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Old 08-03-2001, 10:48 AM   #1
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Anyone have real experiences with Vectors?

Does anyone have a real experience with Vectors? Does anyone know of someone who's dealt with Vector (the company or the car)? I'm looking for the REAL DEAL, not some bogus story about how your Playmate friend's boyfriend had two....
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Old 08-03-2001, 11:08 AM   #2
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I'm such a nerd. I saw this thread and thought about vectors in the mathematical sense. I was going to pull out the matrix multiplication for you. Anyway, I'll go back to the nerdery now and continue with my nerd things. You all have fun now.
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I've had experiences reading about Vectors . . . nothing more.
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Vectors have always seemed to be the enigma of the auto world. Solid facts or experiences are hard to find.

Welcome to the board, Hudson.
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Old 08-03-2001, 10:56 PM   #5
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Vectors are rare...but they do exist. I've seen (in person) two W8s and four or five M12s (it's iffy because one of them was under construction at the time).
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Old 10-20-2001, 10:13 PM   #6
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I friend of mine worked on the M12s, and SRV8.
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Old 10-21-2001, 01:13 AM   #7
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I friend of mine worked on the M12s, and SRV8.
If this is true, I'd like to speak with them.
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Old 10-21-2001, 01:57 PM   #8
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I can't just give out his name and info, without consulting him first. Can I ask your interest in contacting him?
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They're too rare. But, hey, are they produced in Wilmington, CA? Hey, I live nearby. Info anybody?
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Old 03-05-2002, 05:21 PM   #10
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Yellow Vector

If any of you guys want to see the ONLY yellow vector ever built (not sure what model) go the the Los Gatos Auto Mall in california. I just took my hummer there and they were working on the engine. Just dont get work or anything done there, they will rip you off as much as possible. I just wanted my new tires rotated on my Hummer and they charged me $750 :finger: and they didnt even tell me an estamate they just whent along and did it. It should have been no more than $300. you should check out the vector, i think it was a w8 or something
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Old 03-07-2002, 12:59 AM   #11
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There were THREE yellow Vectors.

Vectors were produced in Wilmington, CA, from 1990 until 1993, when production moved to Green Cove Springs (and later Jacksonville), FL. Production ended back in 1999.
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I sat in a black M12 at the Monterey Historics a few years ago...
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If any of you guys want to see the ONLY yellow vector ever built (not sure what model) go the the Los Gatos Auto Mall in california.
I have photos of that car being worked on at that shop. I know the owner and that is the only Yellow W8 ever built. That car was sold to a guy in Texas first. He requested the Yellow paint, which was a custom mix, not a standard yellow. If you look inside the car, you will see the only Ostrich skin interior for any Vector ever built. It was a $20,000 option to have Vector do that.

Then a guy in Florida bought the car. The W8 needed some work, so the guy decided to alter the engine and other parts. Rumor is the car had 1000bhp (600bhp was stock rating), but I have never seen proof of that.

The current owner, who lives in Northern California, has taken on challenge of making that car run right with 900 plus horsepower. The Florida guys did some "mickey mouse" things to the car. In a sense, it sad the car is not fully original, but it is going to be a very fast car when it back on the road.

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There were THREE yellow Vectors.
There is only 1 Yellow W8, chassis #12. There are 2 Yellow M12s. One is a 1999 M12 and the other I think is 1995 or 1996.

One non-production, as if you can call any Vector a real prodcution car, is the SRV8. 17 M12s were built, 1 W2, 2 preporduction W8s, 17 production W8s, 1 WX3 coupe, 1 WXS roadster, and the SRV8. You might count the very weak IMSA Vector race cars.
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There is only 1 Yellow W8, chassis #12. There are 2 Yellow M12s. One is a 1999 M12 and the other I think is 1995 or 1996....
The Vector race car (the one and only) was painted a few colors, depending on who the sponsor was...but I wasn't counting that one. And I wasn't counting the SRV8, either. The three yellow Vectors are the #12 W8 (1992), the #2 M12 (1996), and the #12 M12 (1998).
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Red face

Seeing one would be a waste of time for me. I would faint at the first sight of it, then It'd be gone by the time I woke up , or I would crash into somethjing looking at it if I was driving, lol
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