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WOW!!! To be so lucky to own two super nice corvettes. I'd have to flip a coin everyday to figure which one I was driving to work.
 

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WOW!!! To be so lucky to own two super nice corvettes. I'd have to flip a coin everyday to figure which one I was driving to work.
The '58 I had when I got my licence at 16, I sold it in 1966 to buy a new GTO
 

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The '58 I had when I got my licence at 16, I sold it in 1966 to buy a new GTO
O' I see, still a lucky man to own it at one time.
 

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regguy1, great looking Vettes. Do you recall what the 58 had in it, eng, trans, etc.

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Awesome!
 

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regguy1, great looking Vettes. Do you recall what the 58 had in it, eng, trans, etc.

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It was the base 230 HP 283 with a Powerglide and 3:55 rear end.
I changed to a 3 speed manual trans and later found a used 4 speed for it.
 

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regguy1, I am absolutely turning green with envy. I recall as a young boy going to the local Chevrolet dealership with my Dad, just to look at the new cars and sitting in the new Corvette for what seemed like hours, just dreaming of one day owning one. I totally loved the '57 through '60's but was never able to afford one. They seemed sooo out of my reach. Never missed an episode of "Route 66" just to dream more of owning a Corvette. I would have given practically anything to have had a first car like yours. Didn't buy my first Corvette until a '76 L82 four-speed car in 1980. I've had some pretty cool cars in between, but I haven't had another Corvette until this next one, which will be a 2015 Z06. 100% sure the deal is going to happen, but then the world could end I suppose... You've been very fortunate to have the cars you have had and still have. Isn't life great!
 

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Nice! Love these cars. My first Corvette I think I was 18 was a '66 coupe 327/300hp. I really miss this car.
 

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Nice! Love these cars. My first Corvette I think I was 18 was a '66 coupe 327/300hp. I really miss this car.
I had a 1966 Coupe 327 300HP /4 Speed / Factory Air / did a body on restoration. Took it on a cross country vacation to California.

66 CVT Hollywood Enh.jpg 327 300 After LH.jpg 1966 Cvt Coupe Rest Stop NM AZ.jpg
 
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regguy1, I am absolutely turning green with envy. I recall as a young boy going to the local Chevrolet dealership with my Dad, just to look at the new cars and sitting in the new Corvette for what seemed like hours, just dreaming of one day owning one. I totally loved the '57 through '60's but was never able to afford one. They seemed sooo out of my reach. Never missed an episode of "Route 66" just to dream more of owning a Corvette. I would have given practically anything to have had a first car like yours. Didn't buy my first Corvette until a '76 L82 four-speed car in 1980. I've had some pretty cool cars in between, but I haven't had another Corvette until this next one, which will be a 2015 Z06. 100% sure the deal is going to happen, but then the world could end I suppose... You've been very fortunate to have the cars you have had and still have. Isn't life great!
The '58 was used, the guy wanted $1300.00 for it. I had about $300.00 saved up so my father ended up trading his 1960 VW Beetle for it.

Your 2015 Z06 should be the ultimate fulfillment of the dream!
 

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Here's a couple others I've had over the years.

I bought this 1957 in SF California for about $2300.00 in 1976. Kept it for just a couple months and sold it for $3500.00

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A 1958 and 1968, the 1958 was featured in the book "The Real Corvette" published in 1975 If you have the book you'll see the Calif Lic. HMU520
The 1968 Coupe I did a body on restoration

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Here's the '68 Coupe with the paint stripped (took me 40 hours to strip it)

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A shot of the '68 finished

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