Hi there and thanks for the invite.
I think you are more than welcome here, corsa - you have probably seen a lot more 'Vette in your life than I have.
I bought my Corvette C2 on July 23rd 2002 from a farmer in south germany. I was actually looking to buy a 1967 Mustang at that time, but a friend of mine sent me a link to the red Vette. When I first saw the car, I fell in love. When I first drove it, I was in heaven.
The farmer had driven that car for about a year without ever servicing it - so it was in kind of a rough condition. A lot of the parts were wrong: the radio was BMW, the mirrors were Talbot, the wheels I don't even know, the chassis was lowered... but real fun is the modified transmission: you can go from 0 to 60 mph in first gear and cruise along at 60 mph in fourth gear with only 2000 rpm.
On my way home from buying it, I made friends with another modification: the cigarette lighter worked like an anti-theft device. If you pulled it, the engine wouldn't start. So I was driving on the Autobahn at close to 100 miles per hour, when suddenly the engine died. I started fumbling around blindly at the console, until with a huge bang and an even bigger black cloud behind me the engine woke up again. I had reattached the cigarette lighter.
Yes, my legs were a little shaky - but the corvette already had bewitched me. So after a quick stop and a deep breath I continued my way home. After I arrived there, I spent a full hour wandering around her, admiring her every curve.
Yes, I was in love. And still am.