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[VIDEO] 1955 Corvette in Harvest Gold is Restored and Driven



[VIDEO] 1955 Corvette in Harvest Gold is Restored and Driven

Here’s a fun little video with a proud owner talking about his 1955 Corvette in Harvest Gold. Only 700 cars were built during the model year, making it one of the rarest Corvettes ever produced. Not only that, but the original color of Harvest Gold is on the car with the Black Book saying 120 were assembled in that color.

Here’s some background from the YouTube video:

When asked to describe his beloved MK 1 Corvette, Tom from Englewood, California, proudly beamed: “It looks like a fighter jet. It’s a really eye-catching car. It just knocks your socks off.”

Initially, the car was headed on a one-way ticket to the scrap yard, and it took Tom two years to get his set of wheels into the super slick condition it’s in now. Tom pumped a load of cash into his mission, the car was stripped back to fiberglass and all the original 1955 parts were sourced, he told Truly the level of dedication that it took to do it: “A lot of blood, a lot of sweat, a lot of tears and a pretty good chunk of money.”

Finally, he had the car spray painted in its original color – Harvest Gold. To Tom, the corvette is more than just a car – it’s a piece of history, he explained: “It’s an honor to be able to help a piece of history come back to life, and it looks, now that we’ve worked on it, looks exactly like it did when it was on the showroom floor.”

Although the MK 1 is old, it still drives like a charm, and he gets a huge kick from driving the Corvette around his local town, saying: “It’s good old American muscle. And man does it feel good.”


Source:

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