MIDLIFE CRISIS: Is a C3 Corvette a good idea?

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  1. The Guy

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    This thread makes me wonder... When and why did we lose class!? Today everything is so "average"
     
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    When it comes to Corvettes, my soft spot has always been '67 and earlier but to each his own. The C3s never did it for me but that may just be an age thing. While they may technically be better cars than the earlier years, they just do not not have the same curb appeal to me.
     
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    Ironic that you say that because that is the impression I've had for decades of guys that drive that car. 9 times out of 10 when I see someone step out of one, it is a (past) middle-aged overweight pot-bellied guy wearing a silk collared shirt unbuttoned down to nearly his navel so he can show off his abundance of glistening sweaty chest hair and two or three twisted gold chains. If he has a gold eagle on of the chains it's a jackpot!!! You know the guy I'm talking about... one with a gold ring on every finger including a thumb or two! His name is Richard but he prefers to go by Rico!
     
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    Go for it if you can afford one.
     
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    Shoot the moon man, get a C3 AND a young girl friend, AND some of them injections to transform you to look like this:

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    Be prepared for a lot of issues with a C3. I grew up with two friends that had them. Easily the worst vettes made, but then consider, that applies to most American cars during that era. You want a fun car for your mid-life crisis, not one that you spend a bunch of time fixing. Move-on, but definitely get a mid-life car to get those ya ya's out of your system.
     
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    Any car that old will require a fair bit of maintenance to keep it running. You have to be up to the task - or be able to pay someone who is - to own and operate a car like this. Doesn't matter if it is a C3 or any other car that age.
     
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    29 posts and no image of a Corvette C3.

    Here's a C3 - the '72 and earlier ones are the least poor choice:

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    Have you had your donut(s) today?
     
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    I just gotta ask have you considered one of these instead?

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    My dream car is a '69 Corvette Stingray. Sadly they are extremely rare over here, very expensive if you do find a good one, and left hand drive :(

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    EDIT: Well, that and a Lamborghini Gallardo...
     
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    70 or earlier still had high performance.
    72/73 or earlier still looked vintage cool.
    74 and later C3 was pretty dismal.
    C4 was slow and dull, but had great suspension, and they might be cheap.
    If your town does not have emissions testing, you could buy a used up C4, put in a 400hp crate motor and 4 speed, maybe some new wheels and paint, and have a great performing decent looking vintage car for not much money.
     
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    Surely there are modern sport cars that would provide most of what that era of Corvette would provide. You could get something with better handling and much better reliability. I think the Corvette is more about how it looks than how it drives. There are few cars with that really macho vibe.
     
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    Yes
     
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    https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/top-10-worst-corvettes-of-all-time.html


    In the early 90's I was going out with the daughter of the #2 man at Chevrolet. He brought home Vette's all the time which we then drove all over hell and back.

    Fun - but those weren't great cars.

    Then again, a lot of the cars he brought home were unrestricted (no engine governor) and had all those test boxes on the dash.

    We got a dust buster mini-van up to 137 mph ! :lol:

    Then realized it was of course recording our speed also...:confused:

    Good luck - maybe hook up with stratoblaster and buy his drop top ?
     
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    Get one of those cube things they had the mice advertising. Those were cool.
     
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