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The allure of the C2...at least to me. Mike Furman

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  • The allure of the C2...at least to me. Mike Furman

    ~There is something about every Corvette that makes one like a certain generation possibly more than another. The C1 went thru a few different body changes
    and I've owned two of those. I have never owned a C3 yet I like the body style. I've owned 5 C4's... and 1 C5 and it drove great...owned 5 C6's and 3 C7's...and only 2 C2's.
    The moment I test drove the C7 prototype I knew it was world class...I also got to test drive the prototype for the C5 and C6 at VIR...but that C7 ride out at Spring Mountain
    before they started production was something special. I could tell instantly that you really felt in one with the car and it was because of the 50/50 weight rating both front to rear and side to side. I also got to drive the C6 Z06 prototypes before production out at Bob Bondurant in 118 degree weather at his Phoenix track.
    BUT...The body of the C2 is what gets my blood flowing especially the Boat Tail rear end. My dream car is a Red/Red 63 split window but I currently own a fully loaded Marina Blue and White 1967 Cpe. The 67 is far superior in every way over the 63 but there is something iconic about the split rear window. Only time will tell if I will ever own a 63 but one thing is for certain...if the 8th Generation is as good as I think it's going to be...that will be my next Corvette.




    Mike Furman
    CorvetteFurman.com
    Last edited by Mike [email protected]; 07-15-2018, 05:05 PM.

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    I think you know where I stand as far as my favorite generation. The C2 coupe is a timeless design and always gets positive reactions whenever I drive it.

    This freshly restored 63 was at a show I went to in June. It's not red on red but I think the silver with red really pops.
    1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
    2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

    NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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    • #3
      That car is exactly what I got my first ride in a Corvette in. If I win the lottery...., going to expand the living room, put one in it, and just sit in my Lazy Boy and look at its rear quarter. That will be my heaven on earth.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Mike, that sure says a lot, when a person who has owned 18 Corvettes, sold 4,000+, and been around them bothas a passion and a career for 40 years, stilll has a C2 make his heart go faster! Thanks so much for sharing your passion for the C2 and your car with us. It is a beauty!
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Mike - I agree wholeheartedly. I've already got most of the plans figured out on a monster C2 resto-mod project as a contingency plan in case the ME fails to deliver (which I don't think it will). The C2 styling is simply iconic, simultaneously looking retro (in a cool way), yet continuing - somehow - to retain a modernity about its appeal.

          So if the ME is all that and more then I'll head there. If it's not, then we'll put together a 600-700 hp C2 with modern frame, chassis, suspension, widened fenders. . . . etc. Before the purist faint - this would be done on a non-numbers matching car, as I refuse to chop up matching numbers machine.

          Something like this, but with brushed tinted wheels rather than chrome:

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          • #6
            Here’s to your winning the lottery OnPoint and that therefore you could do both! Get your ME and build that exciting C2 “monster resto-mod!” I would love on ride in your C2. Hope you win the lottery this weekend!
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by John View Post
              Here’s to your winning the lottery OnPoint and that therefore you could do both! Get your ME and build that exciting C2 “monster resto-mod!” I would love on ride in your C2. Hope you win the lottery this weekend!
              Yeah, wouldn't that be a hoot. Would love to have both.

              I may have some variant of Jeremy's Corvette addiction. . . .

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              • #8
                Mike,

                For me, it was ALWAYS about the C2's....... that was the generation I idolized when I was a teenager and HOT for cars. My Dad had to set the rules early on that although we lived in a neighborhood ( Lake Barcroft.... Falls Church, VA ) with a number of Corvettes, it didn't mean that I would be getting one as a teenager..... but I knew I would someday. In the meanwhile I had a few VW's.....

                We're on our 11th Vette now...... NO C1's or C3's. But besides the one C2, had a C4, a couple C5's, several C6's including the 427 we got from you, and are now on our 2nd C7 ..... a '17 GS. Click image for larger version

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                My first Vette was a '65 Roadster in 1975. I was in Clearwater FL and looked for nearly a year for my favorite...... a '67 Coupe. After several disappointing false starts on ones I'm glad I didn't buy, I "settled " for a numbers matching '65 Roadster in Nassau Blue with a white interior and matching hard top. A/C even worked !!! It had powerglide which I really didn't want, but the rest of the car was just right..... sure would like to have another C2 someday. Especially a blue '67 Coupe !!!
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                3LT Coupe, Z51 Torch Red with two toned Red/black interior. 5VM visible CF ground effects, Carbon Flash wheels, engine appearance package and Carbon Fiber interior trim. Mag Ride control. Red Calipers. VQK Splash Guards. Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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                • #9
                  Thank you Strake for sharing your wonderful “backstory.” Your 11th Vettte; how terrific that is.
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Strake View Post
                    Mike,

                    For me, it was ALWAYS about the C2's....... that was the generation I idolized when I was a teenager and HOT for cars. My Dad had to set the rules early on that although we lived in a neighborhood ( Lake Barcroft.... Falls Church, VA ) with a number of Corvettes, it didn't mean that I would be getting one as a teenager..... but I knew I would someday. In the meanwhile I had a few VW's.....

                    We're on our 11th Vette now...... NO C1's or C3's. But besides the one C2, had a C4, a couple C5's, several C6's including the 427 we got from you, and are now on our 2nd C7 ..... a '17 GS. Click image for larger version

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                    My first Vette was a '65 Roadster in 1975. I was in Clearwater FL and looked for nearly a year for my favorite...... a '67 Coupe. After several disappointing false starts on ones I'm glad I didn't buy, I "settled " for a numbers matching '65 Roadster in Nassau Blue with a white interior and matching hard top. A/C even worked !!! It had powerglide which I really didn't want, but the rest of the car was just right..... sure would like to have another C2 someday. Especially a blue '67 Coupe !!!
                    Make me an offer that I can’t refuse.

                    mike

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