Many of us think back to a car from our youth and wish that we could re-capture all the fun and joy that they brought to our lives back then. For one Sacramento, California man, that opportunity may have arrived, and he’s asking others to help him make it happen.
Steve Kimball remembers back when his dad purchased a 1972 Corvette. As it was in 1984, the car was already a few years old, but there was still a LOT of life to be lived in the Mille Miglia Red coupe. His dad owned the car for several years, and approximately 15 years ago, his father handed it off to another owner.
Steve reports that, “Sadly, my father passed away last December and I have been wanting to get the car back with the goal of buying it, registering it, and fixing it up. I would like to pass it along to my son when he turns 16. It would be something of his grandfather’s that would connect all three of us, and ultimately be a permanent memory of him for me.”
Steve recalls his father’s Corvette fondly, and even though neither he, nor his father had seen the car since his dad sold it, Steve reports that he may have an opportunity to gain ownership of the car once again. The car currently sits in the garage of one of his father’s friends, where it has resided since their paths separated nearly a decade and a half ago.
He isn’t sure if the car still runs, or what it would take to get it back on the road, but he has set up a Go-Fund-Me account for anyone who would like to help him find out. He plans to acquire the car, get it running and share the experience with his son, much like his father did over thirty decades ago. The one thing he would do differently? He plans on passing the Corvette on to his son one day, thereby carrying on the Corvette’s history within the family.
It would be something of his grandfather’s that would connect all three of us, and ultimately be a permanent memory of him for me. – Steve Kimball
Feel free to check out Steve’s Go-Fund-Me story, either to participate or simply to watch the progress. We know what it feels like to pine for that special car that “got away”. Perhaps, with a little help, Steve may be able to fill that void with new-found memories with his son.