Finding a new car you've never heard of is always exciting, no matter if it's, say, an Angolan variant of an Oltcit Cub built under license by Perouda, or something equally uninspiring. But sometimes you stumble on something so remarkable you have no idea how it's eluded you for so long. That's the 1961 Kelly Corvette Coupe.
I saw this car for the first time at ArtCenter's annual car show, where it was displayed alongside a number of other interesting early Corvettes. This one, however, really caught my eye, for reasons that should be apparent to anyone with at least one functioning eye and some sort of gland that secretes desiratonin, or whatever they call the hormone that causes intense automotive desire.