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Winner, May 2012
Old Red
"Old Red"
1996 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1
117,000 miles
Owned by:
Jerry Montague, Male, 70, Alton, IL
No. of years owned:
I purchased “Old Red” strictly by accident in 2006 when it had 90,000 miles. “Red” was sitting in a service mechanic’s parking lot. I called about it. Six weeks later the owner called and said he was taking bids on the Vette. I drove the car about six blocks and it died (dead battery). I looked at the Carfax report and bought “Red” anyway. As you can see, the vehicle is truly a performance machine LT-1 with these after release add-ons:
  • Hypertech Power Tuning Chip
  • Accel Fuel Injector Set
  • Thompson Auto Top
  • TransGo SK 700-G Shift Kit
  • #17975 Throttle Body Air Foil
  • Special Acrylic Roof “Thompson”
  • Goodyear Eagle Tires
  • Off-road Exhaust System
At the time, my personal vehicle was a 1986 Chevy truck with over 90,000 miles and considerably other less-than-desirable traits – rust, dents, faded paint, non-working air and radio – just to mention a few. I wanted this car to be my last vehicle. Immediately I bought a new battery and changed the oil (Mobil 1™). With Mobil 1 in it for the past six years, the motor has been perfect and uses not a drop of oil. Although I don’t race or “hot rod” today, “Red” does bring back memories of some of my past cars and “good times” with these cars:

1949 Plymouth with red rims, white walls 2” Laker pipes
1955 Chevy V-8 power window and seats
1956 Chevy 2-door HT 265 powerpack red
1963 Chevy Nova SS 6C
1965 Chevy Impala 327 straight stick
1966 Chevy II SS 283 4-speed
1969 Chevelle SS396
1974 Nova 350 auto

From 1974 to 2006 my vehicles were family vans and that type of vehicle. With the use of Mobil 1 synthetic oil, I will keep this car until I’m 75 (five more years).
May 2012|Winner| 1st Runner-up| 2nd Runner-up

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