Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn - A Community for Corvette Lovers  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn - A Community for Corvette Lovers > C7 Corvette > C7 Open Discussion

C7 Open Discussion General and technical C7 Corvette discussion - ownership, maintenance, repairs, modifications, tuning

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2017, 02:07pm   #1
desibaba
Vette Barn nOOb
Points: 4,822, Level: 47
Activity: 0%
 
desibaba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $625
Default Can the general public tell the difference between GS, Z06 or Stingray on looks alone

Most people that I know think of a Corvette simply as a Corvette. A car that is america's darling sports car and mainly bought by seniors since they have the money to own one as a toy even though its every teenage boy's wet dream. They dont realize that they go from $55k base to over $100k. On the street do you think the average person or even a car enthusiast who doesnt know too much about the Vette can simply look at one and tell the difference between a Base vs a Zr1/Z06?
desibaba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 03:30pm   #2
desibaba
Vette Barn nOOb
Points: 4,822, Level: 47
Activity: 0%
 
desibaba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $625
Default

I have a co worker who wants a Vette now after watching me search for them all the time. He doesnt care about performance at all. He is 40, divorced with no kids and is simply wanting a flashier looking car to get more vagina. My advice to him was to get a base used 2014 stingray in Yellow or Red that will stick out preferably with same body color brake calipers. He would be happy with the car if it was a v4 with only 170 hp. What do you fellas think?
desibaba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 05:20pm   #3
wwomanC6
Charter Member
C6 Modulator
Barn Stall Owner #27

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '13,'14,'15
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 77,846, Level: 100
Activity: 51.5%
 
wwomanC6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 29,462
Thanks: 16,018
Thanked 7,064 Times in 4,385 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $100108568
Default

You should Post up a pick of each one and not label them. See who can point out the difference.
wwomanC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 08:10am   #4
6spdC6
A Real Barner
Points: 10,950, Level: 72
Activity: 12.9%
 
6spdC6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NorthernNY! (A little town on the shores of the Great Sacandaga Lake) in the peoples republic of NY
Posts: 4,400
Thanks: 2,022
Thanked 920 Times in 573 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2112622
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by desibaba View Post
Most people that I know think of a Corvette simply as a Corvette. A car that is america's darling sports car and mainly bought by seniors since they have the money to own one as a toy even though its every teenage boy's wet dream. They dont realize that they go from $55k base to over $100k. On the street do you think the average person or even a car enthusiast who doesnt know too much about the Vette can simply look at one and tell the difference between a Base vs a Zr1/Z06?
No,the average just realizes it a Vette. Most do not have a clue what the year or possibly what generation it is.

The license plate of my 98 Vette vert was "98Vette" and at most car shows (including Carlisle) I had people asking me what year is your car. I had that car and plate from 98 to 2005!
6spdC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 03:12pm   #5
Steve_R
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 1,011, Level: 18
Activity: 10.2%
 
Steve_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Somewhere on an airplane
Posts: 128
Thanks: 10
Thanked 52 Times in 30 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1001094
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by desibaba View Post
On the street do you think the average person or even a car enthusiast who doesnt know too much about the Vette can simply look at one and tell the difference between a Base vs a Zr1/Z06?
Nope. In fact, I'd wager that most owners of older generation Vettes couldn't tell them apart in a quick glance on the road.
Steve_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2018, 06:23am   #6
bizaro
Pres-Posters 4 Toasters
Points: 6,722, Level: 56
Activity: 10.6%
 
bizaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sheboygan, Wi
Posts: 145
Thanks: 3
Thanked 41 Times in 15 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3090673
bilmem

why does this matter?
bizaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn - A Community for Corvette Lovers > C7 Corvette > C7 Open Discussion


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2018 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page