27 Year Owner of 67
BY: Tom Cox
It was May 1974 and my wife and I were
driving our shiny
red '69 VW bug with my 3 year old daughter in the back
down to the local
bank to try and get a mortgage on a first home. Gas had
just gone to a
buck a gallon, and there were lines for fill-ups so
the "bug" was real
popular with everyone. I was getting notes on my
windshield "Will pay
top dollar for your car"
The bank was bad news, could not get
the time of day
let alone the mortgage for the house so off we went, and
I was in the
"dumps". Didn't think I would ever get a house.
The drive back to our apartment took us
past all the
car dealers, and there on one of the used car lots in
the front row was
a gas guzzling '67 Corvette roadster, 427/390 red with
I said to my wife "that vette would really cheer me up".
We pulled in
and after the test drive I was really cheered up. Well
$2500.00 and my
gas sipping VW was all it took and we drove our Vette
home to the apartment.
What a thrill, or was this the dumbest thing I could
We have had 27 years of the most fun
with our Vette and
met some of the nicest people over the years. That 3
year old all grown
up now has to take a drive with dad in the Vette
everytime she visits.
No price on that I will tell you.
We did get the first house about 6
months after we bought
the Corvette. More love and thanks to my wife than I can
for enjoying all the car has ment to us together, and oh
yeah I still
get those notes on my windshield.
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