Real Wheels: 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe was love at first (and second) sight


By Merri Hanjora - info@limanews.com



Barry Crites, of Elida, bought this 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe back in 1966, sold it and bought it back several years later.

Barry Crites, of Elida, bought this 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe back in 1966, sold it and bought it back several years later.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

ELIDA - Barry Crites, of Elida, likes this 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe so much that he bought it twice.

His son, Kirk Crites, showed the car at the Westgate Charity Car Show last June. He explained that his dad bought the car in 1966, sold it sometime later and bought it back in 1968.

“I’m not 100 percent sure on the dates, but he did buy the car twice,” Kirk Crites said.

The Chevrolet Corvette has survived being a sports car icon since its introduction in 1953. That’s almost 67 years of sporty existence. It’s known as “America’s Sports Car.”

Chevy may have taken away the split-window design of the 1963 model, but it replaced it with better ride quality, bigger horsepower ratings, slight changes in style and interior comfort in 1964. A 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe ran $4,037 brand new.

Barry Crites said his favorite memory of the car was taking it on his honeymoon. Crites won the Westgate Charity Car Show with this beauty in 2018.

Barry Crites, of Elida, bought this 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe back in 1966, sold it and bought it back several years later.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/02/web1_RealWheels-1.jpgBarry Crites, of Elida, bought this 1964 Chevy Corvette Coupe back in 1966, sold it and bought it back several years later. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

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