29 Mar Out Of Retirement: Retro Resto Mod ’59 Chevrolet Corvette
Creemore Valley Classics Stories #29
My Corvette was purchased as a replacement for my 1957 Chevrolet. Belair Convertible, that burned to the ground from a garage fire when I was eighteen. I found this vette rottening in a yard and I was able to buy it and worked on it till I got it into the condition good enough to be a first place winner at Speedsport in 1973 and 1974. After that, I put away in storage.
I’ve had other cars over the years, but the Corvette as always had a special place in my heart for me. Marriage and countless home renovations had kept me from getting the Vette road ready again.
When I turned 68 years old, I finished my retirement home and in the Wasaga Beach. With home reno’s out of the way, I decided that before I die, I wanted to see and drive my Vette again.
I put 10 months of work into it during 2016 to get it running again. This is an old restoration style from the 70’s. Right down to the metal flake interior.
Owner: Reg Guadagno, Wasaga Beach Cruisers