Fun can be found in many forms. For Barbara Krah of Sanford, Florida, it's in an '88 Corvette with the 4+3 standard transmission. The fact that her '88 also has six-way power sport seats for both driver and passenger makes the fun a little more comfy, and the Bose stereo handles the tunes for the trip. And this Corvette definitely makes trips. Barbara lives in Florida, providing her plenty of opportunity to drive her Corvette when the rest of the nation is knee-deep in frozen fluff.
The 4+3 transmission has received a bum rap by some, and it can be argued that it is a little tricky to manipulate at times, but Barbara has no part of the grumbling. She informed us that she loves her car (and its transmission), but would consider buying another car with an automatic when "she doesn't have the strength to push in the clutch anymore." 'Nuff said.
The fact that Barbara drives her Corvette doesn't mean it's not cared for meticulously. She makes sure it receives only the best, and she's taken great pains to ensure that it's properly preserved, along with all of the documentation she received when she purchased the car three years ago. Luckily, the prior owners kept all of the paperwork from the original purchase. That inspired Barbara to start her own collection of items pertaining to her Corvette. Some of her prized possessions are an Auto Magazine from February 1988 that has a story on her Corvette, and an original sales book from the showroom that shows all of the options and colors for the '88 Corvette. But make no mistake--Barbara realizes that paperwork about a Corvette will never replace the thrill of actually driving one. Looks like Barbara has set her standards in the right place.