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(The Detroit_News)   GM to produce Corvette Stingrays. In other news, it's apparently 1979 again but in a good way   (detroitnews.com) divider line 71
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2013-06-28 02:36:16 PM
Want.
 
2013-06-28 02:38:19 PM
My dad has one of the old split back window stingrays in the garage.  It's a beautiful car.

images.hemmings.com
 
2013-06-28 02:43:06 PM
Hope they can build them so they stay together this time.
 
2013-06-28 02:44:20 PM

Honest Bender: My dad has one of the old split back window stingrays in the garage.  It's a beautiful car.

[images.hemmings.com image 850x622]


Does he want to sell it?  I'm so generous that I would give him at least twice what it cost new!  That's just the kind of guy I am.

/always really, really, really wanted to buy one of those, but now the going price is quite a bit more than I could ever justify paying
 
2013-06-28 02:49:15 PM

Honest Bender: My dad has one of the old split back window stingrays in the garage.  It's a beautiful car.

[images.hemmings.com image 850x622]


You need to take that beast out for a ride Cameron.

joshbenson.com

/but whatever you do, no valet parking
 
2013-06-28 02:55:52 PM

Cyberluddite: Honest Bender: My dad has one of the old split back window stingrays in the garage.  It's a beautiful car.

[images.hemmings.com image 850x622]

Does he want to sell it?  I'm so generous that I would give him at least twice what it cost new!  That's just the kind of guy I am.

/always really, really, really wanted to buy one of those, but now the going price is quite a bit more than I could ever justify paying


I think he's planning on being buried in that car.  He bought it new back in the day.  As far as I'm aware, it's all original parts.  I think it has a tiny bit of body damage somewhere (the body is fiberglass) and it hasn't been moved in a long time.  He stopped driving it when the clutch started to slip.

It's been in perpetual "I'm going to fix it back up someday" limbo.
 
2013-06-28 02:56:21 PM
Do they HAVE to all be that ugly-ass blue?
 
2013-06-28 03:00:04 PM

clancifer: Want.


You can have your penis extension, I'll.... I want one too.
 
2013-06-28 04:22:28 PM
I really, really want a 1983 Corvette.
 
2013-06-28 04:57:54 PM
farm3.staticflickr.com

The back really bugs me still.
 
2013-06-28 05:07:21 PM
eldalin.com
Approves
 
2013-06-28 05:13:21 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-28 05:22:54 PM

eddievercetti: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 800x600]

The back really bugs me still.


I wasn't too thrilled with the car until they finally showed it in motion, during one of their Chevrolet commercials.

It's grown on me now.  Like a lot of recent Ferraris, studio pictures don't do the car justice.
 
2013-06-28 05:24:51 PM

eddievercetti: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 800x600]

The back really bugs me still.


They went full "Transformers."
 
2013-06-28 05:37:13 PM

eddievercetti: The back really bugs me still.


Looks better than the front.

farm3.static.flickr.com

THIS is a farking Stingray.
 
2013-06-28 05:59:59 PM

Lando Lincoln: THIS is a farking Stingray.


Yes, and please give me one of those. Whatever that ugly car is in the article can stay in the lot, thanks.
 
2013-06-28 06:08:47 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Do they HAVE to all be that ugly-ass blue?


Ugh, no goddamn kidding. It's like they sat and wondered what could possibly be the least appealing color for a sports car, and then went with that.

At least they're only making 500 of the ugly bastards, so they'll primarily be bought up by investment bankers and locked in garages forever, anyway.
 
2013-06-28 06:12:42 PM

Lando Lincoln: THIS is a farking Stingray.


No, I'd say this is a farking Stingray:

image.corvettefever.com
 
2013-06-28 06:12:48 PM

R.A.Danny: clancifer: Want.

You can have your penis extension, I'll.... I want one too.




Meh, you can buy the overpriced thing. I'd rather have an Ariel Atom. I'll smoke a Vette at the light if I want, and actually be able to corner.
 
2013-06-28 06:25:35 PM

eddievercetti: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 800x600]

The back really bugs me still.


Lando Lincoln: eddievercetti: The back really bugs me still.

Looks better than the front.

[farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x322]

THIS is a farking Stingray.


My grandfather used to have a white 1978 stingray he kept in great condition. He sold it for a song when I was about 10.

Needless to say, he's going into an old person's home as soon as possible.
 
2013-06-28 06:27:40 PM
Headline:


GM to produce limited number of premiere Corvette Stingray coupes

Huh?   As opposed to an infinite number?
 
