Topic: Have 15K for classic Chevey. What to buy?

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    Strive
    #1
    Aug 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Hey eveyone, please chime in on this one.
    I have a company car that's my daily driver. But, they are making up dumb rules about it and IDK if we will have this benifit for too much longer.

    So I need a car I can drive on the weekends and that compliments my personality.
    I am a 27 year old single white guy that's ex military and I love to drive fast.
    I love Chevey and most all the pony/muscel cars from 65-75.
    I am not big on Ford or Dodge but, I respect them.

    So far my choices are.
    1975 Corvette Sting Ray
    1981 Corvette
    1998 Corvette

    1967 GTO
    1967-69 Chevelle SS

    Or I could buy a project Camaro 67-69.

    I need any car I get to have the option to drive daily for up to 3 months if I change jobs.
    It doesn't have to be cherry because I love to learn and want to restore.

    Other thoughts are used...
    2005 RX8 (but I decided I don't know about the rotoray)
    2004 BMW Z4 (cost of ownership? repairs?)

    First choice is 75 Sting Ray. How will it drive/ride? it is very low.

    Please advise.

     

    Chevy Muscel

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    Strive
    #2
    Aug 13, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    A little more info. My Grandpa (who's in his 80's) has an auto repair shop with all the tools needed and a lift. He drives a 2008 Corvette, and I am sure he'll let me use the shop/tool and give help.
    My Dad is a certified mechanic who loves old cars and will help out a lot but he is disabled.
    I want this to be a car all of us will love and we can spend time with each other and my 7 year old son, while working on it.
    I am not afraid to put major work and $$$ in.

     

    Chevy Muscel

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    Strive
    #3
    Aug 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    I guess nobody has an opinion. yeah right!

    Anyway, After talking to my Grandpa and Dad I am looking into a Used Corvette around 2000 for under $14K. I want a C5 that rides like Grandpa's.

    Will post in garage when purchased.

    Thanks,
    John

     

    Chevy Muscel

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    green34ford
    #4
    Aug 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    if you want the power and its going to be a vette I would look for a z06

     


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    VcruSSaderV
    #5
    Feb 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Get a 66-67 Chevelle or Nova. Put a V6 in it with a one barrell. Get a good running motor that is economical and make a sleeper. Keep it good on gas and you work on the body as you go. Keep a motor on a stand (502) for the future.

     


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