East Coaster of the Day: 1964 Corvette
Lennard Jenkins has owned this beautiful Corvette for five years. It came to Nova Scotia by way of the U.S. then Ontario. Lennard hasn’t done much to the Riverside Red gem. He mentions that he has changed the spark plugs and ‘other little things’.
The C2 Corvette is the second-generation of America’s favourite sports car. Chevrolet has produced the Corvette for 60 years across eight design generations, making it the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car.
Besides its status as a pop culture symbol, thanks to its appearance in countless films and television shows, the Corvette has been a technology pioneer and a dream car for so many. The iconic silhouette has come to symbolize freedom, adventure and the open road.
Before we leave Lennard, his wife pipes up that he is too shy to brag about the numerous awards his little red Corvette has won, including the Mothers’ Shine Award at Atlantic Nationals.
That’s saying a lot, considering the annual automotive extravaganza welcomes up to 2,000 hot rods, rat rods, customs, classic cars, cruisers and cool rides to Moncton, New Brunswick in July every year since 2001 (well except for the infamous 2020).
Is Lennard hankering for another car?
No! This is his dream car. And so dreamy it is.
*You can read about the restoration of a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray here on East Coast Garage.
*Read about about an original-owner 1970 Corvette here.