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 07-18-2005, 11:36 Post: 113592
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A discussion at the coffee shop today centered on what would be the rare most collectable Corvette. Nobody there owns one it was just a topic someone brought up. But with personal favorites aside, there must be a top dog. Thanks, Frank.






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 07-18-2005, 11:59 Post: 113595
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I've never been much of a Corvette fan, but from my perspective it's gotta be the split window coupe. Was that a 63?






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 07-18-2005, 12:13 Post: 113596
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I've never followed the Corvette thing either although generations have. I agree with Ken, some like myself really go for the '63 split window. Isn't that funny that we don't follow Vettes much and still know about the '63. Others like the originals like the '53. Some go for the anniversary years like the '93 ZR-1. I think they've lost their appeal as compared to periods like from the 50's to 70's because so many differnt brands are out there.






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 07-18-2005, 12:19 Post: 113597
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I don't know if a modified Corvette qualifies as a collectable or not, but I certainly saw a rare one.

We were building a golf course down in the Islands and the owner had a '71 (I think it was) Sting Ray rag-top.

The hook was, he had the selling dealer in Miami do a conversion to make it a right-hand drive car. The Island was a former British colony and they drove on the right side of the road, he said he didn't feel comfortable driving a left hand drive car on the off-side, so he had it converted before it left the dealers lot.

He took me for a spin in it, it was VERY disconcerting to sit on the left side and not have a steering wheel, or BRAKE pedal, as we sailed down narrow mountain roads. Yikes!!!!

He also had a right-hand drive Caddie rag-top.

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 07-18-2005, 12:56 Post: 113598
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My buddy who has 3 vettes and won some corvette awards says the most rare corvette is the 1953 model - 1st year - 300 made.






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 07-18-2005, 13:03 Post: 113599
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I would have to say my favorite would be from 1965. First for four wheel disk brakes and the big block rat motor.
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 07-18-2005, 13:32 Post: 113600
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I think it was the 57 that offered some sort of a fuel injection system, I don't remember that it was offered for very long, so that might be a rare find too. My first guess would have been the 53 also, it seems the first year of most anything seems to be the most collectable. I'm not in the market but I'm sure a mint 53 would call for mega bucks. Frank.






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 07-18-2005, 14:00 Post: 113601
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Anyone here remember that old 80's movie "Corvette Summer" featuring a jazzed-up candy-apple red Corvette?

I'd have to say a "famous" individual Corvette modified or used in a movie, TV show, or event would be far rarer than any off-the-assembly-line model.

America got to know & love 80s TransAms thanks to Knight Rider, Ferrari 308s (Magnum PI), Deloreans (Back to the Future), Dodge Charger(?) (Dukes of Hazzard)... but I can't think of any other shows or movies that featured the Corvette??






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 07-18-2005, 15:36 Post: 113609
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Dating myself here, but wasn't a corvette used on the old Route 66 show?






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 07-18-2005, 16:31 Post: 113613
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Ken, yes you are and as I recall the one I liked had the dove tail rounded rear. I think all of the vettes in the show were red convertibles.

The show featured George Maharis and .....Martin Milner ....Man that was a long time ago.... I loved the idea of being single, tooling across america in a sports car with a friend.

The closest I have come to it was when a buddy of mine and I took his geen MGB convertible on a road trip after college from NJ through the Blue Ridge Mountains to New Orleans, Pennsacola, and Atlanta.





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