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After decades of BMW ownership with a very low number BMW CCA membership number, it was time for a rethink on an affordable HPDE car. My E39 M5 was just too heavy and too nice to throw around on the track. Even as a kid, I was always aware of Corvettes. If you live in the USA, you know. The C5 generation may be the performance bargain for a track car. The ZO6 was make with this in mind. Lightweight, lots of power, and plenty of low priced speed parts. The pushrod LS series V-8 now is the go to mill for hot rodders. Instead of, as in my past, buying an unmodified car and doing all the work myself, I decided to find a car that was already modded to my specs. This 2002 ZO6 was only listed on a Corvette forum. Closed the deal, and took an Amtrak to LA to pick it up. It needed fine tuning and,
work on the usual electronic issues (usually bad relays). But now, it will hold up all day at a driving event and drive a couple of hundred miles home. For the street I have a second set of wheels and tires to improve the ride and drivability. After correcting and improving the issues of an older Corvette, I am beginning to really have fun with this car! So much fun in fact, that I bought another newer C7 Grand Sport. Seems that it's time to sell this will sorted C5.
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