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09-25-2006, 03:49 AM
First up is the '97, 19k, Z51, 6spd, dual tops, showroom stock, never been molested. The only mod this car has is hand machined, threaded, bolt down posts inside the the side view mirrors that replace the flimsy stock retaining washers. One owner (me), CA car, always garaged, non-smoking. I took this car off the car carrier and detailed it myself. All the original factory wrap comes with, along with alot of documentation. She also took a nice show trophy her first time out.


1YY07 Base Coupe $37,495. Production 9,772 (very low)
13U Sebring Silver Metallic. 2,164
193 Black interior. 6,481
MN6 6-speed Manual $815. 2,809
AQ9 Sport Seats. $625
B34 Floor Mats $25. 9,371
T96 Fog Lamps $69. 8,829
CC3 Blue Transparent Roof Panel $650. 7,213 (factory)
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer $600. 4,496
C2L Dual Roof Package $950. 416 (dealer add on)
CJ2 Dual Zone Climate Control $365. 7,999
YF5 California Emissions $252. 885
Z51 Performance Handling Pkg. $350 1,077

With CA emissions, 6spd and Z51, this is 1 of 634.





The car can be delivered to your driveway, no charge.
Make me a good offer...


09-27-2006, 09:29 PM
My post was off the top of my head.. too late to edit here.. and a few minor changes...

I you are interested, 5 days left to bid:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-Corvette-COUPE-1997-CORVETTE-Z51-6SPD-1-OWNER-CA-RARE-1-629-BUILT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6168QQihZ003QQite mZ130031273666QQrdZ1


09-27-2006, 10:00 PM
Shes pretty!

Pass seat looks like it was never sat in!!!!

Good luck on the sale and enjoy that new Z when it arrives

09-28-2006, 03:37 PM
gOOD LUCK WITH THE SALE! New Z06!!! Congrats!!! :cheers:

10-09-2006, 02:29 AM
The '97's sold and heading to Texas to a member of the Armed Services.. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did.

Now for Vette #2 as promised:












The bidding is HERE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130035267599).

:wave: :devil:

10-09-2006, 03:09 AM
Hello C5D , Long Time No See . Anyway Congrats For The new 07 Z

Enjoy it :thumb:

10-09-2006, 03:35 AM
Hello C5D , Long Time No See . Anyway Congrats For The new 07 Z

Enjoy it :thumb:

Hey, great to find you around and about ... :party1: :shades: :cheers:

Thanks so much!!! :D :devil:

10-09-2006, 11:31 AM
Damn Dann,That's a Nice Mo Foe!!!!!! I wish I could buy another Toy right now!!!!! I'd be on it!!!! But My wife would slit my....:wow: ......, well you know!!:thumb: :salute: :cigar:

WhiTe SharK
10-09-2006, 03:42 PM
Damn Dann,That's a Nice Mo Foe!!!!!! I wish I could buy another Toy right now!!!!! I'd be on it!!!! But My wife would slit my....:wow: ......, well you know!!:thumb: :salute: :cigar:
:rofl1: :rofl1:

12-03-2006, 11:41 PM

12-04-2006, 12:58 AM
Well the '97 Z51 and '90 ZR-1 went quickly to good homes. The '90 went to a pal of 35 years and now lives about 7 blocks away ... So I'm still the chief mechanic... :rofl1:

Only the '84 Z51 is left... This is a very special Corvette and one hell of a steal...

The Evolution

Now I've been driving and working on Corvettes since 1968. In '77, a best pal's brother-in-law was a GM executive, so I knew in '77, the '78 Vette was going fastback. Not a big fan of fastbacks and seeing a shift to luxury and excess plastic, I jumped on a last year '77, L82, close ratio 4 spd. with Gymkhana FE7 suspension. Since the 4spds. weren't smog certified in CA, I ordered it through Denver and it came with NA6 High Altitude Emissions Equipment, making it 1 of only 854 built.

Working on the '78-'82's was very disappointing from a old school point of view.. Cheap plastics everywhere. QC at a minimum. Soft ride (poor handling)and no horsepower to speak of. So by '82 I was looking at Ferrari's as my next car. Along comes the clean sheet design '84. :wow: :D :thumb:

Everything about the '84 was impressive. The clam sheet hood, the digital dash, the Bose sound system built using dummies with mic pick ups in their ears, the first coordinated color and clean line under the hood asthetics, and the specially developed Goodyears, pushing the car over the 1G lateral acceleration. Forget Ferrari...

The Build

So I ordered the '84 in '83 with a Doug Nash 4+3, Z51, and graphite leather interior on a Medium Blue Metallic exterior. First problem, dealer says no graphite leather with MB exterior, the computer won't accept it, you have to go with MB cloth...

A call to my GM upstairs contact and I'm soon hooked up with the Plant manager. GM exec-in-charge of ordering every single part for the '84. He calls the dealer and tells them how to bypass the computer code. As a result my '84 (delivered in '83) was the firt MB/Graphite combination built.

