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WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 11:05 AM
Picked her up yesterday afternoon for $27,000 USD.

1973 Stingray with matching numbers 454 cubic inch big block & Muncie <span class="ev_code_RED">M21</span> 4 speed manual transmission.

Original colors (exterior and interior), factory A/C, factory alarm, factory luggage rack, and rally wheels.

Idle speed is 650 rpm and she sounds many times better than she looks.


http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette01.jpg

http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette02.jpg

WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 11:05 AM
Picked her up yesterday afternoon for $27,000 USD.

1973 Stingray with matching numbers 454 cubic inch big block & Muncie <span class="ev_code_RED">M21</span> 4 speed manual transmission.

Original colors (exterior and interior), factory A/C, factory alarm, factory luggage rack, and rally wheels.

Idle speed is 650 rpm and she sounds many times better than she looks.


http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette01.jpg

http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette02.jpg

DmdSeeker
08-08-2007, 11:21 AM
Absolutely beautifull&lt; congrats!

jimDG
08-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Appalling cockpit layout. Stick and trim wheel need repositioning http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-08-2007, 11:32 AM
Nice Corvette

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I think you'll find that Borg-Warner trannys are T-10s. My memory says that Muncie in your car is an M21 close ratio

With the 454, that Vette is a fairly rare car

leitmotiv
08-08-2007, 11:37 AM
Congratulations. A magnificent beast. The only car which looked as good as a beautiful naked woman. What lines.

Monty_Thrud
08-08-2007, 11:46 AM
Very impractical...now were's the rest of the family going to go?...so you won't be needing it then, good job i'm here to take it off your hands for you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

leitmotiv
08-08-2007, 12:02 PM
Yeah, PM if you decide you don't want it!!!!!!!

WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 12:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
Nice Corvette

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I think you'll find that Borg-Warner trannys are T-10s. My memory says that Muncie in your car is an M21 close ratio

With the 454, that Vette is a fairly rare car </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Doh!!! I must hang my head in shame. Although I've been a long time admirer (since I saw Corvette Summer on an HBO (or whatever the first movie channel was called) preview weekend back in the early '80s), only recently have I been in a position to be a driver and in only a few weeks I've read many hundreds of pages covering the C3 series. Thanks for the correction!

With 395 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 rpm she pulls smooth and hard but lacks the ability to put it to the ground. My wife's Grand Prix GXP with the 325 cid aluminum V8 and monster tires will blow it away.


--Outlaw.

WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 12:06 PM
I forgot to mention the best part...

NO AIR pump, NO catalytic converter, and 8 mpg on the highway.

--Outlaw.

BrotherVoodoo
08-08-2007, 12:15 PM
Man, I can't wait for my mid-life crisis http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

zardozid
08-08-2007, 12:35 PM
This is the first car my fevered 10 year old mind wanted...

I built the AMT (or was it Revell?) Stingray model dozen of times that summer of 71

danjama
08-08-2007, 12:38 PM
There is a sexy black one of these near where i work with amazing wheels on it, i wish i had a camera to show you, nice one though, these are beautiful cars!

NeuralTech
08-08-2007, 12:52 PM
gorgeous

WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 12:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
There is a sexy black one of these near where i work with amazing wheels on it, i wish i had a camera to show you, nice one though, these are beautiful cars! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was hoping for a black one also, however, black was not offered as a factory color until later and most quality examples were either never changed from the factory color or returned to the factory color during restoration.

--Outlaw.

XyZspineZyX
08-08-2007, 12:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WhtBoy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
Nice Corvette

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I think you'll find that Borg-Warner trannys are T-10s. My memory says that Muncie in your car is an M21 close ratio

With the 454, that Vette is a fairly rare car </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Doh!!! I must hang my head in shame. Although I've been a long time admirer (since I saw Corvette Summer on an HBO (or whatever the first movie channel was called) preview weekend back in the early '80s), only recently have I been in a position to be a driver and in only a few weeks I've read many hundreds of pages covering the C3 series. Thanks for the correction!

With 395 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 rpm she pulls smooth and hard but lacks the ability to put it to the ground. My wife's Grand Prix GXP with the 325 cid aluminum V8 and monster tires will blow it away.


