‚Äč Ok, so it didn't take long to feel the need to take off the original P02 hubcaps and the 225 / 50 15 tires and switch to some 16x8 V48 minilites with some new rubber. It certainly looks better and it drives better as well so win win.

It was nice to find the original plastic plaque still on the differential for the LSD fluid!

So the plan... for now this '72 will get a good tune up and detail. I may swap the wheels for something else to drive around on but keep the P02's on the shelf. I would like to modify and bring this car up to 2017 standards but in reality the car is just too original. I think I will just drive it for fun!

....and now for something completely different . Well, so here it is. Another friend of a friend thing. I'm as surprised as you are that I'm writing about finding and buying a , ahem...., Corvette! This car was sold new in Arizona and has remained in that state since. It is a three owner very original 1972 Stingray. This is the last year for the chrome bumpers front and rear and the removable rear window. This Stingray still retains its factory original Elkhart Green laquer paint which is showing its age but is still presentable. Small block 350 with Muncie four speed, saddle interior, tilt and telescoping wheel, optional shoulder belts and even the P02 "deluxe wheel covers" are all still on the car.