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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: It Leaks. So What?

July 1, 2015

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

This post contains photographic evidence of the obvious: Our 1966 Corvette Sting Ray leaks.

And the sky is blue.

All old cars leak. All of them. Corvettes, Jags, Datsuns, Duesenburg: it doesn't matter, they all leak. If you don’t know this, you've never owned one.

Ask Jay Leno. Tour his garaj-mahal and the first thing you notice is that every car has a pan under it. Why? Because they leak. Even his multimillion dollar Pebble Beach Concours-quality shovel-nosed Simplex Multiplex Runabout Raceabout Type SJ 57C drips.

And so it is.  

That is a photo of the Corvette in my driveway, which has a steeper incline than it appears. Those fresh oil stains are from the Corvette, which was sitting in that spot closer to the camera for about 18 hours (I moved it over to take this photo).

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Old cars leak. Tune in tomorrow when I'll prove that soda is fizzy.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief