1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 

Unrestored with 2,996 Miles


In the fall of 1966, 30-year-old Don McNamara of Colorado Springs, Colorado , celebrated his retirement from the United States Marine Corps with a trip to Las Vegas . It was the one and only time he would visit Sin City , and it proved fortuitous when Lady Luck intervened and a slot machine Don was playing paid out the massive sum of $5,000. By the time he returned to his parents' home where he lived, he knew what he would do with his winnings. He asked his father, a car salesman, to take the money and buy a new Corvette.

At first glance, Don's dream car appeared to be just out of reach; the features he specified pushed the price tag more than $500 past the $5,000 mark, but his father's persistence paid off when he found a dealership in Lamar, Colorado, about 125 miles away, that agreed to sell a 427 coupe for under $5,000. Built on May 10, 1967, and delivered to McNamara on May 20 by Ray Motor Co. in Lamar, the Corvette coupe was exactly as Don had ordered, with the L36 427/390 HP engine, M20 4-speed manual transmission and 3.36 Positraction rear end; tinted glass, telescopic steering wheel, AM/FM radio, side exhaust and bolt-on aluminum wheels. Don's innate patriotism influenced his choice of colors: Ermine White paint, Red Stinger stripe and Red interior - a matchup he completed by replacing the factory Black wall rubber with a set of double White-and-Blue stripe tires . . .


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National Corvette Museum Begins Restoration of Final Sinkhole-Damaged Corvette

Kurt Ernst on Feb 13th, 2017 at 8am


Moving the ’62 Corvette off the Skydome floor on February 9. Photos courtesy National Corvette Museum.

In the three years since the February 12, 2014, sinkhole collapse of the Skydome floor at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, two of the eight cars damaged have been restored. Another five had been deemed beyond repair, which left the 1962 Corvette donated to the museum in 2011 by David Donoho as the sole rescued car awaiting restoration. In honor of the third anniversary of the sinkhole opening, the museum has announced that the on-site restoration of the ’62 Corvette has begun, and the year-long process will give visitors a chance to witness the car’s rebirth firsthand.  READ MORE


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