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  • JustOneMore’s Post of The Day

    Congratulations to JustOneMore for his Winning Post Of The Day, when he wrote, in our “when C8’s come home thread...”

    ​​​​​​“We took delivery of our C7 the first week of October 2013 and after 20,000 of fair weather driving have had no issues to speak of. If I had waited I would have missed getting Lime Rock Green and possibly full Kalahari dash on the 3LT package.

    There is also the public interest, the entire dealership coming out fo the parking lot at 8 am to watch you take the cover off because it’s the fi8rst one they’ve seen, or people coming over to you in gas stations and parking lots and asking what it is.

    Something special about having the 1st one.”


    Last edited by John; 01-14-2019, 10:45 PM.
    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.

  • #2
    Just about this identical time period, I was telling a couple who took one of the first ever C7 Museum Deliveries in their brand 2014, and were about to drive it home from BGA to Oregon, about what to expect on their drive home. They listened, were super polite, and only when they got back and got in touch with me afterwards, they said, “thanks for all your helpful information for we had never done a cross country trip before, but not that we are back, we need to tell you that one your warned us about, we did not believe would happen.

    I asked, “what was that?” I had told them that they would be treated like celebrities the entire way home, that their plans to do 500 miles a day were unrealistic, that they should take an extra day and soak in what would happen to them, that even an interstate rest area break would take at least a half hour as folks gathered round their new car asking them many questions, including mostly “Can I take a picutre of your car?” They said that they truly felt like they were rock stars the entire trip home (I had even told them that they would be “rock stars” to those they met, but until they experienced, they never believed me.

    To a lesser degree, when we got our Velocity Yellow C7 Z06, with its big wing (for the time), looking like a race car with license plates,, we too got stopped on our first trip in the car. We will never forget an 80 year old man who come over across an interstate rest area parking lot, asking us, “mind if you would tell me what it cost?” But before we could answer, he said, “that’s about $150,000 right.”

    When we told him it was $94K, but starts at $78, he said, “my wife died a couple of years ago, we used to own Corvettes, and seeing yours, I can not believe it cost that little. I can afford that, and I am going home to buy one and to start living life again.” To say tears came about of both my wife and my eyes, was an understatement. I am emotional typing about it even now — four years afterwards.


    So, while not arguing with prudence of waiting, there sure is a lot to say for going all in at the beginning of the C8 era.
    Last edited by John; 01-15-2019, 03:42 AM.
    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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    • #3
      The lime rock green with kalahari was such a stunning color combo...

      that really was a great way to launch a new corvette...

      all the colors were awesome and although im not sure i would have ordered the lime rock green and kalahari interior myself as Im more of a traditionalist when it comes to ownership...whenever i see one I always admire them..

      simply beautiful..

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      • #4
        I have had many different colors over the years, the last four included two maroons and two Torch Reds. When I saw the Torch Red on the night of the reveal I hated it with all the black trim & black wheels. My first thought was I need to find a 2013 GS in Torch Red, I scrolled to the bottom and saw the Cyber Gray with Kalahari and thought that is beautiful. I was sure I wanted Kalahari at that point. I have always gone with the lowest level interior but decided to go 2LT this time. I don't know if you remember, but all the early info had Kalahari & Brownstone mixed up with Brownstone only available on 3LT. I wanted the lighter one so thought I would go 3LT to get it, was happy when I learned of the reversal. After that found only the 3 had the full dash covered in Kalahari so wanted that. We were in Bowling Green late June for the NHRA Reunion, and as always visited the factory & museum. The factory was closed for the switch over, but there was a Cyber Gray C6 in the parking lot. In the bright sun with the blue flake in the paint it had a slight lavender cast to it. My wife said no. We went to the museum where they had a LRG hood which I stood in front of quite a while with a pocket flashlight hitting it from all angles. The next day we were at the drags when my salesman called and said the Corvette girl was there from the Corporate Office and needed my color choice, so told him LRG w/3LT Kalahari. No regrets, I'm leaning Torch Red on the ME, but still get so many positive comments on the LRG, I'm hoping to hang on to it as a backup so I can still enjoy the 3rd pedal when I feel the need.

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