Years after the ‘70s, the gang and Kitty saved up and bought Red a very
special birthday present: His corvette!
The corvette he’d always dreamed of getting when he came back from the war.
The corvette he got in ‘78 for a few months and treasured/babied in those few
months. The same corvette that Red sold when he thought he and Kitty were
having another baby.
The plan had been to get Red a brand-new corvette but Jackie was the one who
insisted on getting him the car he’d previously owned and even tracked down the
man Red had sold it to years ago.
Red had been surprised and moved by the gift. He didn’t cry but he smiled
the biggest smile any of the kids had ever seen, it had actually scared poor
Red spent his retirement enjoying his time with his wife and corvette taking
road trips across the country. He took good care the car and any time it was
having problems, Jackie would spend the day with him in the garage working on
it. The car helped make some very happy memories for Red in his last years.
When Red died, in his will, he left his pride and joy of his corvette to the
person he knew would love it and take care of it the way he did, the one person
he trusted with it. His favorite: Jackie
*pretend it‘s blue and a corvette I’ve had this headcanon since first seeing this part in the movie trailer.
The rising line - A brief history of wedge design: Part 1 Wedge Corvette, 1963. Designed under Henry Haga as a proposal for a future Corvette, an early example of the low nose/high tail styling that was to influence car design for decades to come
Chevrolet Corvette Indy Concept, 1986. A test bed for engine, suspension and electronic systems technology for future Corvette models powered by a mid-mounted 600hp twin-turbo 2.65-liter V8 IndyCar engine