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Old 03-30-2014, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default This week..... 10 years ago.....

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So its the 10th Anniversary of me buying my brand new 2004 Z06 from El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, Texas.

This week..... 10 years ago.....

I was 32 yrs old...
My wife was 3 months pregnant with my son.
Pictures of the C6 were just released and I had no desire to get the new design.
I had to have the TOP OF THE LINE Z06.

Sticker on my Z06 was $53,900.
I worked a deal to buy my new Z06 for 42,500.

Here is me buying it new from the dealer in McKinney Texas, March 2004.
Notice all the C5's at the dealer in the background.

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Here it is the day I brought it home.
Notice I already had MODS ready !
Short antenna, and exhaust plate...
Mods started the first day I bought it !
Ignore the 4x4 look. I fixed that (see further down).

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My son Alexander was born 6 months later.
The BEST mod I ever made !

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My.... My... How time flies... He is 9.5 yrs old now...

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Over the years I performed a lot of Performance, Interior, and Exterior Modifications.
Always trying to keep the "clean" appearance of the car that attracted me to it in the first place.

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Today I went to the original dealership to get the SAME pic my wife took of me 10 years ago when I bought my Z06.
The dealership has gone thru a transformation, not unlike my Z06 over the years... .
I only have 29,600 miles on it to date.

Yes... I'm a "waxer" and Damm proud of it...

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Here are a few pics I snapped today and last night.

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Here is to the NEXT 10 years of cruising fun !
I honestly enjoy driving my Z06 MORE now, then the day I bought it.

My Z06 is part of the family now !

See more info on my web page..... http://www.ToqueZ06.com

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:12 AM   #2
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Congrats on ten years. Nice Z and a good looking son. Would make him a nice ride when he turns 18.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:18 AM   #3
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Great recap of a decade of ownership. Beautiful car too.

And just think - six and a half years from now he'll be asking for the keys to the Z.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:42 AM   #4
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Totally awesome, and I appreciate the enthusiasm you feel!
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:55 AM   #5
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Nice! Your car has come a long way, and it sure is a lot of people's inspiration. I had to wait a decade to be able to swing getting one!!!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:59 AM   #6
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Epic thread !! My first car was a 70 AMX 390 4 speed and wish I could have done this same thing with all my rides lol.
Love how your son is barefoot in all the pics(bet he had to brush them off before getting in the car too)lol.

Jeez yours was the full 4X4 off the lot haha but looks awesome now !!
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:01 AM   #7
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Toque, great story, great mods, your son is 9 and still has no shoes...........
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:21 AM   #8
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That's awesome man congrats! That was a great deal you got on the car when you bought it, I guess with the c6 coming out it was easier to negotiate on these. Car still looks great.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:37 AM   #9
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Love the wheels.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:04 AM   #10
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:18 AM   #11
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Car is looking great Mark. Congrats on your 10 year anniversary!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:20 AM   #12
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congrats it looks great
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:21 AM   #13
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Congrats Toque & thanks for all your contributions over the last 10 years!!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:25 AM   #14
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How great is that!!!

Congrats to you and Thanks for ALL the tech tips!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:43 AM   #15
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Has been and always will be one of my favorite cars. I never get tired of seeing pictures of it. It's amazing how quickly time passes. Your son will be driving it before long. My "little boy" is 33-years old.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:44 AM   #16
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That is really cool! Congrats!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:47 AM   #17
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Time fly's! Congrats!
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:48 AM   #18
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Congratulations.

10 years and about 30k miles. It looks better than new and a lot more power. Well done!
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #19
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awesome, you have been such a great help to many of us!
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Congrats to you. I love to see your car on here, and thanks for helping all of us over the years!

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