Corvettes at Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum
   Returning from the Knoxville Corvette Expo we stopped in Sevierville at the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum. There were six Corvettes among the close to 90 muscle cars on display: 62, 63, 65, 72, 78 and 82.  
  This Red 62 was all by itself in a corner with the following placard identifying it as never having been started. I can't figure why the parts would have arrived in boxes, unless the FI, engine, big brake package and suspension parts were ordered over the counter.  

  A Daytona Blue/Daytona Blue split window coupe. Aren't they the requisite model for any Corvette collector?  

  A nice early 65 396 convertible.  

  You know, Ken and Gary Nabers say that "If it doesn't have 14 valve cover bolts, it aint a Corvette".  

   A very nice engine for any collection.  

   This White 72 was an NCRS Top Flight model as was the 65 396.  

  72 LT-1 with AC, a late feature also showing a second design wiper actuator with a curved pipe for mounting the Red stripe hose.  

   This 78 Pace Car was another low mileage example. So many were never driven much, GM probably saved on warranty claims.  

   A two-tone 82 wrapped up the Corvette display.  

  The 1955 Motorama exhibit of the new Chevy 265 V8 cut aways were on display. I love the finish on the normally rough cast iron parts.  
  Another display contained 6 Chevrolet engines with a ZR1 on the left.  

  Each of these looked like they were brand spankin new.  

  A beautiful 1965 327 with Fuel Injection.  

  Pssssssssssssssst. Uh oh. The valve cover has the casting flaw that did not appear until 1966.  

  This was identified as a 1969 ZL-1: Aluminum heads and block.  

  A 1957 Chevy convertible with a NASCAR race heritage.  

  Spartan interior. How about that shifter? The throw must be a foot.  

  Another 57, this was a stock convertible with factory Fuel Injection.  

  Note the FI air cleaner and hose to the top of the radiator support.  

  Note the heater block off plate and FI air cleaner scoop on top of the radiator support.  

  This was well worth the admission price and there were 80 plus other on display.  

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