Friday, August 17, 2007
I've just picked up a new daily driver...
I wasn't really looking for a Corvette at all. But when this 1986 Corvette popped up on Craigslist for $3500, I couldn't pass it up. It's in mechanically good shape, with a healthy V8 and an automatic that shifts as smoothly as you would expect for a sports car. It's not perfect, of course - it could use some body work, the interior smells heavily of pipe tobacco, and there are some weird nagging electrical gremlins, squeaks, and rattles.
While the exterior still looks kind of timeless, the interior is very much a period piece, with teal blue upholstery and a digital dash that looks remarkably like the one from Knight Rider. Still, it's a lot of fun to drive, and I can't belive I picked one up for a price like this.
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