We’re not sure why these barn find Corvettes with psychedelic paint jobs are all of a sudden being found after years of storage, we’re just glad they are! After posting the 1965 Corvette Coupe from California yesterday that’s still available on ebay for $22K, we now have this Craigslist ad for a 1961 barn find Corvette Fuelie that was parked in 1984.
Pat Monahan is no stranger to hard work, especially after restoring a 1962 red Corvette over the past 20 years.
That’s why it is no surprise that after his prized ’62 Corvette was stolen last month during the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, Monahan decided to go to work the best way he knew and began plastering the Internet with information about the missing car.
Four years together in a Corvette can provide a lifetime of memories.
Bill Ogden is proof of that.
His miraculous story begins way back in October 1961 when he was in his 20s and bought a white 1962 Corvette with red interior, a 327/340 engine in the bay. Proving the power of marketing a car with a TV show, Ogden had been infatuated with Corvettes ever since he saw one on “Route 66.”
Vicari Auctions recently announced that two very rare, unrestored Corvettes will cross the block at their Nocona, Texas auction running April 19th and 20th, 2013. The 1962 big brake fuelie and 1963 Z06 have been stored by a collector since Ronald Reagan was President and still remain in almost all-original condition.
Another classic Corvette from the John Justo collection was this Black 1962 Corvette roadster that crossed Mecum’s Kissimmee auction block on Friday, January 25th. Highly optioned and a multiple award winner, the last year C1 Corvette sold for $242,000.
The other day I was researching an article about the upcoming Scottsdale auctions when I happened across a consignment at Bonhams® for a 1962 Corvette, an unadorned little picture that most collectors, even Corvette collectors, might pass right on by without giving it another thought.
I mean, even if you were looking for a first generation Corvette (there are over sixty other C1′s from which to choose during auction week in Scottsdale) you probably wouldn’t have paused on this one. And a good automotive journalist would never look here for a story. A good automotive journalist would spend their time writing about more flashy and exciting big block L88′s or the gorgeous Regal Turquoise 1958 C1 belonging to GM CEO Dan Akerson. And why not, they are great cars and sure to draw the attention of any “Corvetter”.
Photo Credit: Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle
Jon Flickinger didn’t let this one get away.
Inspired by memories of a C1 that got away from him a long time ago, the Salina, Kansas man took charge this time, and the result is a 1962 Corvette resto-mod that’s absolutely music to his ears – and everyone who sees and hears it.
Father’s Day took an especially meaningful turn this year for an Oak Lawn, Illinois family, and a classic Corvette was right there in the mix.
Escorted by a convoy of Warrior Watch Riders, Lance Marine L Cpl Joseph Harr came rolling up Sunday afternoon in a 1962 red Corvette, home for a few days from a tour in Afghanistan.