A reverse lookup on the address (which is obviously 200 Peyton Street Barbourville, WV) lists an M. Davis. Google Mapping it shows it is definitely the type of digs for a multimillionaire with a car passion. A HUGE barn with 5 car bays behind an even more enormous house. Maybe if I check the house on there often enough I will see it parked outside...
We saw this Corvette at Bloomington last year. It is an amazing specimen. However, how useful can it be? Can the new or current owners really drive it and enjoy it for what it is? For me, a guy who likes to regularly drive his C2, this car, while remarkable, is about as useful as an inflatable dartboard.
Its nice, but I have a few problems with the story. They want you to think it was stored since 67 under those covers. But the engine is filled with later stuff. Emblems on the air cleaner into the late seventies. I am betting a carb change to boot because of the non original fuel line. Repaint of the block etc. Lots of things wrong there.
They state there is 67 air in the tires, when the tires are dual stripe 815s. Unless that is some strange option, they have been changed.
There is indication of some black respray under the rear, but I will leave that for further study. It could have been done at the factory.
It is a very interesting car otherwise. Those restoring their chassis and bodies can learn a lot by just looking at the details. The blackout guy that day had a hangover and didn't want to bend down.
I remember seeing a 1966 at Bloomington Special Collection back around 1985 or so, I don't remember which. The car had some unreal mileage on it also, like 1800 or 8000 or something. Maybe someone here remembers that car.
I do remember well what a friend had to say about it while looking at it.
"He sure didn't enjoy that one much, did he?"
Sad to say, I bet Donnie didn't get to enjoy his nearly as much as he could have. Stopped driving in the day time. Then finally quit driving completely. Less than 3000 miles. Too bad he couldn't let loose and just pay the registration, and go for a drive. That is what the car was all about, too bad he didn't get to enjoy that part.