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Old 01-31-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Pretty amazing story......

http://www.vintagecorvettes.com/1967davis.html
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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Link doesn't work Rob, is it the white coupe that the fellow with the mental/emotional issues bought in '67 and didn't drive?
If yes, it was just posted again recently.



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Old 01-31-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Link doesn't work Rob, is it the white coupe that the fellow with the mental/emotional issues bought in '67 and didn't drive?
If yes, it was just posted again recently.



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Paul are you saying that some person not playing with a full deck bought a 1967 Corvette in 1967 and was not mentally able to drive it? That is so it has no miles on it? That is real
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perfect car and never driven, a whole lot here should fit right in
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That is an amazing story...I kinda feel bad for the guy...living a lie for so long w/that beauty and never shared it....

Wonder what it would fetch in auction ?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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Link doesn't work Rob, is it the white coupe that the fellow with the mental/emotional issues bought in '67 and didn't drive?
If yes, it was just posted again recently.



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hmmmmm....? link works now. must be magic!
that's it Paul, sorry, I missed it the first time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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So . . . who's the new owner in Barboursville, WV do you suppose?

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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That's good and bad. The bad is many would hesitate to drive it. The good is traveling back in time.
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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...
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:39 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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Yes its real... i sure it would be a premium car, but Gregg does not sell junk !
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Wish it was in my garage.
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Amazing he left the car totally original and then screwed up the engine compartment so bad.
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Those are rare PROTOTYPE optional valve covers and the one-of-one high altitude partial ignition shielding delete.
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This man's Patriotism was greater than the all the current Administration combined.

Perhaps, as a great American Patriot, Donnie just couldn't take it any longer witnessing his beloved Country come to s**t.

Thank you for your service and uncompromised patriotism Donnie.
RIP Brother.
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Good story and a nice looking car too.
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Great story, never was a big fan of Trailer Queens but I will give this one a pass.
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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.
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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.
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Even though there may be some issues, still another great looking car, and still great to have another part of corvette history preserved.
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