2017 Chevrolet Grand Sport. All the goodies like the ZO6 BUT without the supercharger.
Arctic White (tired of detailing dark colored cars) (and the AZ HEAT) with red and black interior. 2LT package with lots of goodies. More bells and whistles than a Mummer's Parade on Thanksgiving.
6.2 litre with 7 speed manual makes it go.
My first drive in a C7 was in a ZO6 with 650 horsepower. Darn near killed myself. I had a 2007 ZO6 with 505 horses and never needed all the ponies. So I opted for the Grand Sport which has all the things the ZO6 has except the 650 horse engine. This engine puts out 460-465 which is plenty for me.
There is a WHOLE lot of technology going on in this car. A whole lot. With time and videos on You Tube the operation of most of the options becomes easier.
The reason I was warned in the beginning was, if I drove one, I would want one and so that is exactly what happened. I drove that ZO6 and I was hooked. Not so much on the power, but on all the other things about the car. Ride, handling, comfort, space, feel, enjoyment, fuel economy, (yes I said fuel economy) it is thee best Corvette I have owned and I've had my share over my 66 years.
I sold my 1964 when a dealer called and offered more than a fair deal. I have my 1966 Pontiac to wrench on and I needed a comfortable car. Vinyl seats, Arizona's 110 degree days, NO A/C, just didn't make for pleasurable cruises with the wife yelling about the noisy side pipes and the heat. Not to mention when I cranked up the 10 watt stereo. So, away went the 64 and I haven't looked back since.
I ordered this in April 2017 and it was built the week of my birthday and the VIN even has my birthday in it. Wasn't that sweet of GM? It took 8 weeks to get the car but was worth the wait.
I was hesitant to put this car on this website but prodding by some members has convinced me to throw it on the site. I mean it is after all AMERICAN TORQUE, and yes this Corvette has lots of that.
This is MY FIRST NEW CAR IN 30 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought if I was going to get one, it had better be soon before health issues take the keys from my hands. I've been truly blessed by God in my life and with the way this deal turned out and all, my life of delayed gratification has finally brought me a car like this. 30 Years is a long time but it was well worth the wait.
Rob aka AZMusclecar
Took the Grand Sport on our 23rd Anniversary to Williams AZ, did Rte 66 and rode the Grand Canyon Railroad up to the Grand Canyon, spent the day and returned to Williams. Day 3 started out with us going to Seligman AZ to eat breakfast at the Roadrunner Cafe. Then off we go on more Route 66 adventure and this pic of me with the Grand Sport in Oatman AZ, on ROUTE 66. This small mining town has free range burrows meandering the streets looking for handouts. The temperature.......I never thought I'd see 120 degrees, but it got to be 124 HAWT HAWT HAWT degrees today July 25th. It's been fun but I can't wait to get back to my cabin in the mountains and sit on my patio and watch the elk. The Grand Sport has behaved flawlessly keeping us cool and taking all the twisties Route 66 throws at you. And with over 26 mpg, how can you complain? Heading home tomorrow which will make it about a 600 mile trip. A GRAND Sport at the GRAND Canyon and the trip, will probably end up costing me...........you guessed it.........A GRAND!!!!!
azmusclecar on Jul 30, 2017 said:
Not that I am aware of. The assembly line in Bowling Green KY is currently shut down for retooling and so the supply of C7s is cut off. I know there was a glut of 2017s sitting at the dealers, BUT, I'm sure that was planned to make the public buy what was built while the plant is closed.
There are some 2018s out in the market now but you MAY be able to swing a deal on a 2017 easier. I got mine for 13% off MSRP which came to about a savings of 9-10K I had my own financing in place before I ordered at my credit union.[Reply to this comment]
ghpcnm on Sep 15, 2017 said:
A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy his new Corvette could've fed thousands of less fortunate people.
His response to this man made him famous on the internet.
READ his story as stated on Facebook below: A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost." I replied I am not sure; it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.
That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.
Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.
I’ve decided I can’t be politically correct anymore. (I never was, actually)
His answer made him famous on the internet world as it received almost half of a million shares and more than eight hundred thousand reactions on Facebook.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Sep 15, 2017 said:
I tell any one who asks it is NOT my car. It is God's. Everything in this world, God owns. I am just a custodian of it and since I care for my family, my home, my health, and my responsibilities, God decided I was the perfect person to take care of this. So maybe the problem is you are not speaking to the owner, take your question to Him. Who knows? Maybe He can make you in to a good caregiver too.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 11, 2017 said:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh bless you brother and thank you very kindly. And back at you in the Sunshine State. My wife and I took a leisurely trip in the Corvette to Tombstone for a day. Lots of twisties and beautiful scenery. Racked up 700 miles on the journey. Enjoy your holidays and stay safe.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Jul 7, 2018 said:
The ZR1 is quite a car to say the least. If I had your money I'd buy us each one.......and a spare in case one of ours broke. But you know how it is being born good looking and intelligent, we just missed the cash line. I'm quite satisfied with my Grand Sport. I can get myself both excited and in trouble with the abilities of the car and the lack thereof in the driver.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Jul 13, 2018 said:
Well Dave neither am I..........a spoiler in my day and an ironing board were two different things. Now I see they put ironing boards on cars since the clothing industry has made everything wash and wear. That ZR1 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my price range. Just managing the Grand Sport was tough enough. Bless the hearts, minds, and wallets of those that can afford this kind of excess. I'm happy sipping my soup at the table with the rest of the car guys. I've always been the guy who looks at the right side of the menu FIRST. If you catch my drift.[Reply to this comment]
ghpcnm on Jul 14, 2018 said:
I discovered that the owner of that ZR1 is the fella who contracts the lawn mowing for our community. I think I'm gonna get me a Cub Cadet and start mowing a few yards myself. I gotta get me one of those ZR1 Vettes so I can pester you with it. LOL[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Jul 28, 2018 said:
Well they didn't melt but they shurrrrrrrrrrrrr got sticky....didn't miss a chance to pick up a stone and throw it up in to the wheelwell. I checked with some Corvette guys on the forum to make sure the part of Rte 66 I was taking wasn't just dirt and stones. It was all paved but let's say I'm sure the paving that is there may be as old as the highway itself.[Reply to this comment]