What’s under the tarp?
The beginning of a great adventure and the hopes of car collectors everywhere!
Barn Find! It’s the cry that keeps Corvette lovers around the world searching the back roads and dilapidated barns for a long-forgotten classic. Their stories are almost as unbelievable as the cars themselves. Why would the owner leave a desirable collector vehicle to the elements when selling it would seem to be so very simple. One advertisement with a few details and a halfway reasonable price and people would be “beating down their door” to buy it.
I spent over three decades answering Corvette questions daily at the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ve heard “Barn find” stories from good friends who stumbled onto famous Corvette race cars and I have given others the bad news that “There is not a secret metal-bodied Midyear Corvette hidden in a barn outside Detroit.”
“Barn Find” or “Yard Find”?
This car is technically not a “Barn Find”- more of a “Yard Find.” The lucky new owner was a customer of Keen Parts and approached us to share his story. We are humbled that he thought so much of Keen Parts to allow us to be a part of his project. Follow the Keen Parts Blog, and we will tell you the ongoing story of the car’s restoration. The color of the question mark is a clue as to what will be uncovered.
Who are Keen Parts?
Keen Parts is a leading manufacturer and retailer of Corvette parts and accessories. We have over thirty years of happy customers all over the world and look forward to helping you with all of your Corvette needs. Our catalogs cover more than 26,000 Corvette parts and accessories. Our retail shop and warehouses are located in Cleves, Ohio just north of Cincinnati. We are right off Interstate Highway I-74 and only six minutes from Cincinnati. We stock parts for Corvettes from 1953 to the present. If you own a C1 through C7 Corvette- we have the Corvette parts and accessories that you need!
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- Closed on Sunday to be with our families
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