The More Things Change…

Enjoying the same old Corvette for 41 years

Larry Lark - April 17, 2014 09:02 AM

ImageCredit: Andy Bolig

The interior is a nice combination of modifications and originality.

Credit: Andy Bolig

Larry with his Corvette as it appears today.

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Larry's Corvette as he enjoyed it throughout most of his ownership, just before the recent resto-modification.

Credit: Andy Bolig

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I have owned this car since I was 21 or 22 years old

Resto-mod! What is this new term which I began to hear so much about?

Well, the term turned out to be justification for me to finally restore my many-times-modified 1967 Corvette that I have owned for 41 years. Although I had fun with the modifications, at the time, I knew I was thoroughly trashing the value of the car.
For some reason I never wanted to part with this particular Corvette, even when I owned other very neat rides, nicer than this car at the time. I have owned this car since I was 21 or 22 years old and bought it in Denver, Colorado. Driving along one day in Arvada, Colorado, I noticed sitting in a driveway with a “for sale” sign, this gorgeous blue 427 Corvette. I was smitten.

The car was 6 years old and my best recollection was I paid $2800 of hard-earned money for the Corvette. I remember, like it was yesterday, proudly driving home my dream car and then being told by my mother I would mostly likely have to just park it because I would not be able to afford the insurance or gas for it. She also felt I might want to have my head examined for making such a dumb purchase on a car that only held two people especially when I already had a beautiful car that held five! 

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