I love my car. It’s a 2001 Corvette Convertible that I’ve had since 2008, and after 5 years of apartment living, a leaky top, and the typical issues that pop up in a 10+ year old car with over 150k miles, it’s in rough shape. I bought it with 40k miles after it served a few years as a lease car for a small time rapper in Houston. The inside smelled like smoke, there was beer spilled on just about every surface on the interior, and during cleaning I found drug paraphernalia under some of the dash panels. It’s long overdue to try and get her back in decent shape.
A post popped up last week in the Corvette Forum for sale section of someone in Dallas stripping down a garage-queen 2003 Z06 they’re turning into a mean track car. After a little pleading with the wife, I made the 3 hour drive with a wad of cash to pick up a near full replacement interior. I also ordered some sound insulation from VetteNuts to install while I have everything taken apart.
Here she is stripped down inside. When I got married my older brother hid condoms everywhere in my car. I’ve found dozens of them while pulling out various paneling and the carpet.
Out with the old, in with the new. You can really see the wear and tear on the old carpet; water damage, cigarette burns. On the plus side, I found $0.83 in change under the driver seat.