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Belated Introduction

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  • Belated Introduction

    I’ve been reading and posting here almost since the reveal, but thought I might do a formal introduction. As with a number of other members, this will be my first Corvette.

    Earlier this year I began hunting for a solid, clean ’67. It was the only Corvette I would have considered. When they were new, I sat in a Goodwood green coupe at a dealership. A year later a friend let me drive his ‘67 427 3x2, and that cemented it for me. This spring I joined the NCRS thinking I’d need their guidance. And then GM intervened.

    I was dizzy for a few days until it began to make sense to get a new car, with a warranty, and it’s something I could drive across the country. Now I can own an exotic car that has always been beyond my reach.

    Many of you here have had a succession of Corvettes and other cool cars. All my interesting cars came in my youth. I grew up in Detroit, got my driver’s license in 1964, and experience the rise and fall of the muscle car. Woodward Ave. was real for me, not a dream. Back then I owned some of the hottest cars to be had.

    Today, I don’t speed (much), prefer to just cruise. But I do intend to race my friend’s Audi S8 and rule the roost again.

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    Now, here's a bit of a gamble - these are true stories, written over the years by me, mostly about cars. They reside in a blog I call CarBits. This is definitely for those with time on their hands.

    Last edited by Ralston; 09-12-2019, 12:17 PM.
    C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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    Great post. Belated welcome 👍

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    • #3
      Welcome Ralston! I too was on the hunt for a really nice '67 coupe awhile back, or possibly even a nice clean stock body C2 restomod. After searching the country from coast to coast I decided I just didn't want to pay well into 6 figures. I bought a C7, and while it was nice, I didn't enjoy it as much as my last C2, primarily from an exterior design standpoint...so I sold it, figuring I was now done with Corvettes after 7 of them.

      As you say, "then GM intervened" with what appears to be a car as special as those C2's were at the time. So, here I go again. ( Zeus w/ Tan/Black G2 Seats/ Body color vents/ pewter accessory or after market wheels ) Sure hope it pans out as great as it looks!
      Last edited by George; 09-11-2019, 03:52 PM.
      Recently sold:
      Shark Grey '15 Z51 Coupe : White / Blue Diamond '13 427 60th roadster ( really miss the 'stripe delete' 427 )

      Status 1100 - 7th Corvette... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels

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        ( Zeus w/ Tan/Black G2 Seats/ Body color vents/ pewter accessory or after market wheels )
        George, looks like we got the same car. I am thinking of getting the rear grilles in black. The rear looks too monochromatic otherwise.
        C8 Coupe, Zeus Bronze, 3LT, TU7, HUE, GUI, CF7, EFY, EYK, J6N, NPP, E60, STI, VQK

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        • #5
          Great intro Ralston. Wonderful backstory. Thanks Ralston for all your contributions since you joined us.

          How nice that George also has a similar path to a C8!

          EXCITING for all for sure.
          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

          Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

          Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            Welcome aboard great post.
            2017 TR GS 2LT

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              Welcome to the site Ralston , always a great place to be ...
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                Welcome to the forum and a great introduction.

                i think you made an excellent choice.

                i look forward to your reviews and insights.
                Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                  Originally posted by Ralston View Post

                  George, looks like we got the same car. I am thinking of getting the rear grilles in black. The rear looks too monochromatic otherwise.
                  Yes, these color choices are such a subjective, personal choice. For me, the monochromatic look is just what I want. I'm even going to have the black around the tail lights painted out in Zeus Bronze. Just looking to make a great, clean, touring car look...think E-type Jag, etc. After looking at the black C8, I really liked the simplified look of the otherwise 'busy' rear facia.

                  Hope we get them on schedule and I hope you enjoy your new ride!
                  Last edited by George; 09-12-2019, 09:44 AM.
                  Recently sold:
                  Shark Grey '15 Z51 Coupe : White / Blue Diamond '13 427 60th roadster ( really miss the 'stripe delete' 427 )

                  Status 1100 - 7th Corvette... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels

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