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Default Bill and Jan Stephenson's 1967 427/400 Corvette

I will apologize now if this story isn't the shortest on record but some explanation is necessary.

I bought this 1967 Corvette coupe the 1st. time in 1976 Just outside Columbus Ohio and drove it home to Ft. Lauderdale. 3 years later Jan and I had moved to Hinsdale Il. and I reluctantly sold it to purchase our 1st home. 40 years later I have it back in our garage thru a bit of luck and a great California dealer, Corvette Mike.

In 1976 when purchased, my Corvette had a scant 14,000 miles on it and today it only has 5000 or so more. Somewhere along the line of owners my coupe was sent to the Nabors Brothers in Houston for a restoration that it really didn't need, but at least it's a great restoration.

Being a collector who likes highly optioned cars I fell for this Corvette immediately. There are 17 options on the paperwork with the most important being 427/400hp, 4-speed, bolt-on wheels and factory AC. Also high on my list are unusual color combinations, and as I'm a big fan of white this car pushed all my buttons.

If there's a regret anywhere in my thoughts it would be that I added the sidepipes back in 1977. I wouldn't do it today even though I like sidepipes, but back then I was 29-30 years old and thought it was the cool thing to do.

Many more good memories and stories revolve around this old Corvette. too many to go thru here, but stop and say hi at MCACN this fall and I'll probably bore you to death!

Addendum: Bruce, Took both cars out of the garage today between rain storms. They used to be parked next to each other back in the 70's in both Ft. Lauderdale and Hinsdale. Now they are back together again. I thought the guys might also like to see the two together.

Thanks, Bruce for all you do!

Respectfully, Bill S (olredalert)
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