Ex-Blind Man Buys New CorvetteJuly 30, 2020
Modern Medicine Gave Man Sight So he goes and buys a Corvette
What do you do when modern medicine gives you sight after a lifetime of being legally blind? Well of course you buy a Corvette, sight unseen (pardon the pun). Oh, and then you go get a driver’s license.
Mike Schickerowski was born with Nystagmus, a condition where the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements that result in extremely blurred vision. As he explains it, “If you’ve ever taken a photo with your camera and moved it slightly, or the object moved, and it’s a blur, it’s the exact same symptoms”, “My brain would never interpret the image as a steady picture – it was always a blur.”
Schickerowski, a Canadian resident, traveled to California for the experimental procedure, which was a total success. He can now see and do things he previously could not. But the thing he always wanted to do was drive. The people he knew said that, living in Alberta, you need a truck, but he wanted to go a different direction, and settled on a bright yellow C7 Corvette Grand Sport instead.
1962 #’s Matching 327/340hp, 4-speed
Ermine White with Red interior.
This beautiful ’62 has been completely restored!
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1975 Matching #’s L48
Extensively restored with original interior
What Mike likes about this Corvette:
“The 1975 Convertible brings back so many fond memories of the late seventies and early eighties when the convertible was no longer available, and the prices started to rise sharply. I would attend the big Corvette Show in Knoxville TN where they had a great auction and huge selection of Corvettes. It was held in a massive tobacco warehouse, long abandoned. It was so much fun, and the excitement level was a new experience, and never before seen. Well one year a flame orange 75 L82 4 speed convertible hit the block. It was loaded with options and still on the MSO. I remember the dealer on the block was Bill’s Sports Cars or something like that.
I guess he was quite the Corvette dealer collector and had some great ones. I miss those days back in Knoxville. That show was put on by Ronny and Byron Cooper. In fact, those guys are still doing a Corvette Show back there to this day. Ahhh to be young again and carefree. Just me, my dog and my Corvette. Circa 1978!”
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We don’t often get in 1975 Convertibles, so we were happy when this beautiful example was presented to us! It came out of an estate collection belonging to a former client of ours. It’s been extensively restored, and retains much of its original interior, and is in excellent condition.
The matching #’s L48 engine has been slightly “tweaked” and has excellent power. It’s mated to a silky smooth shifting Turbo 400 3-spd. automatic transmission. It’s equipped with air-conditioning (not currently functioning), p/b, p/s, p/w, tilt/tele steering column, both tops and aluminum YJ8 wheels.
And to top things off, it’s an N.C.R.S. Top Flight Award winner!
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