Car Catcher: A Well-Cared-for 1956 Corvette With a Unique History

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A storied past can make a classic stand out from the pack. That’s why an example with a well-documented history can sometimes fetch more than a similar one with an unknown background.

Case in point: This increasingly rare 1956 Chevrolet Corvette has a unique history that makes it even more desirable.

Originally ordered in 1956 by a Mr. Elmer Engstrom (who later became the CEO of RCA) of New Jersey, the car was soon returned to the dealership for unknown reasons with only 600 miles on it. Then, in March of 1957, a young professor by the name of Milton W. Green traded in his Oldsmobile for the Corvette and took it home.

As it turns out, Green had recently gotten a job at Stanford University nearly 3000 miles away. Soon he was driving the Corvette—plus his belongings—all the way across the country to his new post. Green kept detailed notes during his trek, even calculating that the car averaged nearly 19 mpg. The Corvette stayed in his family until 2003, when it was purchased by the current owner.

Finished in Venetian Red both outside and in, this Corvette is reported to have been well maintained over its lifetime, receiving a few restorations—the most recent in 2013 under the care of its current owner.

The Corvette currently shows 58,692 miles on the odometer and is powered by the same dual-quad-intake-equipped, 265-cubic-inch, small-block V8 it left the factory with. One of 3467 examples built, the car is equipped with a three-speed manual transmission.

Find this 1956 Chevrolet Corvette for sale through Fantasy Junction for $85,000.

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