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I have a MAJOR itch to sell my 71 vette (pics are in my profile) and use that money to put down on a new C6. Why, or why shouldn't I? My car can absolutely hauls ass and it's mostly new, especially the interior. What am I thinking?
 

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man, that's a tough one. It really comes down to what you want out of it. Do you want something modern, reliable, that purrs like a kitten, efficient, and highly technical that can really haul ass straight line or around a corner? Or do you really want a car that stands out, sticks in peoples' minds as what a Corvette should look like, rumbles like a demon from hell, smells of raw power, has lots of room under the hood to tinker with its simple workings, and provides more than enough performance for an average driver?

Your call. What kind of sentimental value does your 'vette have? I plan to never sell mine since it was my first and I worked so hard to get it. However, I've wondered if my next one will be a new one or a ground up project. :huh:

I'm a little biased, but the short answer is take a break from the peyote and go drive around the block. That'll answer your question. :thumbsup:
 

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Mmm, good point about the big block. I nail the throttle and the thing pins me in my seat. I need to take a minute and think about it. I recently went to the Chevy dealership and looked at the new vette and it's interior build quality isn't up to snuff. The ash tray got stuck when I pushed on it to open, the plastic console at the rear was lifting up on one side more than the other, and the rear carpet by the rear hatch was all caddy-wompus and didn't like up as it should. Didn't get turned on by it as I should have, maybe it was that one particular car but I'm not sure. Keep the comments coming.
 

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Tough call for sure. Something to give a whole lot of thought. Myself, I have a Caddi CTS-V with some minor motor work. There are more programmable comfort ammenities than I have time to play with, or have I taken the time to learn about. It's a great car, a fun "Sleeper". I have had the car nearly two years now. However, I can barely program the clock, much less the Nav system. Has on 14,000 miles. Runs like a Bat out of ####.

On the other hand my 81 Vette I bought not too long ago.,..not only can I figure the clock out ,well I can take the clock out of that one and put her back in. I can find most every nut and bolt on the car and do whatever I need and not sweat screwing up, usually I end up learning something. I'm on a pretty slow learning curve.

All in all I think I get more of a kick driving the 81. I guess it keeps me grounded and remembering some good times.., things alittle slower in pace.
I know in comparison to your debate we are talking apples to oranges.
Only you know what it took to get your ride where it is now and where you want to go. Good choices and good luck..:partyon:
 

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I'd say test drive a c6 and just see how you like it. Like lsejlowe said, it's really what makes you happy. I do love the body style of my c3, but I do like the c6 styling as well. C6 reliability and power vs. C3 looks and big block.
 

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Hmmmmmmm let me see a C-6 that is built like a door stop that you see around every corner like they are made from a cookie cuter sheet that has to be worked on by a dealer and good luck finding one of them that do good work lol.

Or something with the Curves of a Beautiful Sculpture. :)
 

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Lets see buy a c6 and start to loose money the second you drive of the dealers forecourt.
Or keep the 71bb which is going up in price day by day.
Hard call.

Seriously though the chrome bumper c3's are a very good investment,but the bb chrome bumper c3 is a pot of gold.

With the impending arrival of the LS3 engine the c6's are going to take a big dive in price.
 

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I have a MAJOR itch to sell my 71 vette (pics are in my profile) and use that money to put down on a new C6. Why, or why shouldn't I? My car can absolutely hauls ass and it's mostly new, especially the interior. What am I thinking?
Have you driven a C6?
 

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I have a MAJOR itch to sell my 71 vette (pics are in my profile) and use that money to put down on a new C6. Why, or why shouldn't I? My car can absolutely hauls ass and it's mostly new, especially the interior. What am I thinking?
Keep it or you will regret it, IMO.

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:thud: drive the C3 to the dealer ,test drive th 6 then go back home and you will know,,,,bet you keep yours,they fit like a glove don`t they.: :surprised
 

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I really, really like the C6, but there's no way I'd trade a '71 BB for one.
 

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Here's another vote for keeping the '71 BB. The collectibility of it will continue to appreciate. :thumbsup: The C6 is nice, though.
 

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man, that's a tough one. It really comes down to what you want out of it. Do you want something modern, reliable, that purrs like a kitten, efficient, and highly technical that can really haul ass straight line or around a corner? Or do you really want a car that stands out, sticks in peoples' minds as what a Corvette should look like, rumbles like a demon from hell, smells of raw power, has lots of room under the hood to tinker with its simple workings, and provides more than enough performance for an average driver?
Wow Jason! :thumbsup: You got the fever bro! :thumbsup:

Here's another vote for keeping the '71 BB. The collectibility of it will continue to appreciate. :thumbsup: The C6 is nice, though.
Well said :thumbsup:

I really, really like the C6, but there's no way I'd trade a '71 BB for one.
Good answer! :thumbsup:

What am I thinking?
Your not! :crazy: :laughing:

There is no way I would get rid of a good C3 (BB or otherwise) for a C6, as impressive as the C6's are, it just is not the same! JMHO :)
 

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I bet it's different in Europe then in the US. As someone said before, I saw one stingray and I was hooked, knowing I would have one.
I sold my fully loaded BMW Z3 coupe which I only drove on sunny days, just to restore my 74 and get it up to a certain modern standard (like overdrive transmission, electrical fans, new engine, new stereo, aftermarket seats, power door locks, xenon headlights,...)
The Z3 is relatively fast, very comfortable, pretty rare and has lots of goodies, but it just cant beat opening the throttle on the highway in a Chevy V8 Vette. I for sure would not sell it, I did the opposite as you are thinking off. (oh and I live in a country where gas costs 5$/gallon)
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Wow, I like what I hear. I did almost trade in my Audi A4 for a new C6 but the negative equity was just too much. I do get an adrenaline rush everytime I get behind the wheel of my 468 big block and I just put in a 5 speed TKO600 tranny too, which makes the highway MUCH nicer cruising. There are little things that I need to get fixed and after that I'm sure that I'll be way happier having kept it. I've driven the C6 at Auto Show In Motion but it's been a while. I like the idea of driving it to a dealership and then test driving a new one to see if the money pit is worth it or not (great idea!). My C3 is definately unique and stands out from the crowd. I appreciate all the support in keeping what I have and not making a hasty decision. Once again, forum members have come through! Thanks!
 

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I want to sell my C3

I have a MAJOR itch to sell my 71 vette (pics are in my profile) and use that money to put down on a new C6. Why, or why shouldn't I? My car can absolutely hauls ass and it's mostly new, especially the interior. What am I thinking?
Do you want a young, pretty and efficient lady or an exciting and sensual mistress?!!

(to drive ,I mean!!) :devil:
Rosi ,my wife ,drives a C3 ,so I think I'd better book in to see a marriage councillor!?:surprised
John
 
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