While getting ready to leave our hotel for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals last Saturday morning we struck up a conversation with our new friend and CorvetteBlogger reader Donny Brass.
In addition to assisting with the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race display, Donny was also showing his barn fresh silver/silver 1966 Corvette coupe in the Barn Finds display.
Donny’s C2 is pretty unique given its silver on silver color combination as well as its air conditioning and automatic transmission. Of the 27,720 Corvettes built in 1966 only 3,530 (~12%) had air conditioning installed while just 2,967 (slightly less than 11%) were painted Silver Pearl. Other options include the teakwood steering wheel and power windows.
The bad news here is that the car needs everything. The paint is heavily worn and/or missing in spots, the left rear bumper is rusted completely away, it’s got 2 flat tires, and the engine compartment is heavily aged. Inside the carpet is shot although the seats are in surprisingly decent shape compared to the rest of the car.
So with a car like this it always begs the question, “what should I do with it?” That’s where this week’s Friday Poll comes in. Our loyal readers get to vote on their preferred next steps for this forlorn Corvette.
There are generally 3 main options here: (1) get it running and just drive it, (2) embark on a full frame off restoration, or (3) sell it and just pass it on the next owner.
Cast your vote below. Have any other ideas? Leave us your thoughts in the Comments section below.