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I thought it would be interesting to see how many C7 owners have had 5 or more Corvettes. I have special memories for each of the Corvette's I have owned. It started when I was 18 years old living in upstate New York. I was living in a little town called Whitney Point and was working for a junk yard. The owner said he new of a corvette in a barn in P.A. I was 18 and my grandmother said she would buy it for me. It turns out it was a 1967 Convertible on a chicken farm. When we went to get it with a rollback it was in 3 pieces. The Motor a 327, 375hp Fuel injected didn't have the top end. The body was in another area filled with chicken Shit. The frame was in another section of the farm. They sold it to me for $1500. We loaded it on the rollback and took it home. Anyway I would like to finish this story for anyone that's interested. I started this thread because I'm sure there are many of you out there with similar stories. Owning a corvette at any particular time in you're life is something you can't forget just like the other day I was in a store and heard the song "Sugar Sugar" it instantly transported me to Concord Mass. were I spent my summers with my aunt. I worked as a caddy at an exclusive Golf club. Reminded me of "Caddyshack". Anyway I hope you like this thread and would like to share stories. I seem to be the only C7 owner in this forum living in Beautiful Hawaii and using my car as a bread truck every day but I'm sure you all have stories. By the way before I finish the story about the 1967 in August of 1984 I had to get out of town so I sold my 1967 Convertible in a bar for $4,500 and came to Hawaii with $300 dollars and a one way ticket. It all turned out OK. Aloha, Mark
 

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I will not be articulate enough to write a better real Corvette story than Mark. I will contribute to the post as follows: I bought my first new Corvette when I retired in 1999--then I bought a 2001. I had past up the C4's due to a style I just didn't like. The C5's were a great style and still are(IMHO). I bought a 2003 Anniversary Edition and lost it in Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The 2003 Annie was at the time the best car I had owned and it was beautiful to boot. After a year of rebuilding the house we started looking for a replacement for Annie. We found one offered by a couple our age who wanted to sell as they needed money. The car had only a few miles on it and they said it was perfect. I bought it. On they way home I hit a small dip in the road and it "bottomed out" with a load thump. Our Chev dealer was still open so I ask Jimmy to put it on the rack as I thought the shock stuffers were still in--they were. Now we figured out why the previous owners sold it. We named it Annie as well and it turned out just as good as the one we got new. I carried the shock stuffers in the trunk to show the previous owners if I should meet them at a car show. Our son has Annie in Phoenix.
The C6 Grand Sport we bought next was a 2010 and fun to drive. The GS was the first Corvette I drove over 135mph.(quit looking at the HUD after 137mph). Could not hardly wait for the C7 which is the most sophisticated car of any marque I have ever owned. So far its perfect. By the was all of my Corvettes were fully optioned and are Convertibles. Yall wave, Charlie aka cutnout.
 

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My first Corvette was a 62 that I bought off a used car lot for $1,150 in 1969. It was a 340 HP solid lifter motor with a 4 speed that drove to work in Los Angeles and would park on the street. It was just a $1,100 car in those days. I passed on a 63 split window for $1,200 because you couldn't see out the back window. Got into NCRS in the 1970's and got it back to factory original.

Then I bought a 2002 Z06 and had a blast with the car, fun to drive run on the track, I didn't want to drive the 62 farther than 25 miles, it was no fun anymore! Great to look at but, no air, no FM radio and drove like a truck. I used to say that if it wasn't for "heavy oversteer" the 62 wouldn't handle at all! LOL

Then wife got a 2002 automatic coupe which was nice too, we traded it in on a 2009 ZR1 which is a phenomenal car. The ZR! has been on a lot of road trips around the country and run on the track. It just hit 40,000 miles, yes we drive them!

Then in June we traded the Z06 with 70,000 miles on it for a automatic C7. So now we have the best of both worlds which one do we take the ZR1 manual trans or the C7 automatic!

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Wow, Nice Collection of Classics! Now for a 46 MY jump.........................:)
 
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Great Story Mark,

I have had 94, 99, 02, 05, 06, 08 and the soon to be 2015.

My Story starts when I was a kid and my birthmother had a 77' Corvette and I said I want one when I get older.

