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Old 06-29-2019, 09:48 PM
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The last C7 Vett just sold for $2.7 million.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/last-front-engined-chevrolet-corvette-004500041.html

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The hammer was just dropped on the last C7 Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction, with the final sale price a whopping $2,700,000. All proceeds are going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The C7 that actually crossed the auction block isn't the actual car that the lucky new owner will receive, as it hasn't been built yet; the car at Barrett-Jackson is an identical Z06.
Hard to believe that there will be no more front engine Vetts any more. I'm not a hard core fan by any means but it is a bit of an icon. Its kind of like taking a 911 and moving the engine forward ... like a Cayman ... not a 9111 anymore.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:15 PM
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Anyone who knows anything about the world of marketing and advertising knows that manufacturers designate a "death date" the moment a new model is introduced. Out with the C7, in with the C8. BTW, many of the new C8s are headed straight into the hands of collectors.

At $150K, GM hopes to position the car to compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:17 PM
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After a few years of the C8, you'll be able to pick up an older model for less $$$$$$.........

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Old 07-01-2019, 11:47 AM
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Anyone who knows anything about the world of marketing and advertising knows that manufacturers designate a "death date" the moment a new model is introduced. Out with the C7, in with the C8. BTW, many of the new C8s are headed straight into the hands of collectors.

At $150K, GM hopes to position the car to compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Your BS never ceases to disappoint. Do EVER actually look stuff up before you post?
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A new report from Hagerty says the C8 Corvette will start at around $60,000 to $70,000. Considering the current Corvette Stingray starts at $55,900, and the range-topping ZR1 is a relative performance bargain at $118,900, a $60,000 starting price sounds reasonable. Prices for the mid-engined Corvette vary wildly, though, depending on reports.
https://www.motor1.com/news/258428/mid-engined-corvette-everything-we-know/

Chevy is not going to sell a lot of Vetts at $150k a copy. Their bread and butter is on the base Vette which will probably be in the $60k-$70k range as the linked article suggests. Sure, there may be a top end version for $150k but that will not be the avg cost of a Vette. In 2016, Chevy sold over 40,000 copies.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:12 PM
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Some very wealthy guy perhaps paid the 2.7M. As an investment I do not think because it is the last one is going to enhance the value that much. Possibly he was more interested in supporting the cause.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:35 PM
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I am highly surprised the OPer is not crying about the !% get all of the breaks. That 2.7 mil less 30% tax write off, only cost him around 1.8 mil. after charitable donation write off if applicable.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:10 PM
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Auction collectors (and vette) collectors are so weird to me. First and last off the assembly line command huge bucks, mathcing numbers originals, museum pieces with 6 miles on them, etc. Ill never understand.

These first and last vins always go for a ton since they are often write offs in the form of charitable donations.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:52 AM
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I do not get the idea of buying a car and then parking it. Cars were designed and built to drive. If I were fortunate enough to get mu hands on any number of desirable cars, I would want to drive the wheels off it. That is one of the reasons I really like Jay Leno. He drives all his cars. They are not just on display.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:16 AM
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I often wondered as a kid,why older people always had a mean look,or short temper.
I know now,pain from wear and tear.Short nerves from abuse by the wealthy,and powerful. Since 1890 no one in western society,has enjoyed life,except the dishonest,wealthy
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:46 PM
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I often wondered as a kid,why older people always had a mean look,or short temper.
I know now,pain from wear and tear.Short nerves from abuse by the wealthy,and powerful. Since 1890 no one in western society,has enjoyed life,except the dishonest,wealthy
Wrong, your opinion only. Like most democrats that want everyone poor, dependent on them. At that point there will be some happy poor and the same amount of crybabies that are broke. That will not change.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:01 PM
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Auction collectors (and vette) collectors are so weird to me. First and last off the assembly line command huge bucks, mathcing numbers originals, museum pieces with 6 miles on them, etc. Ill never understand.

These first and last vins always go for a ton since they are often write offs in the form of charitable donations.
$2.7m for any Corvette seems whack, putting that sort of geek obsession on the last one of the assembly line? Well, hoo-kay. I guess actually getting a life is too hard for some people. Imagine the car toys one could get into for $2.7m.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:03 PM
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I often wondered as a kid,why older people always had a mean look,or short temper.
I know now,pain from wear and tear.Short nerves from abuse by the wealthy,and powerful. Since 1890 no one in western society,has enjoyed life,except the dishonest,wealthy
Would you like an extra helping of DISMAL with that?
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:43 PM
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I knew a guy in high school who had a red convertible 1966 corvette with a 427 engine. Girls were crawling all over him and the car.....
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:57 AM
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If he'd been fat, ugly, and smelly they might have tried to get his money but I doubt he would gotten 'tang based on the car.

Some people say the thing Ferraris are best at is pulling gold diggers.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:36 PM
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recently heard of an old fart who moved to Florida. His ride was a Lincoln continental; apparently the young things weren't going for it. He sold the Lincoln and bought a convertible mustang and instantly he had all the bikinis he could hope for!!
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