2013-06-28 06:42:10 PM

The Madd Mann: My grandfather used to have a white 1978 stingray he kept in great condition. He sold it for a song when I was about 10.

Needless to say, he's going into an old person's home as soon as possible.


The late 70s (catalytic converter era) Corvettes were kind of pieces of crap (as were every other GM car of that era).  The standard 350 engine had all of 185 horsepower, and even the opitional "high power" L82 engine maxed out at 225 horsepower.  They were Corvettes in name only. Even with the "high output" engine, that car couldn't even beat a current model year Honda Accord in 0-60 and 1/4 mile times.

So don't hold it against the old man.   And if you really wanted one, you could probably find one in awesome condition today for around 10 grand.  And it shouldn't even be worth that.
 
2013-06-28 06:44:43 PM
My uncle had a black '70 Stingray. I remember feeling half-certain I was going to die every time he'd take me for a ride in that beast. I may just have to go take a look at the new Stingrays. I'm half-certain my wife will kill me if I buy one, but apparently that's just a Stingray thing.
 
2013-06-28 06:46:26 PM
The C2 and the C3 are both awesome-looking cars. The C2 has a better ass, the C3 has better tits, but they're both farking hot.

This C7 garbage is hideous.
 
2013-06-28 06:47:48 PM

gfid: Headline:


GM to produce limited number of premiere Corvette Stingray coupes

Huh?   As opposed to an infinite number?


Yes, a limited number. As opposed to "the more we sell, the more we'll make."
 
2013-06-28 06:51:50 PM
Dad used to have a 63 'vette he raced in South Carolina.  Sold it about ten years after he bought it and put down a deposit on our first house.  I can still hear him swearing every time he bottomed out on my  Uncle's driveway.  God, I loved that car.
 
kab
2013-06-28 06:56:31 PM
C4 = not trying hard enough
C7 = trying too hard.

Swing and a miss visually, though I'm sure it's quite the road burner otherwise.

Also, limited = 'the illusion of scarcity so we can gouge you a bit more'.   I guess they're taking a page out of the BMW playbook.
 
2013-06-28 07:09:27 PM

eddievercetti: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 800x600]

The back really bugs me still.


LOL @ pic from museum's parking lot.  That's the exit I take for booze!
 
2013-06-28 07:11:36 PM

kab: C4 = not trying hard enough
C7 = trying too hard.

Swing and a miss visually, though I'm sure it's quite the road burner otherwise.

Also, limited = 'the illusion of scarcity so we can gouge you a bit more'.   I guess they're taking a page out of the BMW playbook.


I'm really not a car guy so I had to GIS "Corvette C4". [wall of Corvette C4 images] Yeah, a slab of car. OK I guess. Then C3. Oh, that's pretty. C2: Wow! C1: WHOA!

OK, I get it. They were real purty cars back then.

now GIS the C5: Geeeyah.

C6: OK, guys, seriously, where's the car? Behind the pile of plastic trash?

C7: OK, that's actually an improvement. Dunno if I *like* it but at least this time it's in the same decade as the rest of the world's car manufacturers.
 
2013-06-28 07:18:37 PM
I'm not really a big fan. Looks kind of awkward to me, even for a semi-retro design.

And, as long as we're doing it this is a Sting Ray

pgilston.smugmug.com
 
kab
2013-06-28 07:20:56 PM
StopLurkListen:
I'm really not a car guy so I had to GIS "Corvette C4". [wall of Corvette C4 images] Yeah, a slab of car. OK I guess. Then C3. Oh, that's pretty. C2: Wow! C1: WHOA!

OK, I get it. They were real purty cars back then.

now GIS the C5: Geeeyah.

C6: OK, guys, seriously, where's the car? Behind the pile of plastic trash?

C7: OK, that's actually an improvement. Dunno if I *like* it but at least this time it's in the same decade as the rest of the world's car manufacturers.


Heh.  eye of the beholder and all that.  I like the 6 much better than the new one.   Maybe I have to see one out in the wild.    I hated the new beemer 3 series in pics, but those do look slightly better in person.

/just slightly
 
2013-06-28 07:23:08 PM
I'm withholding judgement until I see one. Corvette is the featured car for the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, so I'm sure I'll get a good up close look.
 
2013-06-28 07:26:47 PM
When radial tires came out, Corvette enthusiasts claimed that they could never be used with Vettes because the sidewalls would collapse under the torque. Supposedly needed the support of a bias-ply tire, as if it were the rubber and not the air pressure keeping the tire shape.
 
2013-06-28 08:09:00 PM

Cyberluddite: Lando Lincoln: THIS is a farking Stingray.

