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Chevrolet Corvette Makes A Statement Everywhere

By July 29, 2018Featured

Story and Photos Mike Spicer

The Corvette is an American automobile icon with flare and swagger like no other. Driven by extra cool people, these stylish cars made a lasting impression on me. It’s hard to go unnoticed behind the wheel of a Corvette.

1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette

The C3 Corvette (third generation 1968-82) got under my skin at an early age. My dad’s friend would come over to visit in his bright yellow C3 and I couldn’t stop ogling it. Having built many scale models of the car, it was a real treat to have a full size one in the driveway.

1977 Corvette

Fast forward 20 years and the perfect specimen hit my radar. An orange 1977 C3 in exceptional condition, so I could not pass it up. Finally, I was the proud owner of a Corvette and my cool quotient was off the charts.

1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette

My first impression was that I was driving a Hot Wheel and the fun factor was high. You sit close to the rear wheels, pretty far back, and the nose disappears over the hood. Once you get used to that, you settle in.

1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette

After the honeymoon phase wore off, I started to feel every bump in the road. It still made a statement but the build quality was not what I was used to. I drove it less and less over the course of three years and finally sold it.

1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette
1977 Corvette

My itch was scratched and my youthful dream realized. This bright orange Corvette brought me loads of fun and made me feel like a hip 70s “dude” in the process. I wouldn’t change this experience for anything.

1977 Corvette

About the author: Mike Spicer is a car enthusiast and photographer based in the USA. He shares his passion for classic cars by posting articles, photographs and videos. You can find more of his work on his Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.