Second problem, the 4+3's are on restraint. So I'm calling the factory every week to see how the build is going. I actually ordered two '84's in early '83. The first one was for a GF and she opted for auto. So her's comes in with the second load of cars around March '83. I'm still waiting for the 4+3 and come end of October, the GM exec says if I want a '83 first year build, it will have to be an auto. No 4+3's are going out. The ones that left are recalled due to a computer programming that lugs the engine in 4th. at 25mph. GM wants to fix that. OK, build it as an auto.

I get a call the first week of Nov. and the GM exec says if I'm going to see my car on the line, I better fly in now. Off to Bowling Green. Once there, I'm treated to a one-on-one VIP tour and actually get to walk right up to the '84 body on the assembly conveyer. It's not yet a car, but the body is moving down the line for assembly. :wow: :D

Well I spend the weekend hitting the factory tour a few more times and taking in Kentucky, before heading home. When the '84 arrives, I'm right there to pull the plastic and prep the car myself.

Since this car will do a good 140mph, and out corner just about everything on the road, I sign up for Jim Russell Racing School at Laguna Seca. The drive up along the coast is great. The Vette loves the twisties. During the course instruction (Formula Ford), I'm allowed to do a lap with the '84 just for kicks. I've got great shots of the '84 in Carmel, and on the Laguna Seca track!!! O.K. so now I know how to drive the car to it's limits. I don't much. One quick run up to 140 and I'm satisfed.

By '91, the '84 is ready for show. I disassembled everything that would come off the car, clean it with a toothbrush, and put it all back, without changing from factory original. Her first show out and she takes a 3rd. Place.

Now this car is covered and garaged. Usually only driven in good weather and light traffic. Fun trips and never left unattended. Everything that needs correction is taken care of and the car is actually in better shape than when delivered. PURE STOCK, with any replacement parts OEM/NOS. And anything taken off is saved for reference (original oil filter, brake pads, battery, etc., all saved and tucked away).

Along comes Motor Trend's 50 Anniversary Party (1949-1999) for the Petersen's and the Corvette guru, Mike Scott (Corvette Corrections, Anaheim, CA), is asked who has the best '84 Corvette around for a full display of all cars to be awarded Car of the Year. That's an easy one for Mike... :rofl1: I'm asked and of course delighted to represent the '84 year. So alittle polish and dusting, off she goes to the Petersen Museum for a week or so. Fun to hang out with the likes of Carrol Shelby and other automotive legends.

The Sale

Now to get her ready for sale, I've changed out the fuel sending gauge/fuel filler assembly, popped in a new Delco battery, changed the original tires out (still on OEM rims and useable for show), and put on 17"/18", 2000 polished OEM Corvette rims and runflats (required 5/16" spacers on the rears), and given her a fresh Meguire's shine.

She comes with the original factory interior wrappings, and all the original parts. I'll also throw in the '84 accessories, and contemporary magazines and paraphenalia (promo model, model kits of the day, Bowling Green T-shirt, etc.), the Motor Trend/Petersen Museum display placard, records of every service and gas fill up, and of course I have a complete 4", 3-ring binder of all the paperwork and brochures.

If you want an instant NCRS TOP FLIGHT, Bloomington GOLD Survivor, in original factory delivered/showroom condition, this '84 is it!!!!!

Around 36k original, pampered miles. A great first Corvette for anyone. A great '84 for the purist, heading to Bloomington. This '84 has not be changed from factory original (check the location of the cruise control diaphram and you will find they all have been moved, by the dealers, from the front headlight recess to over the battery, to insure protection from front end collisions).

1YY07 Base Coupe
L83 Engine, 5.7L V8, CFI
Z51 Performance Handling Pkg.
G92 Performance Axle Ratio
23L Medium Blue Metallic exterior
122 (ABB2) Graphite leather interior
MX0 Auto. Transmission w/Overdrive
AG9 6-way Power Driver Seat
AR9 Base Leather Seats
AU3 Power Door Locks
K34 Cruise Control
QZD P255/50VR16 Tires/16" Wheels
UU8 Delco Bose Stereo System
V01 Heavy Duty Radiator
YA7 California Emission Test
YF5 California Emission Requirements
Z6A Electric Rear/Outside rear mirror defogger system
DD9 Electric Outside Rear View Mirrors

Standard equipment is a long list and includes A/C, Tilt-Tele Steering Wheel, etc.

Original MSRP: $26,225.00 ... Make me an offer I can't refuse....

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:wave: :cheers:

Parrot Z51
12-04-2006, 10:57 AM
WOW! What an awesome write up and great pictures to go with it. I was shocked when I read this:

A call to my GM upstairs contact and I'm soon hooked up with the Plant manager. GM exec-in-charge of ordering every single part for the '84. He calls the dealer and tells them how to bypass the computer code. As a result my '84 (delivered in '83) was the firt MB/Graphite combination built.

:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:

That is amazing, you got them to override the computer! Very nice!

Good luck on the sale and keep us posted!!!!!!!