Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Down On The Street

This fantastic, plastic specimen was found at a Carlsbad detail shop's lot late last week.
I don't know much about Corvettes, but I do like the "C2" Sting Ray body style from the 60s. Especially in coupe form. Still, I wouldn't kick this convertible example out of the garage.
Especially since this one is equipped with a four-speed manual transmission.
Still sporting the original black plates, this car has always been registered in the Golden State.
Too bad most all modern cars have computer-generated badging. Somewhere in the deepest recesses of GM there has to be a hand drawing of this Corvette script.

The tacky gingerbread like this cosmetic fender vent indicates that this car is a '63. By '64, they were gone, as was the iconic split rear window on the coupe.

2 comments:

Keith said...

Nice. I had never really noticed how cool the "signature" name badge was.

I wonder how many beauty/prom/homecoming/parade queens have sat in that?

Brian said...

Love all the pre '73 Vettes! I have one of them badges that came off my uncles '67. Along with the Chevelle, Camaro, Bel Air badges. You guys just gave me an idea, I'm going to start collecting badges.
(please no "We don't need no stinking badges" comments)