OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: The 454 Dream
America is about living large, and if you drive a Corvette with a 454, you’re basically driving an exemplification of what America is all about.
$20 million in greenbacks sitting inside the safe of my choosing is definitely worth more to me than $20 million floating in space. Apple pie à la mode is worth significantly more to my taste buds than apple pie paired only with a plate. One look at this week’s Wednesday wallpaper, and suddenly the equation “1 + 1 = 3″ begins making a lot more sense. Don’t be surprised if your computer desktop whispers, “I’m extra worthy” after you plaster these ‘Vettes and jets on your computer screen for the week. I mean, “‘Vettes and jets” — the combo even rhymes, so you know it was meant to be.
So what happens when the guys from Motor Trend’s “Roadkill” show get their hands on a 1975 Corvette Stingray in need of a lot of work? Well, one pretty crazy adventure.
This 1974 Chevrolet Corvette has been painstakingly restored by forum member “ORANGEBROTHERS” who says he’s “bringing C3’s back to life one at a time.” I’d say that’s quite the noble cause. With this ’74 I must admit, I developed a bit of a crush at first sight, and then I developed a craving for a certain orange-flavored soft drink … by far, that is the most bizarre reaction I’ve had to any car, and on that bombshell, this C3 gets my nod for “Corvette of the Week”.
Here’s a beauty worth marveling at for a few minutes … or a lifetime if you’ve got the cash. This 1972 Corvette ZR1 Coupe, which will be up for grabs in Houston in April at the Mecum Auctions, is one of only 20 special edition models produced that year. This rare classic is powered by […] More »