A Corvette Forum member named Kerouac recently shared some really cool photos showing the transformation of an old brick garage built in the early 20th century into a very cool Corvette Man Cave that he uses to store his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray.
As he began the project, it became apparent right away that there was a surprise waiting for him in the 100 year old garage. See what Kerouac found and how he transformed his old brick garage into a garage-mahal.
Kerouac said he recently purchased the house and garage which was built in 1914 in South Pasadena, California, His Corvette is ’65 Corvette Coupe in Nassau Blue with a 327/365 L76 V8 and a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. Here is how he told the story about the surprise he found in his garage:
Bought a house with an old two car brick garage. Floor had some cracks in the cement, so I brought in a guy to put in a new floor.
The guy takes a look at the floor and announces, “I think you got a pit under here.” So he starts to chip away at the edge and we see this:
We keep chipping and soon we have this:
As we dig down, in amongst the dirt and rocks, we find stuff like this:
They dig and dig… the rocks and dirt pile up…
The end result is this:
Kerouac had found an automotive servicing pit under the floor in his garage which is most likely original to the garage. The pit is lined with bricks and he has been using a ladder to get in and out it. He debated putting some stairs in but thinks it will take up too much of the space.
Kerouac says that his wife doesn’t see a whole lot of him these days and we can understand why! Here’s a final look at the completed garage and you’ll see why this is one of the coolest garage-mahals we’ve shared.
Thanks again Kerouac for allowing us to share your cool 100 year old garage!