This Corvette was featured in the table top series of books by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide.
       The books include: "The Complete Book of CORVETTE", "CORVETTE America's Sports Car", "CORVETTE", "CORVETTE America's Dream Machine","CLASSIC CARS Fifty Years of the Worlds Finest Automotive Design","Corvette The American Legend (1997 & 2000)", "CHEVROLET The Complete History" and probably others.    Check these books for pictures of the interior and engine compartment...

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 judging.
Article pg.1, pg.2 & pg.3 that I published in the "The Corvette Restorer Magazine Volume Eleven        Number One       Summer 1984

Jan&Dean Links: Jan & Dean - The Official Web Site for Jan Berry