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Just sitting in the train from Hamburg to Augsburg (Germany) on the way to pick up my C7. Searching through the net, I found this forum. My name is Jörg, I am an end 40 german guy, living in Germany and Austria. I am married for more than 26 years and happy to enjoy two boys in the age of 22 and 25. You can call me a car maniac, siince I always went for sports cars. Till a while I own several Corvette. It started about 10 years ago with a 66 Sting Ray conv. My car is modified (wide body, sidepipes etc) and my one and only. Just a few months later I went for a 00 C5, followed by a 69 C3 conv. I also own a Porsche 4S and a V10 Touareg. Useless to list my bikes, just the Harley Fat Boy, BMW S1000RR and BMW R1200Gs. On friday I decided to buy a C7. The normal european way would be to order the car at the dealer and wait for about 6-8 months. No way to go this way, I searched the net for an available EU model. With some luck, I found a crystal red in bavaria. Just a call and a few emails, and now I am sitting in the train to pick up the beauty.

Hope to get some information from his forum, as the C7 is rather rare in Germany.

Jörg
 

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Wilkommen Jorg! Ich war in Giessen geboren. Ich sprechen nur ein bischen Deutsche. Es tut mir leit, aber das ist alles in Deutsche.

Back to English. Left Germany when I was six, and not much has German stuck with me decades and decades later. How exciting for you to have a StingRay in Germany!!! Glad you are here. Johan (John)
 

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Hey John, (Johann),

herzlichen Dank für Deine liebe Begruessung! Immer noch ein gut verstaendliches Deutsch!

Yes, it is a typ of adventure to own that car. If you follow the german car magazins you will be amazed how positiv everyone sees the C7.
 

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That is very interesting Jorg. I sold a 78 C3 to an Austrian guy about 26 yrs ago and he bought a Harley at the same time and shipped them to Austria. Do know of a guy that may have done such a thing? Here is a photo of the car I sold to him. As far as I know he was going to keep it for only a few years as he said he could make a good profit off of it and the MC. Corvette  (1978 L-82).jpg I sent you a list of things you needed to buy but I didn't realize you were in Europe at the time of the post and were buying the car there. Hope all goes well for you. If you have any knowlege about my old Vette let me know. Thanks..STUNG.......
 

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Just send the VIN and I will check in our german forum. Most of the vette owners in Switzerland, Germany and Austria are there.


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Sorry, I don't have any of the paperwork on the car anymore as it all went with the car in a container to Antwerp(sp) sorry. The car was without the off road exhaust as he wanted them removed because the car could not be driven in Europe at the time with such a loud exhaust. Fortunately I had the original exhaust sytem and had it reinstalled for him.
Anyway, ask around or if you see any with their owners present see what they say. If you are unable to do it, no problem. It just seemed like a real coinsidence to read your thread about corvettes and you and where you were from. Regards: I get my new one next month as seen in my avitar. I will send you a copy of my build. 2014_corvete final look sideview.png 2014 Corvette Coupe with competition seats.png 2014_corvete final look sideview.png
 

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Lets see what I can do. Try my best


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Jorg, welcome aboard, post those pictures once you pick up your masterpiece.

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Welcome to our forum Jörg! Glad you found us and look forward to seeing pictures of your CR C7 :cool:
 

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I tend to agree with you now that the Ciber Grey has been cancelled. I do like the Tiger Shark Grey. Looks great with the blk. accents. Crystal Red was my second choice if I could not have got CGM. Nice car. Are those the Torque wheels in silver painted version? Great look. Congrats.......
 

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I tend to agree with you now that the Ciber Grey has been cancelled. I do like the Tiger Shark Grey. Looks great with the blk. accents. Crystal Red was my second choice if I could not have got CGM. Nice car. Are those the Torque wheels in silver painted version? Great look. Congrats.......
Just the standard painted wheels, I ordered the car with only 3 options listed below
 

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Welcome Jorg! What sorts of differences do you expect to see in your C-7 that we here in the states would not see?
 

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Finally I made it home. Long ride with bad weather. It was raining cats and dogs. But face it..... it does not matter to me. Now, the new baby is parking next to my C2. More tomorrow! (Thanks for the very warm welcome. Nice, very nice guys here!)
 

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Jorg, those are two fine looking Vettes you have there, and a cool garage. What is that underneath your headlights?

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Rick, since it is an european version, we need a wish-wash for the xenon lights. looks ugly, I agree but it is mandatory....
 
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