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Duntov Mark of Excellence Recipient
This 1957 Corvette, winner of multiple awards from the National Corvette Restorers Society, is undoubtedly one of the finest and most decorated in existence. Completed on June 19, 1957, it migrated to Tucson, Arizona, by the late 1990s and was purchased by Gary Grammond in 2001 and then by his son, Michael, in 2008. Under its white and red paint, the Corvette was in fact an original Arctic Blue “solid cove” car, and the Grammonds commenced a nut-and-bolt restoration with strict adherence to authenticity.
Upon disassembly, the Corvette’s various stampings and codes were carefully analyzed and confirmed to match the car’s build period date, with casting numbers on each part coinciding with those listed within the NCRS 1956-1957 Corvette Technical Information Manual and Judging Guide. Senior NCRS judges were consulted before, during, and after the restoration in the quest for correctness and authenticity. Proof of its excellence and constant improvement can be seen in its awards, including NCRS Regional Top Flight (Albuquerque 2010), Chapter Top Flight (Tucson 2010), and Performance Verification (Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2013). The honors culminated with National Top Flight and Duntov Mark of Excellence awards (Hampton, Virginia, 2013), before the car was acquired by the consignor.
As stated by Michael Grammond, “Our goal was to build the best one we could with the knowledge gained through this process.” One look will certainly prove the point.