This 1978 Corvette was bought new in New Jersey in May 1978. Three months later, it was stolen. In 1982 it was found in a warehouse in Dallas, Texas. It was sold at a Police Auction and brought to Houston. It's missing pieces were replaced with 1982 parts. I bought it in June 1985.
This is a copy of the Delivery Paper which shows where the Vette was sold new, and it's options.
I drove the Vette almost daily until I parked it in 1991 when our son was born. The worst enemy to any car is not driving it. In August 2002, it was time to restore the Corvette. I decided to rebuild it the way I thought it should have been built in the first place - Big Block!
Once I finish the build, it will be a Big Block Street Bruiser. I am not going for a speed record or autocross record. I am not even trying to get in a magazine or compete in car shows. I just want to cruise and make lots of torque noise, and have fun while I am at it. When I drive past parked cars, I want their alarms going off from the open pipe Big Block sound!!