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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Apr 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm
Awesome car and story. trophy!
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Jan 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm
This Vette is just Bad-2-The Core!
Just DigIt man!
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Nov 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm
That Vette looks like it means SERIOUS business!

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette (SmokeGray)

Last updated Nov 11, 2013  

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I'm the second owner. I've owned it since 8/94. I always wanted a corvette and it took a few years to finally get this one. On the day I went to the dealer to take it for a drive on their test track it was only the second Corvette I had ever driven, I drove one a few weeks before that. Since I was selling my 69 Camaro and it was going to be my everyday car and my wife Jennie would have to drive it she needed to see how it felt. I had pulled over and she asked what was wrong and I told her she would have to do her own test drive because she had to make sure she felt OK driving it since it would be our second car. She was very reluctant to drive it, but finally agreed to take it around the test track. We didn't even get 25 yards with her driving when she said in a loud voice I like this, I really like this, and I knew I was finally going to get my Corvette.
I was lucky enough to have my Corvette in the April 2006 issue of Vette Magazine in a story about the Corvette Challenge Drag Racing series.



The factory rating on the engine are:
L98 350 5.7 245 HP and 335 LB/T.
Auto 700R4 Dana 36 3.07
Best time slip:
R/T: 005
60': 1.877
1/8 8.456
1/8 81.72 MPH
1/4 13.258
1/4 104.15

Top Speed 160 MPH est.
30 MPG Highway

Factory Options

Oil Cooler
Bronze Glass Roof Panel ( Current Top is Blue)
Electronic Climate Control
Performance Axle 3.08
Electronic Climate Control
Bose Stereo
L98 245 HP


Accel Super Ram Manifold
SLP High Flow Runners
Ported Plenum
BBK 52 mm Throttle Body
24 lb Injectors
Edelbrock 255 Fuel Pump
Vortex Ram Air Intake
DUI Distributor
Magnecor 10 mm Wires
LT4 Hot Cam
Crane Vale Springs
1.6 Roller Rocker Arms
Proform Grey Valve Covers
March Power & Amp Pulleys
Air Pump Replacement Pulley
Hooker Headers & Y-Pipe
3" Straight Pipe ( No Cats)
Flowmaster Mufflers
Wood Dash
Chrome C6 Z06 Wheels
NITTO Drag Radials 315/35-17
Driller & Slotted Rotors
Greenstuff Pads
Hughes Pro 3000 Converter
Transmission Cooler
C6 Z06 Wheels
NITTO NT 555 Extreme 275-40 Front Tires
NITTO NT 555 Extreme 315-35 Rear Tires

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