On June 10 1997, William Aman from Glen Head in New York was traveling to his vacation house in East Hampton, Long Island. During his trip, he passed through Lester Motors which was a humble but successful Chevy dealer located in East Hampton. William saw this flashy Rally Red Corvette Roadster in front of their showroom and immediately fell in love. The sun was shining brightly which gave the red Corvette an attention-grabbing shine. The Rally Red finish was complemented by white wall tires and a white soft top. Under the hood, it had a 327 cid V8 engine that was rated at 350 horsepower and was matched by a 4-speed close ratio transmission and 4.11:1 Positraction rear end, this made Will want the care even more.
The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette had interesting features that added to Will’s desires to own the car such as AM/FM radio, and a Vinyl covered hardtop that was only available for that year. The original Bill of Sale shows that this Corvette was sold for $5,134.40 with taxes included. Will enjoyed his new ride and kept great care in maintaining it, its life has been well documented during his ownership.
In 1970, he relocated to Denver, Colorado and brought his beloved Corvette with him. After 6 years and driving the car for over 104,000 miles, Will noticed that the engine was starting to act up. In September of 1973, the engine was rebuilt to bring back its life. With a newly revived engine, he continued to enjoy the car and by 1975, the mileage was already at 140,000 miles. A few years later, the Corvette was repainted. In 1983, it was sold to Don Polson from Laramie, Wyoming. When Don received the Corvette, it had 145,663 miles. Don still documented the Corvettes life but rarely used it. In 1989, he decided to sell the car. The Edgar Family were visiting the Colorado Springs and saw the sales ad of the Corvette in the local paper, they bought the Corvette and brought the car back to California. When the Edgar Family received the car, it had 147,319 miles on its odometer.
The Edgar family has only added 10,500 miles while the Corvette was under their ownership. A car as well documented and well-loved as this one is incredibly hard to find. You can easily know all of the important events that occurred in this car’s life. The pain remains in great condition since it was painted in 1975. The very original interior looks good despite its age. Everything works as they should and it drives smoothly. It’s amazing how this car remains in such condition despite being an unrestored original.
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