
31
Location
Manteca, Ca.
Corvette
2010 Grand Sport 6-spd manual~ 2001 cpe auto trans
80 -82 body's

Tom, this 81 is my first vette and I have really enjoyed the ride and the way it handles off the steering wheel. Its a keeper for me, Thanxs for the inivite...LOBO out.
 

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