Rare Chevrolet Corvette was hidden from the police for more than 40 years in an old barn (video)
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The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a 7.0-liter 390-horsepower engine and can develop 220 km/h. Now such a car in good condition is worth over $100,000.
A rare modification of a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was found in the US state of Alabama. The car has been hidden since the late 70s, because its owner was afraid to catch the eye of the police. The history of the car was told in a video on the Junkyard Life Youtube channel.
Chevrolet Corvette C3 found in an old barn, destined for demolition. The car is far from being in the best condition and traces of an accident are visible in the rear of the body. The sports car has already been bought and sent for restoration.
It turned out that in the mid-70s this Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was a kind of local celebrity. In 1974, a young guy, Mike, bought it for $2,900 from a used car dealership. He was involved in street car racing and liked to burn rubber in public.
Once such fun ended with a blown rear tire and a damaged rear wing. And then Mike gave a chase with the police – he managed to break away, but the car had to be hidden, because it was put on the wanted list. Since then, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has not been on the road.
The car is equipped with a rare 7.0-liter engine with 390 hp. With. In total, about 7,000 Chevrolet Corvette 1968 in this version were produced and now the price of a car in good condition can exceed $ 100,000. The sports car is able to accelerate to 100 km/h in 6 seconds and reach a speed of 220 km/h.