How many cars of significance are still out there, unidentified and undocumented to the wider collector car world? How long can they remain hidden before somebody has to trumpet their treasure?
“This car was stripped, and I mean it was stripped in the 1950s,” Billy Jay Espich said. How does anybody do that to a real Corvette prototype?
In this age of social media and oversharing, it’s surprising that we’d still see cars resurfacing today, but that’s exactly what appears to have happened with S.O. 2151, a pre-production first-generation Corvette that Harley Earl’s Art and Colour Department made some styling changes to sometime around 1954.
Reportedly unseen in public for decades, it’s recently been restored after intensive research into its origins, as we see in this video that automotive author and photographer Jerry Heasley put together.