As a young boy, I first saw a Corvette Converible up close when a neighborhood friend of my older sister brought a brand new one in the early 80s. His was red with a black interior, and I always loved it when I saw it drive by or in his driveway. I wanted to buy one when I started to drive but couldn't afford it, so I moved on and always had used vehicles until I got a bit older and started my first real full time job. The Corvette still drew my attention, but was always a little too expensive, and then after getting married and buying a house, was very out of reach. In 2011 I was finally able to retire after working 32 years for a local utility company, and began looking a little harder for a Corvette. A friend who owned an Auto Body shop and who had built cars with George Barris realy piqued my interest when he found one for another friend and began rebuilding it. I was again hooked ! I watched the rebuild step by step, and wanted to do the same, but my friend talked me out of doing it after explaining how long it would take and how much it would cost to do it right. His suggestion; find one in good shape with low mileage to drive and enjoy right away. I began looking for a low-mileage car in good shape, and in July of 2013 I found a diamond. The car I found was a "Sunday driver" , a 1986 Corvette Convertible with 6870 miles in near perfect shape about 100 miles away. After several emails and photos with the owners nephew, I puchased it and drove it home. It is a beauty, runs great and is a real head turner. My wife and I could not be any happier, and now I have my dream Corvette, finally.