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Finished Corvette

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Mattius, 4 May 2006.

  1. Mattius

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Edinburgh

    You guys might remember i posted a few times over the last few years about my dads restoration project.
    Well its finally finished, so we decided to take it out for a wee photo shoot before we pack it away ready to head down to the corvette nationals in june. apparently according to all the vette guys it has a very good chance of winning a gold star.
    Specs of it are far too detailed to go into, its basically a 1970 Corvette Stingray, with a 430bhp engine factory engine and a 6 speed box fitted.

    this thing is mental, 0-60 times not really great as there is that much torque it spins its wheels in 3rd. but we cruise easily in 6th at 122mph today @ 3000rpm , to scared to push it any faster.

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  2. spaz

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    Gorgeous car, one of the best looking cars ever made. Good luck with the nationals also :)
     
  3. Stellios

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    Wow, thats gorgeous.
     
  4. Confused

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    Wow, that looks absolutely awesome :)

    Great work! :D
     
  5. DreXeL

    Man of Honour

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    Stunning, just stunning.
     
  6. William

    Capodecina

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    Gumball for you! :D
     
  7. Scottland

    Capodecina

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    That looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
     
  8. Mattius

    Wise Guy

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    gumball would be good, but don't think it would last the miles, very high maintanence.

    more pics and the full story of the vette can be found on my dads site www.graemeinglis.com
     
  9. William

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    Most of the ferraris manage to make it. :p
     
  10. weeble

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    Lovely car, and background too. Mind that rust....
     
  11. Joe T

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    Very nice!

    122mph on a private road eh? ;)
     
  12. NightSt@lk3r

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    do you have a highres version of the 2nd image to use as a desktop wallpaper? :D
     
  13. Mattius

    Wise Guy

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    i can assure you there ain't no rust on this car.

    and im sorry but the hi res images are being saved for sale later.
     
  14. Morba

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    love stingrays. gorgeous cars.

    that one is a great one!
     
  15. Bug One

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    Wow. Fantastic. Good job your dad!
     
  16. Glaucus

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    drools... Hope my dodge looks half as nice as that when its finished

    430bhp yummm tastic, taht must be at least 600 torque
     
  17. Clarkey

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    thats a beautiful machine no doubt, you should be proud of it.
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    Much kudos.

    Now THAT is a retro ride. Pay attention penski :D
     
  19. TripleT

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    Haha true fox :p

    ****ing gorgeous mate :cool:

    Important question... You insured on it? :p
     
  20. Steve

    Mobster

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    Location: Brighton - In the seat that Ro

    What more can I add

    Stunning, your dad must be chuffed!!