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Old 04-02-2009, 09:58 AM   #51
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Man ya'll need to chill out these are some nice cars. I only wish I could own a Hennessey or a lingenfelter.
You would be dead by the time you got your Hennessey .. LOL .... Lingenfelter ..

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:50 AM   #52
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Has Hennessey screwed anyone over recently? It seems like all his problems were from 2001. I'd go to Lingenfelter in a hearbeat over Hennessey, but maybe he's changed his ways? I'm not willing to be the one to find out though, lol.
http://www.bbb.org/us/ViewReport.asp...15&ent=3113778

That's the current Better Business Bureau report. Apparently they've had no significant issues in the last 3 years. If you look for forums where Hennessey still actively posts, he's still insulting and completely unapologetic (and still selling parts of unknown origin on Ebay), but he may be past his days of fleecing people for a hundred grand.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #53
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BUILD IT YOURSELF, cant be too hard, although I love the yenko wanna be hood stripes.
A little OT but is anyone planning on buying the exact parts to produce a Nikey or Hennesey or something? Curios, because my friend who ordered a lamer 1ss in red auto, has started buying parts like a maniac, this interests me because not only is he my friend and my main mechanic, but my insurance broker. Im just curios to know how that would effect the insurance, building it yourself or buying off a lot I assume the earlier. But I know hes not going to use it for street and never gonna get it insured. Also dident know the answer to the question =(
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #54
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The wheels in the illustration look more like 22s than 20s. I want Z28 back, dammit!
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:05 PM   #55
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The wheels in the illustration look more like 22s than 20s. I want Z28 back, dammit!
I think the aftermarket will jump all over the fact that there is no factory Z28 and offer some kind of visual and performance package to emulate one. I won't be the same as a factory Z28 but it will have to do for now. We saw a similar thing happen with the Mustang before the GT500 was released in 2007. That might even help to spark GM to go ahead and release one eventually if they see there is enough demand.
The SS is going to be a beast of a car with a few bolt ons thrown at it. I can't wait to see a supercharged one!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #56
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Thier website says starting at $57,900 so I would think if you take out the base price of a 1SS you are looking at $20,000 to $25,000 as a start.

Either way...expensive! It has a warranty though and says your local Chevy dealer can order or you can go directly to them.

It'll be interesting to see one and see the numbers from it.
That's up there price wise and these guys have had lots of bad issues in the past from what I've heard. I'd figure something from Hurst or one of the other prominent names will be coming along soon enough
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:43 PM   #57
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The body kit looks like the running boards on my 4Runner!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:36 PM   #58
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stupid car. seriously. if you give me a 2ss/rs and 20k i can beat the crap out of that thing.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:20 PM   #59
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For that price I'll rather just get a Z06. (Used)
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:31 AM   #60
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Man I made the mistake of clicking on the link about this guy. It was like reading a novel. I couldn't put it down. This guy belongs behind bars. People have been killed for stealing less money. I wouldn't send him one red cent. Thanks for posting that. I could never afford anything like that but its good to know about one more crook out there trying to steal from hard working people.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:00 AM   #61
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What's this going to cost?

I'm very interested!

(But I do like the Lingenfelter better...)
at least 50 k way too much
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #62
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Lingenfelter will smoke this POS.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #63
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"According to a lawsuit filed in Salt Lake City, Utah resident Taig Stewart sent his Viper GTS to Hennessey last May for an engine upgrade to 1100 hp along with several other modifications. For that he wire-transferred $142,500 to Hennessey. The lawsuit states the parties agreed the car would be done by mid-July 2001. As of press time the car was still sitting under a tarp in Hennessey’s shop in Houston. Or most of the car, anyway. Stewart’s suit claims Hennessey sold the car’s engine, transmission, wheels, tires and hood. The suit seeks return of the money, the Viper and “no less than $1 million” in punitive damages. "

"William Walters said he is out over $22,000 after shipping his Corvette to Hennessey for a head and cam package that was never done; he did have five rods bent and a head gasket damaged on the dyno in Hennessey’s shop during an experiment Hennessey tried with nitrous oxide. "

"Bruce Iannatuono said he ordered $8,500 worth of Hennessey parts for his mechanic in Baltimore to install but was only able to use two-thirds of what was shipped, and then only after haranguing Hennessey for six months on an order that was originally promised in five weeks. "

“If you were out of state, man you were fair game,” said Kyle Kent, a former employee at Hennessey Motorsports. When an out-of-state car came in it was sometimes parted out, with the wheels, tires and whatever else looked good going to other cars waiting to be finished or sold outright, according to Kent and others inside Hennessey Motorsports. Then Hennessey would call the car’s owner and try to sell him an upgraded kit. If the customer balked, Hennessey would take parts from other cars in the shop, or just let the job sit.

Kent described one typical disassembly on an out-of-state Viper. “The motor and transmission went into a Durango John was putting together, the brakes went to someone else, the hood went to a guy in Ohio, the rear bumper to South Carolina, man you name it. We had multiple cars like that.”

Another common practice was putting stock parts on what was supposed to be an upgraded car.

“One customer spent $130,000 to $140,000 and that guy thought he had purchased a Venom 650R package which he thought came with the stroker motor,” Kent said. “John told him he was getting a stroker. He was just getting heads and cams.”



do i need to go on?
That's is the first "car ponzi scheme" I have every heard off, sounds like this guy might be related to Bernie Madoff!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #64
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After he strips the cars down for spare parts you will be left with a pile of junk. Why is GM having anything to do with them?
that guy has a worse repuatation than a prostitute with aids
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:35 AM   #65
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that guy has a worse repuatation than a prostitute with aids
...which is why I was surprised to find the Better Business Bureau doesn't actually have a single complaint on record for either of his businesses for the past 3 years. I mean, even Lingenfelter had one.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #66
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I think the aftermarket will jump all over the fact that there is no factory Z28 and offer some kind of visual and performance package to emulate one. I won't be the same as a factory Z28 but it will have to do for now. We saw a similar thing happen with the Mustang before the GT500 was released in 2007. That might even help to spark GM to go ahead and release one eventually if they see there is enough demand.
The SS is going to be a beast of a car with a few bolt ons thrown at it. I can't wait to see a supercharged one!!!
That would work for me, I LOVED the look of the Z28 on t he cover of Motor Trend last month. It looks like a truly perfected design. Then like you said, strap in a supercharger and SS would walk all over GT500 I'll be keepin an eye out for the mods for sure!
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:03 AM   #67
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:24 AM   #68
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Good for people with more money than sense.

How much profit do you suppose he's making per Camaro? $10,000?
It does sound expensive, but 57k is not that bad especially with a warranty.

I invested 15k in my car, including labor I paid 28k MSRP if you add the 15k it put me at 43k which was how much the GT500 MSRP was back then. Of course dealers were overpricing the GT500 by 10k because of demand which is the reason why I got a GT.

Now if I think about it, Im going to pay 38k for a my camaro if I add 15k to that it would put me at 53k. I think I would pay the 57k to have a warranty.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:32 PM   #70
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Many $$$$$, and why ? when stock with a couple g's spent and a good tune may very well hit the 500 hp mark ! I am not a true spender unless I can use the car
Why because people want to one up the guy next door. Its like a designer label. Your paying for the name. Not for me.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:01 PM   #71
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Which kind of stripes make it go fastest?
I was compering the cost too his car,
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:20 AM   #72
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Its more than safe to say Lingenfelter will do something and considering the new success HURST has had with their new Challenger production vehicles, I'm sure they will do a production car as well.
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