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Old 02-13-2014, 12:29 AM   #76
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...I agree, the 1LE could have been the Z/28..... Engineering a Z/28 into a ultra expensive world class car smacks in the face of the old school consumers face.
Agreed whole heartedly OldSchool. I still have my '69 Z/28 since 1973 and have dreamt of these times, without the sticker shock. I am lucky that the stars have apparently lined up for me as I can now afford this car (although I believe like you that they went above and beyond) , my dealer has me for his '15 model, and the wife is happy with it as well
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Now I wonder if they build my car say next December will they ship it with the snow tires, shown elsewhere ?
Maybe they will curtail building during the winter months ???
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:54 AM   #77
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I think the entire issue is whether or not you can afford either one of these great Chevys. So, since I can't afford either one of them, why don't I just fantasize big time and say I'd take one of each!!

Even if you live near a road course where you could actually drive 9/10s, the cost of driving a Z28 or a Z06 for a day, track fees, fuel, tires, oil changes, brake bleedings, etc., etc...the typical Chevy enthusiast couldn't afford it, even if he/she could afford the car. With that said, if I lived in Europe (I did, for 16 years and drove 2 different Corvettes) where you could use the full array of handling characteristics every day, I would go for the Corvette, especially a Z06.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:10 PM   #78
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Even if you live near a road course where you could actually drive 9/10s, the cost of driving a Z28 or a Z06 for a day, track fees, fuel, tires, oil changes, brake bleedings, etc., etc...the typical Chevy enthusiast couldn't afford it, even if he/she could afford the car. With that said, if I lived in Europe (I did, for 16 years and drove 2 different Corvettes) where you could use the full array of handling characteristics every day, I would go for the Corvette, especially a Z06.
I'm about an hour away from the two courses at NJMP. After the cost of the car, everything else is just the cost of a big boy hobby. At most, part of the extra cost of either over a 1LE, plus the consumables, etc.

And if you made the right decision in some other major life matter or otherwise worked it right, track weekends can become the excuse for the two of you to schedule a get-away weekend. I won't even try to put a value on that.


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Old 03-06-2014, 11:37 AM   #79
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And if you made the right decision in some other major life matter or otherwise worked it right, track weekends can become the excuse for the two of you to schedule a get-away weekend. I won't even try to put a value on that.
Those are some powerful words, Norm.
You speak the truth. Hope you have been as lucky as I have.
Having a wife who shares my love of racing cars is absolutely priceless.

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Old 03-06-2014, 12:25 PM   #80
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Those are some powerful words, Norm.
You speak the truth. Hope you have been as lucky as I have.
Having a wife who shares my love of racing cars is absolutely priceless.

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that is cool. I have tried to get my wife into driving a car (either track or drag) and she just is not interested.

I did teach her to drive a manual and even how to rev match/downshift/heel toe etc but she gets scared of how fast her little VW GLI will get going.

Someday maybe when the kids are older.


As for the Z/28 over the Vette - i am back and forth. I may end up going the 1LE route and build a twin turbo track/drag/daily car with z/28 parts. I am really liking the idea of being able to take the whole family in this car. The corvette sits when going to see a movie or to toys r us etc.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #81
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Because the Z/28 will be a better track car than any new Corvette you can order at a dealer.
The C7 Z06 is on the horizon... by this time next year, it'll likely be the Z06 as a better track car than any new Camaro, lap after lap after lap with the Z07 Performance Pkg. GM stated their preliminary testing already surpassed C6 ZR1's time (broke its lap record). Good thing they are in the same family; and great to be a Camaro & Corvette enthusiast or owner!

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Old 03-07-2014, 10:47 PM   #82
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I'm about an hour away from the two courses at NJMP. After the cost of the car, everything else is just the cost of a big boy hobby. At most, part of the extra cost of either over a 1LE, plus the consumables, etc.

And if you made the right decision in some other major life matter or otherwise worked it right, track weekends can become the excuse for the two of you to schedule a get-away weekend. I won't even try to put a value on that.


Yeah, one of each.

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Im about 45 mins from NJMSP, and one main reason for getting the new Z is for my wife and I to enjoy the hobby together. I would certainly be prepared post track day for the associated cost, and maintenance. I look forward to finally being able to share the hobby I hold dear with my wife, she might just get hooked!
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:55 PM   #83
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:54 AM   #85
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You guys let us know when you are going out to run 10/10ts at NJMSP with your Z/28s. I will come and watch and anchor the Camaro fan section.

But if the Z/28 is so collectible will you want to do that?
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