If anyone deserves a new Corvette, it’s a man who served his country in the armed forces.
When Tony Z. Kroll’s father returned from a stint with the Marine Corps in 1968, he had a 1959 Corvette waiting on him, a coming home present courtesy of his brother and parents. Check out the photo that shows his wife standing in front of the car back in the day.
By 1970, however, Tony’s dad had sold the car to start a family. Last October, he and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Back in August last year, his Dad decided to order a new 2020 mid-engine Corvette, but first the UAW strike in December and then the COVID-19 pandemic in March delayed production of his long-awaited Stingray.
But wait no longer, he must.
“Dad got his Corvette today!!!” Tony reported enthusiastically on Facebook this week.
Appropriately enough, he took delivery of his 2LT Torch Red over black Stingray on June 30, the 67th birthday of the Corvette.
Our best wishes to the Krolls! Shown with their new ride, the couple displays smiles on their faces that are wide enough to drive an 18-wheeler full of C8 Corvettes onto!
In his Facebook post on C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends), Tony wonders which car his dad will decide to take out on a sunny day – his new Stingray or the ’34 Ford Hot Rod (half breed with a 383 Stroker) that he’s owned for the past 22 years.
We have a feeling the Corvette will win out.
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