I began my career in the Automobile Industry in the year of this photo...1980...directly out of high school... the car business became my so called "formal" education....still learning....I had the unique opportunity of a lifetime to start my auto selling career under the tutelage of Ron Adams....Owner of "Auto Gallery" in Bel Air MD...Selling rare collectible cars..I consider him the foremost expert on Corvettes and classics cars to this day......This car is a 1953 Corvette...the 1st Corvette model year ever produced.....I sold this car for $18,000 in 1980....it is now valued at over $200,000.....not a bad investment !!!!!...The 1953 Corvette sold brand new for $3498 in 1953..only 225 are known to exist today....WOW!!!!!.......I have personally been involved in the sale transaction of over 10,000 vehicles in my 33 years in the business..still selling!!!!..And loving it !!!!! Imagine the collection of challenging personalities I have been honored to greet while assisting and selecting a vehicle....Extremely humbling and gratifying.