Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another Blue Monday



How fun it is to participate in Blue Monday! Sally at Smiling Sally hosts Blue Monday each Monday and we participate by posting something blue on our blog!

As I was walking around trying to decide what to post for Blue Monday, I noticed my husband playing with two of his vintage cars from his collection. They are Blue!

This is a blue 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray. What makes this car so special is that it's all original, and that is the same Nassau Blue paint job that it had when it came off the assembly line in 1965. This car only has 27,000 original miles on it! We purchased this car around 10 years ago on ebay. It was in Pennsylvania and we live in California! We immediately looked at each other and screamed "Road Trip"! We flew to Pittsburgh and bought the car and drove it all the way home! It took us 10 days as we toured across the United States. We only drove on the old highways through all the little towns staying off all the Express Ways, Freeways or Main Highways. The owner of the car wanted to cry when we told him we were going to drive it to California because at that time it had less than 25,000 original miles on it and it had been parked since the late 60's because it had belonged to his best friend that had passed away. We still cannot believe that it made it all the way home!

This one is my favorite of all our Muscle cars. It's a 1957 Convertible Chevy Belair and it's turquoise blue! It's a real looker when it's top is down!Please click here and go visit Sally's Blog for more Blue Monday posts!

23 comments:

Kelli said...

What a fun post for blue Monday! Have a wonderful week!
~Kelli

ellen b said...

Whoa! Had to call Dear over so her could check out these lovelies!! Very nice Blue for sure. have a wonderful Monday...

Mimi Sue said...

What a fun road trip! I would love to drive cross country. It would be great to be able to take your time and travel the back roads. Maybe someday...Mimi

Kim said...

Great post! I really like the second picture--so classy!
Happy Blue--
*smiles*
Kim

Coloradolady said...

This is my next project, I want a old car vintage of course to fix up. What a classic you have here. What fun to take a road trip in a brand new....new to you vintage wonder. Love it.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What fantastic blue. My uncle had a stingray and it was gorgeous. My brother has a 55 Belair that used to to belong to my grandmother. It's been refurbished again and again. Now he's taking it back to it's original color and "look". I just love the old classic cars.

Neabear said...

What a cool blue post! My husband would love to do that kind of a road trip. Well, I would too! That must have been so much fun for you two.

Smilingsal said...

When I read your story about your 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray, I envied you for your adventure; how fun!

When I saw that Chevy, I gasped aloud, "OH!" I've ridden in those cars when they first came out. That was during my teen years! Thanks for the memories.

Happy Blue Monday!

Elizabeth said...

How great that you have such a collection! I love the Bel Air.

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Both cars are beautiful! Such a fun road trip I’m sure, we love to travel! We’ve been to both California and Pennsylvania and love the geography of both. Did you happen to pass through Iowa on your road trip? The geography is alright here, but we stay because we like the small communities. Happy Trails and Happy Blue Monday!

Heidi Jo the Artist
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Sweetie said...

Wow! You have two of my favorite cars. The Corvette is gorgeous but it's the 57 Chevy that really catches my eye. When we got married we had a 57 Chevy - same color - not a convertible. I love your story about driving to Pennsylvania to buy the Corvette Stingray. Back in the day - there were great cars.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Knitty said...

What a great story about the Vette. Both cars are great, and being blue makes them perfect!

PlantBuddy said...

Neat car and a real eye catcher!
HAppY BlUE MonDAY!

Lana G! said...

Love it! Those are great!

Mary said...

Both cars are awesome. My favorite it the Chevy convertible. Cars in those days had class. Today's cars have nothing on those beautiful cars of the 50s and 60s.

Enjoyed visiting with you and thanks for agreeing to participate in my card shower for the female soldier.

Blessings,
Mary

Grammy said...

I love the Corvette. And what a great ride to remember the purchase.

bj said...

ooo, I am in heaven, looking at these great cars. My very first car was a 1957 Bellaire,(in 1959) BLUE and white. I loved that car!!! I so wish I had been smart enuf to keep it.
Thanks for the memories....

Beverly said...

How fun, Ann. We owned a 1964 Corvette convertible with the removable hardtop. It was white with a navy hardtop and leather interior. We sold it while we were living in South Florida because there was no where safe to drive - or park - it. Now we are wishing we had it back.

Shabby Kim said...

Oh what fun cars and what a fun road trip you must have had driving it home. Have a great week.

Kim

Shelia said...

Wow! Anne, these cars are just awesome! I'm certainly not going to show them to my Mr. Precious!!
lol Thanks for popping in to see me.
BE a sweetie,
Shelia;0

jeanne said...

Anne, Your blue takes me down memory lane. We had a 56 Chevy convertible.
I LOVE those cars. Great blue today.

Hugs...Jeanne

Mojo said...

Sweet rides! Love the '65 Vette. A buddy of mine in high school had a '56 Bel Air Coupe but it was nowhere close to this well restored.

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