I’ve said this before, but I think it needs repeating — I’m not against progress. I think that stuff needs upgrading and technology is great…but the thing about the Corvette is that it was never a competitor to an actual Ferrari. It still isn’t…despite what the mainstream car fishwrap pundits might let you believe…because the Corvette was all about power…stupid, tire-roasting torque, and unlimited power. A Ferrari 488/whatever is Rey from the new Star Wars trilogy — gorgeous, overly powerful, lithe, graceful and fast…but the Corvette is, and always will be Episode 3 Palpatine. A cape, unnecessary cowls/scoops/hoods, and unlimited power!! Don’t fret…it’ll get worse because some day the Corvette will be an electric all-wheel-drive, self-steered, google-pod…but you don’t have to buy one of them, because you have this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette L82 offered for $9250 in Dothan, AL via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.
From the seller:
1979 Chevrolet Corvette
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: silver
title status: clean
1979 Corvette Stingray Dayton body kit L82 sport automatic only 78,000 original miles clean runs great smoke free drives great factory ac t-good missing have custom targa top instead has brand new battery updated with large cam Edelbrock Intake and 4 barrel carb HEI distributor etc.. has brand new tires super nice car and fun to drive has updated suspension and rides nice. $9,500 OBO textRob
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