350 HP
360 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3214 LB
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
5.7 L
Transmission Type
MPG (City/Highway)
19 MPG

I have been a Mustang guy my whole life. I restored a 1964 1/2 with my dad at 14 to take it when I turned 16. I drove that car until well into my 20's. A friend of my dad drove upone afternoon in 1991 in a red 1989 Vette. I thought it was one of the most awesome things I'd ever seen (I live in very rural South Georgia). He said "your dad should help you buy this. It's for sale and its a beauty." I actually believed I had a chance to get it. The guy stopped at my dads office several times. I thought to work out a deal but actually it was other business. For about a week I dreamed about that car. I dreamed I was driving it and boy was it a thrill. When I woke up and realized they were dreams I tried to go back to sleep to dream again.  When I found out the Vette dream was not going to happen I was broken hearted. From that point, because of price and insurance Corvettes were not even a possibility for me. I forgot about them and stayed in the Mustang world until last year. I turned 42 and owned a 2004 Mach 1. My son wanted it badly. We made it happen and I rembered my old Corvette dream. I found this Vette in Buford, Ga, 6 hours away. I spoke to the owner many times on the phone and he sent myriads of photos. It was beautiful. I was desperate to go pick it up but a major ice storm had Atlanta and surrounding areas  locked down.  I waited a week to pick that Vette up. It was an excrutiating week but fun with anticipation. I felt like o was 17 again. I dreamed about that car like a kid. Looked a pictures, watched videos. Watched Matt Farah drive his. Finally the day came. My wife and I made the long trip and it was worth it. I don't think I've ever been more proud of a car since that 64/1/2 Mustang. 

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[]Steve Clasen

Great story and I know exactly what you mean, dreaming about a car like a kid. Those Z06 wheels really are sweet.

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