Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Harley Earl 1963 Corvette Sting Ray

The Personal Car of GM Designer Harley Earl

With all the great collector Corvettes out there, the Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction always guarantees something special and, given that event's remarkable history, that's saying quite a lot. This was proven again last year when Harley Earl's custom-built 1963 Sting Ray convertible was a Main Attraction at Bloomington Gold 2009. It was fascinating to delve into the tale of this famous Corvette and an honor to  contribute to its historical record.

Earl kept this car as a driver much longer than most of the other special cars he brought home over the years, but it was not long after he sold it that it seemingly disappeared. The story of its discovery and resurrection spans more than a decade, and demonstrates the dedication and commitment of both the die-hard Corvette aficionado and the factory GM Design staff to the preservation of the marque.

You can read the story of Harley Earl's 1963 Sting Ray here. And if you don't enjoy it, you probably like the Trebant.

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