Shawn McCallum shows off his 1974 Corvette Stingray.
Shawn McCallum shows off his 1974 Corvette Stingray. Jake Jones

Corvette Stingray eases pain of letting Monaro go

SHAWN McCallum still kicks himself when he thinks of the 1972 Monaro he sold, but the feeling dissipates when he walks out the door and looks at his 74 Corvette.

A red Stingray which McCallum bought six years ago is the fifth vehicle he has rebuilt from an old and decrepit state.

It took him four years to get the car right for driving, and for the past two years the two-seater machine has been smoothly dominating the tarmac of Gladstone.

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"I really enjoy myself. I try to get out on every set of days off," Mr McCallum said.

"At some stage I will get to an old school car show and let people have a walk around it."

The enjoyment is something he takes in every moment of, after spending two days a week for four years in the garage.

After the mistake of the Monaro, McCallum said he would never sell the Stingray.

But that does not mean his rebuild days are over. One day he would like a 1932 three-window coupe hot rod.



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