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Didn’t claim to be an expert. But I’ve certainly driven/ridden in enough C2’s to question your assertion of their quietness. EVERY C2 I’ve been in was FAR from quiet. As far as the 1964 being quieter…who cares? Did you buy a 1964 because GM added some sound insulation and changed some bushings to make in quieter?

Next time you are in the Springfield, MO area, let me know and I’ll take you for a drive in a quiet 1956 Corvette(restored) and a quiet 1964 Corvette(original, not restored), and you can compare their quiet, smooth ride to your approximately 60 year old newer C7.

The early Corvettes were not a ‘bucket of bolts’ as you seem the believe. Sure, a bunch of them in later years were modified with hard urethane suspension bushings, tight shock absorbers, replacement stiff springs, stiff sway bars, etc to make ‘race’ cars out of them. But that has nothing to do with how they were designed and manufactured when new.

Oh, and when I mentioned my C6’s gas mileage, I only mention it in a C7 tread to be used as a comparison when my C6 is on a road trip with a C7. BTW, this is a C8 thread, so why are bringing up what I post in a C7, or in a C6 thread that has nothing to do with what the topic of this tread is about(looking to cause trouble maybe?)? I state what the C7(under the identical driving conditions as my C6) gets and I have never said the C7 gets poorer gas mileage. and thus is a crappy car. But I have mentioned before, that with all the things that GM did with the C7(AFM, DI, higher compression ratio, taller gearing in the transmission/differential), that I was surprised that the C7 didn’t get even better fuel economy that it’s earlier C6 generation Corvette, than it does.

Next time you are in the Springfield, MO area, let me know and I’ll take you for a drive in a quiet 1956 Corvette(restored) and a quiet 1964 Corvette(original, not restored), and you can compare their quiet, smooth ride to your approximately 60 year old newer C7.

The early Corvettes were not a ‘bucket of bolts’ as you seem the believe. Sure, a bunch of them in later years were modified with hard urethane suspension bushings, tight shock absorbers, replacement stiff springs, stiff sway bars, etc to make ‘race’ cars out of them. But that has nothing to do with how they were designed and manufactured when new.

Oh, and when I mentioned my C6’s gas mileage, I only mention it in a C7 tread to be used as a comparison when my C6 is on a road trip with a C7. I state what the C7(under the identical driving conditions as my C6) gets and I have never said the C7 gets poorer gas mileage. and thus is a crappy car. But I have mentioned before, that with all the things that GM did with the C7(AFM, DI, higher compression ratio, taller gearing in the transmission/differential), that I was surprised that the C7 didn’t get even better fuel economy that it’s earlier C6 generation Corvette, than it does.

What is YOUR idea of a "major" design change. Unless the chassis was changed entirely, I have a feeling that your idea of "major" and everyone else’s is not the same. But, you’re so proud that you know something I don’t, parade it on out there.

When was the last time you drove an original C2 on a 2,100 mile road trip, covering all types of driving/road conditions? 1999 for me, how about for you? I bet never. Maybe you took a few short rides in one or two C2’s that you have no idea what kind of suspension bushings, springs, shocks, etc that the particular car you took a short ride in, was equipped with. I only drive my 64 on short cruises now(under approximately 250 miles) as it is an old car, and since it is original, I don’t want to take a chance on losing it’s original engine, transmission or rear end with only 64,xxx miles.

For your information(that you should know since you know that ALL C2’s have rattles). The 1963 had the body bolted directly to the frame. For 1964, the frame mounted body brackets were relocated lower so that rubber bushings could be installed between the body and the frame, isolating the body from the frame. It made a MAJOR difference in how much road noise was transmitted into the passenger compartment.