One of the best parts about this business is that each day is unpredictable and always exciting. The morning of Winter Storm Stella earlier this month was spent plowing snow at the shops and our homes. I finished up a little after 1:00 and stopped for lunch. While eating lunch, a gentlemen called with a 71 convertible for sale that he had owned for over 20 years, and that had been sitting dead for a number of years. Someone else was coming the next morning to look at it, so if I wanted a shot a buying it, I had to act quickly.
Once I saw a few photos of the car and asked some basic questions, we put a deal together and I switched trucks and headed 3 hours south to pick it up. Before too long, I managed to get the Corvette running. We then cleared all the items sitting around the Corvette and loaded its extra parts into my truck. I just barely managed to squeeze my truck and trailer into the small back yard to get the Vette loaded, which was a long process in itself! Altogether, it took us about 2 hours from start to finish.
After stopping for dinner, we headed for home. Though the roads were surprisingly clear for most of the trip, we fought through drifted snow and white-outs the last ten miles or so to our house. It was a long night, but well worth the opportunity to bring this gem back to life and add it to our inventory! As you can see in the pictures, a good bath has already worked wonders!
You just never know what a day might bring!
Until next time,
RJ & Holly Sottile
|1976 White Corvette For Sale|
Numbers matching, 8000 miles on dash, automatic transmission, saddle leather interior, crank windows, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM/CD radio, and much more.
|1971 White Convertible Corvette For SaleAutomatic, saddle interior, rally wheels, power steering, dual exhaust, black convertible top, hard top, crank windows, Edelbrock carb, edelbrock intake, Headers, new fuel tank, and much more.|
Same owner since 1996. Always garage kept. The previous owner replaced the rear suspension, rebuilt trailing arms, front suspension, rear end has 3:55 ratio, turbo 400 auto, base coat clear coat paint job, and much more done over the 20 years he owned it.
This Corvette seems to run real strong and shifts nice.
|1975 Dark Red Corvette For SaleNumbers matching engine block goes with car, built 383/475Hp, 70,944 miles original miles, power steering, four speed manual transmission, crank windows, rally wheels, AM/FM radio, tilt and tele steering column, factory side exhaust, headers, aluminum intake, Edelbrock carb, and much more.|
This Corvette has had a ton of money spent on it with a built 383 stroker, fiberglass rear bumper, and much more done recently.
This Corvette is a blast to drive with plenty of power and great sound! It shifts and handles great. It will make someone a fun Vette to cruise around in.
|1973 Dark Red corvette 4spd For Sale|
Numbers matching, L48/350, 4 speed manual, rally wheels, AM/FM/Cd radio, X-A/C, and much more.
new parts: 4 calipers, master cylinder, brake hoses, brake pads, emergency brake hardware, emergency brake cable, tongue bushing, pinion seal, transmission rear seal, oil and filter, rear end grease and additive, idler arm.
|1969 White corvette 4spd For Sale|
350/385Hp crate engine, 4 speed manual, power steering, power brakes, rally wheels, black interior, hooker header side pipes, AM/FM/Cassette, tilt and telescopic steering column, and much more.
|1968 Yellow corvette 4spd For Sale|
This is a real Red Red Corvette.
Numbers matching, 36,700 miles original miles, 327/300Hp motor, 4 speed manual transmission, black interior, rally wheels, power steering, factory side pipes, AM/FM/Cassette, wooden steering wheel, black convertible top, hard top, and much more.
We changed the oil and filter and checked and lubed the chassis.