For Barn Finder Sid C, the story behind a classic car is as important as the car itself. The whole story behind most classics is a mystery that will never be known, but Sid was able to uncover the entire story of his 1959 Corvette Barn Find. As a matter of fact, he has known this car since he was just a boy. He has decided to let it move on to a new home and has listed it for sale.
As a boy growing up on a farm in southern Idaho, the only way Sid could see a Hot Rod or an Exotic car was to look at them in magazines. On one special trip to town he caught a glimpse of a white 1959 Corvette with a red interior parked in the local Chevrolet dealer’s showroom. After pleading with his mother, he was allowed to go into the dealership to take a closer look at the Corvette.
The dealer allowed him to sit in it, which was a moment he will never forget, although he still remembers being disappointed that the car had an automatic. Once he was back in the car he told his mother that he just got to sit in his dream car. She told him that maybe he would own one of his own someday.
Sid kept an eye out for the white Corvette, but he never saw it driving around his town. He would on occasion spot a black one with a red interior driving around though. As the years went on he would often think about the Corvette he had dreamed of as a boy, usually wondering what had happened to it. He eventually left his home town, but in 2010 he returned home for a family reunion.
While spending time with his new son-in-law, they decided to go visit a salvage yard he knew about on the edge of town. They arranged to go take a look at the old cars, but they had no idea what they were going to discover that day. While reminiscing with the owner of the salvage yard, Sid told him about the Corvette from his childhood, but with no response from the old man.
As they were leaving the salvage yard, the owner invited them to make one last stop in a collection of old barns. As they walked through it, they had no idea what they were about to see. As they entered a small barn, Sid was instructed to turn on the light above him. That’s when he saw this black 1959 Corvette with a red interior and an automatic. Sid quickly made a deal with the owner and bought the car. A few weeks later it was pulled from the barn and headed to his home.
After doing some research and talking with the previous owner, Sid discovered that this Corvette was originally painted white. That’s when the puzzle started to come together and soon he discovered that this was the car he had set in and dreamed of as a boy. He decided to leave the car as he found it, but he did fix and replace a few things so it could be driven. We want to thank Sid for sharing his story with us.