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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 09:25:10 PM »
Personally I'd paint the inner cooler flat black but still cool non the less.

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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 09:42:44 AM »
Would rather have it in factory condition...

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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 11:11:06 PM »
Would rather have it in factory condition...
a blue flame with a 2 speed auto trans. . . Pass!

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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 12:24:27 AM »
I would rock the FUCK out of this thing.
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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 10:31:44 AM »
Would rather have it in factory condition...
I'm torn on this. Usually I am all about 100% factory restoration on these cars. The problem is, these cars had 6 volt electrical systems and most have been upgraded to 12 volt by now, therefore not factory. Although there would just be something sweet about taking this one down the highway.

Had an old neighbor who had a white 54. Was very cool to sit in a piece of history.
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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 10:37:00 AM »
I think it's perfect.
from the dust on the non-plastic covered engine to the orange peel on the dash.
Built to be driven.  no frills.
the Purist Corvette people will have a hissy but I wouldn't change a thing.

I'm really diggin this style.
a good running, like new drive train (sometimes hot rod) with natural old car patina

and the builder used common sense:
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Last fall I came across a 1954 Corvette, car number E54S002072. The story was that it had been purchased as a rough project and then taken to a body shop where it was painted. This car did show up on the C1 registry as a very rough project so I know that much was true. The body shop went out of business soon thereafter and the car was locked up while the bankruptcy proceeded. When the previous owner got the car back it was missing many parts. After some consideration he decided to cut his losses and that's where I stepped in. When I got the car it was missing most of the major components including the motor, transmission, seats, radiator, etc etc. I thought about restoring it but after pricing parts it made absolutely  no sense, I'd be spending $100k to end up with a car that was no fun to drive and only worth $60k on a great day. After watching the auctions for a bit I saw that the restomod cars were getting better money than the restored ones. 700 labor hours later, I was driving this thing.
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Re: The best 1st-gen Corvette
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2013, 03:02:55 PM »
I'm with everyone else, in original condition the 6 pots that propelled these things had no power. To me this is restomod done right. Upgraded driveline with not much evidence on the outside or in the interior. No flash, no frills. Pure badass driving machine.
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