ELIDA — The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by General Motors. It has been produced for seven generations. The first model was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. The Corvette is currently manufactured in Bowling Green, KY and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Corvette has been selected as the Indianapolis 500 pace car 11 times, most recently in 2012, and driven by Guy Fieri. The second generation Corvette was launched in 1963 and saw the debut of the Sting Ray body. The 1964 Corvette featured several improvement such as higher horsepower engine options, a smoother ride and better insulation. Production for 1964 totaled 22,229 cars built.
Chuck Casey, of Elida, brought his 1964 Chevy Corvette to The Lima News' Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned it for a year and a half. Casey is the fourth owner of this car. He purchased it from a man in Goshen, IN. He had it repainted and period correct tires. His best memory of the car is driving it home after the purchase.