Tommy Lee Byrd Photography

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette

Project Quick Facts

Profile ID: 31107
Year: 1964
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Markets: Performance, Sports Car
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Tommy Lee Byrd Photography

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This is the car that started it all for me. I was raised around old cars, but sitting in the passenger seat (and sometimes behind the seats) in this 1964 Corvette shaped my love for all things automotive. My dad re-built this car in 1986, and painted it the week that I was born. It didn't belong to him at the time...it was a customer of his and a long time friend who brought the wrecked car to him for restoration. A year after the car left my dad's shop, it was offered up for sale and my dad jumped at the chance to buy it. He gave the car to me for my 16th birthday...a blown 1964 Corvette with a trembling 16-year old behind the wheel. It was pretty awesome. From there, I made a theoretical list of modifications to the car, hoping to someday have enough money to make the car more reliable. Fast forward a decade or so, and I've spent thousands of hours working on this car, and about as much time driving it and enjoying it. It's truly a part of our family, and I'm really proud to have a dad that would sacrifice so much to give me this car.