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10-09-2019, 05:26 PM #11
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10-09-2019, 06:57 PM #12
As to Corvettes, there is most definitely an auto discount, but as classic cars age, its not so steep percentagewise. The guys in their 50s of course are looking for the manual stick, but by the time they reach 70, that automatic starts to seem like a pretty good idea. Every year at least a couple of our local club members show up with a brand new C7. I've heard the following conversation almost verbatim at least a dozen times in the last decade. "Hey <insert name here>, what happened to your C2?" "Well, after my hip replacement surgery, I was having to pay somebody to work on it for me because I couldn't get on the ground and crawl underneath it anymore and then after my knee replacement surgery, I was having a hard time working the clutch." "Well, I remember you used to swear that the last true Corvette was built in 1967. I never figured to see you drive a new one." "I admit I did say that, but as I got old, a brand new C7 with a warranty and automatic transmission didn't seem like such a bad idea after all."
Admittedly, I sometimes reconsider whether I should even do the 5sp swap, but I guess I could hang onto the automagic parts and easily swap it back when I get that old (or pay somebody to swap it back if there's any money left after my hip replacement). I just hope I find the time to do it BEFORE I get too old to enjoy it.Phil D.
85 Silver 6m-gte, completed 2000
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