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34 Comments on "This C2 Corvette Stingray Is A Sacred Monster"
You can tell he still has the ’76, in the last shot you can see the unmistakable upside-down leaf spring that meets the rear trailing arm of the C2/C3’s primitive independent rear suspension system.
Correct maxwell, very impressive 😉
Dear Maxwell. Before my C2 1966 I owned a Ferrari F355 GTS which is known as one of Ferrari postmodern technically versed sportscar. In my opinion the C2 as an older car of course doesn’t have all the technical gimmicks and performance. But one thing I will never miss again: and that’s what this video also expresses: it’s the emotion driving such sixties classics. The look and feel, the smell of carburetor and the (of course a matter of individual taste) the noises
The comment has been made above but I felt compelled to repeat it. 🙂 This car is on Belgian plates so the wonderful comments about France above were actually about our little wonderfull hell hole Belgium 🙂 We love our old cars here, come and find out! Great video indeed, elle nous fait rêver et fait ensorte que la passion continuera malgré l’eco politique qui vise à tort les classics. Belle réussite!
Merci Kristof.. Les politiques pourraient effectivement essayer de mettre à mort cette passion. Peu importe.. Je roulerai la nuit et je changerai les échappements 🙂
Wow! What a fantastic video. I worked for a French company for over twenty years. Something about the American Corvette in the context of France and a French owner just resonates for me. Love it. Well done Petrolicious.
I don’t usually care for American muscle cars and often skip videos about them but… I just watched this one and this is the best story I have seen so far on Petrolicious. The emotions of the man, the descriptions of time and place, everything. Beautiful.
If I should need to explain to someone what cars like this mean to me, I wouldn’t say anything, I’ll just send them this video, it says it all.
If I had to write a comment, it would be such as yours, and thanks for the opinion. I would like to add that NSU had such an impressive engineers, which have helped Felix Wankel to develop his rotary engine, and otherwise the car offered some extra technical details; the conclusion is that the Manufacturer have probably been too much in front of it’s time, but was not so skillful to optimize them for such a market.
Thank you frank. Great honour for the filmmakers and me..
Love it, this car taken into a different context is so cool. I love C2 Corvette’s – and this one is fantastic – the passion and love for it and the culture that created it is wonderful. “Every man has two countries, his own and France” (Thomas Jefferson)
Merci Olivier.. Ouais bon je filtre les commentaires des rageurs ou des puritains sécuritaires. Les réactions des gens sont très majoritairement positifs et je suis content que la passion soit bien passée. Au plaisir Olivier
The first thing I thought was: “He’s too young to drive that car!”
Then I saw the plates and realized he was in Europe.
Seriously not cool to drive without a seatbelt… then again cornering in a 60’s car is temping death regardless..
@landroving. Originally and still the same 327 ci L79 😉
The don’t buckle up”, it’s a beautiful way to die” would have freaked me out a bit! That’s a heck of a negotiating technique. Beautiful C2, I’m guessing it was originally a 327? The L79 sounds good!
Actually there’s a misunderstanding, I didn’t say 1979 but L79 which is the engine type.
327/350 hp, solid lifters. Best small block of the era. Beautiful car, great small block drivetrain
I dare not let my wife see this film. She loves Vettes, espevially white ones, and this will tip her over the edge.
Me? I love them too, but won’t tell the bride that.
Thanks for an amazing film Mathieu – and Petrolicious of course.
Thank you for your kind comments!
And I promise make a new stop smoking trial 😉
Really awesome work from all the petrolicious.com team and a special thank to maxence.
Petrolicious, you nailed it again. Once again, I applaud your film making, editing, and storytelling choices. Someday, maybe even annually, could you have a “best of” list of your articles and videos? Maybe reader voting? This Vette enthusiast has the fever, the dream, and thank goodness was able to purchase that perfect car for him! Bravo for sharing his story with us! It’s too easy to get caught up int he rat race and daily grind and forget the passion that we felt the first time we were able to buy our dream machine
Who cares if he smokes or not – to me (and I’ve never smoked in my entire life), it’s got to be the coolest intro ever!
Great and beautiful car!
BTW, Petrolicious, why does the translation says “1979” – we all know the C2 never got produced past 67/68 – please correct! Thanks!
Still, what a great video!
smoke’n cars,smoke’n cig’s ~ for this type of Brando effect,I’d done it different . Car breaks to a halt,driver swagger’s over to the grass line hand working the zipper…. and he leaks the fence pole .. then blasts off. And the throwing of his cog-butt hard towards the grass is even more yuk !
Not past ’67. ’68 was the first of the C3 “Mako shark” body. If we’re being picky.
But agree on smoking. Who would even care?
Great car and post for the 4th!
Great car and great post for the 4th!
Thank you petrolicious having given room for this America’s heartbeat icon. This is the real stuff, authentic and with sober lines, yet with muscles from the engine. Long Live the REAL STINGRAY!
J’espère sincèrement que votre pays survit est une colère folle pour le suicide par islam afin que vous puissiez vivre pour profiter de votre voiture. Google Traduction.
Great video, as usual. Why the fuss on language, car culture is universal, there are no barriers not even language, CC is just one click. By the way video is about car not smoking and who says Americans don’t smoke, here in South, they rob the gas stations every day to steal cigarette. 🙂
Posting this on an English speaking site, the least you could do is have subtitles!
EDIT: never mind, found them!
I don´t know if it´s coller´´ to smoke in France than in te states , but this Vette C2 is in Belgium ,lol. ( and yes they also spek French) .
Belle C2 , la plus belle mis á part la split window peut etre lol , enjoy it !
Must be cool to smoke in France. Just looks stupid here in the States.
Please use English for those of us who don’t speak French.
Click subtitles / cc
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