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One morning, on a whim, I checked eBay to see what was on the market as far as C5 Z06s since I had been toying with the idea of selling my 2003 BMW 330i to pick up a Corvette for a while. This particular car was listed several thousand dollars lower than others of the same year and mileage (just 41,000 miles). After staring at the listing for five days and fussing over giving up the nicest car I've ever owned, I finally pulled the trigger the same morning I paid off a speeding ticket I got in the BMW. A week later, I had the keys. To my surprise, I found tons of goodies, some of them the seller didn't even know about! CARB-legal Doug's Headers, a K&N intake, a BB PRT exhaust system, an Earl's oil cooler, Bilstein Sport shocks, Michelin PS2s, and a Kirban short shifter. A previous owner had also installed a trunk floor, trunk partition, aftermarket floormats, and factory rubber mats. As far as I can tell, the car was driven hard, but never put away wet. It's the first American car I've ever owned, the most powerful and by far, the fastest. I tell people it's like being in a Baby Bjorn on the Incredible Hulk's chest. Compared to the Japanese and German cars I've had before, the car comes off as a caricature of what a sports car should look, feel and sound like. At the same time, it's surprisingly comfortable and easy to drive for for it's performance level.
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