“I had to buy the whole estate to get the car,” Bob Kunz said. Kunz, who is famous for rebuilding carburetors says he “got a pile of paperwork” with the Vette to document Chevrolet’s famous option code “449” of 1956. “I’ve got the order sheet, invoice, title and warranty paperwork.”
Chevrolet introduced option #449 “for racing purposes only,” it was the Duntov special high-lift cam that raised output to 240 horsepower.
Kunz got a call one day from a fellow Chevy friend Dennis Roth about a ’56 Corvette that was going to be for sale, but the estate was legally one unit, and the court said the home had to be sold with the two cars and all the misc things.” The house was worth about $7,000, he offered 100k and it was all his.
The whole house and basement were full of stuff, like old Hot Rod magazines he hadn’t even opened from the 1940s, a McCullough supercharger, and antiques
The other car was a 1947 Crosley body on a channeled Ford Model A frame fitted with a flathead Cadillac V-8.
The Vette even still has the original spare