We make no apology for yet another story uncovered at Dragstalgia, but this time it’s the fascinating story of this 1959 Corvette . The car looks like it was literally pulled from a barn last week, but in fact has been with the Witham family from Bedfordshire since 1986. We spoke to Harry Witham, whose grandfather bought it from a garage forecourt back then, and Harry told us that the car had been partially stripped of its exterior trim ready for a re-spray that never happened, and has remained the same since then. According to Harry, the car was imported new in 1959 and circuit-raced for a season by amateur racing driver Gawain Baille. Baille (who inherited Leeds Castle in Kent and was later made a baronet), obviously liked his American iron, as he went on to successfully race a Mustang, a Falcon and a Ford Galaxie in touring car classes in the Sixties. The Corvette won a race in May ’1959 at Snetterton, and placed fourth at Brands Hatch in the August, but seems to have been retired after just the one season.