This story starts two weeks ago, as I was driving through my neighborhood headed off to run some errands. As I rounded the a corner I see one of my neighbors with the garage door open and I think, “Wow!!! What a clean garage!!” Then I go…”Whoa…what is that?” My eye had caught a C3 Corvette sitting to one side. It was blue and had chrome headers and side pipes and an awesome set of wheels. Looked like needed some paint.
At that moment I planned to stop by on my way back, just to say hi and have some Vette chat!!! As my luck often goes, the garage was closed and there were no cars in the driveway. So I made mental note to check back another day.
Fast forward to the next Friday and I’m pouring through the on-line ads for my next project car and up pops a 1974 Stingray – Blue with a 350 engine, chrome headers and a great looking set of wheels for sale. Asking price…..wait for it…….$2000.00. I immediately text the number on the ad and got some particulars. The car needs some work, the 350 was good but need points/condenser and the side pipes installed. The lady informed me that someone was coming to look at and if they didn’t buy it she’d give me a call.
Fast forward to 4 hours later. My wonderful wife arrives home and says…”Hey remember that Corvette you saw the other day? They are loading it on a trailer.”
Well I thought….nah…can’t be. So I texted the number from the ad, just to check, and sure enough it was the same car I saw the past weekend. I told the lady I was just down the street and hoped it was going to a good home. She said…”If I knew you were a neighbor, I would have given you first chance.”
Although I did not weep openly, I cried like a baby on the inside!!!!
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