I'm this close to buying a 77' or 79' vette but I'm just not sold yet. These years came with a measly 180hp or 220 for the L82 (if your lucky). I want some real performance that can back up the corvette name, this isnt gonna be any show car. Looks will be put aside for balls to the walls performance, but all the while have driveability. The vette is gonna cost me about 4-5 grand and I wanna know if I can get in the 12-13 sec range for the 1/4 mile as well as a good 0-60 time for a budget price in a relatively short amount of time. If you have any suggestions on where I can start, where to find parts, how they help, how much they cost or what you did yourself, that would ease my troubled mind. I plan on putting in a new tranny (700R4?) as well as cam, heads, headers, street legal slicks, carb and maybe even a supercharger because I believe they can be had for about 2-3 grand and offer almost 45-55% more hp and torque. Do you think with about 10K, inlcluding the price of the car, I can get the performance I desire? I"m a little young, but I know the basics of beefing up most cars, just not really much about beefing up vettes. I can do most of the work along with my dad and some buddies so labor is not a problem. I feel I'm a dying breed of teenage muscle car enthusiasts and I definitely dont want to be put in my place by some punk in an Import with a fart can. PLEASE help an endangered species by putting in your 2 cents. Forever Grateful, BlakBlur.