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Jan 20th, 2013 at 7:06pm

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seems the C-7 is getting luke warm reviews by the Corvette community at large, given the responses posted after the car's debut at the Detroit Auto Show. this seems to happen with every generation. I am old enough to remember when the 1968  C-3 came out and people (espcially Road and Track magazine)really did not like this new fangled "gadget car" turned out to be the longest most sucessful run in Corvette history, then the C-4's I personally thought it was pretty boring and asking for trouble with the digital dash (which were changed to analog a few years into the run)   the C-4 had staying power and brought back the convertible, paced the Indianopolis 500 and brought back the storied ZR-1! as it continuoisly evolved over it's 13 year run. then the C-5 again, I liked the new body style but the interior was so plastic it didn't fit with the car's image (or price tag) again though it's a performance car and we saw the rebirth of the Z-06 and two Indianopolis pace cars! plus the 50th anniversary milestone. the C-6 was "just a C-5 1/2" but, really, it was SO much more and we continued with the Z-06, brought back the  Grand Sport and eventually the ZR-1 both Z iterations are absolute screamers from the factory! so, we now have the C-7 time tell where this model will fall in the long and storied history that is Corvette, I'd like the "purists" to give the new car it's due and see what performance comes out from the Corvette team! remember in all it's 60 year history there have only been 5 Corvette chief engineers and that is a job I'm sure that person takes to heart (as they are building their own legacy) it's always exciting to anticipate and finally realize a new generation of Corvette. as a long time enthusiaist, I am happy to see the C-7 because a little variety is always nice.!!!  Smiley I tip my hat to Zora, Dave M, Dave H, Tom W and finally Tadge J!! well done gentlemen!

....................Chris  Smiley
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Reply #1 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 2:17am

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Reply #2 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 5:36am
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Some people don't want any changes while others think no matter how many changes are made nothing really changes. Undecided  Purists can be very hard to please.  To stay ahead of the curve in automotive circles you must change and update.  Otherwise you're just threading water until the death of the brand.  Some purists think the model should never have changed from '53 but a '53 Corvette version would not sell today.  As long as GM stays true to the brand "Corvette" changes and updates do not concern me.  Just a fact of automotive life.  I may not like at the changes but can accept them as necessary.

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Reply #3 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 8:11am
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well, looks like someone forked out $1.1M for vin#00001 so I'm sure we'll see a C8 before you know it.

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Reply #4 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:15am
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Rick Hendrick has a large Corvette collecion (as I understand it).  He also bought the '58 of GM's CEO at an auction for $270K.  Wished I owned a NASCAR team. LOL Grin Grin  Of course, I also think he is a big-time Chevy dealer. Wink

Dale
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Reply #5 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 11:20am

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Just remember.  If puritsts had their way we would all still be riding horses.   Lips Sealed
 

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Reply #6 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 10:11pm

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jetmender wrote on Jan 21st, 2013 at 11:20am:
Just remember.  If puritsts had their way we would all still be riding horses.   Lips Sealed



uh Bob, that's purists, those who are fanatical about the car's lineage and beholden to one particular generation eg: "real corvettes have trunks", "real corvettes have chrome" or real corvettes were the C-2's ect. ect.
in other words no matter what you do, some people will always complain. remember only recently has this forum opened up to all generations we were for the longest time a C-3 only site. but I think recognizing all generations is the way to go, we may not all be able to answer questions about other generations (as most of us grew up and worked on C-3's) but it's nice to discuss them anyway! you have the best of both worlds, Diane's '77 and your '02 are light years apart in technology, ride and characteristics but you both enjoy them equally as much! so, the point i was going for is there are some who don't want to give the 2014 a chance and by doing that, they are missing a chance to further the Corvette hobby.
....................Chris  Smiley
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Reply #7 - Jan 22nd, 2013 at 5:59am
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well put Chris.
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Reply #8 - Jan 23rd, 2013 at 6:18pm

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I agree Chris.  It took me a while to come to like the C-6 but now I REALLY wish I had one. Also as to the purist out look, I also wish I had the yellow 77 back in my garage.  As far as cool cars goes THAT one was my favorite.  The 02 is best for going places but you just can't beat the looks of that 1977 piece of art.   Cool  I think I like the C-7s as well.  They are just differant and that is not a bad thing I guess.  As long as there are people like our members that are keeping the C-3s alive all will be good.
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Reply #9 - Jan 24th, 2013 at 3:53am

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jetmender wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 6:18pm:
I agree Chris.  It took me a while to come to like the C-6 but now I REALLY wish I had one. Also as to the purist out look, I also wish I had the yellow 77 back in my garage.  As far as cool cars goes THAT one was my favorite.  The 02 is best for going places but you just can't beat the looks of that 1977 piece of art.   Cool  I think I like the C-7s as well.  They are just differant and that is not a bad thing I guess.  As long as there are people like our members that are keeping the C-3s alive all will be good.
Robert



well you know how I feel about the yellow 1977 I did an extensive search when I was looking and happened upon that one, you guys helped me out when I had to sell, I was happy to learn it was coming back up north as part of Alan's stable and happy it was going to remain in the forum, I also understand Alan's desire to move it along if I had Alan's collection and wanted another toy I guess I too would have to choose the stock, smog motored 1977 to sell as well. I also wish I was in a position to buy it back!
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