Man flies for 1966 Corvette that’s been parked in the same spot for nine years, turns out to be in pieces

  • This Corvette hadn’t been driven in nearly ten years
  • One car lover flew out from the US to Germany to take it home
  • However, the car wasn’t in the ideal condition to be taken back

Published on Jul 08, 2024 at 5:48 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jul 08, 2024 at 8:32 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

One man who flew to Germany to pick up a 1966 Corvette was faced with a problem.

Did the car not match up to the photo he’d seen? Had he been car-fished?

You could say that – because it was in several pieces.

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Why was the Corvette taken apart?

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting had been parked in the same spot for nine years.

Roger, who runs a YouTube channel called Roger’s Hot Rod Garage, found the car online and knew he wanted it.

The original owner had bought the car in 2015 but never driven it.

When Roger originally asked about purchasing the car, he was told it already had a new owner.

However, when that buyer couldn’t pay all the money, Roger was given another chance.

He flew out to Hockenheim, Germany to bring the car back home to Kentucky, USA.

Purchasing a trailer to attach to his Chevrolet Nomad, he headed up to the town to collect his purchase.

When he arrived in Hockenheim, he found the car with the rear axle disassembled, no wheels, and several components removed.

Fortunately, the removed pieces were sat on the shelves of the barn storing the Corvette.

It turned out that the former owner had taken it apart but never gotten around to reassembling it.

Getting the Corvette back to the US

With the help of a mechanic, Roger wheeled the Corvette out of the garage and into the trailer.

He couldn’t even stop to take a breather – local police take parking rules seriously and could have easily fined them for stopping on the side of the road.

Once he got the car back to his shop, he set about putting it back together.

He even found the emblems that had been missing – they were inside a box in the backseat.

The car had 115,000 miles on the clock, and given how little action the car has seen for the last decade, it seems legit.

It may have taken a lot of work to get it back to the US – and back together – but it’ll be worth it once it’s up and running again.

We’ll just have to stay tuned and see how he gets on with it.

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Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.