1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - Rare Corvette Finds

You Just Never Know Where You Will Find Your Next Corvette

Steve Vandenberg Mar 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)
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TREASURE ::: Cool Corvettes can still be found in barns.

FOUND: '66 Corvette coupe, 350hp 327, four-speed, posi, telescopic steering, teak steering wheel, power windows, leather interior, and A/C. My girlfriend, Cheryl, and I went dancing one night and decided to join an older couple that we knew. At some point in the evening, the conversation turned to cars, and my friend Buzz asked if I needed any parts for my Corvette. He had a wrecked '74 that was for sale. I told him I didn't really need anything from a '74, but I would like to take a look at the car. I then asked, "What else do you have?" Buzz replied, "Well, there is another Corvette in the barn that has been sitting for over 20 years or so. I don't remember what year it is, and I haven't looked at it or even talked about it for years."

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RATTY :::Lookin' pretty ratty.

What Buzz had was a very nicely optioned `66 Corvette coupe with a 350hp 327, four-speed, posi, telescopic steering, teak steering wheel, power windows, leather interior, and A/C. The car had been wrecked and placed in the barn in 1978-- the same year I graduated from high school. I decided to buy the car.

I found out the owner at the time ofthe accident was Jerry Winnepenninkx. With the help of the Internet, I tracked him down, just 20 miles away. He was quite excited and surprised when I called to tell him that I had his old Corvette. He had always wondered what had happened to the car.

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