This picture was taken by me (Jim Blanchard) while the photographer for Consumer Guide was taking pictures of the Corvette. It was taken in Palace Verdes California at the park with the Pacific Ocean in the background.
The car came from the factory with 290 HP FI 4spd 456Posi (It had 411 Posi when I bought it from Jan of Jan & Dean in 1963).
Click on the links below to see pictures and click again to see a larger picture.
View picture of Jan Berry with Corvette
View Jan Berry signiture with the pictures of this Corvette in the destop book "Chevrolet the complete history" by the "auto editors of consumer guide" (which printed 'The car shown on this page once belonged to Jan Berry, of the surf-rock duo Jan and Dean').
More Pictures: Engine/rear end Drag Racing Gas slip with Jan's Signature Engine picture taken in 1963 Trophy picture taken in 1963
MORE Pictures of Jan Berry with the corvette and the resteration pictures. (Select the first two in the pull down.) Also Petersen Museum.
Article by Jan's Father about the history of the car: Page 1 Page 2 Typed Version
Car received a 97% Top Flight award in National Corvette Restorers Society
Article pg.1, pg.2 & pg.3 that I published in the "The Corvette Restorer Magazine Volume Eleven Number One Summer 1984
Jan & Dean - The Official Web Site for Jan Berry