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Old 02-05-2013, 11:21 AM
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Just an interesting note production numbers for the 53 are listed as 300 on most articles,But i wrote to GMin 1970 when i bought a 1953 corvette serial #062xxxxx to see what i could find out about the car, i received a letter back stating they were 360 produced the first 60 were destroyed by gm as they were severly abused during testing .the remaning 300 were given to choice dealers not suppose to be sold but they were,the letter stated mine was the 2nd car released to public.they wanted to know my complete adress and directions condition and when they could pick it up,They never ask a PRICE. by the time i received the letter i had already sold it .it is in a musem in Mareitta ga now not for sale,If i could only get my foot that high i would have to kick my own xxx every time i see a vette
That story is so crazy I feel like kicking you in the *** myself!

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would any one like a ride
I'm pretty sure I saw a bunch of these on the ride next to the Tilt-A-Whirl at last years Fair.

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That story is so crazy I feel like kicking you in the *** myself!

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At the last Goodguys I met a guy with a 53 or 54, I forget. Anyway, it is a real nice fully restored car and he told me the story of how it was his first car that he bought when he was 16 back in 71 or something like that. He got a good deal on it because it needed work and he worked off the cost working for the man who sold it to him at his business after school. Something along those lines I don't remember all the details. But it was a damn cool story. Here I bought a 48 Chevy pickup at that time and he bought a first gen Corvette, wish I had that Vette!

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:22 PM
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Another part to the story ,I paid $150 and a porttable tv for the car,it had ben converted to a 4 speed and painted green ,,They only came in White with red int and black top in 53 ,i kept it about 5 weeks didnot spend any money on it I traded it for a Nice 63 falcon sprint 260 4 speed Red on Red and $1100, i thought i made a good deal at that time But Not Now I only nade about $ 150 a week at work ,
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I have a rule that I live by, I regret nothing I have ever done or not done. It's very simply, we make decisions with information we have at the time. We can wish it didn't go the way it did, but there is no way we can make ourselves "responsible" for the decision to sell that IBM stock when it was 25 cents a share, we didn't know things would change so much. I can't beat myself up for selling my house in 1986 for $115K that would be "worth" $700K just 15 years later, I made the decision with the information I had at the time.
I am not saying you are beating yourself up, I know you aren't, I am just talking in general.

At the time that Falcon WAS a better choice for most of us.

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would this count I started out with Nuthin ,and still have most of it
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It looks like it has no motor and was rolled off a car trailer.

Yep, I had a 64 Coupe. I bought it for $2500, this was about 1985. It needed everything and I started collecting it and then my now ex-wife left, I had to sell it and I see it fully restored once in a while around town. I had collected a bunch of real good stuff, a 327 out of an Impala at the wrecking yard made the same month as the Vette, an NOS shifter for the Muncie, a 365 horse intake, oh yeah it was looking good. Darn it, but I have to say without a doubt not a single doubt, loosing the Vette as a sacrifice to get rid of that woman, it was well worth it. Now, looking back I would have given away a whole friggin building full of restored Vettes to get rid of her, and that is no joke, not a bit, I am dead serious.

I rather have my Rambler and my forever wife beside me.

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It looks like it has no motor and was rolled off a car trailer.

Yep, I had a 64 Coupe. I bought it for $2500, this was about 1985. It needed everything and I started collecting it and then my now ex-wife left, I had to sell it and I see it fully restored once in a while around town. I had collected a bunch of real good stuff, a 327 out of an Impala at the wrecking yard made the same month as the Vette, an NOS shifter for the Muncie, a 365 horse intake, oh yeah it was looking good. Darn it, but I have to say without a doubt not a single doubt, loosing the Vette as a sacrifice to get rid of that woman, it was well worth it. Now, looking back I would have given away a whole friggin building full of restored Vettes to get rid of her, and that is no joke, not a bit, I am dead serious.

I rather have my Rambler and my forever wife beside me.

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Actually im in a Shrine Parade in the picture it has a 327/350 hp L79 and a muncie m22 trans in the picture it had about 21000 mi now has 26900 miles all original exept 396 hood alternator ,and side exaust and rear filler panel i removed them in 1976 put on thru panel rear exaust still have panel and exaust. the front is not up the rear is lowered like i did all my 57 chevys/

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Gave 750 dollars for the only Vette I ever owned. It was a sky blue '60 with factory 283 and 3 speed. I was a young newly wed living in a mobile home. It became apparent that I could have the Vette or the new wife. Kept the wife and sold the Vette 6 weeks after I bought it for 1000 dollars. It is too late to reconsider.

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iI traded a 57 Nomad for this 65 ,now would be a hard choice. i only have one vette left i will be taking it apart to build another 50 Chevy pu these newer vettes i dont consider Corvettes irather have the suspension motor and trans in my truck then i will scrap the rest, i am wating for recourse.

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Are you saying you should have kept the Vette instead John?

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:11 PM
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Actually im in a Shrine Parade in the picture it has a 327/350 hp L79 and a muncie m22 trans in the picture it had about 21000 mi now has 26900 miles all original exept 396 hood alternator ,and side exaust and rear filler panel i removed them in 1976 put on thru panel rear exaust still have panel and exaust. the front is not up the rear is lowered like i did all my 57 chevys/
LOL, with the marks on the street it looks like the car had rolled backward too. That 65 big block hood is the best hood of all time in my opinion, with a 69 Camaro Cowl induction coming a close second. FAR, FAR better than the 66 427 hood, I honestly think it looks like a JC Whitney bought scoop. It doesn't match the car at all if you ask me.

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I like the 396 hood best of all ,i still have the flat hood ,paint is getting bad from just hanging there ,the marks are just bad highway that is Downtown Calhoun Ga,not any better now since the bypass probaly never will ,did you notice hood open it was to cool it down in parade opens from rear so it could not come open.
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Gave 750 dollars for the only Vette I ever owned. It was a sky blue '60 with factory 283 and 3 speed. I was a young newly wed living in a mobile home. It became apparent that I could have the Vette or the new wife. Kept the wife and sold the Vette 6 weeks after I bought it for 1000 dollars. It is too late to reconsider.

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this was 1967 i still have one ,but i still miss my Gran Prix
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