(First, I was wrong about the year before — it is a 1974)
I went and gave the Vette a close check up today — this is one of the cleanest old Vette's I've ever seen. There's not a spot of rust on it, and through some miracle every body panel moves and fits perfectly — even the hood closes evenly. Other than the fact that it has a butt-ugly tan fabric interior and a lack of sidepipes — both correctable problems — it's perfect.
It fired up perfectly, and my god was it good to be in a car that shakes and rumbles again… Anyway, I left my “L33T” plates with them, and if I'm real lucky, tomorrow I'll be back in my favorite car.