Article: Hitting the jackpot with the Astrovette

November 16, 2016

In 1971, ad man Danny Reed drove past a used car lot in Austin, Texas. It would be decades later before the lottery came to Texas, but he hit the jackpot anyway that day.
Since Reed was both a Corvette and U.S. space program enthusiast, what he saw on the car lot had him making a U-turn almost immediately.
"I had seen an article in Life magazine a couple of years before that," he remembers. "The piece showed the three Apollo 12 astronauts standing beside their almost identical '69 Corvettes. When I saw that Corvette on the used car lot, I was certain it was one of those cars."

Read More:click here to read more about the history of the Astrovette and how Danny Reed found and obtained the only known survivor.

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