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Saw my first 2021 mid-engine Corvette in person! (Read 380 times)
Nov 20th, 2020 at 4:04pm

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Last week several of us relatives flew to Las Vegas for a fun getaway, to heck with the overblown Chinese Virus. Very strict there though, if your mask is not completely on, they come tell you to put it on or get out and that's everywhere you go.

We stayed at Caesars Palace. A fun place as I've always been fascinated with Rome. So first night there I was outside taking some night shots and saw in the front entrance "drop off" lot a brand new mid-engine Corvette parked next to a R8 Coupe V10 Audi... The Corvette made the $175K+ Audi look tame! Photos actually don't do it justice, you have to see one live to really appreciate it. I spent an hour admiring it. I wanted some daytime shots for better pics especially to see the engine better through the rear window, but it was gone by morning.

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Just plain wicked looking!
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Going home we flew over Mt St Helens, Mt Adams & Mt Rainier. Awesome sight!
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Reply #1 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 7:24am

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Good shots Jack!
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Reply #2 - Dec 9th, 2020 at 5:07am

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Hey Alan, why don't you buy a new blue mid-engine Corvette to go with your blue Monster... what a pair that would be!

And Scott, you could get a red one to go with yours!
You only live once, right! Smiley
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Reply #3 - Dec 9th, 2020 at 9:11am

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Probably shouldn't say it but I don't like the new C-8. Still like the C-3's the best & love my Avalanche. I would buy a new Ava in a minute if they still made them...guess I'm finally getting set in my ways Roll Eyes
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Reply #4 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:34am

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We gave serious thought to doing just that. With the shortage of C8's and our desire to move has that purchase on hold until we settle elsewhere!Whideby Island has our eyes at the moment! We are going to official engage a Realtor also. We have a good friend in the business and will be working with her pretty soon on the beginnings of the search! LOL!

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Reply #5 - Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:49am

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69Shark wrote on Dec 10th, 2020 at 8:34am:
We gave serious thought to doing just that. With the shortage of C8's and our desire to move has that purchase on hold until we settle elsewhere!Whideby Island has our eyes at the moment! We are going to official engage a Realtor also. We have a good friend in the business and will be working with her pretty soon on the beginnings of the search! LOL!

Scott

Whidbey Island is a nice place to retire... your retiring or working from home? Shortage of C8's, yep you got that right as Vic says his that he order over a year ago won't even be in production till late winter or early spring. So my wait for his 2014 will be then too. I should get it cheaper this way as it will be a year older.
 

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Reply #6 - Dec 11th, 2020 at 1:31pm

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Both.
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I'd like to get moved then I can consider retiring.
It will be a balancing act for a bit as I don't want to sell our house until after we move out.

We could clean, paint, carpet, or what ever before selling.

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Reply #7 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 8:36am

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We did all that when we sold our house... time consuming and a LOT of work...

I really don't want to move again as we really love the new place, but might do it again soon if we don't like what's going to happen in this area when Biden takes office in late January. CA, OR and WA won't be a suitable place for Republicans like us. So Idaho is on our radar and will make a decision this coming March/April.
 

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Reply #8 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 2:37pm

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How do you think I feel the asshole lives about 10 miles from me Embarrassed
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Reply #9 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 4:47am

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68-73 wrote on Dec 15th, 2020 at 2:37pm:
How do you think I feel the asshole lives about 10 miles from me EmbarrassedAlan Smiley
I feel for you and I'm plenty bummed out how the election went. They're now going to undo everything Trump did and come after your snug!

It would be next to impossible for you to move with your house & business with what? 50-60+ years of stuff.
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Reply #10 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 6:46am

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Well the plan of getting my friends 2014 Corvette is out the window now. Several factors, still waiting to have his 2021 built, starting next month, maybe. Had this been before the Chinese Virus hit, I'd be driving it by now. That said, since it was a daily driver, even in the winter, which I won't do with a Corvette, also he now has 71K miles on it. So for $35K, that's more than we want to spend for a used car. He always garaged it and did all the maintenance with paperwork on it though. Last but not least, Iryn wants to get her dream SUV, a fully loaded low mileage 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum in Red, Blue or Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, a stunning color. Like this one attached:
I have my super nice Maroon Ram 1500 so she deserves a car she wants. We both liked the Ford Edge we've had for six years now and want to step up. Everything is paid off except for the house, so we're good.
So it's back to getting a low mileage 40th anniversary ruby red Corvette again or maybe a 50th year one, hopefully a year from now, after Iryn gets her dream car she wants.
 

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Reply #11 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 8:47am

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Funny how things change!
Good looking Explorer! We loved ours by=ut we bought it in '99!
Traded it in in 2013 on my current PU!

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Reply #12 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 12:39pm

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I purchased a 2016 Explorer Limited for my bride new & she is very happy with it.  Only has 16K on it & I just put on some great tires (hated the factory ones) Iryn will be very pleased I'm sure...this SUV was designed for a woman & it gets decent gas mileage for a large SUV.
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Reply #13 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 4:28pm

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I forgot to add, another reason for nixing the 2014 Corvette was it's stick shift and between several hills where we live, (makes for tricky shifting if raining on a hill at a light) and I eventually, like Chris did, will have to have knee replacement, so stick shift would be hard for awhile. I'm liking the idea of a 1993 40th or 2003 50th again. Like Alan and Scott, I like the C3 best of them all, but it is too much work and upkeep. I can't do a yellowjacket any more.  Cry Grin

Alan, you know those Explorer are reliable and have a good reputation as the local police and Sheriff all use that model. Gotta keep my bride happy as she has put up with me for 24 years now. So that's first, Corvette second, but mark my word, I WILL eventually have another Corvette!
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Reply #14 - Feb 27th, 2021 at 5:01am

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The only thing I don't like is the seat is to short for me..perfect for Veda & Iryn. Plus no left leg room in the drivers seat. But I'm probably spoiled as I've always driven large Chevy trucks with bucket seats.
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