Great to read your replies, thanks buddies
Well, here is my portion from Germany again ..
@ IAfarmer & fireman :
I am German (like-to-be-but-sorry-not-American, but have several relatives, friends
andbusiness partnersin the States ) ..
Since my youth Igo crazyfor US cars, as child I got often visits from
my late grand uncle fromDenver, COand his son, who was serving the USAF in Frankfurt.
I got wet in the pants when heared their roaring V8´s
In younger years I was working 2 years for UPS in Giessen, daily contact with US facilities
and troopsat former largest US kasern and depot. Had lot GI friends..
Now, 20 years later, I am busy to export used Road Construction Equipment worldwide.
Plus my Sister has a half-american son.
My first visit to U.S. was in 2001 to Alaska, last trip was in 2006, doing 6,000 mls with a
Chev Trailblazer from Vegas thru West Coast .. LA, Frisco, Seattle, Vancouver
faaar way north to Dawson City/ Yukon, and over the top of the world highway to final destination Anchorage, AK again.
The mother-of-all-true-sportscars, Corvette is my youth dream since aged 14..
now, aged 42, it´s time to make dreams true ! !
Last year ordered the LS3 Vette Vert, nowordered all new 2008 BMW R 1200 GS and
going to fix the Silverado deal this week.
All three toys should arrive end of March - yeeeehaw effect for the boring neighbours [8D]
And yes, I have the rebel flag in my garage
Fireman, the ZR-1 has a closed roof and if you go for purchase it here
you would have a closed account too.
It should be sold here from 2009 for kidding $ 155 K upwards..
Because of closed roof I baught also not the Z06,
I like only the sky above me ;-).
Butassume, 436 HP are enough to get "R.I.P." printed on your next plate ...
So far we have no speed limit on Autobahn.
In Germanyfull size trucks ( RAM, F-250 or Silverado, Sierra ) are very very rare.
I see maybeonly 4 -5 pc. a year (!) on the roads. Tundras and Titans are none here.
All tooo big and too thursty for small Germany ..
And it is complicated and expensive to import a truck to Germany.
Your $ sticker price plus US and sea freight plus 22 % customs fee plus 19 % tax here.
US carscomes inwith 10 % customs fee only.
Pete, I was in march and April 2005 two times in Richmond, VA.
I baught there a40 tons-"Wirtgen" Asphalt Milling Machine from a Road Contractor in
Chesterfield ( it was somewhere in the forest 20 mls southwest out of Richmond..).
I know he is a big guy in Marlboro City, he owns big portions of the Richmond Raceway
and has own Race Teams.
So now get back to my desk and continue working out the Silverado order..
Iam going to let paint the chrome front bumper Black, like the 1500´s are.
All chrome front looks too massive I guess !?
And going for the Z71, like the decals.
Anyhow, willkeep you postedabout the outcomes with my American goodies..