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Nosheruk

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Thu 08 Nov 18 18:18

My new C3 pace car


Hi all.
This is my new 1978 L82 pace car, number 1117. 47000 actual miles Wink
Its getting delivered next week and i cant wait.
I went to view it on sunday and its everything i could have wished for.
Big thanks to Gavin Roe for being 100 percent honest and true to his word about this car.
I have been waiting so long for it to get here from the states and Gavin to add his finishing touches to it.
He advised me to keep the door decals on but i havent made my mind up yet.

Just curious as to how many there may be in the UK?

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Corvette C3 L82 pace car, number 1117

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PAZ9556

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Thu 08 Nov 18 18:38

Re: My new C3 pace car


Hi m8 I own one of these bought it about 3 months ago and loving it.
I too have been looking for a while and finally got one with 8000 miles on.
I know of a couple more about ,and also where there is 2 more for sale in uk one with 1250mls and 694mls but a premium price. This is mine if the picture loads
Had to use stock photos as mine are too large.



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PAZ9556

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Thu 08 Nov 18 19:09

Re: My new C3 pace car


PAZ9556 wrote (View Post):Hi m8 I own one of these bought it about 3 months ago and loving it.
I too have been looking for a while and finally got one with 8000 miles on.
I know of a couple more about ,and also where there is 2 more for sale in uk one with 1250mls and 694mls but a premium price. This is mine if the picture loads

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kentvette

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Fri 09 Nov 18 09:17

Re: My new C3 pace car


A couple of very nice looking Pace Car replica's there!

Welcome to the "world of '78's" Nosher. I see you car has an NCRS sticker in the windscreen, probably why the door decals are not applied - they came from the factory in the cubby hole in the back, for dealer application. My advice, leave them off, that retains the originality, which is important on such a car.

There's an interesting article on the '78 Pace Cars in the October edition of Corvette Magazine, co written by the 1978 guru, Tom Russo..


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Nosheruk

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Fri 09 Nov 18 11:06


Hi Stephen.

What does NCRS stand for?
I payed up my membership yesterday so will that give me access to the October magazine when its aproved?

Nice couple of low mileage pace cars there PAZ Wink


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Corvette C3 L82 pace car, number 1117

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yenko 1969

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Fri 09 Nov 18 12:45


National Corvette Restoration Society..............some laughs if Not Correctly Restored society....hehehe


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PAZ9556

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Fri 09 Nov 18 14:38

Re: My new C3 pace car


Hi has your pace been restored at all or is it original,mine is no 2170.
Hereís a photo of those low mileage ones ,one with stickers one without .



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kentvette

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Fri 09 Nov 18 16:40


Nosheruk wrote (View Post):Hi Stephen.

What does NCRS stand for?
I payed up my membership yesterday so will that give me access to the October magazine when its aproved?

Nice couple of low mileage pace cars there PAZ Wink


Yes, as said, National Corvette Restorers Society. An organisation that tends to come in for some "flak" from people, mainly those who don't know anything about it Smile Basically the largest Corvette club in the world, which has spent years compiling manuals for each year Corvette detailing exactly how they appeared when they left the factory and, helping members restore their cars to a "from the factory appearance", or to keep an original "survivor" car original. A fabulous source of information about the cars and if you get into the judging side, a lot of fun. And teh cars don't need to be "Trailer Queens either! Very Happy

In your case it might be worth getting hold of a copy of the '78 Judging Manual as it'll tell you masses about the car, how it works and how it was built. You don't need to be a member to get the manuals, by the way. Thumbs up


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Nosheruk

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Fri 09 Nov 18 18:39

Re: My new C3 pace car


Thanks for the inf Stephen.

Is there any way i can access the October magazine?
I payed up my membership last night. Number 5195

regards

Norman


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Corvette C3 L82 pace car, number 1117

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Norm

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Fri 09 Nov 18 21:23

Re: My new C3 pace car


Very nice looking '78, one of my favorites. Best of luck with it, it's a looker. Thumbs up


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