This Corvette 427/425 Roadster was completed on January 14th of 1966, at the St. Louis Plant. Its first owner was a young man who purchased it from the Chevrolet dealership in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania. In 1968, the car was brought to Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. There, the L72 was balanced and blueprinted, fitted with an L88 kit, a set of Hooker headers and a stock GM side exhaust. IN addition, a Hurst shifter F41 front sway bar, 4:56 gears and bubble hood were installed.
In March of 1969, Angelo Bazzo purchased the car for $3,300. At the time, the car had covered just 15,000 miles and over the next five years, an additional 4,000 miles were added to the odometer.
In August of 1987, the car was sold to Dennis Sochacki, Mr. Bazzo's brother-in-law. It was given a complete restoration, including being completely dismantled with parts sent out to specialists to be refurbished as needed. The original engine block was returned to stock using original NOS components, the transmission was equipped with an NOS main case filled with the proper gears and the rear end was returned to the original 4:11 ratio.
By 1998, the project was completed. The car has correct Firestone tires, a color-keyed hardtop, AM/FM radio, side pipes and the original 1974 Pennsylvania inspection sticker affixed to the windshield.
On its debut in the NCRS competition in 2005, the Roadster scored a Chapter Top Flight with only a few deductions for minor issues, many of which have since been rectified.
In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA. The car was estimated to sell for $140,000 - $160,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $107,250, inclusive of buyer's premium.