1966 Chevrolet Corvette: From Open Road to Office Space
By Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on September 14, 2015
When we bought this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette back in May, we didn't really have a plan. We've been winging it, figuring it out as we go. In fact, in its editorial introduction we wrote, "Honestly, we're not sure how long we're going to keep it. We'll see how it goes..."
And in the last five months we've enjoyed the hell out of this car. We've driven it a few thousand miles, track tested it more than once, burned through a set of tires doing burnouts and powerslides, and we've taken it to about a dozen local car shows and cruise-ins.
We've also spent a few grand keeping it moving, including a carburetor rebuild.
But its time on the road has come to an end.
No, we're not going to sell it. Just the opposite. We've decided to keep this Corvette forever. We've decided to permanently display it within Edmunds new office space along with a 2015 Corvette convertible, which we just purchased.
The idea is simple. Edmunds began in 1966 and the two Corvettes will serve as an artistic representation of our company's 50-year journey alongside the automobile itself, as both have navigated, evolved and thrived, and transitioned from an analog to a digital world over five decades.
Construction of the new Edmunds office space, which will remain in Santa Monica, has already begun and is scheduled for completion next spring. Sadly, this means taking the Corvette off the road.
And so the first chapter of our time with this beautiful machine has come to an end, but the relationship has just begun.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief