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Old 06-23-2011, 09:47 AM   #401
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$5,000 and you too can choose your vin! (not commenting on the cost, just saying 'Vette's allow you to do that)
Why would anyone want to pay $5k to choose a VIN#? Not being a jerk, honestly haven't got a clue why one VIN would be more valuable than another VIN to justify a $5k premium.
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Why would anyone want to pay $5k to choose a VIN#? Not being a jerk, honestly haven't got a clue why one VIN would be more valuable than another VIN to justify a $5k premium.
A true story, or two...

Mustang #1 was sold to a Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) pilot in St. John's Newfoundland. A White V8 Convertible. When Ford decided to "retrieve" Production Serial Number 1, they offered the pilot the 1,000,000th Mustang built, a 1967 model, as an even exchange. He accepted.

Serial Number 1 now sits, fully restored, in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn (Fair Lane). Value? Pricele$$.

I wonder what # 1,000,000 would be worth, now...

BTW, Serial Number 2 Mustang was sold, new, in Alaska, and I doubt its worth is anywhere near the White one...

Camaro Number 1, a Hot Rod Magazine Project car (and the first one converted to a 396 by Editor Jim McFarland), was purchased by McFarland and used as a daily driver for many years. Ultimately sold to Vic Edelbrock, and restored.

Call Vic and make him an offer...

Generally, a Serial Number is just a number...but every once in awhile...WOW!

Recall what Rick Hendrick paid for HIS Gen-5 Camaro Number 1s...
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A true story, or two...

Mustang #1 was sold to a Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) pilot in St. John's Newfoundland. A White V8 Convertible. When Ford decided to "retrieve" Production Serial Number 1, they offered the pilot the 1,000,000th Mustang built, a 1967 model, as an even exchange. He accepted.

Serial Number 1 now sits, fully restored, in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn (Fair Lane). Value? Pricele$$.

I wonder what # 1,000,000 would be worth, now...

BTW, Serial Number 2 Mustang was sold, new, in Alaska, and I doubt its worth is anywhere near the White one...

Camaro Number 1, a Hot Rod Magazine Project car (and the first one converted to a 396 by Editor Jim McFarland), was purchased by McFarland and used as a daily driver for many years. Ultimately sold to Vic Edelbrock, and restored.

Call Vic and make him an offer...

Generally, a Serial Number is just a number...but every once in awhile...WOW!

Recall what Rick Hendrick paid for HIS Gen-5 Camaro Number 1s...
Actual McFarland's SS350 Camaro was NOT the #1 Camaro, it was the first Camaro released for modification to a magazine and the 1st Camaro shipped to the west coast.
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Actual McFarland's SS350 Camaro was NOT the #1 Camaro, it was the first Camaro released for modification to a magazine and the 1st Camaro shipped to the west coast.
...the first one in the Press Pool...and what became the "prototype" for the West Coast aftermarket...

...and, next to the Penske/Donohue '67, likely the most famous...and valued. After all, Reggie doesn't wanna buy just any car...

http://www.maxchevy.com/features/2009/iv_2-red-1.html

http://www.maxchevy.com/features/2009/iv_3-red-1.html

Again, call Vic and make an offer...
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Why would anyone want to pay $5k to choose a VIN#? Not being a jerk, honestly haven't got a clue why one VIN would be more valuable than another VIN to justify a $5k premium.
Well, to some particular numbers have special meanings, such as their jersey number if they're an athlete. Then there are those that think its really cool to have a VIN that corresponds to something about the car, be it the model year, hp, engine displacement, etc. Others simply like having a low VIN for reasons that I'll never understand, since early build cars tend to suffer from more problems than ones from later in the year.
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Is the fact that Fbodfather has not commented in I believe any of the Z28 threads good or bad?
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Is the fact that Fbodfather has not commented in I believe any of the Z28 threads good or bad?
Yes, it is good or bad.
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Thanks, I could have got that from Number 3.
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Thanks, I could have got that from Number 3.
LOL, thanks for that.
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Well, folks, with the recent LS9-powered ZR1 Corvette pounding of the Nurburgring in a record time of 7:19, you just knew the LS7-powered Z06 deserved a turn...right?

Results?

Just a mere 7:22!!!!!!!!!

http://www.z06vette.com/forums/f62/z...rgring-122661/

Who'da thunk? WE WOULD!!

If we don't get a Z/28 powered by an LS7, THIS just might be a reason why... Remember, the ZL1 only has an LSA...

As to Mr. Settlemire's absence, here, he just stated he's "never led us wrong", or words to that effect. And it's too soon for "official" comment, one way or the other. Draw your own conclusions...
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You'll notice one very significant improvement, equipment-wise, for the Z06...TIRES!

They're also one of the reasons, if not THE reason, the BOSS is so curve-crazy.

There's no substitute for gription...and I'm sure Al will take note.
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There's no substitute for gription...and I'm sure Al has taken note.
Fix'd ya!

You can put all the tech and engineering magic into the powertrain and chassis, and suspension and braking systems....but it won't amount to a darn thing if you don't have a good set of rubber connecting the car to the road.

That run by the Z06 was amazing...I would have never believed it if it hadn't been recorded!
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Well, folks, with the recent LS9-powered ZR1 Corvette pounding of the Nurburgring in a record time of 7:19, you just knew the LS7-powered Z06 deserved a turn...right?

Results?

Just a mere 7:22!!!!!!!!!

http://www.z06vette.com/forums/f62/z...rgring-122661/

Who'da thunk? WE WOULD!!

If we don't get a Z/28 powered by an LS7, THIS just might be a reason why... Remember, the ZL1 only has an LSA...

As to Mr. Settlemire's absence, here, he just stated he's "never led us wrong", or words to that effect. And it's too soon for "official" comment, one way or the other. Draw your own conclusions...
Wow, just compared lap times, and the Z06 was 1 minute faster than the Camaro SS. Unbelievable!!!
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Wow, just compared lap times, and the Z06 was 1 minute faster than the Camaro SS. Unbelievable!!!
And that was an 85% Camaro, on a suspension that was still being tuned.
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And that was an 85% Camaro, on a suspension that was still being tuned.
I think I heard that there are unconfirmed reports of the final production version running an 8:15, not that that matter anymore since the SS gets the new FE4 suspension tuning now. Speaking of which, I wonder if they've got times for an FE4 equipped SS.
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And here I thought you were about to announce a Pedders kit for w-body Impala's ...
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maybe, but I was thinking a rental car package ... tuned specifically for auto-x
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I just noticed, since the inception of this "Z/28 Forum", there have been 92,000 visits...

Do you think there's genuine interest in such a BOSS-basher?
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I just noticed, since the inception of this "Z/28 Forum", there have been 92,000 visits...

Do you think there's genuine interest in such a BOSS-basher?
Think we will get even greater interest once the ZL1 is on the streets
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