I bought it on a road trip to Las Vegas with some friends from school. It was premeditated, no cool winning at gambling story.
But I still came away with a vette that when my one buddy saw it after picking it up, he said "I'm so jealous I want to punch you in the face". Does it get any better then that!
Bought my 02 vert in Calgary. A one owner Canadian car. Had all the mileage checked against the dealer done oil changes. Paid probably $3,000 more than what they were worth in 2012, but it gave me a secure feeling knowing its true mileage and mechanical history. Have all the paperwork with it too.
With all the cars that we have bought over the years, we have never gone farther west than Bradford, Ontario or farther east than Belleville. Our Corvette was truly babied. The guy used Q-tips to clean the engine and didn't take it over 2500 rpm because he didn't want to abuse it. With 13K miles on the odometer and a fair price, I'd have to do a lot of travelling to find a better car at that price. To be sure, there are deals out there but you really have to look to find them. Then, sometimes a good deal falls right into your lap.
We bought ours 4 years ago in Oakville. Ironically we had lost a previous deal and I must admit was upset but then the deal that falls in your lap that Keith mentioned is exactly what happened. We heard about a mature gentlemen that wanted to sell the car which was parked in the garage with just over 15000 kms. We couldn't resist both the car and price. She has been a dream ever since.