Lost 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Found in Barn

We love all Corvette Stingrays but can you imagine finding a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in a barn?

We love all Corvette Stingrays but can you imagine finding a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in a barn?

When you lose something, you get that stony feeling in your gut, like someone’s just punched you and took off. Usually you get that for moderately valuable things, like car keys, a cell phone, your laptop charger. Now, imagine you lost a priceless, classic American car!

This is exactly what happened to one unfortunate owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Found in a barn, where it had been since 2008, this classic Stingray was found and put up for auction, along with several pieces of old farm equipment. Luckily, Tony Back read about the car by chance in a newspaper and decided he wanted the wonderful—and rare—barn find.

When the Stingray moved on to a local auction, Back won it with an $11,600 bid. With the base 350 engine and what Back estimates to be 95% of the original paint, this is an automotive find for the ages.

Back, alongside his father and fellow Corvette-enthusiast, runs a body shop in Means, Kentucky. It almost seems the car was fated to be found by Back.

Can you imagine buying a ’72 Stingray with its original paint, dirty but undamaged, for less than $12,000? Can you even imagine finding something so valuable in a barn?

Maybe a month ago, Back would have also answered no.  We here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY would be thrilled with that find!

The Best Fall Road Trips to Take Down South

Don't hesitate to go on one of the best fall road trips!

Don’t hesitate to go on one of the best fall road trips!

You might think the best time for a road trip has passed, but, oh, how wrong you’d be! Taking your long-dreamed-of scenic drive in autumn instead of during the summertime means beautiful, fiery colors as the leaves change; it also means cool, comfortable temperatures both inside and outside your vehicle, and less congestion from other vacationers on the road. You don’t need to go far to find amazing sights, either! Some of the best fall road trips happen right here in the South.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Kentucky

Just around the bend here in the fine state of Kentucky is the Bernheim Arboretum, one of the nation’s finest arboretums. At Bernheim, you can take yourself on a stroll along the tree-lined paths or participate in one of the many educational events offered, like their regular Moon Hikes for lovers of the night. They even have ColorFest coming up in October, a family-friendly event dedicated to celebrating the season with hayrides, local foods, and art vendors.

Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

Going just a bit north into Southeast Ohio, you can find one of the loveliest forests in the United States. With plenty of rental cabins available year-round, Hocking Hill State Park is the perfect autumn getaway. The roads roll with the many tree-covered hills, and come mid-September its plain to see why Hocking Hills is on the list of best fall road trips.

Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina

Chimney Rock State Park is perfect for those craving a bit of adventure along with their beautiful vistas. The sheer stone bluffs rising throughout the park make for a perfect rock-climbing venue. Add this to the miles of bike trails, and you’re bound to have a wild time! If you need something more relaxed, Chimney Rock also has easy walking paths and lovely, calm lakes.

There’s no need to hesitate if you’ve been longing to take a weekend and see something unforgettable.  Let us here at Hutch Chevy of Paintsville, KY hear all about your trip!