Discerning petrolheads may want to look away now: public transport is better. Before you start hyperventilating, let me explain. High congestion charges and (ironically) traffic make driving through the centre of London a harrowing experience. Plus, extra money that’s been pumped into the city’s transport network mean a high proportion of the population predominantly use the underground metro.
So it came as something of a shock when our crankandpiston men and women on the ground in the English capital found this little beauty on their doorstep. This third generation Corvette quickly adopted the ‘Stingray’ pseudonym, and never looked back.
A notable claim to fame is the Stingray’s tenure as pace car during the 1978 Indianapolis 500, the first of nearly a dozen times a Corvette has played the role. So quite how the 5.7l engine is put through its paces just north of Finsbury Park remains a mystery.
Saying that, it’s not often a slice of old America lands in England’s green and temporarily soggy land. Rather puts the double-decker bus to shame, doesn’t it?
Source – Julia Heller