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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by basicbob, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 656


    1961 Corvette Fuelie found sitting in actual "Hog Shed" in South Dakota 2013.

    Engine was changed out for a 57 Fuelie 290HP engine in 1968.

    Custom painted in 1974 by 19 yr old "Richie" before fresh Red Velvet seats & door panels.

    Electric windows, 4 speed, tape deck on pass grab bar, headers & International wheels.

    Sat since 1984 outside under a open "Hog Shed" until 6 months ago.

    Farm cats called the Corvette home for 28 years!!!

    I bought the car last week & will fluff it to it's past glory!

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,124


  3. If I could own any Corvette, a 61 would be my choice.... Nice score!
  4. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 656


    Hi, I was looking for a cool Corvette. Happened to look on line & WAMMO there it was.

    Now resting in my garage, plan to show it as is at Cinncinatti Cavalcade of Customs show in January.

    Corvette will be in Josh Shaw "Barn Find - AS Found" area down stairs.
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  5. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,633

    T&A Flathead

    Holy crap, that is ugly and awesome at the same time. Great find.
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  6. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,505

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Good for you, and the Vette.
  7. Babyearl
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 610


    That just had to be your ship coming in,, Good on you.
  8. Cruisin the drag in a custom FI Corvette, Shiny new paint , top removed, two beers in your belly, Joplin on the 8 track, Doesn't get any better than that!
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  9. 231ramona
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 274


    Great find! Congratulations! I may have to come up to Cincy for the show.
  10. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,039


    Damn, that's about as cool as it gets, major score!

    What's it say on the right rear deck, looks like the painter signed that masterpiece!
  11. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 656



    Corvette came with an 8 track tape Beach Boys "Buddy Gonna Shut You Down"

    Thought it strange mounting point for an 8 track? Also has speakers mounted in rear flip top panel. Maybe it was to please his girl friend?

    Slowmotion, "Paint by Richie" Richie Ludens (Springfield S.D.) who was 17 when asked to make the Corvette look like a car in "Hot Rod Mag"

    Thanks, Bob
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
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  12. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    Super Score! I hate you....................:rolleyes:
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  13. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,781


    Way nice find.
    Good for you...
    And it appears really nice for having the Cats in it for all those years !!
  14. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 842


    Congrats on a great find! Sure looks like the '70s! The paint is really cool, but with kitties on the red velvet for almost 30 years I'm guessing a new interior is probably a good idea!

    Kind of amazing that it escaped without fender flares and six taillights...
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  15. rustang
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 710


    That thing is tits....congrats on getting it.... the dash looks like new in it :)
  16. My favorite model Vette. HRP
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  17. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    WOW that's cool....
  18. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640


  19. Well, that should alleviate any potential dead mouse problem...? :rolleyes:
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  20. SICK!!!!!

    What is the plan? clean, buff, wax, brakes, fuel lines, drive it? I hope so!!!
  21. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,570

    Inked Monkey

    That is amazing. Can't wait to see pics of it cleaned up!
  22. ..I know a similar one sitting in my hometown, it is a 59, in a garage, someone I know owns it, been after it for years, was a 60s drag car, 427 435hp motor in it, nicely done metal dash etc...maybe one day I can get it
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  23. 68hillbilly
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Posts: 158

    from KENTUCKY

    great find , that paint is wild as heck. clean it up , make it safe and drive it. much much more interesting than a fully restored ''so called correct vette" IMO.
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  24. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 656


    BOSTONCAMERO, I will follow your plan to clean up the paint, brakes, interior & what ever the drive train needs.

    I called & talked to the painter Richie who told me the paint is laquer that will buff up great. Richie used red pearl in the final clear coat which should really pop in the sun.

    Good luck buying your local Corvette, Bob
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  25. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,300


    I LOVE the Paint job, are you going to keep it that way?

    I hope you post some more pictures of the paint job, maybe some closer.....

  26. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 624


    That's just cool.
  27. Carolina Man
    Joined: Aug 15, 2013
    Posts: 86

    Carolina Man

    Such a cool car. My favorite year Vette
  28. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 699

    from l.a.

    awesome fan. post pix once you buff the paint. great find!!
  29. BenW455
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 417


    Wow!! Did you buy a lottery ticket too? Nice save.
  30. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 2,763


    Pretty cool find, especially with the fuel unit still intact. Remember the old styles of paint-yours looks pretty cool. Good luck-Jim

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