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It didn’t quite make that one-million mark, but it still was way out of my reach and likely a lot of other Corvette fans. Yup, that pristine 1967 427 Corvette we all raved over with fewer than 3,000 miles ended up crossing the block at $725,000. That’s a quarter-million shy of that big mark a lot of people thought the classic ‘Vette might go for at the Mecum auction in Houston. So I guess, you could say whoever purchased the car got a mighty fine deal.

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When it comes to a car that speaks to the Corvette’s legacy in America in a unique way, this might be one of the coolest I’ve come across in a while. This one-of-a-kind classic, which was on display at the Kennedy Space Center yesterday, is a 1967 Sting Ray once owned by astronaut Neil Armstrong … you know, the first person to walk on the moon. Yeah, this car is kind of a big deal.

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I have to admit, I’ve always been partial to any story about a U.S. veteran’s love for his or her American automobile. To me, these two things represent a lot of the stuff that makes America great. Over the years, I’ve come across some pretty emotional stories about veterans and their cars, but the one I stumbled on of a former Marine staff sergeant named Mike Kimmons probably tops the list.