The 1973 Corvette Collector

The moment I spoke with John on the phone, I knew he was a brother from another mother. We had so many things in common when it came to Corvettes that it was sort of surreal talking with him. We both grew up in the 1970s and the moment we saw a C3 it became a mission of sorts to own at least one. He beat me by a handful of years getting the first one. He owned his first C3 at thirteen. I bought mine at nineteen. He's a perfectionist and so am I. I've owned six C3s over the years, he's owned probably sixty. Okay, I have a ways to go but you get the idea. And he only buys Corvettes with manual transmissions! I contacted John since he had a Craigslist listing for his 1976 Corvette Stingray, and after a few text messages and a phone call, I made an appointment to drive down to Orlando to have a look. The '76 is a low-mile beauty that drives like a new C3 Corvette. I made a video about it, of course. But the '73s made such an impression I asked him to share the story with my subscribers, and he does so in this video.