No, I'd say this is a farking Stingray:

[image.corvettefever.com image 640x480]


I do like the split-window better.
 
2013-06-28 08:24:38 PM
Not available for product endorsement:

goodbye-mag.com

/sorry
 
2013-06-28 08:55:31 PM
Still waiting for what they pack into the C7 ZR1
 
2013-06-28 09:32:40 PM

LesserEvil: Not available for product endorsement:

[goodbye-mag.com image 419x620]

/sorry

Hehe....
 
2013-06-28 09:37:18 PM

Cyberluddite: The Madd Mann: My grandfather used to have a white 1978 stingray he kept in great condition. He sold it for a song when I was about 10.

Needless to say, he's going into an old person's home as soon as possible.

The late 70s (catalytic converter era) Corvettes were kind of pieces of crap (as were every other GM car of that era).  The standard 350 engine had all of 185 horsepower, and even the opitional "high power" L82 engine maxed out at 225 horsepower.  They were Corvettes in name only. Even with the "high output" engine, that car couldn't even beat a current model year Honda Accord in 0-60 and 1/4 mile times.

So don't hold it against the old man.   And if you really wanted one, you could probably find one in awesome condition today for around 10 grand.  And it shouldn't even be worth that.


http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/3866924301.html

Yup

Heard of several of those things that were bought new, placed in a bubble with less than 100 miles and now the owners wish they hadn't because they can't get rid of them for what they cost new + storage for far too long. Plus they're ugly as shiat.

But the new Stingray... It comes with LUGGAGE, MAN! That has to be the thing that makes people go from shoppers to buyers.
 
2013-06-28 09:55:14 PM
I want one of these corvettes...

newwars.files.wordpress.com


I know, it's a little awkward in the parking lot but you'll never hear the neighbors complain.
 
2013-06-28 10:14:47 PM

Honest Bender: My dad has one of the old split back window stingrays in the garage.  It's a beautiful car.

[images.hemmings.com image 850x622]


Oh yeah - nice.

My buddy has a blue one... thing is absolutely gorgeous.
 
2013-06-28 10:16:50 PM

LesserEvil: Not available for product endorsement:

[goodbye-mag.com image 419x620]

/sorry


WTF I never noticed that he had a little pimplewartdoodad on the end of his nose...
 
2013-06-28 10:35:37 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Do they HAVE to all be that ugly-ass blue?

Ugh, no goddamn kidding. It's like they sat and wondered what could possibly be the least appealing color for a sports car, and then went with that.

At least they're only making 500 of the ugly bastards, so they'll primarily be bought up by investment bankers and locked in garages forever, anyway.


Hey look, we found the Studmen of cars.  Tell us more about how the lines are just too sharp and it's way below your standards.
 
2013-06-28 10:42:18 PM

bojon: LesserEvil: Not available for product endorsement:

[goodbye-mag.com image 419x620]

/sorry
Hehe....


At least he died the way he lived...
...with animals in his heart
 
2013-06-28 11:07:58 PM

Cyberluddite: Lando Lincoln: THIS is a farking Stingray.

No, I'd say this is a farking Stingray:

[image.corvettefever.com image 640x480]


And THIS is a Corvette Mako Shark.

flameroad.com
 
2013-06-28 11:09:44 PM
Gee, can anyone use a 55 gallon drum of drool?

Or...or.....um.

Ummm.

/lights up
 
2013-06-29 12:15:08 AM
eddievercetti: The back really bugs me still.
farm3.staticflickr.com

It's assuming direct control.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-29 12:30:31 AM

StrangeQ: Hey look, we found the Studmen of cars. Tell us more about how the lines are just too sharp and it's way below your standards.


Yeah, I guess. But I've driven 3 or 4 Corvettes over the years (none mine) and I've just never understood the appeal. And when you take a car that I already associate with white, middle-aged orthodontists and paint it blue of all colors... well, sir, I don't claim to know a lot about cars. But for the $75,000 they want for this one, you could do better.
 
2013-06-29 01:05:03 AM
Aw dudes that backside is aaaaalllll wrong.
 
2013-06-29 01:30:30 AM

wildcardjack: I want one of these corvettes...

[newwars.files.wordpress.com image 850x555]


I know, it's a little awkward in the parking lot but you'll never hear the neighbors complain.


Nice boat.
 
2013-06-29 02:10:17 AM

Lando Lincoln: eddievercetti: The back really bugs me still.

Looks better than the front.

[farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x322]

THIS is a farking Stingray.


No, this is a Stingray (although mine has different wheels.  Same color, but tan interior)

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
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