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Old 09-27-2012, 03:10 PM
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Super nice solid axle Vette.
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Awesome story! Very nice Vette as well.
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Thanks for the kind words Gentlemen. When I was a kid, I thought the Blue Angels were the coolest thing in the world... I still do today. Everytime I look at the Corvette, it tugs at my heartstrings. It is such a piece of early 60s Americana.

II thought I'd throw a couple of more detail shots up here.
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Flyboy in a Vette Roadster - American as apple pie. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/flag.gif[/img]
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I was able to track down Lt. Mike Van Ort's little brother, Patrick. I spoke to him today and he was really excited to know where the Corvette was. He always loved the car and his brother would take him on long drives.

He's coming to see it next week and recently found the Original Bill of Sale and some old pictures when he was moving his mother. Patrick is a really nice guy and I can't wait to meet him and reunite him with his brother's car. He does still own Mike's 1963 Triumph Motorcycle along with a number of 60's racing bikes.
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[img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img] You know I love this stuff!!!!
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I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Patrick Van Ort, Michael's younger brother. He came over to visit the Corvette and bring the original Sales Contract and some photos from his youth. What a nice guy!
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Amazing.
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The pics and paperwork are priceless! Great stuff.
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I love the story and the stickers on the car. Thanks for sharing.
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