The C8 Is Not A Dune Buggy

The C8 Is Not A Dune Buggy

September 15, 2023 Off By Mike Vietro
Pismo Beach on the California central coast Via instagram

Pismo Beach on the California central coast Via Instagram

The C8 is a very versatile automobile. It is just as good at driving to the grocery market as it is doing a full track day. But one thing it could improve at is driving on soft sand!

The incident occurred at Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast. It’s the only coastal beach in California to be legally driven on, making it a popular spot for weekend getaways. Typically, folks drive 4×4 trucks, quads, and motorcycles onto the sand, but one person thought it wise to drive their Corvette near the waterline and get thoroughly stuck.

The video shows the Corvette stuck to its frame, its rear wheels spinning helplessly. A crowd gathered around, trying to free it from the rising tide. In the video, it looked dire for the ‘Vette, with the tide licking the passenger side of the car. But not all was lost, as a commenter stated that the car was pulled out before things got terminal.

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Bruce B.’s 1970 & 1969

Gents…loving my 1970 DAYTONA YELLOW Corvette from you all….but must admit the color took me awhile to get use too! And I had to insist Gail (wife) STOP calling it “Butter Cup”! The reason I am so jazzed about my new Corvette is because it reminds me in some ways of my 69…bought the 69 in Toledo, Ohio with 2800 miles (a demo) for $3,850 plus tax and license …$4,100. The lady at the Credit Union lent me the entire amount …she “took pity on me “as I was going into the USAF very shortly and she figured I would be a good risk…And she knew where to find me! I originally was assigned to March Air Force Base, Riverside, Ca., and then to Wiesbaden, Germany. I shipped the Corvette to Hamburg, Germany in early 1972, and my wife and I drove it throughout Europe for 4 fabulous years… loved the autobahn…no speed limit….very few understood the amount of horsepower, and still fewer understood the body material…” was ist das? fiberglas ?” …as they rapped their knuckles on the fiberglass!… had many offers to buy it…but decided no way…my first Corvette (girlfriend) was coming home with me!

Bruce B.

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Corvette Mike has always prided himself on finding the finest and most unique Corvettes ever to leave the St. Louis plant! Like the one featured here. Not only is this ’67 a rare (1 of only 16 built) and heavily optioned mid-year, but it’s also a car that he’s owned before. Believe it or not, Mike had this one in his possession almost 40 years ago! We always like to have the great ones back! Better late than never!

It sold new out of Cormier Chevrolet in Long Beach, CA, a dealership that closed only recently. The original owner of this ’67 definitely wanted a powerful cruiser. And that’s exactly what they ordered. This car has a TON of options! Including:

L68 427/400hp Engine
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This is essentially a new car with only 50 miles on the odometer!

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Some random thoughts

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One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

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