LIMA — Just like a favorite food or song, cars hold memories for their owners. This 1964 Chevy Corvette Stingray holds mixed memories for its owner Gerald Marcus, of Lima.
Marcus was in the restoration process on this car when he was slowed down for a heart transplant. He has owned the car since 2005.
“I didn’t get it (restoration) done,” Marcus said.
He did eventually get the car restored after recuperating from surgery. The car has two tops, a soft top and a hard top. It contains an aftermarket 350 five-speed transmission.
“It was originally a four-speed transmission,” Marcus said.
Sales of the 1964 Stingray reached more than 22,000. Not bad for the second year of production.
Marcus uses this beauty to promote organ donation. He is alive today thanks to receiving a new heart.
With the amount of attention this beauty receives, what better way to promote the gift of life through organ donation? Talk about coming full circle.