I married my first wife and was father of 3 kids by 26. So I thought a Corvette was not possable but I have always been if you work hard, good things may happen for you. I saw my first Corvette 94' White Coupe, sitting on a local Chevy lot and just pulled in just as a joke. The Prev owner had just traded it in on a new 97 C5. I could not leave without the car. It was my DD for a year and I tryed to keep it perfict. I join the Falls City Corvette Club a week or so latter and it changed my life. They are my family and they have been with me thru sad times and great times. They supported me when I went thru my devorce after 15 years and some where there when I met the love of my life my 2nd wife of 14 years "So Far.. ;-) "

I spent a full day in the Plant watching my Tourch Red 99' built and it was in the wedding pictures.
I bought a 02' Electron Blue on a whem, was going to keep both the 99' & 02' that lasted 2 months.
The 05' was used and lasted only 3 days before I took it back... Long Story.
TR 06' to this day was one of those cars that just made me smile.
And Last my 08' Pace Car it will always be one that I miss the most for a lot of reasons,

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but could not pass up the chance to have some great new times in my future 2015. Shark Gray Z51.

Corvette's are more than a car to me. Like you each car has a special place in my life and they help me reamber my life.

BTW the little girl in the picture is my youngest daughter Santana she is 7 today and the entire FCCC Corvette Club is celebrating with her at our Sunday Dinner Drive. This was what she wanted to do for her Birthday... I think it's in her blood also..:D
 

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I traded a 84 Camaro on a used 78 Vette in 1986. I've had one ever since.

1978 coupe
1984 coupe - the roughest riding car on earth
1988 coupe
1989 convertible
1999 convertible - GM Lemon Law buyback
2001 convertible
2007 convertible - sold 2 months ago.. longest stretch I've been Vetteless in almost 28 years
2015 convertible - on order built on 8-11. Hope it gets here this week. I have plans to take it to Bowling Green for the National Caravan.
 
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1976 Coupe - Yellow
1999 Coupe - Torch Red
2004 Vert - Lemans Blue
2007 Coupe - Arctic White
2008 Coupe - Jetstream Blue
2012 GS Coupe - Carbon Flash Metallic
2015 Coupe - Torch red - Built on 8/20 - Museum delivery on ????
 
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Well I guess this sparked some interest. Thank you all on this board for your stories. I have found that after I started writing down my experience with my first Corvette I started remembering more about how much fun I had with that car. I owned it for 10 years before I moved to Hawaii. Aloha, Mark
 

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Well I guess this sparked some interest. Thank you all on this board for your stories. I have found that after I started writing down my experience with my first Corvette I started remembering more about how much fun I had with that car. I owned it for 10 years before I moved to Hawaii. Aloha, Mark
Great subject. I chose to leave out the ones I bought used. Why? Because in my early life cars were just cars. I discovered the fun and hobby of Corvettes after I joined NCRS, the NCM and a couple of clubs. cutnout aka charlie
 
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Well I guess this sparked some interest. Thank you all on this board for your stories. I have found that after I started writing down my experience with my first Corvette I started remembering more about how much fun I had with that car. I owned it for 10 years before I moved to Hawaii. Aloha, Mark
Aloha Mark. How long have you been in Hawaii?? I lived in Ewa Beach from 2006 until early 2012.
 
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I arrived in Hawaii in August of 1984. So I have been here for 30 years. I have lived on Kauai, The Big Island and then back to Oahu where I bought a house. Aloha, Mark
 

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1967 Corvette Part 2

Before I continue you should know that growing up in a small town as a teenager working in a Junk yard you wind up picking up some skills. Every day I would pull motors, trans, rear ends, rotors, drums and body parts for inventory. You learn to be very good with wrenches and torches. Eventually I started doing body work and found out I was very good at taking cars that were totaled and rebuilding them. I would take 2 cars, 1 hit in the front, one hit in the back and then cut them in two and weld them back together to make a completed car. I also learned how to paint.

Enough about that, back to the roll off arriving at my garage with the 3 pieces of my new used 67 corvette. At that time that was the best sight I could imagine. I was into drag racing back then and decided to build the car for weekends at the track. There were a couple of ¼ Mile and an 1/8 Mile track nearby. So I rebuilt the motor Bored it .60 over to a 336, Put in 10 ½ to 1 compression pistons, Added a 440 lift Cam, Aluminum Edelbrock high rise manifold with a 750 Holley double pumper. I put in a 512 rear axle and some 30in slicks. It was quick but scary because when you hit second gear it would lift the front end off the ground and because it had an independent rear end you never knew which direction right or left it would come back down. Fun as hell. Anyway, that’s one of my stories of my first Corvette and I’m sticking to it. Aloha, Mark
P.S. it might have been a .440 duration cam I’m old.
 
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