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Postby binarypunk » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:26 am

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On loan to, i bet the insurance claim is aready in the system with it being the US.
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Postby binarypunk » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:54 am

Yeah...vintage corvettes...must be worth a good three or four quid. :lol:
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Postby simes2000 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:46 pm

GM have offered to restore the damaged cars because 'they are some of the most significant models in automotive history'

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Postby binarypunk » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:49 pm

Most significant for being the most backward carthorse engineering known to man. 6 litres...230BHP. Quality.
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Postby Lazza » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:25 pm

I'd still love to own a classic Corvette.
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Postby BenF » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:51 am

binarypunk wrote:Most significant for being the most backward carthorse engineering known to man. 6 litres...230BHP. Quality.


I love quotes like these. 230 from an engine assembled in 2 minutes, and run on soapy water. Bring it to the UK and with a little attention to detail, a proper setup and good fuel and you'll see 350-400 without much effort :handgestures-thumbup:
In the US you can find 200 hp in your garage at home and for next to sod all money. You try doing that with our engines... I know what'd put a bigger smile on my face!
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Postby binarypunk » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:14 pm

The aftermarket modding market in the US is huge. People pick up their brand new car and drive it from the showroom to the modders to free up an extra few hundred HP that the original engineers couldn't be bothered to find. I guess it's a whole economy we don't have...but still makes I laff.
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