smackvay wrote:anyone have anything new to add ?
Per your request
Just picked this bad boy up last night - been looking for a bit and decided on Covette Stingray. Target was a 68-70, 72 at latest since that's when chrome bumper was changed. Decided 75 would work too since we'd both be 40 this year!
Found this guy had listed on eBay with his phone #. I called him up and asked him what his reserve was - $13k. Well below what I was looking at on earlier models. He didn't really want to end the auction and I didn't want to take a chance so I offered him $13.5k and he agreed. He lives about two hours from me so grabbed wife and a stack of cash and headed his way.
Guy was total gear head - 60 years old and been doing cars since he was a kid. He had a car lift in his home garage... Really nice guy and we talked for at least 30 mins before even getting to the car then talked for another hour after test driving it.
It's got a little less horsepower then the BMW at 420 vs 440hp and I am kind of spoiled by new German engineering. But it is great driving car and tons of sex appeal! And the motor sounds amazing. Straight pipes - no muffler just baffles.
For the gear heads here - this is what is under the hood: (all Charlie Brown teacher talk to newb like me)
This was an original L- 82 4 speed car. It now has a 355" small block 10.25 comp., Pro-Action alum heads, Comp-Cams hyd. cam,.510 lift 230 @.050, Edelbrock intake and 750 Holley carb. Complete MSD ign. with 6AL box. Hooker ceramic coated 1 7/8 headers and custom made chambered exhaust to the rear bumper. It really sounds good, not too loud, just right. Complete Classic Chevy's 5 speed conversion, bellhousing, flywheel, Centerforce clutch, Tremec TKO 600 5 speed trans and shifter that looks like the original 4 speed shifter Custom driveshaft, 3.55 limited slip axle. Front susp. completely rebuilt and new quick ratio steering box installed. New rear transverse spring and bushings. New tires and wheels, drilled and slotted EBC rotors, Hawk brake pads, and rebuilt calipers. New master cyl.
Big thanks to the BS members who had classic car experience and guided me through the process