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.
Be warned, the more you know about America’s sports car, the more offensively asinine these questions will seem.
$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”.