63Corvette on Corvette Forum
|"I bought a new 67/427 coupe on the last day of 1966, and I have not been without a Corvette since. I sold the
1967 to buy a 1969
L-88 which I raced in IMSA in the
70's. My Mechanic had a doctor friend who owned a 63 Z-06 coupe. When the Doctor sold the 63, my friend bought it, and I bought it from him. I have owned this
Z-06 since April 75, and it has been authenticated by the Nabers brothers, and by Vince Gill. It does NOT have the original motor (I blew many on the
Z-06, and more on the L-88).
I am writing because I think this whole 'matching numbers' thing is so useless and overblown. In my opinion, it has spawned a whole culture of thieves and
counterfeiters. I can name some names if you wish, and some are NCRS judges! Also, its NOT just the motor, trans, and rear axle; the
'numbers matching' culture demands 'correct' and numbers matching belts, hoses,
overspray??, and like the other letter mentioned,
'original air in the tires, and water in the radiator'!!! I think its bullshit! I have no problem with any Corvette owner doing anything he wants with his Corvette, but Corvettes are for DRIVING!
That's where the enjoyment is. I have raced my Z-06 in SVRA since 1984, and guess what, that's what it was designed to do.
I hope you all thoroughly enjoy your