COLCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) -- A classic car with an interesting history could soon end up on the market. The town of Colchester may be looking to sell it.
It's not every day you come across a 67 Corvette, and it's even more rare it's owned by a town which may be looking to sell.
It may not necessarily purr, but it runs and it's a classic.
"It's a great car," said First Selectman Gregg Schuster. "1967 Stingray. Just needs some tender loving care."
The Corvette came to Colchester in 1994 after the state seized it from a drug dealer. It was the town's D.A.R.E. car.
However, since the town now uses a different drug education program it's rarely driven and maintenance isn't cheap.
"Our mechanics need to concentrate more on our fleet of dump trucks, pick up trucks and all the other apparatus that we work with," said First Selectman Schuster.
The town hopes to find a Corvette connoisseur interested in buying it.
In mint condition, it could fetch a cool 35 grand, but this one needs a new interior.
If you look at the outside you see it has the fish gill side vents, but still has the fast back, which makes it an even more unique car.
"What do you think?"
"It's looking good. No denying it," said John Garet, Harry's Place.
It looked pretty clean under the hood to News 8's Tina Detelj. The Vette comes with a flashy paint job, but the lightbar and license plate are not included, well possibly the plate.
"I guess we could talk about it," said First Selectman Schuster.
"Everything's negotiable right?"
"Anything's negotiable and like I said I think someone out there would be very happy with this automobile," First Selectman Schuster said.
The First Selectman tells News 8 money from a sale would go into the town equipment reserve fund and that could then go into some type of educational program and the police department, which could always use the money.
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