Video: Tale Of Two Corvettes At Pomperaug High School Cars & Coffee

SOUTHBURY, CT – There were probably more Chevrolet Corvettes than any other model at the Pomperaug High School Cars & Coffee show on Saturday, and two of them stood out.

There was a sparkling blue 1966 Corvette Stingray owned by John Lanteri of Middlebury, CT. He bought it three years ago out of California. It’s the fourth Corvette that he’s owned over the years. The previous owner of the Stingray replaced its original 427-cubic-inch engine with a 454-cubic-inch motor.

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

There was also a chipped and faded white 1957 Corvette (shown at top) owned by Richard “Rit” Huxley of Bethany, CT. He acquired it from a friend 52 years ago. It is one of 1,200-1,40 examples that came with fuel injection and has a four-speed manual transmission that was only offered near the end of the model year.

RIDE-CT chatted with both owners for this video:

About Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" classic car feature in the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. A graduate of Vermont Academy prep school, he holds a B.A. degree journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the recipient of a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 1992 and a 1991-92 regional Emmy Award for commentary. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville and drives a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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