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Cars > Challenges > “Dad's Corvette” Vs “The Road”

 

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Tinkerbell

F–29
Paoli, Pennsylvania
United States

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69sstheroad

M–61
Mason, Michigan
United States

 

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

“Dad's Corvette”

1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS

“The Road”

 
Photo of: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Photo of: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino
 

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About “Dad's Corvette”

First, I have to say THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF THE ACTUAL CAR! A friend had this picture posted in a car show album, but it looks nearly identical to the way Dad's car did (except that Dad's car had a hood scoop and a white stripe) before it was destroyed in a house fire when I was about 7 years old.

This is the car that started my interest in cars in the first place. I'd lie on my back under the car with him and try to help with whatever he was doing with it. He had me hand tools to him (usually, the WRONG tools!), but ha wouldn't let me actually do any of the mechanical work. I did help him keep it clean, washing the sides and dusting the interior.

About “The Road”

I have only owned this El Camino since last August. Traded my 355 small block S10 for it. 69 SS El Caminos only came with a BB 396. Right now it has a GM 350/325hp in it . It still has the original TH400 and 12 bolt rear. A new BB 396 is alresdy in the works. It also has AC.The interior was tan, ugly. I already have most of the interior changed to black. The bed is full of new parts that I have been getting over the winter. Too busy to work on it right now. Hope to get alot of it done by spring. My plan is to restore it to original condition but alot more horse power. It is a very comfortable muscle car/truck.

 

Specs for “Dad's Corvette”

To the best of my memory, it had the usual Corvette stuff:
V-8, 4-speed stick, AM/FM radio, etc. As far as 0-60 and 1/4 mile times go, I didn't care! All I know is it was the most thrilling ride a young girl could have ever asked for. After this Vette, no car with a solid roof would do for me!

Specs for “The Road”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “Dad's Corvette”

It had the aluminum wheels and side pipes, and a hood scoop with a wide white stripe running through it.

Factory Options for “The Road”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Dad's Corvette”

Dad liked to keep his cars mainly stock, so I assume there weren't many modifications if any at all.

Mods for “The Road”

No modifications listed.

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Dad's Corvette album
Dad's Corvette
Photos: 7
 

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Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of My Hotrods album
My Hotrods
Photos: 36
Cover photo of 69 SS El Camino album
69 SS El Camino
Photos: 18
 

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Points for Dad's Corvette Total Votes Points for The Road
33 10 17

 

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