Keith Richard Litavsky returned from the Vietnam War with two Purple Hearts for his service to the United States, and celebrated his return home by purchasing his dream car: a 1967 C2 Corvette Sting Ray.
When Litavsky passed away in 1993 from cancer, his son Matt took ownership of the 1967 Corvette and continued to care for the car his father loved dearly. Now, his son has sent the Corvette to a new home and it fetched a lofty $675,000 sale price, according to USA Today.
The C2 Corvette houses just 8,533 miles on the odometer after Matt’s father seldom drove the car and cared for it meticulously.
“It was very exciting but also very, very difficult,” to part with the car, said its owner, Matt Litavsky. “It was all kind of a haze.” He drove it 15 miles during his 15-year-long ownership.
The Corvette’s new owner gave Litavsky peace of mind, however. He said the blue Corvette isn’t going anywhere and he can come visit the special car anytime.