I waited a long time to own a Corvette. Now I'm taking my time replacing little by little anything that needs it. Mainly the weather stripping and cosmetic improvments. The guy I bought it from is as much a car guy as I am. The first thing he asked me about was did I have a garage to keep it in. Thats when I knew he was a true Vette guy and that the car was well kept all its life. The car has been garage kept since it was new and that's where I keep it too. It's never had a water spot on her finish. It had 54,000 miles on it when I got the car in Jan. 06 and it's a strong solid running car. I take it to show & shine events and even have won a couple of awards. One for "Best Corvette" and one for best car in show "1980 to 2006". Sure these were local small shows, but heck I never expect to win anything, this is my grocery getting daily driver. In October of 06 I drove all the way to Titusville Florida for the Eckler's 27th Corvette reunion. I entered the 'F' Original class and took 3rd place. And there is nothing like the feeling of walking up on a stage to receive a plaque or a trophy for your Vette being recognized by a group of judges.