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Woman’s Love Affair With a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years

by Mitch Talley on April 3, 2012

Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years

An owner’s love affair with her Corvette never dies. Jill Struck’s relationship with her 1960 Corvette is proof of that.

Back in 1966, thanks to $100 in savings from a part-time job and a $1,000 bank loan, she was able to buy a 1960 Corvette in her neighborhood that she had been drooling over for years. After driving it throughout high school, she spruced up the car in 1968 with a custom paint job, new rims, and a new 327 fuel-injected motor.

Alas, another Corvette soon came along and stole her heart – a 1968 427 roadster she bought in 1970 and still owns today. She parked the ’60 in her garage in San Jose in 1975 and never started it again until just recently.

After retiring, Jill decided it was time to get her first love up and running again. With the help of the local GM muscle car restoration experts at GM Sports in San Jose, she was able to get the ’60 back good as new.

Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years
Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years Woman's Love Affair with a 1960 Corvette Spans 45 Years

“We wanted to preserve the car’s history, leaving as much of the original 1968 restoration intact,” GM Sports owner Steve Marini said. “At the same time, we needed to make this car reliable. The fuel injection system was challenging, but we got it running perfect.”


Source:
Examiner.com
Photo Credits: Steve Natale

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