Hurricane Sandy ravaged the United States’ East coast in 2012, and to this day, repairs continue to fix and repair homes and other valuable items destroyed in its path. One of those items is a 1967 C2 Corvette that owner Ron Euliano simply wouldn’t give up on.
Over five years, Euliano spent thousands of dollars to restore the Corvette, which insurance should have totaled out. He wouldn’t let it go, according to Newsday. Flood waters reached the windshield of the 1967 Corvette, but following the storm, Euliano cleaned it and stored it to prevent rust from forming. He was successful in fending off rust, but the restoration process would take years.
Now, it’s back on the road. Despite the previous damage, the car’s estimated value sits around $150,000. Euliano purchased the car for $3,500 in 1973.
The car isn’t finished just yet and Euliano still needs a few more parts, but he’s already taken the car to a few car shows this past year. He hopes the last few parts he needs will be a birthday gift.