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December 2008 Corvette of the Month

Ron Holden and Kitty Lund – 1982 Black Coupe

Name: Ron Holden and Kitty Lund – Holden (Yes, we are married)

Current Corvette: 1982 – C-3 Black (cross fire injection)

Previous Corvettes:  Ron - In 1973, 1968 - 427 C.I., 425 H.P. (convertible with both tops). Yellow with Black top. I sold it for $2000 (Ouch!).
Kitty - In 1965, 1962 - 327 C.I., 250 H.P. (convertible with both tops). Gold with White top. Loved all the chrome. I want another one.

What first attracted you to Corvettes? When was that or how old were you?  Ron – In 1955, a neighbor, across the street had a 1954, black corvette. Each weekend he would take the caps off the side pipes and go for a drive making lots of noise as he would drive down the street. It was the wildest car I had ever seen. I was only ten at the time but I knew I had to have one of those someday.
Kitty – I saw one in the movies, and also liked them on the streets.

How did you come to acquire this Corvette? Kitty and I had discussed buying another Corvette for a couple of years. Just by accident, Kitty spotted the car in a very small, off the beaten path, car dealer’s lot. It was all dusty and dirty. She insisted I see it but I thought at the price being asked for it, it would be a piece of junk. It turns out that it was very nice and had a rebuilt engine. It just needed some deferred maintenance.

What modifications have you done to this car?  New tires, wheel bearings, master cylinder, fuel injectors, wheel cylinders, rotors, carpeting and many cosmetic items.

Modifications Planned: New upholstery, steering, front suspension.

What do you like best about Corvettes? Sleek style and sporty look. Also, the fast acceleration.

How long have you been a member of RCC?  2 years.

What do you like about RCC?  All the great activities.

What other interesting facts might others enjoy knowing about you?

1. Real Estate Brokers- Owners Real Estate Company (Ron & Kitty)
2. Past Professional Dance Teachers (Ron & Kitty)
3. Seamstress and Cosmetologist. (Kitty)
4. Amateur Radio Operator - HAM Radio (Ron)
5. Past Electronics Instructor and Technician (Ron)
6. Antique Collector and Doll Collector (Kitty)