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Old 02-29-2020, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default *One Car - 50 yrs of Corvette design/technology!

I just heard that a corvette friend whom I haven't seen in quite a few years is in poor health and has this Corvette for sale (thru a broker apparently)...

https://www.classiccarsofsarasota.co...tte-special-ed

I like these cars, but no room in my garage for another...
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:51 PM   #2
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Hope your friend starts to feel better. Never thought I would like something like this Corvette, but I do. I like that older body style and it's loaded with modern technology and equipment. Bet it's a joy to drive, Carmine.
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Hope your friend starts to feel better. Never thought I would like something like this Corvette, but I do. I like that older body style and it's loaded with modern technology and equipment. Bet it's a joy to drive, Carmine.
I agree Carmine and it does have a crisp look , red , white and chrome is an eye catcher. Hopefully the owner does recover and can enjoy more of his dream car.
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Not usually keen on this type of car but this one is really nice.

A lot nicer than my bank account, unfortunately.

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Never heard of a special edition, looks awesome, hope your buddy gets better
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The story on that commemorative edition is thus:

For 2003, Chevrolet was looking to do a 'commemorative edition' Corvette to celebrate the 50 yrs of production. They actually worked with one of their contractors to look into such a car as this, but ultimately Chevrolet elected not to do this model, BUT... the contractor who did the work decided to do it themselves, so they producted the fiberglass panels/trim to *alter* the skin of a 2003 Corvette to produce this model. I don't know about the '300 quantity', but they were doing this for customers for several years and would take a new C5 Corvette, or the customer could provide his own C5 which the company would then alter and restore if necessary, so basically this car runs/drives exactly like a C5 (1998-2004 Convertible) but has the iconic front/rear look of the original '53 model!

Chevrolet didn't have the courage to do their 50th anniversary model as this one, and offered 'special paint' (a burgandy color) and 'special interior (a golden saddle' color) but other than the paint/interior Chevrolet's 50th anniversary corvette was the same as the others ...
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