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Made To Drive | S09 E24

This C2 Corvette Stingray Is A Sacred Monster

The international impact of Chevy's second Stingray is felt in Belgium
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MR 2cv
MR 2cv
3 years ago

Wow such a beautiful car!!! And a great story!!!

MaxwellTrdina
MaxwellTrdina
5 years ago

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.

Alberto1962
Alberto1962
5 years ago
Reply to  MaxwellTrdina

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

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago
Reply to  MaxwellTrdina

Correct maxwell, very impressive 😉

Kristof Bxl
Kristof Bxl
5 years ago

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!

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristof Bxl

Merci Kristof.. Les politiques pourraient effectivement essayer de mettre à mort cette passion. Peu importe.. Je roulerai la nuit et je changerai les échappements 🙂

carl H
carl H
5 years ago

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.

Frank Anigbo
Frank Anigbo
5 years ago

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.

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago
Reply to  Frank Anigbo

Thank you frank. Great honour for the filmmakers and me..

Arsenije Todorović
Arsenije Todorović
5 years ago
Reply to  Frank Anigbo

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.

Jonathan WC Mills
Jonathan WC Mills
5 years ago

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)

Olivier
Olivier
5 years ago

To Ferrmaniac,
Sorry but i also drive my SL without Seatbelt , and …it´s really cool, i liberty wind , sorry guys but we speak about Cars , not cigarettes or security , it´s my life , it´s Mathieu´s life let us drive without belts ….seriously .

, ils sont tous un peu ouf ces ricains , pas le droit de conduire sans ceinture , de fumer ….c´est ca le american way of life de nos jours ?? heureusement qu´ils ne sont pas tous comme cela , je me demande d´ailleurs ce que certains recherche sur ce site Avec un état d´Esprit aussi ….bridé…

Bonne route Avec ta C2 , au plaisir de te croiser un jour

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago
Reply to  Olivier

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

Ferrmaniac
Ferrmaniac
5 years ago

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..

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago

. Originally and still the same 327 ci L79 😉

Landroving
Landroving
5 years ago

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!

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago

goncalves
Actually there’s a misunderstanding, I didn’t say 1979 but L79 which is the engine type.

Stephen Kraft
Stephen Kraft
5 years ago
Reply to  Mathieu

327/350 hp, solid lifters. Best small block of the era. Beautiful car, great small block drivetrain
Drive on!

Andrew Salt
Andrew Salt
5 years ago

Wow!
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.

Mathieu
Mathieu
5 years ago

Hi guys,

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.

Jesse Bowers
Jesse Bowers
5 years ago

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

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves
5 years ago

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!

Stephen Kraft
Stephen Kraft
5 years ago

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?

CANYON
CANYON
4 years ago

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 !

Mark Jansenmark
Mark Jansenmark
5 years ago

Great car and post for the 4th!

Mark Jansen
Mark Jansen
5 years ago

Great car and great post for the 4th!

Alberto1962
Alberto1962
5 years ago

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!

Stephen Kraft
Stephen Kraft
5 years ago

A love story to the most American of cars, on our day of independence, spoken in the language of love, the language of one of our staunchest, albeit often condescending, allies. And I say that with love and understanding of the true nature of our relationship as a people.
And what are the comments about? Smoking? Not being able to hit the subtitle widget on YouTube?
WTF happened to car culture? To car guys? Sure, make fun of the snail-eaters if you must. Lord knows they will win the food fight every time. We win the car battle.
But smoking? Are you really all that anal and pathetic that you have to point out a cigarette? I bet all the hipsters destroying car culture would have loved it if he was “vaping”.
Man the “f” up.
And whether France or Belgium, the countryside is beautiful and so are the people. When I jumped into St Mere Eglise in 2004, I don’t think I paid for a drink my whole visit.

Michael Dugas
Michael Dugas
5 years ago

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.

MMK
MMK
5 years ago

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. 🙂

Jim Levitt
Jim Levitt
5 years ago

Posting this on an English speaking site, the least you could do is have subtitles!

EDIT: never mind, found them!

Olivier
Olivier
5 years ago

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 !

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Must be cool to smoke in France. Just looks stupid here in the States.

Ted Wark
Ted Wark
5 years ago

Please use English for those of us who don’t speak French.

testa daria
testa daria
5 years ago
Reply to  Ted Wark

Click subtitles / cc