I decided I can't live without the new Corvette so a car or two need to go to make garage space. My Spyder is a 2002 Beck build that is in great shape and runs perfectly. I have the convertible top and toneau cover. I changed the shifter out to a cable shift. It is the big dual carb engine ( 2456 if I remember right ) and disc brakes. It has about 8000km on it and is located in Casper, WY. I'd need a little under $30k. It is registered as a 1955 Porsche.

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I'm waiting for the convertible version which is promised a little later.  Can't beat 8-speed paddle shifter and 495 hp!  Yeah - I'd like a manual but not getting any younger and my wife would drive it if automatic.  Seems a bargain for just under $60k - will see how quickly the options increase that price.  Don't need more HP or better handling - but a radio, heater and AC would be nice.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible

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The very base model actually has leather seats for under $60k. It should be a screamer. I have a supercharged 6th gen Camaro that might find a new home instead of the Spyder. We are still 8 months  or more out from the Vettes being available anyways. Is high $20's about right for a nearly perfect Beck?

Carlos G posted:

You can only get them in an automatic though. Sad, so sad.

I thought that until I drove a car with paddle shifters.  It was a 575hp Jaguar f-type, and we didn't need no stinkin' badges, or a clutch.

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Nick Fullerton posted:

The very base model actually has leather seats for under $60k. It should be a screamer. I have a supercharged 6th gen Camaro that might find a new home instead of the Spyder. We are still 8 months  or more out from the Vettes being available anyways. Is high $20's about right for a nearly perfect Beck?

Might even fetch mid 30’s. 

mppickett posted:

I saw an article today that the 2020 Corvettes were nearly all spoken for. The naysayers must be a small crowd.

Mike

bet most of those will be flipped for profit

WOLFGANG posted:

One article said GM priced low to build market - that more reasonable price was $70k.

Base price may be below 60 but I can guarantee the dealers will be marking these up above that. About 2015 or so dealers were marking up Hellcats $30K over MSRP.

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I love them, and I have not even seen one in person.

Me too....I have been waiting for a mid engine  Corvette for years..... I have a Cayman and it is a joy to drive.... I like everything about the C8.....mine will be the base model with no options in black or a color that will mute all the busy crap…. a poor mans McClaren F1....happy birthday to me.....

The kid next door just got a C7 (he has hardly been in Medicare more than a few years) so I have to keep up with the neighbors...

Interesting that the average new Corvette buyer is around 60 and 40% pay cash..

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Nick is that an AFR gauge? Do you find it useful in dialing in the carbs via jet size or idle air mix? How do you use it?

Also pretty car, but I don't see much on the details. 4 lug or 5 , engine size , brakes, etc...
Good luck with it.

It is 4 lug. One photo has the hubcaps off.

Looks like a pretty standard Beck, so either a 1915 or 2165 most probably.

That is an AFR gauge that I used to dial in both the idle air mixture and jets. I also balance the carbs with an airflow snail. The engine is the larger one ( 2165 I think ) that makes 180hp. It is a four lug and has four wheel disc brakes. The weather is almost nice enough in Wyoming to get it out of storage so I'll be re-listing it soon. I just need the DMV to open now for updated registration.

I hear that, Nick. It's the same in NY, and I need to register a car pretty soon.

I have a temporary wideband AFR gauge that I dialed my carbs in with. It works well, when I need it. I did have it permanently installed, but once dialed in it's really not needed.

Looks like a nice car, GLWTS.

The gauge is attached with Velcro to make removal easy. You're right, once it was dialed in I never needed the gauge again but the next owner will probably be at a different altitude and he ( or his mechanic ) would find it useful.

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