1960 Chevrolet Corvette Lillian and Lawrence from North Carolina

Lillian and Lawrence were recently married, expecting a child and looking to purchase a home. A friend of Lawrence's called to see if he would like to purchase a 1960 Corvette he was selling. He looked at the car, but Lillian thought that a two-door sports car might not be the best option for a new family. However, she always remembered the Corvette and for years saved her money. She tracked down the same 1960 Corvette that they looked at more than 30 years before and purchased it as a birthday gift for her husband. Lawrence looked out the window to see the words “Happy Birthday” on the car. It was December and about 30 degrees, but he said to his wife that they were going for a ride. They put on their hats and winter coats, turned the radio on full blast and went for the ride of their lives. According to him, “That’s what classic cars are all about. It’s just something so personal like this that shows the true value of a classic.”

Submitted by Brittney, Auto Sales & Service

I was born and raised in the South, but I love living in Traverse City. I’ve worked for Hagerty for more than a year now and my dream car is a 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible in baby pink! A girl can dream!