true Corvette fanatic remembers and pays homage to a true to life high
performance legend that was based in Baldwin Long Island. That legend
was known as Motion Performance. Joel Rosen was the man
that legend, he was better known as Mr. Motion. Back in the
1960's me and my gear-head friends spent many a Saturday afternoon
hanging around Mr Motions shop hoping that some of Joel's high
performance knowledge would rub off on us.
$6.900 was a ton of money and it bought you a ton of performance
true muscle car era was in reality very short lived and only lasted for
about seven years, 1963 to 1970. The hot rods of choice were big block
MOPAR's ,and Chevy's that precariously motivated cheap stripped down
coups that were better suited for duty as taxi cabs. Back
very few street kids could afford an exotic Corvette. Owning
super exotic Motion Corvette was not even an option worth dreaming
once in a while one of Joel Rosen's Motion inspired gems
surfaces. We were recently made aware of such a
Hobby Car Auto Sales in Martinsburg, Pa acquired a true to life fully
documented Baldwin Motion 1970 Vette. Bob Sottile the owner
Hobby Car Auto Sales knew that this was a very special find.
hosted a very nostalgic reunion with the car and the original owner.
Motion Vette was a very rare find as it was only a hand full of cars
that had a Phase 3 LT-1 small block. The original owner was
by Rosen that the car was the first LT-1 to be released with the
Baldwin Motion Phase III package. The majority of Motion cars were
equipped with big blocks, back then power was made with cubes not
car's exterior is painted in cortez silver and sports the Phase 3 GT
package, which includes the GT rear window, hood, fender
tinted glass. factory side pipes, and rally wheels, traction bar, and
"T" top roof.. The numbers matching Motion Vette has only 37k miles on
the clock. The car is equipped with a close ratio 4spd, ,
gears, and a posi traction rear. The cars original black interior,
sports a Delco AM/FM radio.
If you were wondering
the car is not for sale and is now part of Bob's private collection.
You can see the car at:.Bob Sottile’s Hobby Car Auto Sales Inc. Located
in Martinsburg, Pa.
The Vette Nuts
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