--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't feel too bad. As I recall, the Muncies used design elements from the T-10s anyway

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif You can fix the traction troubles.

danjama
08-08-2007, 01:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WhtBoy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
There is a sexy black one of these near where i work with amazing wheels on it, i wish i had a camera to show you, nice one though, these are beautiful cars! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was hoping for a black one also, however, black was not offered as a factory color until later and most quality examples were either never changed from the factory color or returned to the factory color during restoration.

--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

your choice is excellent though mate, Racing red, fat tyres, the whole show is there!

Choctaw111
08-08-2007, 02:07 PM
Give me an engine photo. I love engines...

WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 02:11 PM
http://www.tbws.net/MidLife/Vette03.jpg

PF_Coastie
08-08-2007, 02:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WhtBoy:
With 395 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 rpm she pulls smooth and hard but lacks the ability to put it to the ground. My wife's Grand Prix GXP with the 325 cid aluminum V8 and monster tires will blow it away.
--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, but try a race from about 60mph to 140 and see how the Grand Prix fairs! Me thinks you will be looking at a dot in the rear view mirror.

DuxCorvan
08-08-2007, 04:55 PM
Bah, a tacky showoff. Just like a porn actor in a tiger skin tanga slip.

I'd trade five of those for a single Pegaso Z-102.
http://www.motorbase.com/pictures/contributions/000121c/std_1954_pegaso_z-102.jpg

carguy_
08-08-2007, 06:13 PM
what a beaut!ur wife must be furious!

Bearcat99
08-08-2007, 08:41 PM
No crisis for me.. my midlife is GREAT!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GreyFox5
08-08-2007, 11:07 PM
Excellent and how many miles on it. Also as a Chevy guy I have to ask does the clock work?

WhtBoy
08-09-2007, 06:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Bah, a tacky showoff. Just like a porn actor in a tiger skin tanga slip.

I'd trade five of those for a single Pegaso Z-102.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

An interesting statement from one who, judging by their sig, appears to greatly admire the, "porn actor in a tiger skin tanga slip", look. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Kidding aside, who wouldn't trade 5 mass produced vehicles for 1 of only 84 nearly completely hand built vehicles. With only 84 produced you can even overlook the fact that it was just barely above a complete failure as a racer.

--Outlaw.

WhtBoy
08-09-2007, 07:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GreyFox5:
Excellent and how many miles on it. Also as a Chevy guy I have to ask does the clock work? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

She's got 72k on the odometer and according to the Vette expert that looked at it he believes they are most likely original.

The clock works, but I think it's a quartz replacement. The ammeter is the only gauge that doesn't work. This will be a 57 hour week for me so aside from driving it home, the only thing I've done is check the oil and water.

--Outlaw.

mrsiCkstar
08-09-2007, 07:07 AM
Man that is a beautiful vehicle... congratulations.

stanford-ukded
08-09-2007, 07:19 AM
Bet you don't get this beast in the USA!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Rover_Metro_GTi_red_vr.jpg/800px-Rover_Metro_GTi_red_vr.jpg

I drove that thing for four god damn years! Moving on up slowly, though! Mind you, I simply don't think English roads can handle most big American cars, they're bleedin' massive.

Hearty congratuations to you, Sir. Hopefully I'll be standing next to my Spitfire when I hit my crisis.

DuxCorvan
08-09-2007, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WhtBoy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Bah, a tacky showoff. Just like a porn actor in a tiger skin tanga slip.

I'd trade five of those for a single Pegaso Z-102.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

An interesting statement from one who, judging by their sig, appears to greatly admire the, "porn actor in a tiger skin tanga slip", look. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Kidding aside, who wouldn't trade 5 mass produced vehicles for 1 of only 84 nearly completely hand built vehicles. With only 84 produced you can even overlook the fact that it was just barely above a complete failure as a racer.

--Outlaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And who wants to race? It's for picking chicks, lad. Good taste chicks with good taste. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

WhtBoy
08-09-2007, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
I drove that thing for four god damn years! Moving on up slowly, though! Mind you, I simply don't think English roads can handle most big American cars, they're bleedin' massive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My first car was a Vette...a Chevette that is. 1981 model that would barely break 70mph. And speaking of brakes, it didn't have much of those at all so when you finally got to 70mph, you needed room to stay there for a while!


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
Hopefully I'll be standing next to my Spitfire when I hit my crisis. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That would redefine the term, "sweet", although I would prefer a F4U.

--Outlaw.