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1st NEW CAR in 30 YEARS!!

2017 Chevrolet Grand Sport. All the goodies like the ZO6 BUT without the supercharger.

Artic 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.

Lots of meat makes this handle like a dream. Different driving modes from Touring to Track. This car has more abilities than I have talent. GM even gives me $1000 off a 3 day track event at Ron Fellows Driving School in Nevada. You can drive their cars or yours.

Hopefully I will learn the boundaries of the car on a track and I plan to stay safe within those boundaries on the road. It is nice knowing what the car is capable of though.

I used to work for Richard Petty Driving Experience and once you get to know the feel of cars like that, going 160-170 at Vegas track felt secure and confident.

I was not happy when the C7 came out in 2014 with the rear but it's grown on me now. I did see a C7 with round tail lights like on the C6 generation and they just didn't look right.

With all the angular lines on the car, something round just doesn't fit the body lines.

WARNING: I was told NOT TO DRIVE A C7 Corvette. I was warned. But like playing in the street as a child and got hit several times, I went and drove one. My first drive 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 a 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 me and offered me more than a fair deal. I have my 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 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 is 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

This is the brake duct that sucks up small pets and children as you go by. Please keep your children and pets out of my way. :-)

This is the stock ZO6 brake package. NOT The ZO7 package which costs 5-8K more. Plenty of brake there for me. Massive tires with soft rubber means high tire costs but lots of smiles by the miles as I drive the curvy mountain roads of Arizona.


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ghpcnm on Jul 29, 2017 said:

Well, I give the 'Vette a solid 5 Star Thumbs Up. However, I'm still not convinced that you have the looks or driving ability to do such a powerful and gorgeous car its just due :-)))))))))))

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azmusclecar on Jul 29, 2017 said:

Thanks for the THUMBS up Dave. I know you get those fingers confused sometimes.......... I neither have the looks NOR the driving ability to own such a gorgeous car so I made my wife buy it for me. So NANNY NANNY BOO BOO to you HAHAHAHAHA

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ghpcnm on Jul 29, 2017 said:

I wonder...Does GM offer 184 month 0% financing on one of those babies? 'MY WIFE' might go for something like that :-)

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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.

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ghpcnm on Aug 21, 2017 said:

Tornado died and now Zorro drives a 'Vette :-)

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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.

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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.

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ghpcnm on Sep 15, 2017 said:

Good answer.

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azmusclecar on Sep 15, 2017 said:

Thanks Dave, I come up with a good one once every few years on average...............I'm not due now until the next solar eclipse 2024.

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ghpcnm on Dec 11, 2017 said:

Another year has passed since I last wished you and yours a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Take care of that 6-Banger and of course, that beautiful 'Vette of yours.

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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.

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