I may be expecting a bit much in the continuity department, but...
If Vince bought Stephanie a Corvette for her 16th birthday, what car did *Linda* buy for her? IIRC, it was a car that could be had with a turbocharger, because Stephanie complained that she received the "non-turbo" model.
Steph (waiting for Bossman to divide Lucy the way he divided Pepper)
I'm going twenty-four hours a day...I can't seem to stop - "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph
One word: clothes. Or yeah, the turbocharger coulda been it. But admit it, we all marked out for the half-car, didn't we? Trips is the man...
Freeway420 Waiting for Benoit to divide the weak from...uh...Benoit
Holden: Judging by the buzz, that movie's gonna make some serious bank. Jay: What buzz? Holden: The internet buzz. Jay: What the f*ck is the internet? [Holden (Ben Affleck) & Jay (Jason Mewes) in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back]
That wasn't a classic car. It was a C-4 Corvette, and those go for ordinary used car prices. I'm not sure what the precise year was, since there was no back end! You could get an '85 for two grand, no problem.
Now if that had been a '68 chrome-bumper Shark they cut in half, or even better, a mid-year, I would have been crying my eyes out.
Ever read any interviews with veteran wrestlers about how they broke into the business? The Tough Enough kids have it easy compared to how it used to be. The old guys would do nothing but stretch the newcomers every night for a year or so.