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post #1 of 17 Old 04-02-2010, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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Am I crazy????

About 8 years ago, my step Dad was killed in an industrial accident. He left my mom a wrecked 64 Stringray convertible that sat outside with and without tarps for about 25 years. Needless to say, the interior was moldy and nasty, the rear quarter panel needed to be replaced, the engine needed to be rebuilt, essentially a complete overhall. Well after my dad was killed, I convinced my mom to restore it. The mechanic had it for 5 years and while it's still needs a little work, it's finished and sitting in her garage. I can drive the car any time I want. Today the sun was out and shining, she told me to take the Vette, but I chose my Strom instead. And I'm embarrassed to say that this isn't the only time that I've chosen my V instead of the Vette. Do I need a shrink????

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-02-2010, 07:26 AM
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Is a nice looking ride, though. I have a '64 Chevelle that hasn't turned a wheel in months!

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Yes sir you are crazy. While I love my Vee, my vette with an upgraded suspention will hold corners better than the bike and is a blast to drive. Very nice car by the way.


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Sounds like that vette needs a foster home in Tn. Someplace that will love and cherrish it and use it to pick up women. Should I jump a plane and come rescue it?

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post #6 of 17 Old 04-02-2010, 01:40 PM
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I rode yesterday and it was cold in the AM so I put on a warm jacket. I roasted on the way home even with the liner out. Today I took the GN with the tops off. Much better. I love my bike but sometimes a classic car with the top down is just what the doctor ordered.


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That car is gorgeous and yes would definitely take the car over the Strom. Years ago I had a 58 vette and while the car was a great looker and fast (engine had a bit of work :mrgreen in a straight line, it was a bear to drive. I remember that if you sat at a light for more than 30 sec, the blood would drain out of your left leg from holding in the manual clutch. But I always loved the early stingray vette's. Again great car, treat her well.

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That year and model are worth lots of $$$$ as you may know.
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post #9 of 17 Old 04-02-2010, 03:19 PM
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I don't get the whole "car" thing. A nice car that's quick and handles well is still a car.

I've had cars that were more fun to drive than other cars, but never more fun than a bike.
post #10 of 17 Old 04-02-2010, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Travman View Post
I remember that if you sat at a light for more than 30 sec, the blood would drain out of your left leg from holding in the manual clutch.
I'm no expert in classic cars, but don't they have a neutral? I drove standard cars for 13 years and never had a problem at traffic lights. Stop-and-go traffic can kill your left leg for sure in any standard transmission car.

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